fullcontactmuse: (Amber (South Park Style))
This has been bouncing around my head for a while. Imagine it to Devo's cover of "Working in a Coal Mine"...

Well I've been working in a code mine
Bringing down code
Working in a code mine
Whew I've broke the build now
Five o'clock in the mornin'
I'll be up for the sun
When my work day is over
I'll be startin' another one
Lord, this build's so slow
How long can one build take?
Well I've been working in a code mine
Whew I've broke the build now

fullcontactmuse: (Don't Split Up)
I did not see my boss last night at Donny's graduation. She, however, saw me from behind. Okay, not too bad and it could've been a whole.

We chatted about it for a bit and then I asked her if we could have a private conversation. Once we were ensconced in the conference room, I laid out everything: I'm trans. I'm transitioning, which could be as early as this summer or as late as next March.

She asked how that would happen and I explained how I thought it should go with an e-mail to the group (for those I'm not out to), followed by an e-mail to the company as a whole, and then pulling the trigger and I switch over.

We talked about mishaps in heels, the spike heels that some of the girls were wearing. I was wearing my riding boots with the comfy insoles. She complimented me on hair style and thought that she might try. We talked about burlesque and belly dance (and that one of my coworkers joined for classes at one point).

It was a good, positive meeting. Now let's see how the good ol'boys handle it after I talk to HR. Of course, we don't have an HR department per se and the department falls under the VP of Finance, so I'm sure that will be exciting too.
fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Purple))
Tonight is Donny's graduation from high school. Of course, I'm left asking myself who plans to have these things on week night, on the other side of the lake at the University of Washington, during rush hour traffic?! Regardless, Donny asked me to come to his graduation as me.

I am very flattered by this this and I feel very loved by my oldest child for it. I think this is awesome on so many levels.

Today I learned, my boss' niece is in Donny's graduating class and she's going to be there.

As some of you know, I am still very much in the middle of this process called transition and that I still present male at work (with stripey socks, painted nails, definitely playing with gender expectations there). My plan was to have the meeting with HR later this month to talk about my plans and then follow that up with a meeting with my boss after that.

Needless to say, this throws me into a near panic attack as I calmly shove down until I get to my car. There was this strong, strong urge to not go to tonight's ceremony as me, but to go in boy-drag as it were.

Talking yourself out of the tree is never anything that's even remotely fun.

Walking away from this keyboard, my plan is to go get ready as me.
Take a breath.
Execute on that plan.
Keep breathing.
Go to the ceremony.
Whether or not my boss sees me, regardless of whether or not she recognizes me, I'm going to schedule a meeting for tomorrow morning to come out of the wardrobe, as it were.

Okay, take a deep breath and I'm in.
fullcontactmuse: (Hot Lights)
“Grants Pass” will be released in August, but until then Morrigan Books teases us with a catchy trailer for their new anthology. - Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews
Yes, very happy indeed.
fullcontactmuse: (Default)
Today, of all days, I was informed of a reduction in force was in effect at Infospace, where I work. I was one of the 9 people affected. The CTO of the company is offering to be a professional reference for me and I have a pretty good severance package. I need to go through, sign the papers for it and turn it in. Tomorrow evening, I'm heading into the office to get all of my stuff I've accumulated in my three years.

If you know of any job openings for a skilled developer in C#, ASP.Net, WinForms, SQL Server, please let me know.

I will be updating my resume today and begin putting together an HTML version of my resume up on http://resume.clarkzoo.org, it's empty at the moment, but that will soon change. ;)
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
I didn't like it when it Microsoft Operations Manager. In fact, I left Microsoft because of that group. Now I'm working on coming up with a management pack for our products at work. I'm not liking it any more this time around either. In fact, I keep finding bugs in the Ops Console. Never mind the fact that Agent keeps unloading my rules and I have no clue as to why.

Or, as has been said on Firefly many, many time, "Gos se!"
fullcontactmuse: (C Code Run)
Working on internal tools.

Only five people from my team of 10 are in the office.

Front end deployment tonight.

Vacation starts tomorrow.
fullcontactmuse: (Industrial Strength Gears)
I cannot wait for this day to be over. I am very excited about the Abney Park concert this evening. Never mind the fact that I'm mucking about with changing the build server to use the new source control trees.

I'll have photos from the show sometime this weekend. I'm going with [livejournal.com profile] princessmei, [livejournal.com profile] rrredline, [livejournal.com profile] gaaneden, and [livejournal.com profile] solarannulus. Should be good times.

Of course, I need to work on paying gigs in that time too...
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
I am debugging the build server for work so that we can push my brain child out into test tomorrow. While the build script runs just fine from the command line, it fails miserably when executed in the integration environment, CCNet.

I would love to set the machine on fire right about now. In fact, I think [livejournal.com profile] digitaleopard's flame throw methodology of noxious weed control might have some merit in this case. Sadly, the data center the machine sits in is someplace I can't get to.

fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
I'm in a really bad mood."

Still working.

It's almost 9pm.

At least I'm sitting at my own table.

Edit on 10:02 PM, 9/17/2008: Fixed the quote.
fullcontactmuse: (Tired Kitten)
The fall has always been a busy time for me. At the moment I have two projects on my plate. One for the youth theater group I work with and the other for the Edge of Propinquity. The statistics fall like this...

TEOP: 1 of 3 photos shot. 31 photos processed. 1 group of photos rejected to be reshot.
Play: 232 of 2,642 photos processed,

Other work:
Norwescon: Pros and Cons can save and edit all contact fields (even deployed), create and edit room definitions, and I am not far off from actually saving and editing events. (Once that is done, I'll add the scheduling conflict warning checks.) After that's finished, I'll turn my attention to the Art Show work. Some refactoring of the code is needed to support the coming changes. Changes like a totally new art registration wizard and a separate print registration wizard.
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
It's time for my favorite activity that happens twice a year.

Yes, you guessed it.

It's time for reviews.

I am so excited.

Can't you tell?

fullcontactmuse: (Hot Lights)
Oh. My. Goddess. Go see this film.

On a related note, the new dogpile.com season page is up. Yes, I'm pimping the place I work, though I had no direct hand in this particular project.
fullcontactmuse: (The Server Is Down)
So I am spending quality time on the new work laptop. Exciting, eh?

Just what I need on a morning where I have a head ace. :(
fullcontactmuse: (Arcade Centipede)
Short. Timers. Syndrome.

Yes, that's right, I cannot wait for the day to be done. For my vacation to start. And for me to work my heiny off for 6 days.

Yes, con is just next week. Oh, and I have 1 more meeting today from 4:30 to 5:00. Though I will have the little helper with me. :)
fullcontactmuse: (Flying Monkeys Stole My Icon)
The review is done.

That is all.
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
There, I said it. I don't wanna work on my performance review. I hate doing them. Yes, I'm whining.

However, I can't whine too long as I have to get it done. Bah.

In lighter news, I received this e-mail from one of my players that is playing in Ji Dian Station: Lights Out at Norwescon:
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 6:27 PM
To: Rory Clark
Subject: RE: Ji Dian Station: Lights Out - Character Assignment

Hello Rory,

When you say build my charecter what does that cover? Does that include constructing the charecter by the form you have on the website? If it does, I want all seven points of glitches :)
fullcontactmuse: (OMG-Crap)
Did I mention I'm busy?

I just finished up shooting the Hi-Liner's Down Stage Center production of Seussical Jr., the kid's version of Seussical, a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. That was Thursday evening and was originally scheduled to be Friday night as well, but they ended up not doing a dress rehearsal before show and rather just do a run through.

That was actually kind of fortunate, really, because I was at work late on Friday as we got the last product of our group finished and out the door before the ICE team was officially no more. I ended up missing the Friday Night Feed for convention services as a result.

[livejournal.com profile] sylvan and Justin came over that night before stopping by the apartment of some friends from the ECC before we had to head out. Saturday morning, we filled the van with 5 adults and 1 Girly Girl to head off to the Norwescon ConCom meeting and stopping at the NWC storage unit on the way.

At the NWC meeting, I get my stuff organized, go through the meeting, and I get nominated for the Vice Chair position of the convention. I'm not sure what to think of this to be perfectly honest. Though I can't say that I'm shocked that this has happened, as [livejournal.com profile] sylvan was asking me some hypothetical questions the night before. "If you were nominated for chair, would take it? How about vice-chair?"

To the first question, I said I would decline. Simply that I do not know enough about the runnings of the various departments within the convention. Back in my days at Anaconsim and Anaconism Jr., I ran the Logistics department. In a comparison, it's sort of a mash up of Stage Management and Tech for those familiar with Norwescon, but it was a much smaller con of around 300-500 people. That level of scale changes things a bit. Do I think I could do the job? Probably. Would it be rough? Certainly. Would [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen kill me? Well, She has stated as much, so that's a deterrent right there. Okay, maybe not. *grin* In the very least, I'm still undecided about accepting the nomination though. [livejournal.com profile] fixerbard said that if I was elected, he would support me and give me the infrastructure I need to do a good job. Hmmm. Interesting. I should friend him in the very least as we keep running into each other (ECC, conventions, used to work at the same place, etc.).

So, this week, I have roughly ~600 photos left edit so I can produce the PhotoDiscs for the Hi-Liners. I need to help edit [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's home work. I need to shoot 5 photos for the Edge of Propinquity, two world images and three story images. Pack for RustyCon and go to RustyCon. (Anyone else going other than [livejournal.com profile] sylvan?) Need to pack my cubicle so it can move to the new window spot while I'm out of office for Rustycon.

Pardon me now, I need to go explode. Don't worry, I'll clean up the mess when I'm done...

Edit: Making the snarkiness of death threats more apparent. :D
fullcontactmuse: (Do I look happy to you)
First day back at work after a week and a half off, I can't log into my work station as my password is coming up incorrect.


And then I was on hold for 15 minutes waiting for the help desk. In short, I'm grumpy this morning.

But wait, it gets better. After the service desk person changes my password and I log in, I get this message: "Your password has expired. Please change your password on another machine or contact a domain administer."

So I hit the power button on that box and when it came back up and I logged in, Windows asked why did the machine shut down unexpectedly? My answer is simple: "I popped the power switch because the system didn't want to talk to the DC. It forced my hand." Spoken like a true abuser, "You made me do it! I didn't want to, but you made me! It's for your own good."

So much for getting into work early.
fullcontactmuse: (Hot Lights)
The space I'm referring to The Little Red Studio. Their location is soo beautifully put together and wonderously atmospheric. Right now, I'm waiting for the cast and crew to finish their circle and you can just feel the love for what they do.

Hopefully, the band will be here soon.

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