Other Other Programming

Still waiting…. but this time with a measure of patience!

I’ve been waiting for over 3 weeks to hear back from IBM.  I eventually heard from them, when they apologized for taking so long.  All this is understandable as they interviewed a TON of people.  The good news is that they want to offer me a job!  They bad news, is that they can’t give me my offer yet because of corporate red-tape.  It has to finalized, stamped, copied in triplicate, etc, etc.  Either way, I’m very excited to see what they have to offer.

I also got an interesting call today from MSU.  I applied for a position as a web developer there almost a month ago, and got a call to interview today.  I was caught off guard, so I hope I didn’t sound not-interested.  I have an interview with them on 12/15.  I look forward to hearing about the position, hopefully answering some interesting questions, and seeing what they have to offer.  While I doubt they can match IBM’s pay scale, they have other incentives like tuition reimbursement and then like, which make a job there very enticing.

Also, along a different line, I created a URL shortener the other day.  It’s called  It works like any other URL shortener, except faster :)*

That’s all I have for now.  I’ll leave an update when I’ve made some job decisions.

*It’s probably not faster, but it’s at least as fast as most other shorteners.  I use Apache mod_rewrite to handle the url, and then a quick sql query to find out the original URL.