First day on the job…
commute – about 35-40 mins (w/o traffic it would probably still be 25 mins)
parking – not too bad (w/in a block)
people – very nice & welcoming
getting up and running – email, internet connectivity and source tree enrollment and even building the site local on my machine… all achieved in 1 day! unheard of at the big M. =)
All-in-all, it was cool. Unlike other changes in jobs, this change comes with a lot of familiar faces, so it’s a nice mix of new & old.
What’s nice about living on the Eastside and working on the Westside is no commute for after-work activities seems inconvenient. I’m either already there or I have to head there anyways. For example, I have VNSF meetings 1-3 times a week — half of which are right on Rainier. That’s probably the best part of the location we’re in — it’s so much more convenient to make it to my mtgs. I don’t have to battle an hour in traffic. My volleyball league is down the street from where I live, so it’s right on the way home. It’s great!
I do have to report one sad thing that happened this weekend… I fried my laptop. The powersupply overheated and now I can’t even power up my laptop. It’s a good thing I went through the exercise of transferring everything on the laptop to my new external HD. I was making frequent props of the VNSF website redesign to our webhosting server, so most of that work is safe. Probably the most fortunate thing is since I was sick this weekend, I actually did not do much work at all for VNSF, so didn’t really do much work since backing everything up. The only thing I loss was the interview videos I was splicing up to be subtitled and posted onto YouTube. It’s a pain to do but it won’t take all that long to replicate. It just kind of sucks to be laptop-less. At one point, I had 3 laptops. I am down to zero. You’d think it would be liberating, but really, not so much. For instance, I have to write this blog entry from my office/spare bedroom when I could be doing it in front of the TV. =)
Speaking of being sick… I’m still feeling not so great… especially after meals. Not sure what’s going on since I felt fine yesterday. Hopefully it’s not the precursor to something worse because that would suck. I used to have an iron stomach… what’s happened? How am I going to survive Viet Nam if my stomach can’t even hold up to meals here???