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26
Jun

Back in the saddle again!

So much has changed in the last few years of my life.  After publishing my last post I decided to try the online dating route.  Not much luck with eHarmony, so I went on to Match.com.  That’s where I met Erica.  The last few months have been amazing.  I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier.  Compatibility doesn’t even begin to describe it.  I’m happy.  Truly happy, for the first time in a long time.  I missed this feeling.  She’s sitting next to me playing on her Kindle Fire as I type this post.

I’ve also finally switched away from my Blackberry.  That was almost 2 years ago.  I’ve never looked back.  100% Android convert.  Currently running Motorola ATRIX on CyanogenMod 7.3 – Awesome!  What other technology things have happened?  My Raspberry Pi has arrived, pictures and setup information to follow later.  I’m certainly excited to where this will go.  It’s currently running Fedora, although not that well.

For more information, check out Raspberry Pi here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/.


From Raspberry Pi, posted by Jacob D. Sylvia on 6/26/2012 (4 items)

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I’ve also started another job!  I left the plastics manufacturing company that I spent almost 5 years at.  I took a job with the Department of Defense (NAVY) doing information security.  As you can imagine, there won’t be much discussions about that here on the blog.  What I will say is that the stability and sense of purpose that I have in my new position is amazing.  I love what I do, and plan on definitely making this a career.  I work with some amazing people, and have opportunities to do some pretty great things.

I guess the last update on my life is that I was the Best Man in Andrew’s wedding back last June.  We all had a great time.

As for the future of this blog, I hope it continues and that I have the time to update more regularly.  Hopefully I can bring back “Angry Steph” and her voicemails.  Speaking of that!  She has also ended the dating game and will be married soon!  Anyway, hopefully I’ll be more active.  We’ll see!

Sleep well folks!

31
Oct

Déjà vu… Hello old friend…

икона за подаръкHere I sit…  365 days…  Sitting here, I look around my house…  I’m doing well.  My new career is taking off, and my old one still calls with questions now and again.  It’s nice to know that you’re still needed, even when sometimes it’s a bit of a pain.  I’m not one to talk about myself, which is why this blog has been inactive for almost two years.  Hey, I’ve said it before…  Maybe it’s time to write a little more.

I’ve recently taken to watching Hoarders…  Wow.  It’s mostly a fascination with that lifestyle.  I certainly have my fair share of technology and electronics.  And don’t get me wrong, I very rarely turn down a free gadget.  BUT, you can sit in my house.  You can walk from room to room.  My kitchen is spacious, and ALL of the flat surfaces can be seen.  I don’t understand how something gets that bad for people.  I guess that I’ve been lucky enough to not have an addictive personality.  Sure I will go on kicks of playing StarCraft 2 or have 2 cigars instead of one some weekends, but it’s just that – a kick.

Another interesting Halloween.  Not really.  For me, just another night of the week.  I don’t really see a reason to decorate the place, and buy all the candy.  I do enjoy the holiday, but I just haven’t felt a need to do any of it.  Maybe next year I’ll be able to come up with a costume.  I did have a plan of putting my hot tub to use.  I was going to setup a path to the back yard all decorated and be waiting out back there to pass out candy.  I just couldn’t make the time work by the time I thought of it.

I suppose that’s all for now.

08
Jul

look at this! two posts in one week!

So, I’m loving this blackberry client for WordPress! So far its really letting me use my other “down-time” to blog. I don’t tweet often, mostly because I don’t feel the need to update everyone on my life as it happens in real-time. So now, I can write a blog post throughout the day – say during marathon meetings.

I suppose I just need to get passed the personal “need” to post long blog entries. I know one doesn’t have to post long entries, but I feel that if there is a little substance to my entries, people are more likely to come and read. After all, I’m not a professional blogger, and I’m not writing to make money. My principle goal when I started this blog many moons ago, was to use it as a way of documenting the changes I made at work to our systems. A place to document little gotchas, so that others (or myself) could use them to implement systems of their own. I have an extremely low budget at work, and because of this, I am forced to look to the open source world to do my job effectively. The open source world has much to offer, and if you’re willing to give it some work, and patience, it can have a huge payoff in the end. More often than not though I find that I need to do the same process over and over, and because I am the only one doing it, I am often recalling the steps from memory.

Another purpose for this blog is to let you in on the moments of sunshine that my often off-the-wall friends shine into my life. We’ve all had some great times together, and it looks like they show no sign of slowing down. Over time I will post more personal experiences. Right now for example I’m waiting on another voicemail from angry-steph. We’ll see how that goes!

TTFN!

07
Jul

Testing posting from my Blackberry

So, I’m looking through the blogs I follow, and what do I see, but a page about a blackberry client for wordpress! This is the main reason why I haven’t been blogging so much. Right now, work is extremely busy, and I don’t have much time, or care, to play on the computer when I get home. I usually just want to unwind and relax.

But those of you who know me, know that I always have my blackberry on me. I’ve been searching for a blackberry client for WordPress since I’ve had a blackberry, and there are options. There aren’t many clients, and to be honest they all pretty much suck.

Tonight, while searching the blogs, I came across the piece of software that I’m using right now to write this post. It seems perfect. Its lightweight and responsive, yet supports just about anything I’d like to post. For anyone interested, the website to get the program is: WordPress App for the Blackberry

I’ll keep you… Posted…

16
May

Let the new life begin…

Sooooo many changes to talk about since my last post. I dont even know where to begin.

Lets start off with the job. For the last 2 years, (July 24th 2006), I’ve been working for a plastics manufacturing company. I’m responsible for all of their communication systems. I love it there, most of the time. This blog will certainly be a place to discuss the happenings of this place and the “users” that i run into on a daily basis.

I suppose this blog is going to be a mish-mash of everything from stories from work, to stories about life, to techy-ness.

I’ve decided that I’m also going to attempt to feature some regular segments.  The first of which I’d like to title, “Steph’s Angry Ramblings”.  There is a friend of mine who leaves me “angry” voicemails.  More on that subject later, when I make the first post on the subject.

For now, I’ll bid my adeu.  More to come.  Much.