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Tuesday, August 15, 2006
New Job, New Tasks
So close and yet so far and so different. Five minutes away from what my ex-professional life used to mean. Doing things that are so different. New, exciting and quite very difficult. Mainly because I only know Linux and BSD mail servers exist and only have little idea on how they actually work. Moreover, Linux distributions are just something the Linux team uses, not me!

Other than that, a new building, lots of new people. I must confess I forgot all the names I've heard (about 30) when people were introduced to me yesterday. It is fun though, being in a new company, just starting to grow. Again, my office is near the CEO's office. Nothing new in that respect :)

What bugs me is having no admin rights on my computer. I have to bug other people for installing any little software here. Hoping that will change cause I'm really not used to it anymore...Speaking of comuputers, I have none at home. K took his to Constanta. So I get home in the evening and stare at the modem and it blinks back at me...But it will be solved in about two days when I get my new laptop!
posted by Alina @ 4:13 PM  
  • At 8/15/2006 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    One of the secrets to remember names is to spell the name in your head when introduced, and then repeat the name while looking them in the eye for example "Nice to meet you Bill". Hmb

  • At 8/15/2006 8:07 PM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    Change and having something new in your life is always good.. Wish the change will be for the better :)

    Hope you will be having your laptop soon.

  • At 8/16/2006 2:13 PM, Blogger SYehia said…

    Congrates about your new job, and you soon to be new lap top and everything.. I am like you in this lots of new things which i have to admit after such a long time of no changes it kind of cool..
    Take care and hoping you will be admin. soon

  • At 8/17/2006 12:57 AM, Anonymous Sim said…


    No admin rights? Burn the building, kill the president, put hair-removing cream in the shampoo of the admin's girlfriend. That is not possible. Anyway, try to obtain them because we all know that it's not a pleasure to ask a favour to a bofh (no offense people, these are the effects of an overdose of IT Crowd).

    I'm glad you'll get the laptop soon and you will be connected from home also, because when you are at work, I am at work, and I can scarcely talk from work :(. Anyway, next saturday!

    Good luck, and don't worry. Linux has never hurt anyone. I promise that when I go to Bucharest I teach you the 4 things I know about Linux. That should be enough, worked for me ;)


  • At 8/17/2006 2:43 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Anonymous, that might work for a single name, but when 5-6 such names are said in about 20 seconds, the suggestion might fail :)

    Moon, thanks, I also hope it will all be for the better! And I can't wait for the laptop...

    Sarah, nice to see you around here! And yeah, lots of new stuff happening right now! You take care also!

    Sim, thanks so much, will be waiting for those four things! It will be four more than those I already know, which is none actually :)

    IT crowd rules, man! Only say the 5 episodes available on galaxy. Do you have more???

    Looking forward to see your but over here! And yeah, chatting from work is not really happening for me either~!

  • At 8/17/2006 10:58 PM, Blogger bart said…

    good luck in your new job Alina, you are certainly facing new challenges but you'll overcome them admirably i imagine...

    new jobs, new choices, new challenges, new impressions and new ways of finding your way through life... keep well, and dazzle them all in your own special way ;-)

  • At 8/18/2006 8:19 AM, Blogger Deb S. said…

    I am so happy for you. New challenges always have a way of making us grow.

    I am certain everything will fall in place at the new job. You are handling the transition like a pro.

    Enjoy your new laptop. It's no fun to stare at modems!

  • At 8/18/2006 8:59 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Bart, thanks so much! As always, the way you see me is challenging, even more than the job, sometimes :)

    Deb, thanks for stopping by. The pro thing sounds quite nice and as for modems, true, especially when they blink so shamelessly back at you saying: "I do have an Internet Connection, unless other primitives with no computers" :D

  • At 8/18/2006 1:50 PM, Blogger Ali la Loca said…

    Alina, I also struggle with the names thing. I feel like I meet a million different people here through my work, and then am so embarrassed when I can't remember their names later. Do the people in your new office at least have "common" Romanian names? Because that's one of the hard things about being here, people have names that I've never even heard of in my life.

    I bet you are excited to get your new laptop. I don't know what I'd do without a computer at home (well I work from home, so I guess it doesn't really count...)

    Good luck with everything and I hope you get admin rights soon enough.

  • At 8/18/2006 4:55 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Well, Ali, they are quite common names, that is not the issue...Afterwards, when finding out names one by one, I have no issues with remembering them.

    As for the laptop, I could barely make it through a week without one at home :D

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