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Archive for January, 2008


Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Hard to believe it’s already the year 2008. I wanted to write some news earlier but haven’t had the time to. :(

I started my internship in August as a software developer/tester with Cognethos and have been flat out with work ever since. At the end of January I will have completed my internship but having proved myself worth keeping I have been offered a position to continue working there. :)

I absolutely love working at Cognethos so I accepted the position. My time wasn’t wasted with trivial tasks. I work on real projects for customers and do my best to keep everyone happy. Right now I’m involved in a project worth millions of dollars. This has to be one of the most interesting projects that I have worked on. A system is being developed which involves a number of organisations and everyone is working on different tasks simultaneously and in the end things are supposed to come together and just work. I found it extremely interesting writing hundreds of lines of code that didn’t even compile because I did not have other parts, which I was waiting for someone else to complete. At the end it just worked. I can’t describe the satisfaction I got when I saw it working. hehe

I go back to university at the end of February, don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing :p

One thing is certain; UTS administration isn’t making it easy for me. I’m trying to swap some subjects but apparently it will take weeks before its processed because they have a large number of these requests to get through. This is all nice and good but doesn’t really help me if the registration closing date is just around the corner. :(

On the social side of things, I have started going out with Vanessa and spending as much time with her as I can. She also goes to UNI and works in IT, which makes things easier for us since we are on the same wave length :)

Being summer in Australia we spend a lot of time at different beaches in and outside of Sydney. It’s refreshing to escape the city, relax and just enjoy yourself :)

I could go on and on about my life and the last 6 months but I should stop here. hehe

I think it’s safe to say that this year will end even faster than last year. :( Now I have to juggle work, uni, soccer, gym and my social life in general.