Archive for the 'work' Category

tame the beast!

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

Ok, so I’m an obsessive geek. I have this keyboard set at work. It’s great. I love the mouse, love the action on the keyboard, love the split-style keyboard… It’s great, except for…
The function keys!
The function keys have extra fanciness built into them. F1 is “help”, F2 is “undo”, F5 […]

casual Friday

Friday, April 9th, 2004

Friday is “casual” day. In this place, that means jeans are acceptable. The rest of the week, they are not. Even today, at least a polo shirt is required.
I’ve heard some of my co-workers wishing it were not so. They would rather be wearing jeans all the time. If […]


Monday, March 15th, 2004

I now have an office! I have a desk, a chair, an phone, a file cabinet, and various other officey things. I have a view out the window from the third floor of a large building downtown.
I share the office with two others, but it’s not a problem. They’re great […]


Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

It’s been a week and a bit now. I’m settling into the routine of being a working man again. Overall, my impressions are good. I think I’ll like being here. The people are good, the environment is positive, the work is interesting and challenging. The company values its people as […]


Friday, February 6th, 2004

It’s been exactly one month since I was fired, and I have rejoined the ranks of the employed. I’ll be working as a programmer at EDP. The main focus of the company is database systems for school districts. I’ll be in the financial division, on the part of the system that does […]


Friday, January 30th, 2004

Well, I alleged to the fact that I was without work a few weeks back. In fact, for three weeks now, I’ve been on the hunt. It’s not easy, and it’s certainly not fun.
The situation is this: I was working at Leisure Host for a year and a half. I took a […]

new equipment

Tuesday, October 7th, 2003

We got some new equipment at work. First, five new computers. I set them up, installing windows and various sundries. Now, I’m working on the computers that came out of those offices, prepping them for the next level down.
Note: I hate modems. I also hate Winfax. It doesn’t like non-hardware-controlled […]

clueless sales guy

Monday, August 25th, 2003

A power adaptor for one of our network switches went out the other night. I spent most of the next day trying to find a replacement. It seems that nobody makes or sells a 5VDC, 5A power adaptor. We ended up making an emergency trip to the store and buying a new […]

this week at work

Friday, August 15th, 2003

It’s been a slow week at work. No major emergencies happened. Nothing blew up, or broke down, or puffed out smoke. Several people have been away, lending a quiet atmosphere to the place. There have been the usual general computer issues:

Windows 98 BSOD
“what was my password again?
“please put x-program on my […]

I’m baaaaack!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

I’m back at Leisure Host. They made me a good offer, including a pay raise and a “promotion”. The promotion is pretty much a gimme, because I’m the only one in the IT department anyway. It will look good on a resume, though. I get to choose whatever job title I […]