I really do need to do a better job of updating – I’ll try to stay on top of it. But there are some good reasons – I promise. :) Now that I am pretty much fully out of training, the variety and amount of work that I have to do has really picked up quite a bit. I officially released a new userAdmin application (into development mode) on Friday. It’s going to be full-fledged into production by the end of the year.
I know it’s been ages since I’ve written a proper post, but I just had to share that I am going to be going a Nickelback concert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I’m so excited that I get to go to a concert. The next 2 weeks are quite busy, but after that, it seems like I might have some time again to re-start my learning-Hindi initiative and to finish up the re-design of my website!
So, for all people who are truly CS majors and IT lovers at heart, here are 2 funny things that have come across my way… I hope they will make you laugh too! 1) I went home last weekend, and on the way back from the airport, I was talking to my parents about my flights (they were canceled and delayed and everything else you don’t want to happen to you) and I meant to say: “… catch a connection…” and I totally said (completely by accident): “… catch an exception…” That one cracked up my dad for a while.
Today I started working on the UserAdmin application at work. Basically, this is an application that all of the app-teams can use to check on the status of servers, JDBC connections, and other statistics. This is really going to help our team (the JAS team), because it will reduce the amount of tickets that come through for our main support person. Being able to view the statistics will pinpoint any issues to either WebLogic compatability issues, deployments, JDBC, or some application-specific issues.
Just wishing everybody a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Although it is a day when 2 people usually celebrate the love between them (and Wal-Mart makes lots of money), I have always just thought of it almost as another Christmas- a day of giving unconditional love. This Valentine’s Day, I am the luckiest girl in the world because: I get to share this special holiday with my family (mom, dad, and sister) In just the short period of 1 month and 2 days, I have been able to adjust into my new job and found some amazing new friends- and in Omaha, women get treated like Princesses (at least, that is what it seems like) My friends (from all over the world- Atlanta, NH, Europe) have been nothing but supportive through tough times I hope everybody had an amazing Valentine’s Day, whether it was with their SO or with friends or just enjoying it by themselves- it truly is a unique holiday.
It’s quite fitting that the title of this post is just that- fitting. After all of these days in Omaha, today was the first day that I really felt like I fit in here. Don’t get me wrong- I have met wonderful people and have some of the most amazing friends in the world here. I totally love the fact that 2 of my closest friends here are married and they have done so much for me.
Wow- it has been quite a while since I’ve released a post here. I have a lot of posts as drafts, so I will publish them as soon as I have a chance- they are all waiting on some pictures. In the meantime, work has kept me really busy. I am starting my 4th week at UP, and I still have tons of TLAs (three-letter acronyms) to learn. That’s just a minor details- let’s not talk about the 330+ applications that our 4-person team manages.
So I have my first apartment! Talk about super-exciting. The place is called Hillsborough Pointe, and I TOTALLY LOVE IT! Also, I have the best family in the world… we all took a 3-4 day vacation to Omaha over the break, and they helped me settle in. I love my parents for helping me set up the house, and I love my sister for tagging along, even though I know she was probably bored to death.
Let me tell you… finding a job in this economy is not easy! However, it’s important to remember to not lose hope or give up… and also that it’s very difficult to land your dream job right away. But, because of that optimism that I have so often written about, I have successfully landed an offer (and accepted it) at Union Pacific. Yes, I know it’s a railroad company. But, I will be working in their very-large IT department, and I am looking forward to applying my knowledge of Computer Science from a completely different aspect.