Oddly enough, this is the first job I've been at where I was expected to slow down and, you know, take my time, and not burn out. It's kinda frustrating — I don't even have a specific task yet!
Anyway. It's a pretty neat place. Internal communications is all about experimenting with new ways of collaborating... Wikis, weblogs, and various ShouldExist-like things.
Things are very disorganized with a lot of tribal knowledge, but many of my coworkers have only been here for a short time and they're already the ones calling the shots on a lot of things (one of the guys who interviewed me has only been here three months! and remember that the interview was a month ago!) and I already feel like I'm absorbing a lot of stuff very quickly.
Which is good, because everything's so foreign. But amazingly cool. And everyone's so smart. It's very humbling, and I still don't feel like I'm actually worthy of working here.
Also, KDE has gotten a lot better in the last year. Which is good because the source trees are WAY too complex for using XEmacs and the commandline.
In other news, I still don't have my car (which I was originally supposed to get yesterday); it only arrived in the country yesterday (from the far-off land of VANCOUVER, CANADA) and supposedly it was going to be delivered today but I still haven't heard from the dealer. Grr. I already asked about canceling the extended warranty and the salesguy said it'd be fine but if it doesn't show up soon the stupid thing is going to be past the 10-day grace period and since they did the paperwork for the warranty starting on the day it was sold (rather than the delivery day) I bet there'll be some other bullshit and they'll prorate the refund or something stupid. Grr grr grr.
Anyway. I guess I should get some dinner right now. It's like 8:40 and I haven't eaten. I'm pretty sure I won't keep shopping at Trader Joe's though. What an aggravating experience, dodging metrosexual yuppies who would be perfect in New York for all their oblivious tendencies while looking at overpriced stuff which is either prefab package food or not-very-useful ingredients.
But, like, Flight of the Navigator is on TV, and I'd forgotten how fun this movie was... not only is it kinda creepy (at least in the first act), but it's great to see how retro things are while it's being phrased as "so much more advanced than the world of 1978," what with the FUTURISTIC REMOTE CONTROLS and the NEW COKE and the MUSIC VIDEO TELEVISION and MULLETS and the MAIL DELIVERY ROBOTS in the future world of 1986!