Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
I don't know about you, but vacations never seem long enough and going back to work is hard. You know, it's like kick starting a motorcycle that's been sitting in the garage too long. Lots of kicks before it finally comes to life.
In my case, the past couple of weeks have been filled with a number of events both joyous and sad. I had a house full of children, their children, in-laws, friends, pets, car wrecks, family friends fighting cancer, football games, food and more food, tech projects, yard work, honeydues, shopping, etc. You know, a typical holiday vacation. Nobody got hurt in the car accident (except a bank account). Cancer sucks (and everyone knows it).
As for the fun stuff, it's been a fun two weeks. The very first thing I did was buy Gears of War. I'm close to the end of the campaign and will begin Xbox Live mutliplayer fun soon, although another certain Alpha test may derail that and consume my time. You can probably guess which game.
As for the tech projects, they have been mostly failures. This years round was small in scope compared to last year. Or more accurately, I just haven't achieved success with them. I'm sure more time and research will solve everything. So here's a few of the projects:
Like I said, small potatoes compared to last years purchase of a HDTV, Xbox 360, extending my cable box with a eSATA drive, adding a VBOX tuner to MCE 2005, running CAT 5 everywhere, etc. But, I had more success last year so it was less frustrating than this year.
Oh well, back to work...
Sounds like you had a great vacation! I went off to visit family and came back to find that I have no job. Yeah, talk about a shocker! It kinda stinks because it is the holiday season but not too bad as I'm in my early twenties and going to college with no kids.
Anywho, what happened to the car accident? a simple fender bender at the house?
I'll start praying for your friend with cancer. I have a friend's mum with cancer, I know how it can affect others.
One of the n00b teen drivers backed into another car (broadside). Unfortunately, the car that got hit is a rental. Sux.
Sorry to hear about your job. You might take a look at http://microsoft.com/jobs. We usually have a ton of positions in Seattle.
Thanks for the prayers. We appreciate it.