Ballad of Moving

This article was originally posted via Blogger on a domain name I no longer own. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

Down goes the developmental web server. Down goes the Internet connection. Items are sold to the highest bidder. The phone line gets disconnected next. At some point, electricity will be cut.

Sound like a sob story from insert-your-favorite.com here? Could be. But I was referring to my upcoming move. That’s right, 2 hours away from one godforsaken place in Wisconsin to some other godforsaken place in Wisconsin. At least it’s worth more money to me. But that’s small consolation, considering that I’m almost 2 hours away from Madison, which is the closest major city.

But at least now I will get more freedom. Since I’m moving up from “Network Technician” to “Network Administrator”, I should have a bit more say in what happens on the network. Of course, like any other position, I still have a boss to answer to.

The move happens in one week. Things in my life are changing even faster than that.

I Hate Moving

This article was originally posted via Blogger on a domain name I no longer own. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

I really hate moving. I can’t stand having to pack up all of my stuff and throw it into another place. It really sucks, especially considering I just finished rewiring my computer room the way I wanted it. Oh well, what do you do…?

I have accepted a Network Administrator position in Wausau working side by side with my good friend Ryan. The best thing about this arrangement is that Ryan has only been with the company for two or three months, and he’s there because I sent him a copy of the job posting. Damn glad I did, too, because a hefty raise for both of us is the down and dirty result.

So, job offer in hand, I head to my current supervisor with a leave note. Since I’m within days of getting hired on from my staffing company, I figured I would get some kind of counter-offer. Yeah, right. Instead, I basically get this response: “OK, when are you leaving?”

How would that make YOU feel?

Overheard

Person 1: I’m so bored I’m playing with my sugar.

Person 2: Just as long as you don’t playing with something else, especially not in front of me.

…lengthy pause…

Person 1: But I wouldn’t make you touch it.

Site Design Update

This article was originally posted via Blogger on a domain name I no longer own. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

Just a quick update to let you know what’s up. Currently, I have a completely redesigned HTML version of the site, which I can hopefully launch in the next week or two. There’s a bunch of work, so please bear with me. I am going to work on a Flash version as well, but I need to get a few more things figured out first.

Special thanks to Brando, who will be the first contributing author to the new site. Hopefully I can add some more people so that I’m not boring you all the time! Anybody interested in posting on a semi-regular basis, please drop me a line.

Search Angst

This article was originally posted via Blogger on a domain name I no longer own. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

It was too good to be true. I know that I had read in the past that Yahoo was going to be using the Google search engine, but I was hoping that the format would stay the same. If you take a look at Yahoo now and compare it to Google, you’ll see some remarkable similarities. Like the fact that the only difference is that the Yahoo search displays the results in a UL bullet listing.

Maybe I just don’t like change.