|A pretty good Friday...
||[Jul. 17th, 2004|02:33 pm]
|||||Weird Al Yankovic - Amish Paradise||]|
Yesterday was the first game in the Amazon dodgeball tournament. Our team came together pretty well after our practice on Thursday, and we (the Intern team, which I named the "Artful Dodgers") came out strong against the Transportation team, and won. Close at times, but we pulled it out.
After lunch with my teammates and some work, I had my mid-term performance review with my manager. That went incredibly well. They told me that given my performance so far (with the implication that I'm not going to slack off for the next five weeks), they'd have no problem hiring me next year. Jon was particularly impressed with my documentation - he said I was definitely setting the bar on that, and that he'd never seen such a thorough writeup of a project. He also told me that I sometimes had trouble scoping how long a project would take due to not accounting for time to get it connected to the system and things like that, and that I wasn't making full use of the tools available - but that that's not a particular problem right now, considering my lack of expertise in the Amazon system, and working with large systems in general.
Between that and the way that everyone keeps telling me how important and useful the stuff I'm working on is, I'm pretty happy with the way my job is going.
So I came home, talked to Shelly for a while, and worked on the next filler comic for Scatterplot, which is now up. Seeing as how Stefan's in Canadia at the moment (judging by his away message), I'm going to take it upon myself to write Monday's comic... and probably any other comics that need to be scripted before he returns. (Adam's away message says he's in Canadia for a week, so I'm not sure if that's related...)
Only bad part of yesterday was me losing my nifty Google Nalgene bottle sometime after dodgeball. I'm still confident it'll turn up, though...