California Dreamin'

2010.04.14 in personal

A Summer Job

Good news! I've been offered (and have accepted) an internship position at Qualcomm in San Diego for the summer. It's an excellent offer, including relocation to and from California, housing for the summer (sharing a 2-bed 2-bath apartment with another intern), and various other things.

I'm not totally sure what I'm going to be working on (I'll talk more about that in the future, if I can), but it sounds like I'm going to be writing C for some manner of embedded platform for a mobile device, which sounds like fun! I'm really happiest in C anyway, so that works out well for me.

One thing that I was a bit worried about was Amy's graduation: she's finishing high school this summer, and I'm going to be just over 3,000 miles away. My parents decided that they'd fly me home for graduation, in any case, so that I wouldn't have to miss it!

A New Machine

Apple finally announced new MacBook Pros yesterday; I'll write more when it gets here, but thanks to Mom and Dad and Vivian and Margaret, there's one headed my way! I got the 15" with the Core i7, the 7200 RPM 500GB disk, and the 1680x1050 display (a much-needed upgrade from 1440x900, but not the resolution I wish it could be...). I'm planning on — at some point over the summer — swapping the rarely-used optical drive for an Intel SSD, depending on how Matt's experiments with said drive go over the next few weeks (I expect drooling to ensue). I just have to remember to take my external optical drive to California with me!

Anyway; it's got a name, but I'll share that later, when it gets here.