Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

I'm starting to get a bit bored at Google.

There's awesome stuff to be worked on here. Massively redundant servers. Huge amounts of data to process. It's all very, very cool. And I've been doing it for a year and I'm getting very, very used to it. Want a new server? What, it has to search over and massage *that*? Yeah, no problem. Have it done in a week. Week and a half if you want to wait for the unit test to be polished. Bug in this complex system? You think it might be a fundamental library issue? Eh, that'll take a week, I'll let you know when I've found it.

That's one of the things I'm looking at now. A bug that cropped up maybe once every four months - nothing showstopping in any way, just a bit irritating and nobody really wanted to deal with it. So now I'm fixing it. I already found the problem and patched it up, now I'm just being super-careful that I didn't break anything.

I haven't done anything really algorithmic for a bit, and big systems . . . well, I'm not expert on them. But I'm expert enough for my purposes, and it's all starting to become rather the same. I'm putting more energy into working through code reviews than I am into the code itself, and that's simply not good.

I think I either need a new project, or need to start putting far more work towards that game studio. Perhaps both.

Bored at Google. Yeah, welcome to Zorba's life.
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