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cmilton (944)


I am Chris Milton, a Perl, XML, Oracle, Java application developer.

Journal of cmilton (944)

Thursday December 01, 2005
06:42 PM

new job

I now work as a contractor at MCI in Colorado Springs, Colorado. :-)
Sunday October 16, 2005
02:26 PM

leaving Omaha

I left Battle Creek for a new contract in Nebraska. I arrived in Omaha in August and am leaving it in October. Now I've got some VoiceXML and other new tricks under my belt. I explored Eclipse a lot more than before. I learned a little about using the Legadero Tempo Governance Suite. Now I'm unemployed again after more than three of gainful employment. Back to my parents' house in Colorado Springs.
Saturday October 09, 2004
04:15 PM

Cereal City

So, I've been back here in Battle Creek, Michigan, for over two years and the place is driving me nuts. Or maybe it's just me. Growing up we moved every two years, so that doesn't help. I've lived here before and it drove me nuts then, but I also didn't have a car back then...
Saturday March 20, 2004
02:21 PM

Collecting Slide Rules

This last year I started collecting slide rules. I am 38 years old. I only used them briefly in junior high because of a math teacher who felt that much was being lost to the reliance on using calculators and PCs to do math. I guess I have caught some srt of meme-virus.

Slide Rule Universe is one of the websites out there for addicts like myself. Slide Rule Emporium specializes in Pickett slide rules. The Pickett N600-ES was carried on Apollo 13... And the Sama & Etani 600 is still used by some at NASA...
Tuesday March 09, 2004
06:51 PM

Raise, or lack thereof

My billrate went up last June by US$10, so in
January I got a US$1.50 raise to reflect that

Saturday December 13, 2003
02:14 PM

Another Day, Another Dollar

I had a promotion as of June first. Still waiting for the raise to go into effect.
Thursday August 07, 2003
03:03 PM

Oh, yeah, I got a job!

I've been working in Battle Creek, Michigan,
since August 19th of 2002.

I love the smell of burning Frootloops in the

I work in the former Kellogg's Battle Creek
Sanitarium, home of the yoghurt enema (five
times daily).

No, it's not an asylum anymore. No more enemas. :-)

Monday April 22, 2002
05:42 PM

Annoying as all get-out

I haven't had any luck finding a job. I am not enjoying dealing with HR professionals and tech recruiters.

I'm not the only one feeling a bit bruised and insulted.

Thursday February 21, 2002
06:21 AM

Faith-based Logic

I'm waiting for someone to start espousing
a faith-based logic system, wherein 1==1,
0==0, 1==0, and 0==1, as needed, to show
the truth of any possible statement
within any particular belief system.

(Similarly, 1!=1 and 0!=0, ad nauseum.)

Tuesday January 29, 2002
11:36 PM

Unemployment sucks

After nearly 3 weeks of frenzied contacts with
recruiters, a phone interview, and a repeatedly
rescheduled phone interview, all my job prospects
in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and upstate New York
have vanished down the drain. I am guessing that
the process will begin again next week.

I really feel stupid for leaving my Kansas City job
in June 2001 to move back to Colorado. I should have
known the layoffs would start happening in Colorado
right as I arrived, and that my interviews would
end up being cancelled. I should probably never have
taken the KC job in the first place.