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Whee! The boss took us out for drinks today. Quite cool. And I'm finally making some progress on the task they assigned me a week ago. Takes a while to understand this stuff...

WEEKEND!

Work today -- I learned all about how J2 works. *ugh* Talk about complex system...

I've also had a blast playing on FiranMUX (see below). I'm starting to get the hang of this role-playing thing. :)

No work again - network outage. *sigh* I'll never get fclear() implemented at this rate.

Saw the Princess Diaries the other day. That was fantastic! The summer's just been so full of wonderful movies!

Work today was a total waste of time. Network was out all day, we played games (frisbee, board games). Finally went home around 3:30. *sigh*

I've been introduced to this wonderful new online world called FiranMUX. Fantastic stuff, lots of roleplaying opportunity! Loving every minute of it :)

Whee! Day off! Sleep in... go grocery shopping :)

More work today -- some of that code is rather hairy to go through... *sigh* Why can't people do more design before plunging into coding frenzies?

Bills, bills, bills...

So it looks like I'm going to summer camp later this month. Woo! Work has finally started, _and_ I got my first paycheck today. Fun fun fun :) I can pay rent now.

Bah! I had to reinstall my workstation today -- what a pain. So I didn't get much work done. I did go to the little mini-class on "code dropping". It surprised me a bit -- apparently IBM is still using quite old technology. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." They are, however, finally re-evaluating their software design strategy. I've arrived at a good time, apparently. I talked with the main guy for design process, and he was quite receptive to my ideas. :) :)

Meanwhile, life goes on. I might actually be going to a summer camp in August. I need to remember to ask my boss about it though. I forgot to ask him today. I'm sure it won't be a problem, but you can't be too careful.

I also found out that I don't get my first paycheck until 3/14. *sigh* Money is evil, I swear it.

Oh, wow... that was an absolute blast! I have a list of more than 10 new friends I met at the convention... not to mention the parties, events, panels, _games_ (oh, there were lots of games played). Apparently attendance was almost 1,500 people, making this the largest convention of its type in the nation (if not the world). The staff was stretched to its limit -- so I've volunteered to help next year. We'll see what happens :)

In other news, my mobile phone got lost :( I have to get a new one now. So if you're trying to reach me, leave a message on the phone's voicemail and I'll get back to you ASAP!

Tomorrow I leave for a furry convention in Philadelphia (AnthroCon). I'm quite excited. Last time I went was in '99, and I had an absolute blast. Thankfully this class I'm taking at work means that I don't actually have to take 3 days off (Thu, Fri, Mon), only one. Yay! Now I have to do my laundry...

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