cmilton's Journal cmilton's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:34:32+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 cmilton's Journal new job I now work as a contractor at MCI in Colorado Springs, Colorado.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-) cmilton 2005-12-01T23:42:37+00:00 journal 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 <b>VoiceXML</b> and other new tricks under my belt. I explored <b>Eclipse</b> a lot more than before. I learned a little about using the <b>Legadero Tempo Governance Suite</b>. Now I'm unemployed again after more than three of gainful employment. Back to my parents' house in Colorado Springs. cmilton 2005-10-16T19:26:28+00:00 journal 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... cmilton 2004-10-09T21:15:15+00:00 journal 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. <br> <br> <a href="">Slide Rule Universe</a> is one of the websites out there for addicts like myself. <a href="">Slide Rule Emporium</a> specializes in Pickett slide rules. The Pickett N600-ES was carried on Apollo 13... And the Sama &amp; Etani 600 is still used by some at NASA... cmilton 2004-03-20T19:21:38+00:00 journal Raise, or lack thereof <p>My billrate went up last June by US$10, so in<br>January I got a US$1.50 raise to reflect that<br>promotion.</p> cmilton 2004-03-09T23:51:28+00:00 journal Another Day, Another Dollar I had a promotion as of June first. Still waiting for the raise to go into effect. cmilton 2003-12-13T19:14:46+00:00 journal Oh, yeah, I got a job! <p>I've been working in Battle Creek, Michigan,<br>since August 19th of 2002.</p><p>I love the smell of burning Frootloops in the<br>morning...</p><p>I work in the former Kellogg's Battle Creek<br>Sanitarium, home of the yoghurt enema (five<br>times daily).</p><p>No, it's not an asylum anymore. No more enemas.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)</p> cmilton 2003-08-07T20:03:27+00:00 journal 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. <p> <a href="">I'm not the only one feeling a bit bruised and insulted.</a></p> cmilton 2002-04-22T22:42:12+00:00 journal Faith-based Logic <p>I'm waiting for someone to start espousing<br>a faith-based logic system, wherein 1==1,<br>0==0, 1==0, and 0==1, as needed, to show<br>the truth of any possible statement<br>within any particular belief system.</p><p>(Similarly, 1!=1 and 0!=0, ad nauseum.)</p> cmilton 2002-02-21T11:21:28+00:00 journal Unemployment sucks <p>After nearly 3 weeks of frenzied contacts with<br>recruiters, a phone interview, and a repeatedly<br>rescheduled phone interview, all my job prospects<br>in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and upstate New York<br>have vanished down the drain. I am guessing that<br>the process will begin again next week.</p><p>I really feel stupid for leaving my Kansas City job<br>in June 2001 to move back to Colorado. I should have<br>known the layoffs would start happening in Colorado<br>right as I arrived, and that my interviews would<br>end up being cancelled. I should probably never have<br>taken the KC job in the first place.</p> cmilton 2002-01-30T04:36:59+00:00 journal Woohoo! I have a decent job interview! <p>Well, I'm a full four months unemployed and I have a<br>really cool sounding interview for a contracting job<br>at NASA! I'm getting all studied on the site, the job,<br>and the technology I'm likely to encounter. Woohoo!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-))</p> cmilton 2001-10-07T07:42:10+00:00 journal Darn Conferences I have been unemployed nearly three months, but even when I am making money, I can't go to conferences or even on vacation, either because I work on an hourly contract and would lose money, or because I can't take any time off because of deadlines and scheduling pressure. No matter what lipservice companies give to the idea of wanting their employees to educate themselves, it's just PR. Unless you are already a CTO, Principal Software Engineer, or some other important title. (I'm not counting the Marketing types, since I'm a programmer/developer.) cmilton 2001-08-29T03:04:42+00:00 journal