january, 10, 2004 archives

small world

i’m still debating whether to sign up for “drawing 1” or “designing effective communications” through ucla extension (they both start on tuesday). doing a little googling of the instructors, it turns out that the latter is taught by my next door neighbor.

places i tried to work after college

found my old job-hunting notebook from 1995, with various printouts of job ads and little notes on when i sent resumes (via email and paper followups).

and of course, knowledge adventure, where i actually ended up. i only went on a few interviews (ka, pacific internet, and apparently reuters).

the next time i was looking for a job (1998?), i only interviewed with idealab-related companies (and ended up at one, homepage.com, along with some former coworkers from ka).

in finding my current job (2002!), i only interviewed with mysql ab. i hadn’t really started looking seriously for a job yet., although i had responded to a few job ads.

what surprises me is that for someone who has virtually no social network, i’ve landed all three of my jobs post-college through that network.

and to continue my trend of interviewing with fewer and fewer companies each time, i’ll have to start my own business next time i’m out of work. (not that i plan on having that happen anytime soon.)

another one for the resumé

Minnesota Scholar

soviet-era russian and czechoslovakian bills (and more)

a russian 3 ruble note these are from when i travelled to eastern europe in 1990. i also have a 5000 złotych note from poland that features chopin, and various others from all three countries. also, some deutsche mark (and pfennig) coins, some austrian schilling coins, 1 and 2 копейки coins (the 1 is tiny), a hungarian forint coin, a number of czechoslovakin coins, and a few different denominations of british pence.

a czechoslovakian 40 korún note

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