||[Dec. 1st, 2006|07:10 pm]
I finally met my new officemate at around 4:30 tonight. We only talked briefly, but he seemed like a nice, older Japanese man. Well, I mean he was definitely Japanese, and older than me. I guess what I mean is that he seemed nice. He was impressed by the office decorations, too. Admittedly, so am I. I've never been any good at decorating my house, but the office looks sweet.
In preparation for his arrival, I moved a bunch of crap out of the 2nd desk. one of the drawers was full of books- books that had made the cut a year ago when I rearranged the office the first time. These books have titles like "Understanding XML", "Using the Korn Shell", "Algorithms", and "Programming Pragmatics". I realized that I had no desire to continuing owning most of them, save 3. They just held no interest. So I put them on a chair along with a sign that said "free to good home" and put them out in the hall.
They were all taken, save for the one about the browser wars from an insider at Microsoft. And then someone took the chair and put the book on the ground. I felt bad for it, so I took it back.
The other books I kept were "Learning the VI Editor", "Design Patterns", and "Java Design Patterns".
This was a boring post.