Friday, July 29, 2005


After three years of working for the most anti-employee and self centered company that I've worked for in my ten years as a professional IT/IS person, I've finally landed a new job! I will be in a similiar role to what I have always been, which is a programmer, help desk person, and all-around-IT-guy (servers, workstations, T1, VPN, firewalls, etc). The only differences will be two things:
  • It involves some travel (Houston, Norfolk, UK, Ireland)
  • I have the word "manager" in my title
A few words of advice for "little Napoleon's" out there running companies: don't expect quality employees to stick around when you have such draconian policies in place like no tuition/educational reimbursements, no formal reviews, no cost of living wage increases, no bonuses, nepotism taking precedence over qualified personnel, deciding to institute an all-employee uniform policy (and making the employees pay for the uniforms). This isn't 1960. Get with the times.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Zoo and stuff

This past weekend I went to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and snapped some shots with my digital camera. For those visually challenged, the picture on the right is of a bear. That place has changed alot since the last time I was there (which I can't even remember when that was). Monkey Island is still there! :) I thought these little guys were pretty cool (I forgot their exact name though).

I also went to the July 4th fireworks display at Tri-C this past weekend. Meh. At least the fireworks at Edgewater are synched up to music (at least they used to be?), and you know when they're actually done. At least two or three times during the Tri-C set we thought "ok, that must have been the finale". That isn't saying that what we were watching was utterly spectacular or anything, but more there'd be several fireworks going off at once, then a long pause before anything else was set off. Maybe fireworks in general just bore me anymore? Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved