INTRODUCING: The new OPENING PHOTO REEL. And by that I mean it’s some photos next to each other that I was too lazy to incorporate into the blog itself. READY GO.
Before I explain the title (which I do intend to, believe me), let me have one chance at discussing computer problems (at my CS internship, to remind you of the irony). Sarah and I had just accomplished something wonderful in our code. That took multiple hours to do. And because of source control (kind of like subversion for those of you who know what that is) we were about to check-in the code (this takes it from local to something everyone on the team can see/use), and just before I clicked check-in…my computer restarted. You heard me, ladies and gentlemen. My computer restarted. Now, we had certainly saved the local copy of the code. But the fear we felt at that moment. D: May that never happen again please. I think we actually just made strangled fear noises for like 30 seconds (and startled the people around us quite a bit). It was terrifying, but retrospectively hilarious since it worked out.
Which reminds me, we accomplished so much this week! Oh my goodness. Run Report works like a charm. Run Report is a demo that Sarah and I improved (basically completely remade) that will be going up on Windward’s site early next week, so I’ll post a link here when it does. I like having tangible results to my coding. It is awesome. Today we actually ran into a problem that was either the first or second toughest one we had tried to solve. We haven’t solved it yet. It’s good to have a challenge, but this one is quite tough. On the bright side it’ll give En-jay time to think about things for us to do. We’re still used to the Harvey Mudd busy schedule, so we often finish faster than one would think and find ourselves with free time. My fondest hope is that this will soon change, and I suspect it will. I look forward to that!
In other, more silly and hilarious news, I really REALLY like this office. Everyone is awesome. Like straight up. It is the best place and I LOVE IT.
Example for proof: Logan sent out an e-mail entitled, “a fun new game”, in which he asked us to send us properties of our computers. I did so and also added, “do I win a prize?” To which Logan responded, “You win a pet En-jay.” En-jay happened to be right there at the time, and so hilarity ensued. It was excellent.
More proof: discussions about COW JUICE. Which is actually just milk, but it sounds way better to say cow juice. Where better can mean cooler, more disgusting, or really just about anything. It always sounds funnier though XD Logan even called (like over the phone, despite the offices being nearly next to each other) En-jay to tell him he thought the term cow juice was disgusting (or something to that affect). A lot of it is just the little interactions you have with people over the course of the day, either something funny related to the job, or something completely unrelated and also generally hilarious. I can tell I did a pretty poor job of conveying just how great this is, BUT I WILL TRY HARDER.
Additional proof: Tuesday night was game night. COSMIC ENCOUNTER from 5 to about 8. Oh man. So much fun. Also now everything thinks I’m murderous. I may have been temporarily displaced from my position back at Mudd, but here I am the only Proctor of Murder candidate. (If you don’t know what this is, don’t worry too hard about it. I do not actually murder or hurt other people, nor do I support it. Especially since this is a company blog. But actually I don’t.) I do anticipate inviting people to be murdered sometime in the future though. : D What does this mean? I won’t tell (and no one else tell either, I want to see if anyone shows up). ANYWAY. Back on track.
Sarah and I won the first game together (woooooo!), and some people have feelings about it, as you can see below:
I like the sound of “Mudd Mafia” quite a bit, haha. The point being this was absolutely awesome. And next to our game of Cosmic Encounter was Roborally going, which was hilarious to hear snippets of. Man, I just really like everyone here so much. It’s such a friendly atmosphere. Everyone seems to get along. Everyone seems weird and quirky (like me! : D). It’s great. I like it. I would be happy to just keep typing that repeatedly until everyone reading this gets just HOW MUCH I LIKE THIS PLACE.
In summary, it’s fun, and we got a lot of good work done. What more could I ask for?