Monday, March 21, 2005

The Day after the First Day of Spring
Yeah, today is the first day after the first day of spring, so that makes it the second day of spring, right? So why is it snowing outside? I haven't seen it really snow since January. It tried to snow this past Friday morning, but weakly.

So this is what it's like when posters collide
I've a presentation to make in just over a month, at the University of Calgary. I exagerate on that, seeing how all I'm really doing is standing in front of my poster, answering peoples questions about the sort of work I do.

...And blog sucked for a moment. I'd gone on to describe the work I'm doing but it decided to fart and lose it all.

-Put an end to it

Sunday, March 20, 2005

As luck should have it
My girlfriend's best friend has been seeing a certain guy for a little while now. Turns out, I went to highschool with this guy. I saw him tonight for the first time in 4 years, and he's doing really well. The title, 'as luck should have it' relates to him. Not so much in the sense of me meeting him again, but his luck in landing a good career job.

After graduation, he started seeing a girl. Her Mother worked at some place that involved aptitude tests, and he ended up taking one. His results landed him with a job at a fairly new software developement agency close to where we attended highschool. He started in tech support (and this is a lot like the sims, so it seems). The bottom rung of the ladder, tech support, making a fairly decent wage for someone fresh out of highschool.

Now, 4 years later, he works in sales and marketing. He makes twice as much as I do at his job, and he gets to travel the continent. Twice this month he has been flown to California. What luck! He admits, the software development department is where the real money is at, they make over twice as much as he makes in his department, and that's five times as much as I make in a University level student research position. Not bad for a small, local developement agency.

-Good for him