Second day half day is again went with classes; but they are must needed for any Technical Yahoo! employee to get started. The first class, IT orientation for new hire is on how to setup and get connected to Yahoo! using laptop, vpn and wireless and accessing all intranet portals. The second class, How to be a Yahoo! Engineer is all about differet tools and packages that internal Yahoo! uses along with setting up accessing to corp UNIX boxes, exploring dev portal, internal mailing lists etc. Second class is a recommended class for all new hires, especially if you are part of technical team; but first one is must needed for all new hires.
I could not get my laptop nor desktop yet. Hopefully I might get one tomorrow. After that I need to play a bit to setup all my stuff. It is really bad that I could not yet able to read my yahoo-inc e-mails as Yahoo! does not support web based e-mail. Once I have my laptop; then I might be able to read all the stuff.
Ryan Troll gave his Windows box today till I get one, so get to login to backyard and browse though all the docs. I also subscribed to 10-12 internal mailing lists. Once I have the laptop, I need to have visual studio installed; so that I can build MySQL 5.0.X and play a bit to get started. I also got my RSA secure ID today that I needed for VPN connection.