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No, really

Posted by Chris Jones
On February 29th, 2008 at 16:17

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So, Sandesh moved on to an internal tools team, and Paul is getting his hands on S3 code. Aaron is moving out of his team leadership position and voluntarily going back to being a designer. Jim and I now split ownership of our project’s servers, services, databases, and code. With only two software engineers, we’ve been facing some serious challenges in scheduling, support, and development. On the other hand, this is a great opportunity for me to shine.

I’ve been pretty tired lately: work has taken a lot out of me, and when I get home, I get to puppysit through the evening.

Rose, Brody, and Pyewacket

As you can imagine, I don’t get a lot of playtime unless you count sitting on the floor and interacting with dogs. I haven’t played any MMOs in over a month (except to yank mail in WoW), so I told Becky that I was considering canceling WoW and CoH. Her reaction was something along the lines of, “You need to make the time if you want to play those games, but don’t you cut into the time I spend with you in the evening.” But that’s why I set up the Ventrillo server, so we could game in different parts of the house but still talk to each other. I think the luster wore off that solution.

In other updates: we got our tax refund. I’ve been withholding as if I had an Ohio mortgage, not a Seattle mortgage, which meant I’d been letting the government borrow around 8% of my net income for the past year. Becky got a Macbook Air and Brody, and the rest is being used to smooth out bills and big expenses for the rest of the year. I’d love to take the tax rebate in May and turn that into a Macbook Pro (or more realistically, half of a Macbook Pro), although I should wait until at least June to do so. Alternatively, I might be able to pick up a Lenovo T61p, which is a lot less sexy but more cost-effective. I’m sure the feds didn’t intend for the tax rebate to make the country’s balance of trade even worse.

Today, Becky’s trying out EverQuest’s Escape to Norrath free trial. She missed her Iksar Beastie.

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