A couple random tidbits just to get back on the blogwagon:
- I bought a new Macbook Pro a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t had the ZOMG MACS RULE experience yet, but there are a bunch of nice things about it. It starts up or returns from sleep very quickly. I like the two finger scrolling on the touchpad. It hasn’t burned my lap or crashed or forced me to reboot after a software upgrade yet. It just looks better, both the case itself and the GUI. I’m still adjusting to the interface, but so far it’s been a more than adequate replacement for my Dell behemoth.
- Beej and I have been playing a new game in Jabber. It still needs a name, but it consists of posting items from the IMDB parents’ guide for a movie until you run out of clues or the other person guesses the movie. It’s a challenge to find movies that are guessable but not too obvious; usually there’s one clue that finally puts it over the top.
Oh, I also started a new job last week at VoltDB, a small startup in Billerica. It’s in stealth mode at the moment, but it’s likely that there will be something more to write about by the end of the year. In the meantime, it’s a great little team; I’m hoping I can get up to speed fast enough to be useful. I effectively haven’t had a new job in 18 years, so the whole thing is a little bit weird and scary and exciting all at the same time. I guess we’ll see how it goes.