Feb 13

Is it time?
I believe so.
What if you’re wrong?
I don’t know.
Aren’t you scared?
Very much so.
Then why bother?
Because it’s time.

Jan 28

Came across this and really liked it. Evidently I’m not the only one, Avenged Sevenfold included it in their song “Bat Country.”

“There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” – Raoul Duke from Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

I might just have to read that novel sometime.

Jan 27

“She’s a problem for me like a porch light is a problem for a moth”

Got that from the comic QC. I like it. Fits.

Jan 17

It’s been nearly a year and a half since I’ve published anything on here. The site has even been down for almost two months. Seems that when I backed it up and moved it to a new server the database backup got corrupted a bit and made it a pain to get everything back up and running. So what’s changed since my last posts? Not much:

  • I’ve been hired by (and just past my one year anniversary with) another hosting company here in town. I’m now managing a fantastic group of Linux sysadmins.
  • My oldest daughter has ran away, gone to live with her mom, run away, gone back to her mom’s, rinse, lather, repeat.
  • Said oldest daughter turned 18… which makes me feel really old.

So, basically, not too much has happened.

While trying to fix all the issues with the database for this site I ended up re-reading most posts from 2012 and I have to say that I was really tempted to delete some of them. Some of the posts dealing with my ex and the marriage are embarrassing. But I’ve decided to leave them up. Embarrassing or not, they are real. They conveyed my emotions and state of mind at that time and I think leaving them there will help remind me of mistakes that I don’t want to make again. Even if the mistake was just me attempting to write a poem.

 

Aug 29

I recently had a job interview with company that, among other things, makes blogging software. There was a bit of confusion, because rather than using standard job titles they went all creative and made up new ones. In the end it was determined that I had applied for the wrong position. But, during the interview I was asked a question that made me stop and think. The interviewer asked me if I was more passionate about coding or sys admin work. I told him coding, because between those two it’s the truth. But something dawned on me as I thought about that question. I’m not really passionate about either. (gasp!)

To me, asking if I’m more passionate about coding or sys admin is like asking a carpenter if he’s more passionate about his hammer or his saw. They’re just tools. My passion is helping others. Sometimes I help by writing code that makes their job easier. Sometimes I help by tweaking their server to perform better. Sometimes I help by just listening and providing a new point of view.

It’s all about the people.

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