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The Mandelbear's Musings - Done so far this week (20120514 Mo - 15 Tu)

May. 16th, 2012

09:29 am - Done so far this week (20120514 Mo - 15 Tu)

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Both the job search and the house triage continue, if not apace, at least somewhat. I finally feel as though the search is gaining a little traction: I've gotten replies on several of the job applications I've put in, and have three phone interviews set up between now and Monday. And I've taken about nine feet of books out of the office and piled them in the living room to see whether anyone in the Wednesday crowd wants them.

I'll be up in Shoreline from tomorrow afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. Mostly looking at apartments.

My first shipment of tapeless moving boxes arrived. Those were the small book boxes; the medium and large ones haven't even shipped yet.

And I actually took walks both days. I cut yesterday's a little short because my left ankle was bothering me. Growf.

Quite a few good links. A rose made of galaxies is absolutely gorgeous. The best news is "The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah!" -- this is the rule that health insurance companies have to spend 80% of their budget on actual health care. What a concept! Health care after the move still scares the heck out of me.

0514 Mo
  * up 6:50; W=198.2; d, n, t; dishes, laundry
  * new Makefile in users/starport, starport/Config
  * applied to HTC, Tableau.  Both via StackOverflow/Taleo
  * 15min: book triage:  math, biology
  * 1-3 Bay Area Heating - ducts and AC.  Noisy.
  * 2pm talk with Neda Hamid (LinkedIn)
  : shouting match between YD and Colleen
    ! very upsetting.  This goes beyond not liking conflict; I'm still
      recovering from the adrenaline rush half an hour later.
  @ Can a Better Vibrator Inspire an Age of Great American Sex? +Kee Hinkley
  : The USB drive dock was keeping Algol from sleeping.  Growf.
  * buy:  loperamide, pantsu, cortisone ointment
  * walk:  d=3.7, s=3.0, t=74; Los Gatos Creek
  @ Finnish court rules open WiFi network owner not liable for infringement 
  @ Are you prepared? 
  * Makefile fixes in users/lgf
  * 15min:  more office book triage, on and off.  

0515 Tu
  * snuggle and conversation
  * up 7am; W=198.2; d, n, t; laundry, dishes
  @ Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived - The Oatmeal
    Badass of the Week: Nikola Tesla
  @ research!rsc: QArt Codes +Alan Ralph
  * Job app submitted at labkey; calls set up with PopCap, Zillow, and Tableau
  @ A rose made of galaxies | ESA/Hubble
    "This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to
     celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space
     Telescope."  Sweet.
  @ Hubble ultra-deep field
  * change address on dice.com to N's
  * job submitted via bridgenw.com (tool engr)
  * walk:  d=2.3, t-46, s=2.9, c=223; W. San Carlos
    left ankle started feeling dicey, so stopped short of Santana Row
  @ The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today-Hallelujah! - Forbes 
  * Followed up with Ryan Jones at google
  @ How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet 
  * callback on the Bridge job -- would be a major pay cut; call back in a week.
  @ 20 Instructions for Life by The Dalai Lama (ysabetwordsmith) 
    ... by someone who's done it before :)
  * load drugs
  @ Git-scm.com website got a facelift.  Nice.
  * The small moving boxes arrived today.  The medium and large haven't even
    been shipped yet.  They were in a very large box.
  * re-order fluticasone spray
  * research PopCap

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From:rowanf
Date:May 16th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Glad to hear about the job search traction. I started at LHH this week doing the career thing. They seem to have some interesting resources. Do you have any "don't miss" suggestions from your time with them?
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From:mdlbear
Date:May 16th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Great! We should talk sometime. Connect via IM?

The "webinars" under the "learning center" are very useful; be sure to take the one about using the website. Take as many on-site seminars as you can -- they go away after a month.

There are four items under "quick links" that go away after two months: OneSource, CareerSearch, and SkillSoft. The latter is online classes; I need to get started with that.

The two one-on-one coaching sessions I've had were very useful, too. Who's your coach?

Sign up for unemployment insurance if you haven't already. I dropped the ball on that one, so I missed out on a month's worth of payments. :P

I've been going at this rather haphazardly, which is a mistake. The first few milestones are important.
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From:willowisp
Date:May 16th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for sharing the rose galaxies picture. It's lovely.
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From:mdlbear
Date:May 16th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome!
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