February 17th, 2006

South Park Self, Disappointed

Life's Little Oddities (multi-subject post)

Regarding my second to last post ("poll"): I'm rather disappointed in the responses. Nearly everyone freaked out; No one was pleasantly surprised. I feel the love here...

Regarding the last post: Yes, I feel horrible now. I realize I could have really screwed up the guys life if he is gay and wasn't out. I also realize he could very well be jail bait (He's in high school right now, although I would assume a senior). That aside, I'll just have to find better excuses to say "Hi" or see if the girl in my College Algebra class can introduce us (She goes to school with him apparently).

You know what attracts me about him? He seems very quiet, shy, reserved, and I like that. Mmm... Yeah... Those always take a while to open up, if they ever do.

Life's Little Oddities: Why is it that alcohol has to be at every social function and if you don't drink you're anathematized by everyone that does? I have yet to meet anyone who didn't think less of me for not wanting to drink. I also have yet to meet anyone who knows how to socialize or even just hang out without alcohol involved. Except the exes. They wouldn't have made it to first base (What is that supposed to mean anyway?) if they had.
  • Current Music
    "87 And Cry" by David Bowie
Linux, MySQL, LAMP, PHP, Apache

Job Applications

A couple of weeks ago d4b posted in webdev that wondermill.com was hiring a full-time software person. I read over the requirements and realized I was very unlikely to get the position; most of the questions seemed geared toward a thirty-something programmer who has been around since the founding of the internet (or at least an understanding of very old-school terms) and with more 'real' work history than I. Despite that, d4b encouraged me to apply anyway so I wrote up a rather detailed summary and a link to my resume in PDF and DOC format, albeit cutting it very close to the 15th deadline.

Well, last night I got a response back that said they're looking for someone with more experience right now. I do appreciate that they took the time to tell me as much rather than just ignore me. Even if I didn't get the position I can still respect them for that (even if I have no idea who they are, heh).

PS: The other day I got a call from someone who saw my resume on Monster. They wanted to know if I would be interested in a position in sales with a fortune 500 company where I would be working with an existing clientele base 40 to 50% of the time. I asked if it would have anything at all to do with programming or computers and they said no. Uh, excuse me? ... No thanks.

Up next? My brother's job is looking for programmers so I gave him a copy of my resume to take to work with him today. I do hope that turns out better than the Wondermill thing did. If I could get in there, that would be great. My brother says they pay some of their contractors upwards of fifty dollars an hour, and he knows I can code better than some of their current contractors. Let's see if his reference can get my foot in the door.
  • Current Music
    "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You" by Bryan Adams
Linux, MySQL, LAMP, PHP, Apache

It's here; the new power supply.

I had another entry waiting, but my new power supply just came in so I'm probably going to spend another weekend getting my computer working. >_>

*crosses mental fingers* Here's to not wasting another weekend.

Update: Looks like it's running good. I got a little confused when the main power connector actually had 24 pins, but I got the extra four to slide off the connector. Then I got confused when the extra four didn't match the four connectors on the other side of the board and didn't realize there was another connector for that one until after I had somehow managed to get it on. Now the real test will be when (if?) I add my old hard drive. .... Possibly not.
  • Current Music
    "If I Could Turn Back Time (Live)" by Cher