Monday, September 29, 2008

Funny what we do

To amuse a child.
Sometimes, it amazes me...the power of a child's amused smile. Sometimes...a small step out of your way completely makes someone else's day.

Man those glasses make me look hip.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Trip Back

Quick post before I sign off to watch the Bears game
Here is my godson Max...he is getting WAY TOO big.


I was in the Chicago area for about 36 hours. Way too short of a visit, but a short visit is better than none. I got to see my father for the first time since his accident. He is up and walking praise God.

Here is a picture of the lake from my parent's bedroom. This is one of my favorite times of the year to be up there, so I am glad that I got a chance to see it.

On the way back to the airport, we made really good time and got to stop by Portillo's. Finally a good HotDog and Cheezy Beef.

Looking forward to my next trip back!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Extra Effort and Natural Talent

How amazing is that catch?
What are you doing with your natural talent? Are you using it to the utmost? Or do you take it for granted? Do you seek to better yourself everyday? Or do you just wade through your day?
Like the guy who made the catch...try to push yourself to use your abilities and talents to go that extra distance today....I think that you will notice that by doing so, you feel a little bit better than before.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sioux City

This week I am in Sioux City Iowa,Nebraska,south dakota. Three state reachable in about 5 minutes. Kinda neat. Off to learn more nerdy networing stuff, but first...breakfast! The picture is of a neaby steak house btw...the meat is prepared about 2 hours prior to eating it.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Short, Sweet, and on the Move

Wow...This is the first post NOT frm my phone in about...well since I got down here. KT's mom is down visiting and I finished homework early so I am blogging. Quickly. I am whipping up a proposal for an IT symposium that is being held in Sioux City, IA this week. That brings me to how my schedule has been.
In the past 3 weeks, I have: implemented a new backup system (restored 196 GB to a server in about 1.5 hours..wicked fast), I have decommisioned 3 servers and brought 3 new ones online, battled various 2k3 service pack issues as well as getting Sophos (Antivirus) up and running, there was a lot more, but I am sure ya'll r sleepin already (haha funny southern draaawl).

This week starts at about 4am monday morning. I drop KT and her mom off at the airport at 5am. I go to work and test out the new tracking system for the Rail-yard at the plant (Yes we have trains there). I fly out to Sioux City at 5 pm to get in at 10:30 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday I am at the symposium. Thursday I fly out at 1 pm and get back to BA (Broken Arrow, OK) at 5pm. Friday, I go to work and then fly into ORD at around 7 pm (Yes I will be in IL for about an hour, sorry, no wings stop this time) and I get to see my dad for the first time since his accident. I am REALLY excited to see the fam. It feels like YEARS. Anyways, my family is going to stop up to WI and visit on Saturday. Sunday morning I fly out at 2 PM. Truthfully, I was trying to figure out a way to attend service at Stone, but I don't know how to fit it in....I will have to see how the timing goes...I miss that part of my family too. :-S
Anyways....Sorry for the intermittent posts. I will try to be better.
Although it has been crazy busy, I am loving the new job, the new lifestyle and the area. I guess I would never have thought that Broken Arrow, Oklahoma could be so beautiful.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My next task

Unfortunately this is a pic of the back of one of my server racks. Ugly, I know.
Now that I have the server upgrades firmly in hand..One of my next tasks is to get my servers looking neat and clean. Cleaning up this mess won't be a one day job. Ugh.
Good news is that I love doing this type of work...all challenges included.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome: Shiny And New

Take it for a test drive...If it is like anything else Google has done, it should be nothing short of amazing. It will be interesting to see how it compares to Internet Explorer 8

Google Chrome