A Drive Through the Country

As I alluded to in February, I’m going to try and shy away from the gaming scene while I experiment with other fields. That doesn’t mean “leave completely,” but my activity will be hampered. That is partially the reason SourceMod moved to a “rolling release” concept so we can push out incremental feature updates easier.

As part of this endeavor, I’ve accepted an internship at Mozilla. I don’t know what I’ll be working on yet, but my primary interest is in language development, so hopefully it will be EMCA4/JavaScript 2/Tamarin. It requires relocation to Mountain View, California.

I’m really looking forward to this, but the next two weeks I am not. I managed to schedule myself into a rather nasty hole. In specific, finals last until April 29th. My apartment lease ends on April 30th. I said I’d be in California by May 5th. That means I need to finish school, move all of my belongings to storage, and move — in a time span of a week.

What makes this feat particularly amusing is that, against better judgment, I have decided to drive to my destination. This is not a short road trip. Clocking in at 3,100 miles, I can expect to spend at least a few days on the road. I’ve gotten a friend to tag along to make sure I don’t accidentally drive in a direction other than “West.”

While I’m resigned to the fact that I will probably miss my deadline by a few days, it’s both a long journey and a stressful two weeks ahead. As of May 1st, I will probably not be on IRC for a week or so. You probably won’t see any commits from me for at least two weeks though I will try to read the forums and bug reports as I have time. Blog articles will resume on May 5th (I have a rather scathing, two-part overview of the JVM spooled up).

And so…
Mozilla or Bust

Sayonara, bickering with Valve!

8 thoughts on “A Drive Through the Country

  1. Roach

    Nope, still not Bailopan…

    Needs moar Flock of Seagulls haircut.

    I will make a suggestion though…when driving through the plains states, get loud music, and do it preferably during the day. You WILL get bored. Flat land is flat.

  2. Roach

    On a side note, I’m going to laugh if your “Internship” ends up being something along the lines of, “We’re going to be working with Valve software in developing Firefox 4. You are going to be a key member of that team.”

    I would shit bricks.

  3. theY4Kman

    I love you, MOZOPAN.

    And if I can add on to Roach, you’re much better off with fireworks. Nope, that is not just a random comment. There are cows. Cows run from fireworks. It’s funny.


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