Obligatory New Year’s post

Well, tonight is another night for that New Year’s thing. First off, let me say… Happy 2007!

Today we ate/socialized with Whitey and Vo0 at Cheeburger Cheeburger in Providence. Funtastic time! Thanks for the Christmas gift, guys! I can hardly wait to play it! I’m glad you guys are back in town and enjoying it so far. This town has become so much more interesting lately – and it’s only getting better. Besides, you’re just keeping with the trend of everyone moving away… then coming back… heh.
2006 was a stellar year for me and my family career-wise. It’s been fast-moving, crazy, full of advancement and excitement. The downside? I’ve worked far too hard. Probably my New Year’s resolution would be to stop working so much and do other things like… spend more time with my son and daughter… read books more often… write more often… exercise more often… do all of those things to better my personality. I’ve spent a lot of time bettering my career. It’s time to stop and better my personal life for a year.

I’ve planned several adjustments at the workplace to help that out. It starts with moving my office to a new location – one that can afford me some time away from the operations side of things. I know myself – if I’m near it, I won’t keep my hands off of it. I need to stay hands off. I need to be doing Powerpoint charts, Visio drawings, etc.

At home, I need to be learning more about Linux, PHP/MySQL, learning Chinese, buying Macs, reading and writing, photographing, videoing and creating. I want this to be the year I regress back to my artistic side.

Lastly (and this is where I need your help, Jennifer and everyone else)… I need to be exercising. Vo0 has lost 55 pounds or so… I should be able to do so too.

Let’s have a great year!

Saddam’s death

Justice was served… unfortunately, he couldn’t have died like a dog – the way he made so many others suffer.
Here’s to hoping the virgins waiting for you are all transvestites.

Merry Christmas!

The night is silent once again… time for all of the Santas out there to stir up the dust from the closet.  Merry Christmas from our family to yours 🙂

Today’s lesson learned

I seem to keep learning this lesson over and over again:

Too much FRANTIC multitasking means that work does not get done reliably.  Focus required.

Incredibly tired

By the time 2:00pm or so rolled around, I felt like I had been bowled over.  I don’t know what happened, but I am so tired it’s not even funny.  I was fairly spunky this morning, but I’m just exhausted.  I couldn’t concentrate… was practically narcoleptic… and I don’t have a clue why.

What am I doing wrong?

Taking care

Wow. 6:38am. I’m lucky I got up – I didn’t go to bed until about 1:20am this morning. 5 hours of sleep and the day looks to be long on scheduling. There are 9 meetings today, most of them back to back… and they walk all over my lunch hour. It’s going to be rough, keep me in your thoughts.

The subject of taking better care of yourself has come up again recently. Jennifer blogged about having headaches and the need to take better care of herself. I too need to do the same. I’ve said it countless times before (but you’ll have to rely on memory since I wiped all of that out in the old blog) – I need to slow down, stop working so much and try to keep my mind off of work all the time.

It’s proving to be a significant challenge since I just ended up with a new job title. The new job title places me in a different position that makes me naturally feel I have to step up my game, not slow down. That’s becoming a real problem and I know that within a few more days of pushing this hard it’s liable to catch up with me. I’ll probably snap and have to take the day off or something, even though I did just take the day off not too long ago. Actually, I took two days off. I tried to burn some holiday time. I failed – went over 40 hours anyway.

I don’t enjoy complaining about this and I just need to resolve to do better. If I don’t take care of myself, how am I going to take care of my job and my family? What an endless circle.

Jennifer is already making adjustments out there and I need to resolve to help her by gently prodding… same goes for here. People need to stay on top of me and keep me in line.

What do you do with a day off?

So what do you do with a day off when the system still manages to go down?

Well, you spend most of the day on the phone, honestly.  That gets old.  We had the day planned to spend running around town knocking out personal business that has been put aside for far too long.  It was little things like – setting up bank accounts, scoping out schools for BunBun, stuff like that.  But still, somehow… we end up on the phone together.

It’s like a second family we can’t get away from.

Here’s to hoping that bottle rocket gets launched tomorrow…

Nothing much else to say, really.  Oh, wait – yes, I do.  I actually helped someone with a GRUB/booting problem in #morphix tonight!  Now how awesome is that?  Maybe I can get AlexTreme to elect me to become a morphix MVP.  Har.

A Little Refresh

Community Server is tired and old. It’s clunky and bloated.

Not to start off all that negative or anything, but it was time for a change. Galaxycow will be evolving into something else. Sure, there’s still hosted blogs here and there will still be websites and the like – but it was time for something a little fresher.

I know, you’re probably wondering… okie… he’s using WordPress with the default skin and he’s complaining about not having something fresh? Bear with it folks, it’s a phased thing. All in good time.

Now is probably a good time to bring up the fact that I do not plan on porting over any of the content that was built up over the past 2… 2 1/2 years or so.  Not a bit.  Matter of fact, I’m afraid you’ll have to reregister to comment here – I’m not going to bother porting any of the data over a-tall.

This is a good move, really.

Looking forward to something new.