So, today is a day off. The institution decided to have a day off since tomorrow is All Saint's Day (wikipedia: In the Lutheran churches, such as the Church of Sweden, it assumes a role of general commemoration of the dead. In the Swedish calendar, the observance takes place on the Saturday between 31 October and 6 November.). I guess you all are wondering how things are going with my new job and so on.
It's going great. I like it there, and I'm getting to know most of them, and they're pretty nice to me. There has been a lot of meetings, but I don't really mind them, because I can use them to get to know the system there, which is one of the most important parts of my job. However, my job is to create a database server and develop a system for it, and administer it. They have been using close to ten thousand different Access databases and custom made software that produces errors and doesn't really work at all. So, they're eager that I develop new software for them, and put up new SQL Server DBMS they could start using. The old Access databases are supposed to stay as-is and parsed into SAS Datasets, and not migrate to the new server, which is more than nice for me (my job went from FUBAR to quite nice in an instant when I understood that). Well, the people are (very) nice, and I've come to discover that I'm seen as a important person over there, and everyone is very respectful of my knowledge and welcoming.
All in all, I like it there.