Loose Ends

So, before I head off to Sydney two nights from now, I figured I’d post about a few loose ends I haven’t posted much detail about.

I’m working part time at 3months.com now, and tomorrow is my last day at the DRC. I love working at 3months: the attitude of the workplace is relaxed but focused; everyone is enjoying their work. I start full time this Monday (3rd Oct). They’ve already got me working on a fun but rushed PHP project. I was working three days a week at DRC, and Wednesday and Thursday at 3months.

I’m so glad I’m not working two part time daytime jobs any more — three Mondays a week is lethal to your mind. I personally believe in sticking your focus to one a project a week at work, using the natural downtime on the fringes of the weekend: use Friday to ‘swap to disk’ for the weekend, and Monday to load the week’s project back into memory. The brain isn’t too good at swapping.

3months also issued me a laptop as my main work computer. This is awesome because I’ll be able to blog from the conference, and maybe even tap into the subconciousness of the lecture attendees, AKA the conference IRC room. Oh, and maybe do some work… πŸ™‚

My mum is off to Brisbane to live with her new squeeze. She’s flying out of Palmerston North on the 15th, so I’ll be up there to see her off. She is saving up for my brother Stuart and I to visit her for Christmas. Sydney will my first overseas experience, so I’m looking forward to following it up quickly with a visit to Brisbane.

Speaking of holidays, I’m off to see the Guru, the wonderful Guru of Bob, erm, GuruBob down in Mosgiel (near Dunedin) for New Years: Bob has offered for me to crash at his place for a few days. I’ve never been more south than Christchurch, so seeing some of Otago with a born-and-bred Dunedinite’s point of view sounds like fun πŸ™‚ Maybe even see Bob fly his new RC Plane…

So yeah, my next post will probably be in Sydney! I’m taking my camera, and will be trying to find buildings from The Matrix on Saturday… w00ta! (is that Australian for “w00t”…? πŸ˜‰ )

5 thoughts on “Loose Ends

  1. The pleasure of intro’ing you to Dunedin and the wider surrounds will be all mine. Just make sure you bring some froot for the party πŸ™‚

  2. You mean we might get to have coffee on the 15th?

  3. Last year they didn’t have internet access at the conference. Hopefully they do this year. If not, there’s a dodgy internet cafe just around the corner on George st next to Hungry Jack’s.

  4. Hungry Jacks! I might have to eat there at least once while I’m there.

    But I just got the announcement that there is wifi, but it’s UTS wifi, and it doesn’t have coverage in the lecture theatres, which sucks for live bloggers and IRC chatting.

  5. Hungry Jack’s == Burger King

    Maybe the anti royalist sentiment in Australia goes deeper than it seems πŸ˜‰

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