out with the old, in with the new

this week has brought just a few changes with it into my life. they’re all good changes, and I am still waiting for them to all sink in.

first off, it’s officially spring. the snow is almost completely gone, and we’ve had cloudless skies and sun for most of this week. because it’s friday, it’ll undoubtedly change and piss rain for the next two days. yes, I’m an optimist.

I’ve also replaced my car. my friend j asked me five years ago why it was that I always bought fugly american cars. in a nutshell, the extended family had a number of links to the big three. unfortunately, the big three no longer offer anything I want, so I went with a mazda3 sport. “zoom zoom” indeed.

my po’ little ti has also been replaced by a snazzier, speedier model. sadly, it is NOT smaller. one of my only gripes with the mpb is that it is HUGE. it weighs a tonne, and despite being reasonably thin has more girth than it really should. that said, it is lightning fast and is a sweet piece of gear. I’m hoping all the manufacturing kinks have been worked out by now, and I won’t suffer the same pain as a number of my friends with theirs.

finally, and most importantly, if you have a look at the screens of the laptops, you’ll see they’re a little different. the really significant change is reflected there.

I’ve worked for the past couple of years at Critical Path, and today is my last day. I’ve enjoyed my customers and the people I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with. that said, it was time for a change, and man-oh-man, what an exciting change it is (for me, anyways).

the folks at Mozilla have given me an opportunity to help get more and more people using Firefox, the best browser on the planet. I’ll be starting on Monday, and I am incredibly stoked. more will follow as I get a little more acclimated, and I’m looking forward to being able to write a lot more about what exactly it is I do.

speaking of, when asked in the past about what it is that I do, I’ve always responded “I play with computers”. this is the first time in a very long time where I think that playing will allow me to do something meaningful. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and believe this week is the start of something special.

anyone wanna go celebrate? 😉

10 thoughts on “out with the old, in with the new

  1. I am so happy for you, my friend! I’m having a beer, no, let’s make that three beers, for you! 🙂

  2. thanks folks. fg, you didn’t miss anything – I just had a beer and watched a movie. whee!!! 🙂

  3. Pretty sweet good news, sir. And a celebration is in order.

    Seriously, though, I think you deserved some nice piece of news so congrats.

  4. dude, congrats on M^2 !!

    Glad to see Mozzie-land accepted you into the realm. Have much fun and merriment!

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