Author: Paul

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Back to Cubicleville. Actually, this layout looks more like a honeycomb hideout. If the spaces were aligned, we’d have hexagons! The floor is pretty empty now, but within the next few months is expected to have a few more bodies, perhaps, for our team, as many as 25. The coolest thing though … we are on the 13th floor! I’ve enjoyed working from home for the last 2 years. Some people say that they wouldn’t like that, too lonely, other…

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See that guy there, reclining, watching the world go by? That’s about the speed of the Internet connection at the Hilton Penn Station in Newark, NJ – Yeah! I called them out by name! Most anywhere in the country, you can get high speed internet service from a hotel for FREE, gratis! Not so here. You have to be $12.95/24 hour period. Then, when you connect, it’s sloowwwwwwwwww, about 1.2 MB/s – Slower than AT&T DSL, creeping right along. I…

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“Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their ideas and hopes and hidden agendas entangled in the dream world, leaving this world clear and crisp and cold as a bottle of milk in the fridge. ” ? Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet The sound around…

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So, there I was, after work, minding my own business. Y’all know how I do! I was walking across the street and towards the boardwalk for a little quiet time, gazing at Lower Manhattan, waiting for the crowds to die down a little bit in the subway. From my left, I heard: Hey! Don’t forget to smile! I told her, no worries, it’s all good. I just finished the day and am headed for a bit of quiet time –…

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I am really amazed at what people will put up with on a daily basis. Today, I did what would not be a “normal” commute by the standards of people who live here. I rode the PATH train from Newark, NJ to Jersey City, about 20 minutes, give or take. A few people that I talked to during orientation as well as a couple of fellow employees told me that the couldn’t really afford to live so close. On average…

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Air Bellows Gap – The Blue Ridge Parkway It’s been a good few days in-between. I left Bank of America on August 26th and I head to New Jersey on Sunday, September 7th to start my new job. I’ll be in the NJ/NYC area for the first week as that’s where most of the people are. I’ll be doing what’s known in the business as KT, or Knowledge Transfer. This will not be the vista that I’ll be seeing. It…

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