Thursday, November 07, 2002

A Grand Adventure: a New Beginning

It was my intent to continue making updates on a regular basis after getting my job. However, it seems that I again value my time and am fairly selective about what I do outside of work. Granted, I have been spending most of my time playing GTA: Vice City, but I still only have a limited amount of time to spend when compared to having all day prior.

My apartment, although small, is large enough. It is neat to have my computer, bed, and television all in the same room. And, thankfully, the room is a large enough size that it does not feel cramped. Now that I have a cable modem, it is almost like being in my study back home.

The job is great. I enjoy it enough that it does not even really feel like work being there. My assignment is somewhat different from what I was doing before. Whereas at Nexiq I was working on the backend C++ code that interfaced with the controllers, here I am developing in Visual Basic 6.0 to create the front end GUI that interfaces with the C++ code. I think I may enjoy VB more than C++. We shall see how I feel in a couple of months.

The drive to work from my apartment only takes about 15 minutes; it is the closest I have been to work since my Cabletron days. The drive from Ypsilanti to Kalamazoo and back, however, is quite an ordeal. It is a little over a hundred miles and it takes about an hour and a half to travel it. Thankfully, it is a simple route; I get on 94 and take that for about 100 miles and then I am there. The only bad part so far is that the traffic can be cumbersome, regardless of the time. Hopefully, it will not continue to be so, but we shall see.

It will be nice to go home this weekend. It will be nice to see K and the kitties. :) Yay!

And, on a completely unrelated note, I really enjoy this Survivor show. So much so it makes me regret having avoided it the first three seasons. Don't be like me. Instead, start watching a great show from the beginning; check out "John Doe" Friday nights on Fox.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


My name is Felix Gourdeau, from Montreal, I found your blog while I was searching for informations about the NEXIQ API. I am developing a C++ application to talk with truck's ECM using a NEXIQ usb-link.

I would like to know if there is a place somewhere where I can find informations about the API and how to talk with the NEXIQ usb link. I only need to read 2 or 3 parameters in the ECM.

Thank you for your help!


PS: It was the only way to contact you to post a comment on your blog!