I am now employed on a contract basis by a company called Somanetics. They make medical sensing equipment, and I’ll be refactoring their code and writing new GUI libraries so that their future devices can have better-looking, more responsive interfaces. It seems to be a really nice company.

Which is why it really sucks that I had to leave early on my second day because I felt like poo-poo. And it’s entirely possible I will be out tomorrow for the same poo-poo reason. Not an auspicious start to my career.

And hey, did someone tell me that Oracle VM VirtualBox was a FREE piece of software that would allow me to set up a virtual machine capable of running Linux or XP inside Windows 7 and I just not hear them? We use it at work with Ubuntu and it’s pretty damn amazing. And FREE. Hopefully Linux will like me better soon!