tcepsa: (JuggleGeese)
Holy crap am I fried. However, I now am officially an employee of Johns-Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab, and I have a better idea of exactly what sorts of things I'll be working on to get started, and they seem like things that I'll be able to handle. Given that I was so incredibly nervous about being thrown in deeper than I could swim, this makes me incredibly gleeful ^_^

Now if I could just get Eclipse working right on my work machine... >_
tcepsa: (JuggleGeese)
My boss is awesome because just now we were discussing an issue that we've been having with the code and he asked me whether the error might have been related to serialization. My response was, almost word-for-word, "I don't remem-ba nah rugluh buh," accompanied by gesticulations involving my head and the general direction of my cubicle. His response was to nod, smile, and say something along the lines of, "Yeah, no problem, let me know what you find out." He gets big points for translating from what I said/did to, "I don't remember, let me go check really quickly and get back to you," without batting an eye.

And now food, since not everyone around here is that good at interpreting my handwaving babble ^_^
tcepsa: (Pyrate)
I'm having an edgy day--the program that I'm working on is giving me more trouble than usual (in ways that are counterintuitive to me) but since yelling at it doesn't help, I'm going to rant about something that a different supervisor just said. I'm paraphrasing here, but it was something along the lines of, We're not here to have fun, we're here to do work. )

So yes, actually, I am here to have fun, and I don't understand people who settle for anything less. I understand people who put off finding a fun job for a few years due to other circumstances (e.g. my working for the Justice Department--it had its moments, but it really wasn't for me; I stuck it out because of my scholarship obligation) but if someone isn't doing something they love or at least working towards that, I just don't get it...


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