Sunday, May 31, 2009

dog paddle

I talked with a friend who works for and IT company today about what things I could do to better build my resume. it was rather enlightening, things I knew where I was going to need to become more fluent in Microsoft technology exhcange server, and so on. He also said the little knowledge I had of ssh, rysnc and iptables will actually help me in the long run. So I am on track to reinventing myself, ye hah! This I would say it is a matter of sink or swim, and I am going to give it one hell of a dog paddle.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


worry, worry, my boss worries himself to death about paradigms that will never change. Than he gets very upset about it. I know I will get angry about something, but; yet I put myself right back in the same type of situation. I guess to change we have to first recognize the foundation of our problem and why we keep doing the same damn thing over and over again. A quote attributed to Einstein says "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is a definition of insanity." I guess we are all bit crazy especially when it comes to change. I think in my bosses case it has something to do with personal validation, he feels like no one is listening to him. I do not think they are and usually because he irate when he is telling his great ideas( I can relate, guilty of the same offense sometimes). I wonder if his delivery was calmer if it would make any difference? I do not think so in his case, in mine it almost always does. I was not raised to say " this is very frustrating for me when you do..." This I have had to change in my marriage, my wifes family clams up, if I get irate. They will automatically defend whom ever or what ever I go off about. If I stop and calmly say how it makes me feel they respond very openly. It is difficult for me I feel weak and goofy when I state my feelings that way, but; it works. I think there is a time and a place to raise your voice, it is just a matter of judging when that is appropriate. I know my boss struggles with this as well, hopefully he figures it out, and does not make problems for himself. Because our couch is not that comfortable.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

I have not posted in a week, thought I should. I woke up today to find Yehuda Moon had two updates! Yeah it will return on June 17, it is hands down my favorite online comic.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Theist Alarm clock

I have recently reconnected with an old friend who is a devout Christian. I realized today that as I communicate with Christian friends, that in the back of my mind a clock is ticking. When will they drop the "J" word. I could of course stave of this inevitable question and then them bugging me about being saved, if I would say I am a believer. That of course would be a lie, it seems though my saying that is all I need, no card no medallion needed, no proof that I mean it. Of course I have chosen not to bet with Pascal, and do what brings me peace of mind. That is all that matters to me, if I can live with myself and sleep at night then I am doing well.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Procrastination oh the art of it. That is what I am doing right know I am should be reading about earth processes and nuclear energy. Instead I update my wifes music player rip a new cd. And now I am writing on this blog, I wonder what it is that motivates us to try to ignore the inevitable. I did this same thing growing up when I had a chore list from my Mom. It would drive her batty. She alaways said the time it takes you to avoid the chore you could be done and gone(usally to ride bikes or skateboard), so on that note I guess I will start reading for Geology.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My two dogs are crazy! The Boston Terrier is thirteen years old and mostly blind, but; full of spirit(which tends make for a lot of crashing in to things). The younger dog is a mutt whom thinks she has a pedigree, she is queen of the coach. She also loves chasing squirrels. Anything fuzzy is a squirrel to her, cats, raccoons, last fall a skunk(oh that was no fun for her or us) and even small dogs. She is also a little A.D.D. playing ball is impossible you will spend more time fetching than she will. They are good dogs, they frustrate me some days,but; they have kept me sane when know human had a good word to say. I have been very lucky to have both of them they make me smile with their goofiness.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I received my Linux+ certification book in the mail today. Looking forward to getting started, I am interested to see how much I already know and the vast amount I do not know yet. It will be a cool journey!

our iris's finally bloomed!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hanging lights and installing AV

Went over to my in laws house yesterday we, installed three lights, and did some random fix it stuff for them for Mothers day. Installed a new anti virus, updated the bios and other updates needed, I have become the default system admin for the family. We had a nice day plenty of food as usual, our niece and nephew were entertaining a usual. Today we got up and did the weekly yard work, it has been a pretty good weekend overall.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

crappy truck

Today working with my boss we were cutting a customers yard and the neighbor came out and told my boss he that "he better not park his crappy equipment in front of his house again" The gentlemen did not use the word crappy and threw a few extra words in to boot. I do not understand this attitude that you can be a jerk to whom ever you please. I can understand him not wanting us in front of his house. If the neighbor would have said " I do not want you parking in front of my house" that would have been fine, he does not have to say please or thank you. To go out of you way to be an ass does not make sense to me. Oh well next week we park in front of the customers house I would guess.