Category: General Mumblings

a place to chronicle the journey back to development

Professor Cushing

My daughter is going to be a senior in highschool, but for a long time now, she keeps asking “Why aren’t you a teacher?”  Seems she and her friends liked the way I taught them how to roll sushi!  I’ve taught martial arts for years at a time, and I guess people liked the way…
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August 2, 2017 0

It’s all about what and where you do things

I started my career out of college with a bright, shiny degree in Accounting working for Accounttemps doing everything from payroll to filing to accounts payable.  Landed my first fulltime gig after a 6 month temp to perm working as an internal auditor for a company in Texas.  Great company, wonderful people.  I realized very…
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April 18, 2017 0

What are my Reps doing anyway?

So, I was curious about things and wanted to educate myself, especially since it looks like we’re all going to hell in a handbasket (or is it hen basket?).  Regardless of who you voted for, even if you won’t admit it, you have to have some misgivings about the man who will become our next…
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December 7, 2016 0

How will you change the world?

Hope is great word.  According to Wikipedia : Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. Is hope more than just wishful thinking?  To me it always seemed a passive attitude, like you were waiting…
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October 26, 2016 0

Happenings of a travel newbie…

I decided to start what might seem like an obvious list of things to bring when travelling, that I nonetheless figured out the hard way.  Feel free to comment, I’ll add it to the list. Do not bring two small containers of conditioner, shampoo is necessary. Take that old beat up pair of headphones and…
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October 21, 2016 0

Be Thankful & Get Off Your Ass

With everything going on in the world from Hurricane Matthew(no relation), to deciding which shiny turd to vote into office, to Clowns roaming neighborhoods on the east coast freaking people out – you have to take a minute and realize that you have a lot to be thankful for and you have a lot to…
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October 6, 2016 0

Dreading going into work?

I had a really great realization last night around 8pm or so.  I realized that I was enjoying the company we had over, and that I wasn’t either dreading going into work the next day, or frustrated and angry that I needed to pull out my laptop to do the 100 things I needed for…
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August 15, 2016 0

You aren’t trapped or helpless

this is an addition to my original post – http://www.sqlkohai.com/be-happy/ A lot of people stay at jobs because ‘it pays the bills’ or ‘no one else will hire me’.  Truth is, the job market is good enough that you don’t have to settle in and wait for something to come along, you can go out and…
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July 29, 2016 0

Be Happy

Life is too short to be doing something you aren’t suited for. The Dalai Lama said “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the…
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July 7, 2016 2

Jack of all trades

So I’ve been working in IT in one capacity or another for the last 20 years.  (Oh wow, that just made me feel super old).  I’ve done everything from helpdesk to 3rd level tech support to tech writing and QA to managing a development team.  I have all this experience spread across technologies, industries, and…
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April 21, 2016 0