Sunday, June 19, 2005
Here's the GE group having a Thursday night out. (Right to left: ?, Tony, Garrett, Remy, Kendra, Colleen) So yeah, this weekend has come and gone as well =( ... but it was fun. Not quite as relaxing as I wanted to, but I did get to enjoy a beer and cigar with Felicia and her dad :-P. What else did I do this weekend ... hmm ... oh! I also climbed a tree: Yep, this is me in a tree ... Wow, I've shown myself all grown up and then like a little kid again. I guess that suites my current state of mind this weekend since I've been going through old moves of my sister and I for her graduation party ... so yeah, I'm pretty nostalgic.
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
So ... it's 8:52 am ... drinking coffee and replying to email ... this will not be how I spend the rest of my life ... Anyway, I'm perusing through CNN.com and reading some interesting articles. First off, Google is being targeted for not doing enough towards protecting the privacy of it's visitors. Unlike other companies, Google will hold on to information collected about you, like your IP address or what service you used what day, indefinately. This does pose a problem where it could turn into a warehouse of personal information for goverenment use or otherwise. However, people have to pull the pole out of their ass, if you will. Cookies and IP addresses contain minimal information that can tie to a particular person. Google actually goes to lengths to store this information. They spend large sums of money to fund and maintain server farm just to retain this information they will use to make their products better. All Google really needs to do is educate its customers on what privacy means and what Google does that they should know about. In the end, lighten up. Secondly, Apple has announced that all of its Macs will run on Intel chips by the end of 2007. Whoa! That's a pretty risky move since all the software written for Macs need to change to work on the new archetecture, but considering the small software base Apple has only companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia, etc, will be really effected. Not to say that smaller companies won't be losing money on this move, but other software will come along. I just want OX 10 on my Laptop :) The ironic part of all this is the XBox 360, the next generation XBox to be released soon, has 3 IBM PowerPC processors. I think we all are seeing the light ... a world where limits on what software runs on what hardware are more blurred. But, Linux producers are going to stick with developing for the POWER platform. Ok, that's my tech rant for the day :)
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Today I started work at GE; wow. Yesterday I left home around 11am. I drove the truck with my Mom in the car and my Dad drove the Lexus ... leading the way. We took some wrong turns here and there but eventually made it to the GE office in Danbury, CT. Pretty ugly building, but I later learned they are moving out of it soon ... understandable. After eating lunch at a Quiznos in Danbury, we drove to the Homestead Hotels in Norwalk. So yeah, the hotel didn't know I was checking in that day ... but a lack of communication is nothing I'm not use to. Anyway, I got unpacked and Mom and Dad left me with the truck. After settling in, I took a short drive to a nearby Stop-and-Shop to buy everything under the sun. TV dinners, milk, orange juice, soda, water, disposable plates/cups, blah blah blah. Oh yeah, I locked the keys in the car ... lucky me had a spare key in my wallet. Later I didn't do much; just sat around, had dinner, and watched TV ... but I still managed to go to bed at 12:45am ... I'm silly. So yeah, woke up today at 6:15ish, at breakfast, and got ready. I ended up leaving the hotel around around 7:30 ... but of course made some wrong turns and got to work at 8:35ish. My morning consisted of setting up my computer, reading/replying to emails, sitting throuhg phone meetings, setting up my accounts, and faxing stuff. Me and another intern report to my supervisor ... he seems like a cool guy. He took us out to lunch to a resturant with a deck on the lake. I had a burger of course. So yeah, my afternoon has been spent also sitting through phone meetings and faxing stuff ... oh first day fun.