Friday January 27, 2012

Looking for Work

After 5 years with the same company, I'm looking for a new job. There was a division re-org back in August and my manager resigned the same week (coincidentally). I wasn't a fit for the new team I was assigned to and, despite my best efforts, couldn't find a team I did fit.

"What you do is very valuable, Vicki... but there's no position for you in our group."

I heard that a lot. ...
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Looking for Work ( in category Trivial Pursuits , World of Work ) - posted at Fri, 27 Jan, 17:24 Pacific | Comments (0)

Wednesday January 18, 2012

Haskell

At a techie Meetup last night, I met an IT guy who programs in Haskell. Haskell is described as a "polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional language". The language is named for Haskell Brooks Curry, "whose work in mathematical logic serves as a foundation for functional languages". *

I've never used Haskell, the language, but every time I hear that someone does, I smile. I remember a sweet, absent-minded professor who wore purple socks.

I grew up across the street from Haskell Curry and his lovely wife, Virginia. They were wonderful people and good neighbors. I'm delighted that Mr Curry is remembered in a programming language.

Haskell ( in category Computerware , Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Wed, 18 Jan, 13:59 Pacific | Comments (0)

Tuesday January 10, 2012

Ultimate Sack

Many years ago, we had a poof (pouf) - a giant bean bag stuffed with foam instead of "beans". It wore out, we recovered it, the new covering didn't work. It's gone now.

Today we got a new one from Ultimate Sack. The cats already approve.

DSCN1235 DSCN1241 ...
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Ultimate Sack ( in category Show & Tell ) - posted at Tue, 10 Jan, 21:58 Pacific | Comments (0)