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Used Perl from 1995 - 2005. Got out of the tech field at that time to work more on animal rights. As of late 2009, doing more work with photography, but looking more at Perl for some utilities.

Journal of lemming (3206)

Saturday August 01, 2009
10:02 PM

It's been awhile

It's been some time. I wound up writing a short script today and had to look up some syntax. I haven't been employed in a tech job now for over four years, though I do get asked to look at coworkers computers.
Thursday November 06, 2003
07:41 PM

Ponderance Pondering

Just doing some thinking aloud

Well, I wasn't first choice for the job since they hired someone else. darnit. Not surprising based on how little programming I've done since 2000. Then most of the programing I did after 1995 has been maintaince style. sigh. Still a chance that I'll get hired since they were looking for more than one person and they haven't called back with the bad news. Think I need to ping them to maybe get me back in their thinking, or at least get some closure.

It wouldn't be so bad, but my current contract is boring me to tears.

On other fronts, the cat shelter is holding its Holiday Bazaar November 16. I still need to:

  1. Post the pictures of some of the "wares" at HoD Events
  2. Cross post in relevant areas. ie: not "use perl"
  3. Run about town picking up donations

I've got what seems like 20 different home improvement projects that need to be finished up.

Thursday October 23, 2003
12:26 PM

Job Interview

Wow. I actually have an interview tomorrow. And it's for a Perl programming job. I'm looking forward to it. Now I just need to dig up my list of insightfull questions. :)

Wish me luck and thanks to that certain someone who said, "Send in a resume'"

Monday October 20, 2003
07:15 PM

Kitten Delivery

The kitten was delivered to Arcata California in good shape.

The kitten started off life in Seattle, but the people there couldn't care for her. She's got Cerebellar Hypoplasia. The people in Seattle got in touch with people in Arcata via the CIH kitty club, but didn't have the means to get her down there. They would be able to get Lily to Portland. Heather, the woman who was to recieve Lily, found our shelter's number and to make a long story short, another volunteer and I drove to Arcata Saturday.

Lily was a total doll and slept most of the drive occasionly in Kelley's lap. When we arrived in Arcata at midnight, Lily raced around the house if in a non-linear fashion. The other cats were not thrilled, but that's pretty typical. We also met Honey who is their other CIH cat. That night I slept with Lily curled up in the crook of my arm. One of the other cats, Leroy, slept on Kelley.

The next day was a leisurely drive back to Portland.
We stopped in Grant's Pass and found out about Holy Grail Ale which while funny, is tasty as well. We also went to Trees of Mystery and a scary religious restuarant called Noah's Ark. (Nice people, but woo!)

All in all, it was a fun drive for a good cause. Plus, I got to learn more about a good friend and that Kelley makes good road trip companionship.
That and I feel blessed that my wife has no problem with me taking two trips out of town in a row with other women. Trust is very cool.

Friday October 17, 2003
12:09 PM

Spinning Wheels

Was flipping through the latest ORA catalog. Noted that "Perl Template Toolkit" will be out in November. I'll probably pick it up. Hopefully it won't just sit on the shelf glaring at me like a few other books.

Took the train into work today. It's amazing how many new houses one sees. There aren't as many jobs as a few years ago, but more housing.

I also got started reading a book on psychiatric drugs. While I agree with the books premise, it's looking to be a book based on anecdotal evidence and a heavy bias. Maybe some of the information further in the book will be useful.

I might be taking a road trip to California over the weekend. Delivering a kitten to a special needs shelter in Arcata. I could use a road trip.

Wednesday October 15, 2003
06:00 PM

Allright already

I guess it's time to start using this thing. I'm a bit nervous today since I'm going to be doing a lightning talk at the local Perl Mongers meeting. Well, unless I chicken out. :)

So many projects for me to organize and actually work on. The Cat Shelter Site that I put together needs to move soon. I've got a host, etc... lined up. I just need to go through and move it.

I need to look for a better job. I don't mind what I'm doing right now, but it's wasting a lot of my talent. And I'm not growing and I hate being stagnate. Sent out my first resume in months. Hopefully having someone on the inside will get it looked at.