There’s something about starting fresh that I really enjoy. The chance to discard old ties, cut the cruft, and start clean and anew is simply invigorating. Perhaps that’s why I’m so excited this week – I’m breathing new life into three parts of my life.
First, this site. A blog. How cliché, yes? But it was time to dust the website off – no point in paying for a domain I’m not using, and perhaps I’ll have something worth saying now and then.
Next, and most importantly, it’s time for AIDS/LifeCycle 10. The event starts Sunday, June 5. That day also marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the epidemic – not exactly worth celebrating. What is worth celebrating are the funds the event is raising for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. Last I heard, the total is expected to surpass $12 million dollars!
Finally, it was time for a new job. I thoroughly enjoyed contributing to the Caiman/Install project as part of Sun (and then Oracle). The team I worked with was a fantastic group of people, with a lot of great ideas and a hell of a lot of energy. I learned a lot working there, as well. Before I started, I thought “Python” was just a snake, and didn’t have a clue how I felt about the “engineering” side of Software Engineering. I’ve always been keen on the software/programming side, but nothing in school prepared me for the engineering aspects of piecing together a final product – particularly one as large as an operating system!
I’ll give details on where I’m going when I get back from ALC – no point in taking that event out of its spotlight prematurely!