Seems that I am rarely missed when not posting on many sites that I am (was) on.
Guess I am down to the following:
- Remember The Milk
- Twitter (via Hootsuite)
Read Sites (Rarely post if at all)
- Mugshot Museum
- People Of WalMart
- That's My Boss
- Not Always Right
- Google News
I have way too many higher priority things that I should be working on so I can get something that I lost that I really want back.
March and April 2010 have sucked. There were some high points, but some major low points that I am not going to go into here. If you want to know, ask me (just not in public LJ.)
Got a few sample apps done, tweaked, etc.
Also started working on my own app.
In a couple weeks, Palm is having a webOS Developer Days weekend (Fri April 23 and Sat April 24) at their Sunnyvale, CA offices.
Hoping to get to go, but have to figure out how to get there and back on an extremely limited budget.
Rental car, bus, or train are all out of my range.
Any suggestions? Any of my readers going?
Really looking forward to seeing my family but at the same time really down about having to leave Rescue down here.
He has way too many 'attachments' to the area to get up and move right now, in addition to other hurdles.
So, in about 7 hours our LDR starts.... and not sure what is the next step, but going to take it one day at a time.
I am moving back to Sacramento and will be a NorCal resident for the foreseeable future.
I am leaving behind my BF Rescue as we try to make a Long-Distance Relationship work.
Taking 2 bags of luggage and will be back for the rest of the stuff later when either my brother can drive it up or I can get back down here and move it back up myself =/
Hope to make it back down for Califur.
I would like to say thanks to aethwolf for sending me the LJ coupon!
We have no idea if/when it expires, so hopefully it will still be good when I can afford the paid account which right now looks to be around 2Q10.
My Christmas plans... go to my BFs house to have dinner with my MOM and his Parents. Going to be interesting (my mom doesn't know he is my BF nor that I am gay)
I got $10 in AMC Theater Gift Certificates. The movies are $10.50 (except for AVATAR which is $16.50) but what sucks is.. the closest AMC Theater is 30+ miles away. =/
Rescue is going to draw me something. That will be cool.
Just having a hard time seeing everyone go on and on about what they got or what they gave. =/
Been down worrying about my kids having a sucky Christmas.
From what I understand, K1's school gave each of my kids a few presents. Also K2/K3's school did the same. That was cool.
A family from church 'adopted' my kids so they also got some presents... even more kewl.
I heard that then there was a knock on the door. One of my kids went to answer it thinking that it was a friend. It was Santa!
Yup, Santa took a detour and brought each of my kids a couple gifts. He talked with them and then asked Mom how they have been this year. Santa then had to leave and asked my ex-wife to go to the door with her. She figured that he would tell her who he was, where he was from, etc. But no. He opened the front door and gave her 3 big bags full of presents for the kids for Christmas... and then disappeared.
She has no idea where he came from, just that they were "House #174" on his list.
Wow.. thanks Santa, I definitely owe you.
So although my Christmas isn't great, I am happy that my kids are having a good one. Thanks again, Santa (and friends)
On Saturday, my Mom gives me a small clipping out of the classifieds for someone looking for a "web manager." So I do some research about it, the site, why the last web manger left (yeah, all that Stalker Moger stuff... oh, the person moved out of state to start their own non-Internet related business.) I sent in my resume and on Monday I get a call that they would like to meet me for an interview. We scheduled it the next day. Rescue drove me to the location and I had a decent interview. They were also looking for someone to build a site and asked me to submit proposals for the new site, as well as for the 'web manager' stuff by later that day and they would get back to me on Wednesday (as Thursday was Toorkey Day.) I rushed back home and put together two proposals. I sent them off, the asked for phone numbers for references in the morning and I got those to them.. waited for the call.. and waited.. and waited.. nothing =( On Friday, I write to them and they said that Toorkey Day got in the way and apologized that they hadn't made a decision yet. Now the problem is with the new site.. it is supposed to be done and online that Wednesday! On Monday I get a call letting me know that they wanted to go with someone else for the new site, but were impressed with everything else including my references and wanted to have me do the 'web management' stuff however the main guy is busy until this weekend... ah, more waiting. On Thursday I get a call on my 'work' number while walking around Target with Rescue. Thinking it is them I pick it up and it is the guy from the job from a few weeks ago wanting a face to face interview ASAP. We scheduled one for Friday. I went in and bombed as far as I am concerned.. I just sucked. =( but I guess he saw thru all of that and said he would email me a 'take-home test' to get back to him next week and then schedule the next part of the interview. WOO HOO!!! I came home and there it was. I looked at the email and it said to go to a site for more instructions. I did and read it and re-read it a couple times. Clicked thru and read all the stuff they said to read and was like "What am I missing?" as it was about 10-15 minutes and I seemed to grok all of it. (CMS, XML/XSLT, CSS and all those other acroynm type things) I decided that it would proably be best just to put it aside for the day and come back fresh on Saturday to see if I wasn't just hyped up. Also I should hear back on gaining the "web manager" stuff as basically a new client for me and then this job is a FT job.
Ah, from one extreme to the other =P
Sorry about the ramnbling mega 'paragraph.' It's 4:06AM PST and I really should be in bed. Goofnight!
The location is 12.3 miles or about 25 minutes from teh condo in Moorpark.
So step 1 was submit resume
Step 2 was pre-interview
Next step, face-to-face interview.
Once I get thru all those steps going to have to figure out about transportation as there is no bus service between here and there =/ Might have to get a bike and ride to teh Metrolink then ride to work. Doesn't sound like a great plan, but I have to get the job first =).
I know how meetings go so I kinda expected him not to be able to call back when planned, and also the rescheduling. They are a busy company and the funny thing is that I think I met everyone involved back in the early 80s =P
My plans right now are to be back in SoCal next Wednesday so I hope that if they want to do a full face-to-face interview that they can wait until Thursday (Nov 19) or later. =)
I feel like I am being forced to reduce my 'footprint.' Lots of negative feedback on all aspects and situations in my life. My knowledge, opinions, experience, etc. is being devalued left and right. No response on any of the (what feels like thousands) of jobs that I have applied for. I ask for help and get very little but the majority of the 'help' is rather negative.
So, I got a week more to deal with my last client and then I don't exist.
Yeah, it is going to be ok and it will work out.. it always does.
But right now I feel so down.
The server is paid until 11/15. The domains, some due really soon and others not so soon. Storage (the one where all my stuff is in) is in 14 days.
It hurt when it happened. The excuses they gave all had to do with their internal miscommunication. But there is nothing I can do about it. =/
So, I am in Sac, and hoping I can find some work while I am here so I can try to at least pay my bills. =/
I hate this.