Autumn is slowly slipping into winter. The sun sets a little after five, and the evenings are noticeably cooler.
Winter means birds fly South, but Ildas, fortunately, fly North. 🙂
The whole of Exchange is packing up and moving to Building 32 – it is about 5 minutes walk from the current building. I will still be sharing an office, but this time with a developer from my team, and we will be sharing a much bigger space (doing code reviews, where one or two other people need to sit around your monitor, was pretty cramped before). Also, as this will be a fairly permanent office, I can start decorating it and making myself at home – like taking my Wererabbit plushie and placing him on a prominent spot.
The move began with us having to pack all out stuff into plastic crates provided for us, and putting special stickers with our new office address (building and room numbers) on all our PCs and so on. This all had to be completed by Friday at 5, so most people just worked a half day on Friday and then packed up for the rest of the day (We finished packing by 4, then headed off to look at the new company store and visitors center). The movers will be working all the weekend and all of Monday to move things into place (this includes hooking up all our machines and testing them – very nice). That means no-one is allowed in the new building till Tuesday – yes! Long weekend!
I need the Monday to complete a very special secret mission in Seattle, so just as well. More on this mission later…
At home, I finally got around to ordering and building my new desk (with wheely ped) – it is nice and big, so I can finally get into Flight Sim seriously now. I have space to put my notes out when I do development, as well being able to hook up all my peripherals (plus my home-built MCP) when I want to fly.