Friday, January 23, 2009


Boy, do I bring doom and gloom whereever I go? Found out yesterday that the school I've been teaching at (parttime) is closing down. The instructors will be around long enough to finish teaching their classes but the goal is to get all the students graduated and placed by the end of the year. For me, that means I should have until early March. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

At the behest of an old friend I finally downloaded Android and the latest Eclipse IDE and Java SDK. For what, I don't know. It's not like I have a G-Phone....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You would think that there would be a certain amount of relief on your part once you have delivered a product to a customer. Not necessarily. Any relief you may feel is quickly and greatly overshadowed by a nerve-wracking waiting period as the customer finds time to review the work. In my case, that period lasted over 24 hours! In the end, the customer and our contact were impressed, which is good, of course, because that should mean more commercial business.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

There are still good people in the world

I stopped by my previous place of employment a couple of days ago. I was under the impression that an ex-coworker had something for my kids. On my way there I was debating whether or not to go upstairs or ask the lady to come down, but I unstrapped the kids and went up like I knew in the back of my mind that I would. After the lady at the front desk went to get my friend it seemed to take forever for her to come up front. I called before arriving so she was expecting us, and her office is not far from the front, so I was wondering what on earth was keeping her. I soon found out. There she came but she wasn't alone. I didn't think anything of it though; I figured she just told some people along the way and they came to say hi...until she pulled out the card and proceeded to speak on behalf of the group. All I heard was something about them getting together to give me (the fam) something, and then I got all sappy and started crying right in front of everybody! (lol) I was very touched by the gesture. It was completely unexpected. Keep in mind I haven't worked there since early October yet as the holidays approached they thought of me and my family. I will forever have a soft spot for those guys.