Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Up to Speed

Jesus, last week was a fuck of a time for me take off, eh?

With all due respect to the Christians reading: Jesus fucking christ.

All that, and those videos didn't impress the legions of spambots that pushed my numbers disturbingly high last month. I'm still breaking 40,000 lifetime hits this month, so that's pretty cool1.

Anyway, I'm trying to look forward to the future. Preordained blockbuster/social obligation Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3. So you're just a single is he/isn't he drunk Harrison Ford video away from watching the first buckling bulkhead of a successful movie franchise implosion.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright are producing their third collaboration (after little-known films such as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead); World's End. It comes out August 23rd. I'm excited.

Between those two2 is Pacific Rim, which I've talked up a little bit. It's coming out July 12 and I'm absolutely going to see it, unless I'm a broke hobo.

On the broke hobo topic; I might have a job as an entry-level software developer for an unnamed company. Strangely, a few Mondays ago this job agency said they had an opportunity for my untrained ass. I just had to take a few tests on C# and .NET shit. I didn't know any of that, but I used some online classes and burned through 24 hours before taking the test and doing pretty well with it.

The application process--both interviews, paperwork, and massive amounts of studying--has been constant ever since, but it's still ongoing which is a pretty good sign. I have an interview on Friday.

I'm very sorry to everyone who's trying to get with me on shit right now, but I'm trying to learn a new programming language and an internet software framework from scratch so I can get my foot into the door of an industry that I'm really excited to be a part of.

I'm nervous and I'm swinging way out of my league, but I'm excited and it's something I know I can do, and it's something I can only attempt because of all of my friends.

All of you guys.

Thank you.

P.S. There's no Linkstorm this week. Sorry.

1 I'm hitting 50,000 in about a year at this rate, so I'll enjoy the milestones while I can.
2 Yeah, I'm pretty sure nothing else is coming out between early March and late August. Nothing else!


Derek said...

That is awesome man, I know I couldn't have done that. I can barely past tests on information I know!

Good luck Friday! If I can do anything to help let me know.

VanVelding said...

Funny story: I didn't pass in the conventional sense (40%), but I apparently rocked it in the percentiles so it worked out.

Anyway, thanks for the help you've already given me and thanks for the offer.

Jordan Shipp said...

Good luck, Kris. I know you'll do well.

SkilTao said...

Congratulations on picking up a language for specific job- that's the smart, efficient way to do it.

Not yet seen Iron Man III or Star Trek II, but did finally see Wreck-It-Ralph. Was not expecting it to be another psychedelicolored racing movie. And! Relevant to your interests!

New Pacific Rim Trailer:

+ a charming spock vs spock TV spot:

VanVelding said...

I've heard really good things about Wreck-It Ralph. If it's like Speed Racer though, that's even more promising.
Yeah, the Nimoy/Quinto thing is pretty cool. Been meaning to queue it up for a Tuesday, but been kinda lazy.