Monday, May 18, 2009

Relaxing evening

I'm sitting on the living room recliner with my netbook on my lap, listening to the wind in the trees in the park behind our house. We had a little bit of rain this evening, not enough to thoroughly water the yard, but enough to add a bit of moisture to the air. My spouse has nodded off on the couch, as has the cat. I have half a glass of wine to my right and a science fiction novel to my left. It's almost enough to make me forget that I still have to go to work in the morning.

Monday, May 04, 2009

What's new with me?

My new nephew was born today! Guess I better finally sew the seams of the sweater I knit for him.

I bought a refurbished Asus Eee PC from Woot recently and am currently using it to type this entry. I've had the netbook for about a week and the novelty has yet to wear off. The keyboard is a bit small, but I'm not exactly planning on using it to type a novel or anything. I am, however, planning on upgrading the memory and installing some version of Ubuntu in place of the Xandros that came with it.

Work has been really busy lately. I've been playing whack-a-mole with the bug list while we try to get this release finished. I'll be glad when its done, but am a bit nervous about it, because I'm going to be the lead on the next release. Bugs may be tricky, but I'm more familiar with them than with schedule and budget documentation. I know that I should be able to handle it, but change sure is scary.