Greetings from Sunny Boulder Colorado

Well, after quitting my job I packed up my car and my wife and I drove out to Colorado (she flew back last Sunday). It’s truly a wonderful place.

I rented out a room with a pretty cool couple, with high-speed internet and everything, and am all set up in my one room mansion, ready to take on the job search here.

For personal gear, I brought interview clothes, snowboard stuff, and my bike.

For computing gear. I brought out my mini mac, a screen, a scanner, and I bought a laser printer when I got here (essentials of job search, I suppose). I bought a $10 (after rebate) 802.11g router for my roommates, so that I could use the mini mac’s built-in wireless access to get onto their high-speed internet. I have no TV, no telephone and no mobile signal on my Cingular phone with a 303 area code.

  • For TV watching I only use torrents on the computer (cool). So far I have so many AVI files of crappy shows I’m running out of space, with no time to watch them. The computer speaker is my output audio of choice, even though I have a large selection of earphones with me.
  • For telephone service I bought a SkypeIn number so that people can call me, and a SkypeOut number so that I can call analog telephones. Total expenditure, 20 euros. The quality is GREAT. I use my BlueTooth headset as the microphone until I buy another one, and the output audio seems to work remarkeably well on either the headset or the computer speaker.

The job search is going remarkeably well, considering I only really started on Tuesday, and I’m hopeful that the companies I’ve already talked to can offer me a job. In any event, I’m slowly but surely getting into shape, with little else to do to fill my days.

I’ve started using LinkedIn for business contacts, so if you see a LinkedIn invite from me, please accept (you can read all about what LinkedIn is on their website).

Out for now…

By Dave

He was born in Canada, but currently lives in Boulder, CO up in Boulder Heights.