Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I've been caught!

It seems my internet connection requires a little more maintenance than I thought.  I ended up all in all going a couple days without internet... thanks to the fact I was trying out Kubuntu (a Linux Distrobution) and it F***ed up my boot loader... which means my computer wouldn’t start... so I had to re-install another Linux distro...

 

My neighbor apparently found out that I was using their internet connection... so I had to stop using Windows completely so that I could spoof my MAC address and still connect to my neighbor’s internet connection... I guess it’s not the best thing...  but it will work for a little while.

 

Other than that... I’m pretty sure that I won’t be in the Halo 3 Credits... I missed the cut-off date, and the only chance I still have is if they do some sort of re-call for the list.  So anyway... that sucks...

 

Other than that, I hope my automatic deposit starts working this Thursday, so that I don’t have to drive to work early to pick up my check on Friday... or go to pick my check up and find out that I have to go on my lunch break because it’s not ready until 10:30...

 

So... things are going good around the office.  I wish I could spend more time with my dog, but Ev is taking care of him... although I wish she would get another job.  She is so lazy and useless.  Honestly... I guess I’ll just have to deal with it until we move our separate ways.

 

Other than that... I guess it’s kind of weird to be updating my blog from work... I sure love Bloggers post via email feature.   I guess I just don’t have time to do it from home. 

 

Around the house I did my laundry this past weekend... it really needed to be done... it cost $10 for my laundry alone... and then went hiking with Jaani Sunday.

 

(Break to prop a build...)

 

Anyway... so the house is a little cleaner...  my computer ended up in my room... Ev was complaining about having to move my super nice comfortable chair to let the dog out... so my room is nice and cluttered... which doesn’t really bother me too much... it’s better than Ellensburg...

 

The dishes were finally cleaned... which was starting to annoy me because I don’t eat at the house... like ever... and while I do sometimes take a lunch to work, I use the same container every day...  I clean my  thermos... I clean my food container... and my fork or spoon... but most of the time I just walk next door to QFC (Quality Food Company), Subway, or Wendy’s... the pancake house is kinda nice if I get to work over an hour early...

 

Ok... I guess that’s an update... I work 10 hours a day... go home... and fall asleep... then get up and go to work... I might get another 12 hour day today... but I don’t know for sure if I want to stay... I didn’t know we were doing take home... which means we play in the lab while the Devs take boxes home... (hence take-home...)  I leave for work at 8am... and get home between 11pm and 1am... depending on when I get off...  well, except for Friday when I get home around 8:30pm... and Saturday when I get home around 9pm...

 

So... this is the life of an entry level Software Tester... I have less hours than developers... and less hours than more experienced testers.... but it’s what the software industry is like... and I feel right at home.

 

Later,

    SteveO