So I start on the second phase of my Nuclear Prototype schooling today.
The first phase was similar to Nuclear Power School in that there were a lot
of lectures, even though it wasn’t the same classroom atmosphere, we still had
a schedule we had to follow for the most part.
But in this phase, where we begin to work on a crew and alternate shifts,
the required schedule is much reduced. We will have to make more progress
each day, and we will have to do so without a required schedule to follow.
The problem is that the shifts are horrible. :)
For instance, I’ll get to go in today for ‘only’ 8 hours, since it is the
last day of the shift I am rolling into. But normally I’ll be working 7 days
straight, 12 hours for the first 5 days, 8 hours for the last 2. Then follows
2 days off so we can readjust our sleep schedule for a completely different
shift. About every 35 days we get 4 days off in order to recuperate. I
already can’t wait for my next 4 days off.
Scott Wheeler and I engaged in a source code cleanup of the JuK 3 (for KDE
4) codebase today, standardizing the source code layout and some of the
standard style elements which had drifted apart thanks to contributions from
different people over the past couple of years. Scott is busy trying to make
it build and work. I hope to be able to devote some time to it as well but I
guess we’ll have to see. =D