Thursday, May 27, 2004

Here, working

So I got a full idea of what I'm doing here at Google and I have mastered the necessities.

Interesting things:

To get easy mac, campbell's soups, and chef boyardee one must go to an inorganic grocery store (the opposite of Whole Foods).

Major League Soccer is fun!

The bay area is georgeous... and no rain rocks too. And bike paths are awesome. And Google is awesome. Do I have to leave?

I am currently working with jsp+struts+ant+beans. If that means anything you know what I'm doing. If you don't... basically high end web based application stuff.


Saturday, May 15, 2004

California here I come

I enjoy flying :)

Important stops:
2 pm lunch with Kacy
5:30 flight
8:30 (EST) land in Minneapolis
1:58 (EST) land in San Jose

Goals for the summer: (non work related ones)
Get to San Francisco 5 times
Go to Alcatraz
Get white water rafting at least once
See Krista at least once
Have fun :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Only in Kenya

Must start packing tomorrow


I shall miss Amato's. I miss it when I'm at school too. Amato's Pepperoni Italian is just awesome.

Now I must seriously prepare for my departure. Or at least think about getting serious...

California .... here I come!

Everything's coming together nicely for the summer, can hardly wait to leave. Have clothing, housing, transportation, a new backpack... hrm. Seem prepared!

Sunday, May 09, 2004

I want to buy a digital camera. I'm leaning towards Canon. Suggestions?
I made it home yesterday in one piece. The drive was good - it didn't feel long but it was about twelve and a half hours all told. My dad drove for most of it - I drove Carlisle (PA) to Hazleton (PA) and Sturbridge (MA) to Portland (ME).

Interesting things:
I'm working on finding a sponsor professor/advisor for my fifth year master's. It's a possibility for me to do one S06 and F06. Maybe S07 too.

I started learning about ORDBMS (object relational databases). I'm kind of disappointed that it wasn't covered in DB, but the book for the class is good.

My high school alumni relations person is thinking about doing a feature on me in the alumni news publication... I don't think they can take too much credit for anything. But hey - could be a good excuse to go to Portland.

I signed my paperwork for Google yesterday. I know where I'm living too! This is all going excellently.


Thursday, May 06, 2004

I start at Google on Monday, May 17... my dad is showing up tomorrow and we're leaving for Maine early on Saturday. It'll be a whirlwind week home and then I fly out on May 15. I'm really psyched!

My family is celebrating my birthday on Sunday before my dad leaves for Norfolk. I'm bummed that I only see him for under 2 days, but I think that it's all worth it.