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Today in history

It’s a bit hard for me to comprehend that 20 years ago today I started my second post-graduation job, joining Uniplex as a team leader. As I noted on my résumé site, my team had the fun task of porting Hewlett-Packard’s X.400 email server (OpenMail) to 25 flavours of UNIX as part of an office …

Busy week

I haven’t blogged since last weekend’s Grand Prix, or even posted any photos, because it’s been a busy week. We visited Kerri’s family last weekend and I’m still working on those photos. Since then the phone has been ringing almost non-stop with recruiters wanting to talk to me about a few opportunities – there was …

Bring on the weekend

Home. Tired. 44 hours in one meeting! And it was only a 4-day week. It’s not going to be a restful weekend though: there’s the Beer Festival, Taste Of The Danforth, the Hot & Spicy Food Festival … oh, and finding somewhere to live!

Excuse me while I whine

There’s the Distillery District blues festival this weekend, as well as the Toronto dragon boat festival at Centre Island, a friend’s party tonight and another friend has tickets for tomorrow’s baseball game … but I’ve got a heap of work to get done. I’m not giving up my Formula One, but I don’t have time …

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A piece of history

I didn’t realise (until I saw it on TheGreatGeekManual.com just now) that yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the day the Apple II went on sale. Whilst it wasn’t by any means the first computer I used, it was the one I used at my first real job. Before I went to university I worked …

Not an omen, I hope

Catching up with LifeHacker.com just now and I spotted two recents posts: yesterday was “How to write a resignation letter” and then today there was “How to predict you’re going to get fired“. Hmmm. I hope this isn’t an omen – I like my job, even if it’s running me ragged recently. LifeHacker.com also pointed …