there’s nothing to write about except how well my life is going. i’m about to finish my 4th week at my internship – i’m learning so much – and my project is more than half-way done. this weekend is going to be filled with shenanigans. there’s still a lot of summer left – so much to look forward to… camping, montreal, end-of-season tournament, six flags, and some more.
my long-awaited blackberry tour is going to be released in ~2.5 weeks so i can finally upgrade to a smartphone (with internet). i checked out the palm pre today at a sprint store and it looks really nice. the interface is slick for sure – definitely a true iPhone competitor. i think i will upgrade to the blackberry with only a 1-year contract so i can upgrade again next summer =O maybe to the palm pre or an HTC touch pro 2…
i don’t have much content on the site now right. when i feel less lazy, i’ll add to my portfolios.
so i’m getting farther in my project. i developed some code and now it’s integration and customization into the customer’s website. the only problem is that the existing site code is so poorly coded and maintained. there are barely any comments, long variable names, seemingly random hardcodes and logic blocks, etc. it is a giant mess… needless to say, this project turned from fun learning into determined frustration. the web site needs a redesign ASAP.
it’s my second week at Verndale. work is challenging and i’m constantly busy. it’s a change from my old company, but a welcome one. i’m learning a lot on the job. i got assigned my first project and it looks like a big one at over 100+ manhours speculated. i’ll be the engineer, doing most of the coding and QA.
i’m worried about how i’m performing though. you’re supposed to report at least 8 hours of work a day and it’s hard for me to do so (complicated/extensive time management system). a job estimated at 1 hour takes me 2 hours because i’m still learning. i hope i’m not failing any expectations.
we lost our game today against Porkbellies. i consider them as rivals because our record against them is 2 losses and 1 win. however, i am so frustrated and disappointed at the loss today because it was all our fault. we showed up late and didn’t warm up properly. we threw so many turnovers – our defensive fire was not there – our offense was sluggish and shaky. i’m going to clamp down at practice again. we can’t afford to joke around any longer.
we need to learn:
- offense strategies
- vertical stack
- horizontal stack
- hard, intense defense
- keeping the forceÂ (not getting broken)
- marking intensely (shuffling back and forth)
- dictating where we want our man to go
our team needs to show up to practice and give it our all. we need to build team chemistry and increase our ultimate skills. i’m really trying but how can i motivate my players? all i can do now is keep nudging and hoping.
I haven’t been sleeping too well recently ever since I moved back to my “old room.” I sleep on top bunk, in a small mattress fenced in by metal to stop myself from falling off. Every morning, my sister wakes up for school and makes a huge racket. She turns on the light – makes a shitload of noise. When my mom wakes up, she creates her own chaos. Sometimes she’ll yell at my sister – sometimes she’ll start fussing over everything. My mom is going insane. I know people say that about their parents all the time – but my mom is a workaholic. She is constantly stressed and lets the stress affect her life way too much.
I just installed WordPress. I can see why many people use it – it is a very slick weblog application…
I started work at Verndale recently. It’s an interesting place – a small corporation. There’s much to learn and I’m pretty excited about my short career there.
My summer ultimate frisbee team is coming along. We have our second game this Thursday. First game was a win – let’s see if we can keep it up.