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One Year

Started: 2004-04-01 16:56:43

Submitted: 2004-04-01 17:06:29

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One year ago today (on April Fool's Day, no less), I showed up for a few hours at iTi to watch a web transport printer being put together. After working for four hours that day, we ran out of key parts which didn't come in for another week. I wasn't actually paid for my services until the end of the month.

It's a little odd to be celebrating this anniversary of sorts. Had I known then how long it would take for me to get a Real Job, I'm not sure what I would have done; I probably would have stuck with iTi but stepped up my external job search. (Not that I had many options, but that's besides the point.)

As of today, I've been involved with iTi for twelve months, a paid (non-)employee for eleven months, a software developer for eight months, and a Real Employee for three months. More confusion as to exactly how much experience I can count.

A standard question in the Commune, "Study well?", has absolutely
nothing to do with how well one learned the designated material,
but rather to the individual's interactions with the one with whom
he is studying.
- Jaeger, journal entry 28 October 1999