Passionate co-workers with the amount of dedication I have never seen before. I really enjoyed working with the fellows in graphics team. Many of them have spent more than ten or even twenty years on graphics programming. It is truly a team I’m honored to work with and I learnt a lot from them.
Really high quality code base with decent workflow (git and gerrit are the best tools and JIRA for bug tracking worked well for me).
Nice office layout with separated rooms.
Social activities such as climbing, skiing and movie nights, we also helped each other on moving and hang out together in house warming parties – time spent with friendly and helpful trolls is one of my best memories.
Free drinks and snacks (I enjoyed the apple juice, chocolate milk and cookies).
Ice creams for the whole summer, and donuts on the first Friday of every month.
Lønningspils – a Norwegian tradition: monthly beer drinking on paycheck weekends.
Table tennis – I guess I let a lot of people down as a Chinese yet played just so so in this sport.
The 8-core Mac Pro I used as the main development machine.
Things that didn’t work that well includes:
Pressure from Nokia to do some of the stuff I didn’t enjoy that much and ended up not shipping anything, I surely learnt a lot from it, but still felt that is a waste of time.
Canteen – It was quite good when I joined, but got much worse from the end of last year when the previous chef left. Terrible soup choices and warm food usually tasted awful.
Anyway, after these wonderful two years, I think it’s time to move on. I want to work on something else now. So I didn’t join most of my colleagues transferring to Digia, but I sincerely think that they have a very good chance of succeed and making “Qt Everywhere” more true than it is. It has been a great ride and if anyone is looking for a job and Digia is hiring, I can recommend it without any hesitation.
I will try to cover what’s next for me in the next post, stay tuned 😉
iOS 4.3 新增的一个重要的功能是对 home sharing 的支持，这样你可以在一台安装了 iTunes 的机器上共享任何视频和音频而不需要同步到对应的 iDevice 中。这给打造基于 Mac 的家庭媒体中心带来了很大的便利。先前介绍过用 XBMC 构建媒体库的方法，安装了 XBMC 的 Mac mini 是我目前主要使用的视频播放设备，自从 Mac OS X 开放了视频硬件解码支持 之后，用低配置的 Mac mini 播放高码率的 1080p 视频也完全不是问题了。而且对于 iPad 2 和 iPhone 4S 以后的设备，因为已经支持到 H.264 的 High Profile 4.1，所以正常情况下，网上所有能下载到的 MKV 封装的视频，都只需要重新封装一下就可以无损地播放了。这里介绍一下我的配置。
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之后的过程就很简单了，中介发来合同，签字，和银行签好贷款合同，最后这个月底正式过户，完成整个买房的全过程。在一开始同事跟我说买房注定是个非常痛苦的过程，其实觉得倒也还好，中间是会有选择与放弃的痛苦，尤其在喜欢的房子没买到的时候，所以我觉得最有用的一句话是“don’t get too emotionally attached to the one you didn’t get.”就算是喜欢的，放弃了也不应该再想，因为好的房子总是会出现的。