30 Sep 2001 richieb   » (Journeyer)

It's Saturday. I finally had a regular work week of five days. Last time I worked five days in a row was at the end of June. My summer was crazy, because the company I was working for ran out of money and fired most of the employees - except the core tech team. This included me.

However, since there was no money to pay us - we would come to the office when we felt like and after a while you stop feeling like. In retrospect I think that the people who were laid off earlier were better off, because they went to look for new jobs sooner.

I was lucky though, that through connections, I got another job pretty quickly. Moreover the new company hired the four person team, so I still get to work with my friends.

I started the new job right after Labor Day and Tuesday September 11th was the end of my first week there. Then all hell broke loose in Manhattan...

So, after all this time it's nice to be back to a regular working week.

Oh, yeah. I want to make T-shirt for myself that says I was a Chief Architect at an Internet startup and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

Meanwhile, I got another computer to use as our home Windows/game machine. This one came from a fire sale at a startup that died. It's a nice dual Pentium III machine. Today I installed Windows 2000 on it. Tomorrow I'll add Linux and set up dual booting. I've been going to these computer shows to pick up cheap parts - I got the soundcard for this computer there.

This new machine will become the new game machine for my kids and also I may use it for some development - if my laptop is too slow.

Win 2000 install was pretty easy - almost as easy as Red Hat Linux.

I found out this week that a saleman from DEC I knew long time ago was killed at WTC....

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