Friday, November 19, 2010

A week up!

A very nervous weekend is already one week old! This week both the son and me started out on new ventures. He @ Cisco's daycare and I with a new team. Already we are one week into it. I think he has adapted ok. Of course there is always the guilt that Subhash and I have somewhere hidden that we are sending a 13 month old away to be cared for by someone else. But I know this will be better for him in the long run, better at least than sitting at home with just one adult to look and interact with.

And as for me, after nearly 6 years I am going through the first-week-at-work phase. Place is new, mechanics are new, tasks are new, parlance is new, lots of things to get familiar with and lots of things to ramp up on. When I moved to India, I continued doing the same work without a break so except for the location, nothing else was really new. Of course people were new but then there were familiar names too. This time around it is like a new job altogether. It is exciting but also intimidating. I am hoping I have not lost the knack for a steep ramp up yet :)

Went out with the old team for lunch today. It was good fun and most people managed to make it :) Will miss this team.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I felt overjoyed..

..when I got this:

Most part of the credit goes to my ex-boss, KT, whom I have always tried to emulate.

Thanks A! It made my day :)

Adium, duh!

So I am changing teams at work and was doing a routine cleanup of things (I remember my ex-boss did this when he moved and I was trying to emulate his efficiency). So I cleaned up all my mailing lists, and also my internal chat client.

What I came to know yesterday, quite shocked me. Apparently the stupid Adium client for MAC, sends out a notification to everyone in my list saying on my request they have been removed from my lists. I mean, how stupid. Now I am sure a lot of people hate me in my old team. I am not so sure I'd like to be told by my chat client, no matter what reason it is, that someone has removed me from their list. Heck! I used to feel bad when people closed their chat windows in the middle of a conversation with me (yeah, that was another stupid notification, but at least that was optional and you could turn it off).

Now I have to research Adium preferences to see if this is also some tweakable feature somewhere.

Stupid, stupid, Adium!!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thoughts past to present

This weekend was good. I caught up with a few friends from my pre-university days. I was just thinking, we became friends when we were 15 and now we have all crossed our 30 marks, which means we have been friends for 15 years!! That sounded like a solidly large number of years! Made me surprised and feel old at the same time. When I spoke with one of them late Sunday evening, I realized how very few people are left with whom I take the liberty of joking with :) Maybe I am old or maybe I have turned too careful in speech, I don't know which it is ;)

Finally the daycare @Cisco is seeing the light of the day and the son even managed to get in!! Yesterday we had an orientation so for the first time I drove the son alone, just me and him, to work. I was listening to songs on my iPod and was singing along too, and I think the son found it rather amusing. He kept turning his head away from all the pretty sights at the window to see what was wrong with me whenever I began to croon ;) I was thinking about the time when I used to sing and croon to these very same songs alone on my way to and from work. How life has changed! So many things could have gone wrong, but someone above safely saw me through all those phases of life till this day. I felt truly overwhelmed and thankful :)