Today is my 2nd anniversary at Dealnews, where I've survived 2 Black Fridays without bringing the site down.
That last part was a bit more of a challenge this year, as I actually had relevant code that had to be published to the live
site on the busiest days of our year.
This time last year I was still learning. A year into a new job, in a language I thought I knew well as I'd been using it for over a decade, and I was
still fumbling about. Joe had told me after 3 months that it usually takes new hires at least 3-6 months to get comfortable with the way code works at Dealnews.
I still remember the day I finally didn't feel like an idiot - I'd been there for 14 months. That means for the last 10 months I haven't felt... well,
I can't say stupid because there have been plenty of instances of that. Maybe it's best to say that for 10 months I've felt like I've finally started to earn
at least a little of my keep.
2 years in and I still enjoy going to work and the work I do. The company is changing a little - but all companies do over time as they grow and evolve. So far
none of those changes have appeared negative to me. Oh, one's coming as we're scheduled to change offices to downtown Huntsville. To a building I know well as
it's the ole YMCA where Spiritus was. It's only negative to me because it doubles my commute and there's no good way back to avoid the traffic jam that is Madison.
The move keeps getting held up because the bank currently in the building has federal regulations as to where it can move, and anything with "federal" in it is going to
take more time. In the interim, I get to keep my current commute.
Now to see what happens at 3 DealYears!