Palo Alto 94301

So here I am, one week into the second part of this years Californian adventure. I just wanted to post a quick blog entry to thank everybody for their good wishes over the last week, and to say that I’m enjoying being back. A number of my worries about returning have been unfounded (no great surprise), and it’s great being able to get my grubby hands back on a number of key Ning projects.

And thank the Lord that all that remote working malarkey is a thing of the past!

Last Friday I moved into my new place, which is small but perfectly formed, and as of tonight, I now have internet. I can’t help thinking that going to bed at 12am, and getting up at 8pm (which I have been able to stick to for the last week) will now become a whole lot harder to maintain - but I’m going to try. I love being up early in the morning, and being able to casually stroll into work, whilst eating my early morning banana!

In the next couple of days, I plan to upload photos of my new apartment, and also some of the photos I took of the Ning servers when we all got an opportunity to check them out last week. It’s a geek’s paradise my friends!


7 responses so far. Go on, add yours!

 Gravatar#1 On October 11, 2006 10:23 AM, Kris said...

Looking forward to seeing the pics of your new place mate

 Gravatar#2 On October 11, 2006 6:25 PM, Lewis Burden said...

Hello there!

Glad things are getting back to normal for you buddy! Like Kris, I to cant wait to the see the photos, and the server pics also.

Early morning banana ey? I can just picture you walking into the office seductively eating at that there nana!!

 Gravatar#3 On October 12, 2006 2:09 AM, Phill Devey said...

Hi Paul,

Welcome back! I was very surprised not to see a post on the whole visa interview process. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Anyway, give me a call perhaps we can meet up this time.

 Gravatar#4 On October 12, 2006 6:38 AM, Paul said...

Hey Phill!

There were a few reasons about not writting about my visa interview process, mainly as there is not much that I felt I was able to say online except perhaps to say it's probably the longest wait in line I've ever had to endure!

How about I phone you this weekend, and I can tell you about the rest of it, and also see if we can arrange a meet-up this time round too!

 Gravatar#5 On October 12, 2006 7:34 PM, Phill said...

I guess I was referring to the blandness of the whole situation. It's just so damn depressing. I was lucky enough to skip the line because I had a pre-arranged interview, but your just treated like a criminal the whole time. There's no freedom in any of the process, Sit Here!, Wait Over Their, DEVEY!. Where was the human element to it? I guess that is my whole complaint. Did you have to have the medial examination as well? Anyway, I'll halt my complaining for a while, in fact I feel a little better now. Perhaps I should use this board as a release for my daily disgruntles, perhaps not!


P.S. Don't forget to start spelling things wrong again!

 Gravatar#6 On October 17, 2006 4:32 PM, Ben said...


Told you that you were worrying about nothing - again im proven right! When will you accept the power of my wisdom....

 Gravatar#7 On October 18, 2006 2:11 AM, Phill said...


This may be too soon for you but I'm throwing a huge bash for Halloween, perfect opportunity to have a few beers together and catch up. It's on 10/28/06 (mm/dd/yy format, I'm not sure if it will ever come naturally to me). Anyway's I doubt you'll be able to make it but let me know either way.


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