Organizing myself for the new job…

I think I’m going to have to purchase a [Hipster PDA]( From the website:

The Hipster PDA (Parietal Disgorgement Aid) is a fully extensible system for coordinating incoming and outgoing data for any aspect of your life and work. It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and “beaming,” and is configurable to an unlimited number of options. Best of all, the Hipster PDA fits into your hip pocket and costs practically nothing to purchase and maintain. Let’s make one together.

All for around $3!

Thinking about the past, present, and future

So, the job change is coming up on me fast. I’ve spent a whole lot of time thinking about where I am in my career and how I got here, what work was like when I started vs. what it’s like now vs. what I think I’m heading to at [[The MathWorks]].

I remember when I first started work… green as hell but full of energy. I became part of the recreation committee at [[LTX]], played on the softball team, joined the golf league and played bridge every day at lunch. The work itself was new and interesting…. I had never done anything like it before. It was fun, and all the recreational activities just enhanced all that making work a joy.

Over the years, all that changed…. slowly but surely all the after-work activities got cancelled, the work got to be mundane (i.e. [[SOSDD]]).

So, this job I’m going to… it sure feels like it could be a return to the good old days. I’ll be doing work I’ve never done before in an environment that’s completely unfamiliar. They have great recreational activities at this place (everything that got taken away at [[LTX]] is there!), and what sounds like a great atmosphere.

Sounds like just what I need to get reinvigorated

So, does this work?

Yeah! I’m modifying the wordPressSuite to work on individual outlines for each day. Excellent! Now the content of the blog for each day gets saved in its own outline. This just seems better to me…. not sure though… still diggin’ (to quote Dave [[:-)]])

Does this part end up in the body?