It has been a long time since I have posted anything. I went through a somewhat tumultuous period with the end of the semester and coming home and finding a job and I couldn’t bring myself to say something cheery and upbeat and the last time I posted feeling depressed had disastrous results. OK, not really disastrous but it was a mistake.
In any case, I have been home now for a while and do have a job. I am working as a software engineering intern for a company called Thermo Finnigan. Thermo Finnigan is a leading manufacturer of mass spectrometers and liquid and gas chromatography devices. They are a subsidiary of Thermo Electron. The question I am sure that is running through your mind is why is David working for a scientific equipment manufacturer? The answer is that the president of Thermo Finnigan is Dr. Ian Jardine, who also happens to be my very good friend Emily Jardine’s father. At dinner with Emily and her family, Dr. Jardine suggested I might work for his company and two weeks later I was.