Tag: work

  • I have a new job!

    Apologies for the radio silence lately — with things in progress I didn’t want to risk jinxing anything. But this afternoon I faxed off a signed employment contract, and I’m back in the world of the employed again! As of December 10th I’ll be the Network Operations Manager at FreshBooks, the company I mentioned previously. […]

  • I can sit in half-lotus, does that count?

    Now this has me excited: FreshBooks, a real, honest-to-goodness Web 2.0 startup in Toronto, is looking for a “resident Linux guru“. That’s the kind of job that tends to get filled in the “hidden job marketplace” of professional networks and friends, so it was a surprise to see it outright advertised. But it was an […]

  • Starting the job search

    [Apologies if you see this twice — had some issues with LJ crossposting.] Thought I should update everyone on what’s up with my life: after a whole lot of self-reflection and investigating alternatives and looking at cities and some much-needed unwinding time, I’ve started to get things back in gear again. The current plan is […]

  • I’m no longer an MBA student.

    I’ll keep this one short for now, and get into a bit more detail tomorrow when I’ve got more time: I withdrew from my MBA program today. This is a good thing. The fit wasn’t right at all, it wasn’t what I wanted to do, and it didn’t make sense to pay tuition and forego […]

  • I did not want to think about this

    Guys, no.

  • How to do what you love

    More timely stating of the obvious from Paul Graham: I think the best test is one Gino Lee taught me: to try to do things that would make your friends say wow. […] What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. […]

  • Friday was my last day at Mitel.

    As of Friday, I’m an unemployed bum! My last day at Mitel was short and sweet — I came in at 9, spent a couple of hours taking ssh keys out of root accounts and otherwise shutting off my access to standalone servers and anything else that would escape the standard departing-employee process, and then […]

  • three days to go!

    (Not counting today, of course.) Pretty quiet at work now between tapering off and other people’s vacations. I’m feeling pretty lame-duck. People are taking me out to lunch Thursday and Friday, though, so that’ll make those days go by quicker. I think I’m going to gather up my stuff Thursday and take it home that night, so […]