September 2006


Today was my first day at my new job. Being a larger company than the one I previously worked for, there was quite a bit of HR stuff to do the first day, but once all of that was out of the way, my new boss gave me an overview of the software product I will be working on. Tomorrow I should get to starting poking around on the source code to begin to familiarize myself with how things are organized in more detail. Everyone I met today was very nice and made me feel welcome, which is always comforting when undertaking a big change like this. So I would say the first day was good, and I’m looking forward to heading back tomorrow to learn more.

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Since tomorrow is my last day at my old job, they had a lunch for me today at the office. Ron made his delicious lasagna and meatballs, Sherry and Bill brought desserts, and I think Debbie brought salad and garlic bread. I thought the lunch was a really nice thing for them to do. It’s a bittersweet thing leaving the place I have worked for the past eight years. I’m definitely looking forward to the challenges and adventures that await at my new job, but on the other hand I’ve been through a lot with these people. I’m certainly going to miss everyone, but since I will still be here in town, I hope to keep in touch. My new office will be very near an area with a lot of restaurants that are popular for lunch, so hopefully I can meet up with the old folks there on occasion.

“All of my life is His
All of my sins He forgives
All of my days I will live in His love

Great is the Lord God
Greatly to be praised with your whole heart
And great is the Lord God
Love him all your days

Great is the Lord God
Wondrous are His ways with His people
And great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise”

(from the song “Great Is The Lord God” by Buddy Greene)

Click “more” to see a list of all of the interesting web sites I found this week. I keep track of my favorite sites using del.icio.us, a free web site where you can access your favorite links from any computer and share them with friends. You can also see all of my favorite links (not just the ones from this week).

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Last week Joy and I watched “Nosferatu” (1922). Nosferatu is the very first Dracula film ever made. I thought the movie was very stylishly directed and shot, and it created a great sense of doom and dread. The scene where Hutter’s wife looks out the window at night and sees Nosferatu staring back at her from his window is very unsettling. I imagine the film must have been terrifically frightening when it was released over 80 years ago. I’m not usually a big fan of horror movies, but this film was so well done, it was hard not to like it. Joy wasn’t too crazy about the film because she thought it was scary, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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