Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

More CSS and JS

Posted by Hippo Bean at 11:41 PM Links to this post
I'm finally officially off the VL project. I think I've milked everything out of this project. Making Larry's acquaintance was the ace. Learning from a JS/Ajax guru is inspiring and least to say, lucky to know someone who knows these things - comes in very very handy! :-) Gosh, I've learned so much doing this project. And then there's Alibata! A gorgeous design that lends itself perfect for a 2 column with CSS. With a bit of JS thrown in. Why do I love doing these things? Every night I just cant wait to come home and start working on the pages, with the iPod playing my favorite tunes. The work at Detail is great but a perfect job would be coding websites. I never get enough of it. Yeah, explore and experiment, learn and grow! I wish more would come my way. Then there's Natorius Flash site! I remember that Steve guy at Paypal ranking passion. Passion isnt to think of ways to make HTML better. Passion is simply loving it so much, one wouldnt mind dying doing it!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Monday, May 08, 2006

at Detail ... first day

Posted by Hippo Bean at 10:25 PM Links to this post
All day I was comparing my last place with this one. Mahogany wood paneling and furniture, hardwood floors, high back leather chairs in the conference rooms, wall high windows with a clear spectacular view of the bay, fridge full of sodas and water, tea and coffee, and most of all, cubes! Someone actually asked about the culture of my last place. Was it a joke? There are companies like Detail and then there's EPGY! What a world of difference! There, took me almost 2 months just to get a cube, ants, unisex bathrooms, rooms with keys, working out in the open with no privacy, no structure and anything goes, unprofessional (they even made me paid for my own farewell lunch, but they (someone rather) did get me a farewell card), and disorganized ... gosh, sometimes I think I was really stupid to even allow myself to get into a situation like that. But now, all seems back to normal and Detail really sounds like a perfect place to work. And the all day orientation was comprehensive, informative and exhausting. Everything from the vision/mission of the company to every department functions, the talk about the pharmaceutical industry, demos of Details product offerings, engineering, and IT, and breakfast and lunch, all paid for the next 4 days! And we got Godiva chockies, a pen with a USB stick, sweat shirt and pocket notebook on top of everything else. Is it finally my luck or simply my turn after years of pain and suffering, unemployment, major disappointment and an internship at my age and experience? I cant wait to get my hands on Flash!!!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

Farewell

Posted by Hippo Bean at 10:47 PM Links to this post
Emotions almost topped me over today. I was touched! I never knew I would feel something leaving today. I had wanted my salvation so bad, and worked hard to get it and today was my last day at Stanford. They produced a card signed by all I came in contact with in my short 2 months stay there. A even invited herself to lunch. I didnt know I was liked. During my short stay, I had explored a bit of the campus, close to Ventura Hall. I had a little taste of actually how nice the campus was, the different eateries, and I shall miss the walks. I had wanted so bad to get out of there, I neglected the large windows in room 1, the gorgeous golf course, the green and the students halls. Grad style of working is not for me, but I can say I had experienced it. I do not regret leaving. But being sentimental in nature, my heart bled a little. I made friends and I hope they would remember me. I think I was good to all and had made an honest effort to bring some sanity to the place. And I left the wiki legacy, and hope I made an impression. 2 farewells in 5 months! What am I doing to my life? Is it career suicide or just that times have changed? I no longer know.
 

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