Saturday, February 12, 2011

Updates and things and stuff

Been a while since I've posted anything here.

What's going on?

Still living in Detroit. It's cold here. I miss my friends and family back in New York and New Jersey.

I resigned from Hauppauge a few weeks ago and took a job at BMC Software (which I start on February 28th). It's basically the same people I worked with at my previous job, but they got acquired back in November. They are all good guys and I look forward to working with them again.

I'm still working on technical stuff over at KernelLabs, although my Linux work has slowed a bit since going to work for Hauppauge. It's a bit tough to bring myself to work on stuff as a hobby that I already work on all week long as my day job. I suspect things will pick up a bit though when it reverts back to being "just a hobby".

A busy month for travel. I fly to Long Island tomorrow for a week to wrap things up at Hauppauge. Then I'm back in Detroit for a week. Then I fly to New York to spend my first week at BMC. In a bit of irony, I'll be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn that's a block from my Manhattan apartment on 35th Street.

Victoria and I drove to Chicago last weekend to see Vanessa and Mike. Pics are on Facebook. I had never been to Chicago before, so it was nice to see a new city.

I've pretty much settled into a routine:

  • I wake up at around 8:30.
  • Go to "work" in my pajamas.
  • Get caught up on work email from Germany.
  • Walk to the local 7-11 and get my morning coffee (I'm no longer in pajamas by this point, thankfully).
  • Resume working. Mostly mucking around with Linux drivers or the MediaMVP-HD.
  • Lunch; usually leftovers from the previous night, or PB & J.
  • Continue work.
  • Afternoon coffee. Usually 7-11, or sometimes I just brew some instant if I'm feeling too lazy to go out.
  • Victoria gets home around 4pm. I usually have a couple more hours of work to do.
  • Dinner.
  • Fun with Victoria.
  • Bed.

Lately we've been going to a movie theater that has $2.50 movies. They have obviously been out for a while, but I'm rarely in a hurry nowadays to go to the movies, and at five bucks for the two of us you really can't lose.

Valentine's Day is on Monday, which is always a bit tough on me since it's my Dad's birthday. Because I will be out of town though, Victoria and I will be celebrating after I get back.

It's 3am, and I really need to get my insomnia situation under control. I've been working a lot of long days recently trying to get things wrapped up at Hauppauge, and I think it's screwed up my sleep schedule.

I've come to realize that one downside of working from home is that your boss has no idea when you worked a sixty hour week. If I were less honest though, I guess you could argue he wouldn't know if you worked a thirty hour week either.

Off to try to get some sleep.