I wish RT had an IRC serverI realize that's somewhat redundant when we have this site/chat but as someone who still uses and prefers IRC I'm sad that's not a thing. Though if it did exist, it may not be successful anyways; can't imagine there's a large percentage of the community that uses/knows IRC :P
Interviews n StuffInterview at a tech company in Chicago today, really hope I get it, would love to work in Chicago. Wish me luck!
Side Note: Was watching RvB S5 and noticed a little over an hour and a half in that Sheila says "my sensors indicate you don't stand a chance." First time I've heard Yomary use a contraction in Sheila's dialogue; I remember in the behind the scenes DVD that Burnie (or was it Matt?) said how she would reject any contractions in the scripts she was given. Just a funny thing I noticed.
And as my love for RT has grown proportionally to the company and the community, so have my urges to just buy everything from the store. I just picked up the 10 year shirt, a bobble head, and a hoodie to add to my collection which now totals around 20 shirts, all the dvd's, and other bits and bobs.
At least my shopping problem benefits a company I love
I think I love my Mac?As a computer scientist I'm a little conflicted by my new-found love for it, though it's possible that's due in part to the "Linux is best, though Windows must be tolerated for different things" ecosystem of the CS department at school.
My MBP was my first computer, bought in highschool, and was replaced by a Windows/Linux laptop early in university due to my computer science major requiring (well not really requiring, but firmly suggesting) a Windows (and Linux capable) machine. This past year, my last year of school, I've found a renewed appreciation for it. Doing mostly web programming in ColdFusion and Java this year, I've found myself taking my Mac rather than said other lappy for remotely programming on my home dev server these days. Mountain Lion may have something to do with it. Though Linux has had multiple desktop spaces for a while I find I'm able to be a lot more productive on the MBP with the multitouch gestures and spotlight/other features. Thanks to homebrew I'm still taking advantage of the unix based Mac OS, having vim, tmux, and other comforts for working locally; but I'm still a little surprised in myself upon realizing the recent preference.
That said my preferences change with the days, so I'm not too surprised. I'm the kind of geek that believes we should enjoy all of our toys, rather than choose favorites - different tools for different occasions.