Working for Oracle

Same title; different managment; same cube; different name on the virtual paystub. The M&A is complete…I’m officially working for Oracle. Excitedly working, in fact.

working for oracle
oracle | right now

I find it amuzing that my employer is holding the reigns of Java. I initially started doing Android dev half-ly out of curiosity, and half-ly for career protection / growth. Now I am testing dot netty stuff for the guys who win most enterprise contracts and prevent dot nettiness from occurring in the first place. Sort of crazy, in a good way.

Cheers to new things…

My Weekend Aspiration

I aspire to clean this mess up.

wire-y breadboard is wire-y

I have an app tossed together that provides my six digi-outs. I just need to spend some time welding my soldering iron, and figure out how to mound this stuff on the platform. Expect a video post Sunday.

Work Monitor Upgrade

Add another 17″ monitor to the boneyard…I’ve upgraded to a new 24″ widescreen.

triple monitors

One step closer to my end-goal of two 24″ screens to supplement my 17″ notebook. Big glowing rectangles, FTW.

Triple Monitors at Work

It kills me a little bit inside every time I boot into Windows at work. Just a little bit. It seems like Microsoft is following Canonical’s lead, by introducing an Ubuntu-like hover bar deal to the taskbar in Windows 7. I won’t bother myself with figuring out who is doing the aping…we’ll just leave it at that.

Anyhow, the first real impressive feature I have found with Windows 7 is seamless handling of multiple monitors.

three monitors on windows 7

Getting triple monitors was *nearly plug and play. A few resolution tweaks and a reordering was all it took.

For what it is worth, that monitor placement is strategic. Suffice to say my view is much, much better now. (shutters)

So Long, Zoot

I had three great years at Zoot Enterprises. Time for a change, however.

zoot enterprises
rear-view. literally

Thanks for it all.

New Things

It was either this…

New Things

…or an embedded Van Halen music video. You are welcome.

Cheers to new things.

Nerdy Weekend

Disclaimer: I have two baseball games in which to play tomorrow. Play well, FWIW.

I am spending my night watching ‘Ask an Engineer.’ Getting my nerd on (well, FWIW.)

ask an engineer
+1 beer (at least)

Support Lady Ada / Adafruit via purchasing the type of stuff you see on…she is one of the good guys. Have a nice weekend…

Retarded Thing

3/2? From 10 to 12? Sorry. Can’t make it…I’m booked with a Retarded Thing.

reetarded thing
sorry...I,m booked

FWIW, Lotus Notes is also retarded.

Office Puzzle: Which Item is of Least Use?

I’m pretty sure the printer room in a software company is where obscure office shit goes to die. There are always random dried-out hi-lite markers, cap-less ballpoints, and roughly seventy staplers sitting amongst the unclaimed recipes in each of the printer stations. Which of these of the least value? You decide.

all crap

Entry 1___Stapler Remover. You know what? If your initial staple fails, perhaps you should not be stapling in the first place. Either you stapled incorrectly, and suck at stapling, or attempted to staple far too many papers together at once, and suck at stapling in that regard. Regardless, extra ‘worthlessness’ awarded due to setting…no staples required in software production.

Entry 2__Paper Clip Holder. Had one of these at the old cube…LOVED IT. Great to fiddle with. I can hold, in my possession, a paper clip for about 45 seconds before I have the straight outside part bent out and underneath a fingernail. Paper clips make getting potato chips fragments out of keyboards a snap. As far as the holder…useless. A non-magnetic box of toothpicks would be economically far more feasible.

Entry 3__Electric Three Hole Punch. You know what really sucks? When your goddamn coffee maker at work is out of commission, yet there is a fully functional, electric, 3-hole punch sitting there. Look how full that collection bin is ^… it really makes you wonder what the fuck people are 3-hole binding, again, at a software company.

What an absolute toss-up! It is a good thing that I am not in the printer room often…guaranteed I’d have a paper clip jammed in that 3-hole punch in no time. Or a staple-remover-pierce marks on the webbing of my hand…

OML, an interpretation

I like sending Katie pictures of random drawings from work. Like this gem.

OML, c 2009, medium: sharpie & yellow notepad
OML, c 2009, medium: sharpie & yellow notepad

compared to the original…
I'll take 2
I'll take 2

I win. I always do.