Saturday, August 4, 2001

Vacation!

I'll be gone for the next week on vacation in Woodside, CA.

e.p.c. posted this at 09:18 GMT on 4-Aug-2001 .

Sunday, August 12, 2001

Back from vacation...time to get a job!

We returned from CA Saturday evening after a delightful AA flight (managed to get an upgrade to business class!). I now have to return to the fun task of finding a new job in the next ten days.

e.p.c. posted this at 23:11 GMT on 12-Aug-2001 .

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Hah! Get a job in this economy?

Argh...plan A appears to be failing miserably so it's time for plan B. I was hoping to find something within my current company but that's looking less and less likely so it's time to deal with the headhunters. Let's see, there can't be more than 50,000 technical professionals looking for work these days, right?

e.p.c. posted this at 16:04 GMT on 14-Aug-2001 .

Monday, August 20, 2001

In lieu of something witty

I appear to be falling even farther off track in keeping this site up to date, so in lieu of something witty, some brief updates:

My girlfriend and I saw Divided We Fall, a Czech movie set in the closing years of WWII. It tells the story of an average couple who save the life of a neighbor (recently escaped from a concentration camp) by hiding him in a makeshift cellar. I thought it was a good movie, though a tad long (perhaps that's just due to the theatre we saw it in).

While on vacation, I read The Boxer Rebellion by Diana Preston. It's a good read, with details drawn from private letters and journals. Unfortunately it has a primarily western perspective as there were few extant source materials in China for the author to draw on.

I'm still slogging my way through Cryptonomicon. Maybe I'll finish it before returning to work next week (though I doubt it). Speaking of work...my sabbatical concludes this weekend and I return to work next Monday. While Plan A doesn't appear to have worked out, Plan B is going forward. I was hoping to avoid travelling a lot but at this point I will take pretty much anything. The rest of this week is reserved for closing out some stuff, ideally emptying my storage locker (where my apartment has been in hibernation since May '00), finishing some reading and generally enjoying the last hours and minutes of the non-employed life.

e.p.c. posted this at 22:53 GMT on 20-Aug-2001 from Brooklyn, NY.

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