The Simpsons Movie and Pixar's Ratatouille opened this week. I've watched neither. This week has been pretty nerve-wracking for me, as my new boss (we've had some internal regrouping) descended from Sydney to pay a visit to our largest Philippines customer.
It was also the first time I've talked to my boss (other than email), let alone met him. I'd met my previous boss (who hired me into Oracle) before I was hired, so that was a far less stressful situation: my corporate fate wasn't (yet) in his hands, so I could be more circumspect about it.
But anyway, FY08 should be an interesting year. We have lots of interesting new kick-ass products (that are technically fantastic, as a side-effect) and I can't wait to take them for a spin.
I also kept running into fellow Philippine Linux Users Group grouch William Yu and his boss Kenneth Palacios at our customer this week. Wonder what they are selling..
Tomorrow it's time to build the boat. There's a hardware store not far from home where I can buy one sheet of 9mm plywood, hoof it home, and start cutting bulkheads.
As an aside: the novelty of the E90 has worn off. It's now nothing more than a huge bloated phone. I'm always "happy" with the E90 in my trousers pocket. I don't clip it to my belt because I don't feel like putting a huge "rob me, I have a $1000 phone" sign on my back.
The E90 is just really convenient for checking mail on the fly: the GMail Java application is nice and responsive (although I hate the input-box mode switch when you want to type stuff in.. a J2ME artifact, I suppose) and I can even check my work mail (via Collabsuite) with the Safari browser. And seeing that teeny tiny "3.5G" icon in the corner is blast. Didn't even known Smart had HSDPA now.