Back from London (again)

So, when I started the new job last November, my boss told me that the new position was not a traveling position.  Well, after three trips this year (including one to Columbus, OH), and the one I just got back from, I think he was wrong. *grin*.

So, this time, I was in London for most of the two weeks, but I did get a side trip to Bournemouth to meet with the team there.  I was over there to get brought up to speed on a new project I am starting.  This one will be more project management  vs development.

Oh and of course, I took some time to take pictures.  Some are here:

Exit, Stage Left

So, the current gig is not what I expected when I interviewed. While the people working there are dedicated, intelligent, and hard-working, the fit is not right for me. I’m going to rhetorically vote with my feet and go elsewhere — in the words of the immortal and beloved Snagglepuss, “Exit, stage left.”

Starting November 21, I will be transitioning into a new roll. The new gig is a home-coming of sorts, as I will be re-joining GTI at JPMC here in Houston, but in a different role then I was before. The new position is in more engineering/architecture than the old one, and it promises to be a lot of fun.

No travel, alas, so no chances for pictures from far-flung parts of the globe for now.

First Day

Old street sign post

The first day at the new gig went like any first day normally does. Paper-work and meeting lots of new folks. The office is in a part of town where I used to live, so I know it fairly well. This is a repeating theme, since the HP office was near my high school.

Since I got into the office early, I was able to swing one of my favorite coffee houses. While the customer base has changed a bit from 20 years ago (more suits and no nose-rings) and the menu has a bit more on it (beer, anyone?), the coffee drinks were the same, and they tasted as good as I remember.

The picture is of the old street sign post on the corner of the property.

Moving

HP logo

Well, after 4 years (almost to the day), it is time for me to say good-bye to HP. The team I worked on is a great team who really know their stuff. However, I am a geek, and I want to be doing things with tech, and not talking about tech, and for the most part, talking is all I have been doing. I have learned a lot and was given a chance to do some traveling which I do not think I would have been able to do.

So, where am I going? Well, until after I start and get on-boarded, I am not sure how much I can say. It is a financial company based in Houston, so I will not be moving the crew, just changing the direction I commute back to into the sun again.

Stay tuned here for more updates, and I will probably be using this as a place to document some of the new things I learn on the way.

Peace.

Vegas, again

Once more, off the Las Vegas for to work a trade show. This year, I was helping present training, so I was tucked away in a basement most of the trip, and did not get out to do much in the way of sight-seeing aside from walking around the hotel.

But, I did find time to snap a few pictures.