This is the archive for April 2009

Pulled a trigger yesterday

This was a tough week, trying to figure stuff out at work about what happens in June
when I need to move. It felt like there was no movement, I wasn't cc'd on anything, and was waiting, and waiting and waiting...
Finally we talked, and it was just a mess, I appreciate the effort they put in, but there were drops in communication, stuff wasn't researched, it was just frustrating.
It wasn't going to work out, so I told them I will continue until the end of May, but I just can't give any more energy to this.

Talked to my mom this morning, she was telling me that dad has asked to stop treatments, he can't manage the trips to the hospital anymore, let alone what the treatment takes out of him. There was just the sound in her voice that was heart breaking. I honestly couldn't bring myself to say anything.

April is here.....

I just can't believe how fast time is flying, seems a little unfair.
I'm finding it very hard to get to grips with the things I need to take care of, I need a project manager for my life. Went to a sneak preview exhibit, where one of my photos was being used, wasn't sure what it would be like... It was kind of cool, but just anti-climatic, my photo was on display on a digital screen for maybe 20 - 30 seconds and then gone... Oh well, still was my 5th photo thats been published so that's nice at least.

Speaking of being published, I was asked to write up something about local/spatial lucene for the upcoming Lucene In Action II book, being published by Manning in September. Couple of refactors, but came out really nice I think, looking forward to seeing that on the shelves. (No money involved, I get a free digital copy of the book though :-] ) Have also found over the past couple of months that there's been a huge amount of articles written about local / spatial lucene. Even with folks commenting directly about me in some articles, I'm a little shell shocked.

Work is.. well yeah, this coming week is going to be the week, at the end of it I have to make a call. A decision has been pushed right to the wire, I'm out of time and I'm tired of swimming up stream.