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Changes

August 31, 2010

Well, it’s been a busy few months. I’ve gotten a new job, as a iPhone developer at Loopt here in Mountain View. Which is quite a change from being a compiler developer at Synopsys! I’ll write some thoughts on that, hopefully tying in with the whole recent discussion on ageism in Silicon Valley.

I also had a very successful reading of my full-length play, Enlightenment, at Foothill College, in June. My writing has taken somewhat of a back seat to finding a new job for the better part of a year, so I’m hoping that I can get back to it.  But I am sending material out: I submitted entries to contests at the Marin Theatre and Playground SF.

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Reading on Friday

January 29, 2010

I’m having a reading tomorrow in Los Gatos.  A nice change from all the tech I’ve been hip-deep in the last couple of months or so.

Victim of the California Budget

January 1, 2010

With a name like “Theatrical Programmer”, I guess I should post something theatre-related from time to time. Unfortunately, my first theatre post is going to have to be bad news: I found out a couple of days ago that the playwriting class I’ve been taking at Foothill College since 2004 (and with which I was affiliated as an actor from 2002) is not going to be available in Winter quarter, due to budget cutbacks. This isn’t entirely surprising: over the last couple of years, Foothill has been continuously decreasing the amount of slack they give the instructor with regard to the number of students required to sign up for the class in order for it to take place. They’ve also been closing off the number of avenues available for people to sign up for it.

Nevertheless, I’m very disappointed that the class isn’t going to happen. It’s a great way to motivate me to write, and I don’t want to lose that.  It’s also a great way to stay in touch with fellow theatre people, and a nice break from the technology world.