Mmmmm, snooooze ;)

My dear boyfriend does something that half the population does and the other half (to which I belong) absolutely detests: He sets his alarm and then presses snooze ten to fifteen times. He’s kinda like Jeff from Rules of Engagement:

Audrey: Can’t you just set the alarm for when you actually have to get up?
Jeff: I wouldn’t get the extra bonus sleep.
Audrey: No, you’d get the same amount.
Jeff: Yes, but I wouldn’t know it.

Women and technology ;)

I know, it’s not an original topic for a post, but today it’s a personal triumph I want to share with you! 😀

Sander and I have been living at this apartment for one and a half years now and ever since we moved in we’ve had a UPC package for our internet and television. For TV, you get the UPC box, which is a flat (in the new design anyway), black box with a remote control. Sander is the one who connected everything, partly because he owns the TV, boxes and amplifier and mainly because I have no interest in hardware. This means that after he spent a few days of toying with the cables, settings and whatnot, it was my turn to get acquainted with out very own Frankenstein consisting of five devices and three remote controls…

Second interview went well! :)

I just had my second interview, with two men who have both studied at TU/e themselves 🙂 Of course I got the expected question of why I want to quit my studies and like in any job interview, you have to be diplomatic about things. I explained what I missed in the Master’s program and what I was looking for. Something that was nice for me personally – they probably didn’t think much of it – is that one of them had a friend who had been in Japan as well and said “He told me it was a wonderful experience, but also a bit lonely”. I said that, yes, it was that way for me as well. (Even though I was in HdB, I really missed my boyfriend. Support via Skype isn’t the same as being hugged.)

Schrijfsels (Dutch)

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UML, unspecified messy language ;)

Well, I’ve handed in the UML exercise I had to do for my second interview tomorrow 🙂 I asked for a second opinion from someone and he said as far as he was concerned I could hand it in like that. Then I edited some more 😉 and handed it in. The advantage and disadvantage of UML is that it’s not entirely clear what it means.. So you always need some explanation with your diagrams, in the form of comments, names for relationships and a document. I did just that and added a design documents text file. I’m hoping that I can answer all questions they ask me, but in any case I’ve spent some extra time on this exercise and spent a lot of time making choices, so I should be able to explain what I did there. Anyway, tomorrow is the second interview for this company.


I’ve removed my online CV, I’m getting too many phone calls. That’s a good thing of course 😉 But it’s getting too much, I need to organize this before I can add new people.

Again, gained an experience

Today I had two interview with recruiters. The first meeting, at eleven this morning went, in my opinion wonderful 🙂 We were both well prepared and the recruiter showed a genuine interest in what I was looking for. He’s going to see if he can get me an interview as well, with a company near Eindhoven that developes front- and back-end web-based products (websites, CMS, etc.) for a certain group of companies in the market. Not much to say there, it was a nice interview and although it is a bit less technical, based on 26 years of experience I have with being me, I think the job he has in mind may suit me quite well. If he can arrange an interview, I can find out if that’s true.

The second meeting, just now, was … bleh.