July 2015 Archives
Already the first day over!
Pair programming was actually more tiring than I would have thought, if only because sometimes it’s tough to verbalize why you want to try something out. It’s definitely a pretty positive experience though, especially when you both contribute and finally get the thing working. The triumph is real.
Well, it’s happened. I have officially given my notice of leave from my first job, after 4 years. I’m still going to stay on for the next two weeks to help with the transition but it’s such a weird feeling now–kinda in limbo, being included yet excluded at the same time.
I’ve been fairly faithfully following the new Showtime series (well somewhat new, now into its second season) Penny Dreadful. And it has a really spectacular cast of actors–Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and even the relatively less known names have done very well–and great production value and set direction…but somehow it just seems to lack the magic stuff.
But a bit of background: the show is named Penny Dreadful after really cheap, mass-produced fictional serials of the 1800s, often written about extraordinary subject matter intended to elicit illicit (ha) thrills. Wiki summarizes them as such: