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Archive for October 12th, 2005

6:30 AM

If I’ve learned anything over the past 5 or so years, it’s that being a software developer for a Seattle startup (oops—sorry Jason—“emerging Internet services company”) comes with certain perks. One of my favorites is the hours. I may be constantly working, but I can show up to work pretty much at any time. And I usually do; my arrival times vary widely from 8:30 AM to 11 AM.

Except on days we have a company all-hands offsite (this time at the lovely Edgewater Hotel). Then Jason wants everyone there on time by 8 AM (we’ve received friendly but firm reminders that he’s not kidding). And since I’m biking in (I’ve been told we’ll have an actual hotel room available to us, so I can shower upon arrival), I need to be up by 6:30, out of the house by 7, there by 7:30, and showered, caffeinated, and in my seat by 8. Ugh.

It’s still very dark outside. I hope there’s juice in my bike light…

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