I will try to keep this blog going for as long as possible. May be one day I can come back and read about my life.
Just a quick update about my life. Currently I’m on my coop term at Tilted Pixel. So far it is pretty amazing, however the work is horrendous, I’ve been working for the past 3 weeks non stop, and I am tired! I am so tired. I am so unbelievably tired. So far I’ve been with the company for 10 weeks, and I’ve worked on three projects, Tilted Pixel Platform Manager, Toronto Refurbishing, and Harrison Pets. I’m looking forward to finish Harrison Pets in the next week or so. This will give me time to start a small project, and will allow me to have enough time to finish the secure files component, and ultimately, finish all my documentations and paperwork.
I wonder who will be the new coop replacement for me. Well I hope to god that he or she is one bloody amazing programmer. Because who ever gets to maintain my code will suffer.
I’ve had my midterm review with the boss, and I have to say, I laughed a bit at my rankings, anything that’s work related was the highest ratings, communication wise I received a satisfied rating. Apparently I don’t send enough emails and I don’t ask for help. Which is kinda odd seeing how I can check out projects and read code to learn how to use undocumented features. Whatever works I can careless about the ratings.
The only good thing from this coop term was the pay and from that I was able to build a fast computer. Specs as the follow:
* EVGA x58 Classified 3x SLI motherboard
* EVGA 295 COOP FTW GeForce graphics cards
* Intel i7 920 CPU
* Rest to be updated
However my old Dell died for a number of possible reasons, and that being an University student I need a laptop, which lead me to buy a MacBook Pro. Which means now I have two computers, it is going to be a pain in the ass to move for my coop term.
Speaking of which, a couple of month ago there was a very interesting article in the mathNews. It stated that there are three characteristics to any housing, Location, Cost, and Cleanness, you can pick only two out of the three, and I had my first hand experience.
My coop started on August 17th, which means that I need 5 month of rent instead of the usual 4 month, and there was a location that was near the campus, and it was pretty cheap, however as the article suggested you can only pick two, and the only thing I have to say is that, that place was a dump, the condition of that place became unbearable to live in, that I had to moved to a new place. Let’s put it this way, if I stayed at that place any further I would be living in the framework of the house. It all started with the landlord renovating the place, which resulted in the whole roof being torn off, well the idiot owner didn’t take account of the possibility of rain, well in the end, it rained, and there was massive leaks, which means that all the carpets were wet and the whole place was just a mess. Then they decided to remove the carpet and redo the walls, so that means all the walls, roof, and floor had to go, and that resulted in the whole house torn to its wooden framework. That was easily the worst month of my life. Thank god for my mom, she found me a new place near my work, and I moved the very next day. But all in all that was a hell of an experience.
On a side note, Public Safety Canada ordered me to go through with my top secret clearance screening, I had to go to Toronto twice, one was security interview, and another was seeing a psychologist. Hell of two days of meetings. Full background check, full finger prints, 1001 psychological questions, 3 hours of meeting with a psychologist and 3 hours of security clearance interview. If everything goes well I am going to PSC for my next coop term. Ooohrah!