We’ve finally finished the move into our new offices at work. Friday was an absolute madhouse. We cut off the servers at noon, packed them up in my truck and carted them over to the new space while the movers ripped down all the cubes and loaded the boxes. The new server room is a gem – real racks, overhead cable management, cross-connect patch bays, just great. We got all the servers up in just over 3 hours – about how long it took them to get the T-1 up (that should have taken about 15 minutes).
Went in today and helped move in some of the rest of the stuff and got my cube setup. It’s a nicer office, not much more room. The down side is that somehow no one bothered to think about the fact that we are a software development company and therefore need *lots* of space for whiteboards. I have two in my cubicle alone. Unfortunately they didn’t give us enough wall space to do that here, so I had to fashion a wall out of my big whiteboard attached to a bookshelf I had built. Strange, but works.
In other news, turns out I *won’t* be going to Vegas. Which hopefully Brady will be able to get all of the DB info from them so it all goes smoothly. Things aren’t good at work right now. I don’t have as much hope that I’ll be able to get XP working there – I just don’t think we can push a culture change to make it happen. We have some top-notch devs who believe in it, and that’s the angle I am going to approach it from. It’s really quite frustrating – not to mention being told that management doesn’t trust the dev team, nor thinks they can write good code, and that the only reason we will be able to get anything done is for them to sit at our cube over our shoulder watching what we’re doing.
I mean, really. I could see a bunch of monkey programmers they were paying whatever for. Or even a team that only had one rock-star developer. Neither of which is us. We have a team of incredibly smart, hard-working, committed developers. Possibly one of the best teams I’ve ever worked with (second only to Wachovia – of course we did pull over half of the team from there anyway). Wow! I just realized that ex-Wachovians make up a majority of the team with Keith leaving. Crazy.
Bah. Enough of work for this weekend. I’m working on a PostNuke module, so should head back to that. Maybe I’ll feel better after wafting through some nutty PHP code.