16 Oct 2000 shawn   » (Master)

Work

EventLoop is hiring another person, who starts in one week. Expanding from two to three people is exciting! This week we are searching for new office space, since our current space gets a little cold at night when then turn off the heat. This is fine for insane business owners, but on the questionable side for building an actual staff of people.

We are looking for a contract right now doing Java, C, or C++ coding. It would be nice to work on something that is open source and visible, but I suspect that is unlikely. With the hiring of our new staff member, we will be consulting out security and general UNIX administration services as well.

Other things going on this week: ordering of new workstation, perhaps server hardware even, and revamping of website.

Home

I received a gift of rats. Two of them, female. I named them 'grep' and 'awk'. I know, I know. But I have always wanted a reason to yell "awk, sed, grep!" in my apartment. Anyway, awk is the squeeky rat. These two rats are lovers, I'm sure of it. They are very happy. Grep is the dominate female. She steals the food and wakes up awk a lot, which I think is why awk is always squeeking.

I've been having people over on Sundays and that is fairly fun. I feel almost social at times. Maybe I should get back to coding, eh?

Dancing

My foot is sore, so I'm using that as an excuse to skip the rest of ballroom dance club lessons. This usually happens when I join the BDC: I quit about three weeks into it. I think I need to find someone who engages me, and will patiently practice with me so I'm prepared when I get the chance to dance in public.

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