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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
A spot of good news...
Well, time really flies. I posted back on March 17th and thought I'd be active on LJ again - only I quickly fell off again, being pre-occupied with job hunting. Going through job postings for hours on end and writing cover letters and sending in applications is just draining and depressing. Thank you for the kind wishes on my last post, I apologize for not responding sooner.

The good news is that I've just accepted an offer from ColoSpace, just waiting for the paperwork to make it official. I'm guessing I'll start next week. The job is in Somerville, so I'll have a bit of a commute. Fortunately, I'll be working third shift (23:00-07:30), so I shouldn't be dealing with a lot of traffic. It'll be Sunday night through Friday morning, though the first few weeks I'll be working normal shifts to get oriented.

A side-effect is that I'll be driving into Somerville daily, so it would probably be easy to come in a few hours early to meet folks at night for dinner, etc, or in the morning before heading home.

The amusing part is that the ColoSpace offices in Somerville are in the same building as Internap, formerly CO Space, where z_gryphon used to work.

In unrelated news, I finally setup LoudTwitter to post my tweets here each day since I seem to have replaced posting to LJ with posting to Twitter, for the most part. It should post behind and LJ-cut and LJ-tagged as 'twitter' and 'tweets' so they can be filtered out if you want. We'll see how it works tonight.

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Current Location: 42.308929N 71.795328W
I am: employed
Current Media: TiVo: The Digg Reel

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solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: April 8th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hey yeah, that is that building. Looks like they got a new sign. And a new paint job (even since the Google Maps picture). Plan ahead for meals, since I doubt it's gotten any easier to get food around there. (Although third shift may mean it's not that big a deal.)
dsrtao From: dsrtao Date: April 8th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Glad to hear you're re-employed. Hope it all works out well for you.
etherial From: etherial Date: April 8th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
http://community.livejournal.com/twittertweeters/4460.html details a method of creating an opt-in filter so people like me who hate twitter-to-lj will never know about your use of loudtwitter.
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etherial From: etherial Date: April 8th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Someone put it best when they told me it was like posting a log of all your IRC message to lj. Not the conversations, mind you. Just your side.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 8th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
It depends on how you use Twitter. I do more random posts, like I used to do on LJ more often, than conversations. Though I do some of the latter - it varies. LT lets you exclude any @replies, and I may do that. I'm still thinking about it.
etherial From: etherial Date: April 8th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I do more random posts, like I used to do on LJ more often, than conversations.

Yup. Sounds (and looks) like IRC chatter to me.

Also, I've found nothing on the LJ FAQ that allows me to exclude posts by tag.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 8th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hmm, guess you can't exclude by tag, just include.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 8th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
You can LJ-cut it as long as you configure LoudTwitter directly. It isn't simple, you have to know to add the tagging to the start/end text boxes in LT.

I read through tweets on my friends list, or at least skim them and read some.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 8th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
That's pretty much what I did, but it isn't an opt-in filter, it is just tagging. LJ doesn't really do opt-in filters, and I'm not going to manually manage a group for it. But I believe you can exclude tags, which is why I added the tagging.
etherial From: etherial Date: April 8th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

re: But I believe you can exclude tags

I'm dubious, but I'll check the FAQ.
reme From: reme Date: April 8th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm so glad you found a new job, and so quickly! Obviously you are a total rock star.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 8th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thank you. Just lucky. ;-)
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: April 8th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Congratulation on the job. Let me know if you want to meet for dinner anytime.

As for food. Check out Cambridge Street. There are some good restaurants along that strip. You're also not all that far from the Cambridgeside Galleria and its food court. The sushi stand there is pretty good.

There's also a Shaw's in the Twin City Plaza.

Also, if you're looking for some fresh groceries, the Mayflower Poultry Company on Cambridge Street is where I get my live chicken, fresh killed.
xinie From: xinie Date: April 8th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
What happened to moving to CA?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 8th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
It was postponed due to owning a home in this market - I'd have to pay to sell it. And then I lost my CA-based job. So f-it.
krellis From: krellis Date: April 8th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Congrats! If it's in the building I'm thinking it is, I once hosted there for a while. ColoSpace are good people, I hope it works out well for you!

Edit: Ah yeah, noticed your link to Google Maps, indeed, 70 Innerbelt is the building I'm thinking of. Been there many many times. :)

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mackys From: mackys Date: April 8th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Congrats!
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: April 8th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Good on you, man.
Nice to see you at the Pic on Friday night, and thanks again for the head's up. I'm already acting on it.

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