Archive for September, 2008
As of this morning, I’m 26. The last few weeks have been hectic, thanks to some impending checkpoints at work, and additional responsibilities I’ve picked up. On top of my “day job” I was accepted into what is essentially an apprenticeship under one of our Distinguished Engineers (essentially a VP of Engineering, the second-highest technical rank at IBM). Part of the deal with this opportunity was that I would still meet all my prior commitments and deliverables, so essentially I volunteered to work an extra four or six hours a week. In addition, I just returned from a recruiting trip to OU, so I’ve got a few days’ worth of catch-up work to do between now and Monday.
So I’m off to work (remotely) for the morning, and will go see a movie with some friends this afternoon.
On a completely unrelated note, I found this graph a bit amusing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Itanium_Sales_Forecasts_edit.png . Itanium launched nearly ten years ago, and was supposed to take the enterprise server market by storm. The plot shows the sales predictions for the Itanium year-by-year. Notice how the slopes trail off as the years go by…