Posted by Thomas Mon, 28 Feb 2005 01:08:53 +0000

Well, since I bought into 1and1′s free hosting for six months, I figure I’d give everybody more bandwidth and stuff on their dime for a while. Unfortunately, though, URLs will change, but maybe they’ll stay this way for a considerable length of time. This is the first post, and I’ll probably announce chobas.com and feggconsulting.com officially when I feel like it, esp. after I get everything setup like I want it to be. I will be changing the theme of this, I am almost sure of, and will also bet that I won’t be importing the old posts to this site. It’s a shame that I might be changing the layout for the sake of changing the layout, and even though I am usually against such actions, this is an exceptio.

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Job Hunt

Posted by Thomas Tue, 22 Feb 2005 22:02:51 +0000

Since either one or both of my sisters mentioned my blog last time that I talked to them, here is a (semi-non-nerdy) update.

I guess that it’s good that the jobs that I’ve been applying for are running together. Apparently in the past two days I applied for:

  1. Senior Computer Support Specialist on 2/22 with Center for Distance Learning Research/TAMU
  2. Linux Specialist on 2/21 with IBM (location Nationwide)
  3. Programmer Analyst I on 2/22 with Information Technology/Brazos County
  4. PC Specialist on 2/22 with Information Technology/Brazos County (I need to mail them tomorrow)
  5. Junior Software Technical Support Windows/unix Linux Solaris on 2/22 with Larson CGM Software Corp in Houston

And I applied for Information Technology Associate on 2/18 with CIS/TAMU. Hopefully that’s it. I might start logging my applications here, just to keep tabs on what I’ve been doing. I will be doing some work for Pat’s dad’s work on Thursday. I’ll drive down to Katy to see what’s up and meet with some people. I also got a pseudo-random call from a guy in Dallas who had seen my resume on Dice. He was supposed to have already sent me an email that I needed to respond to, but I haven’t gotten it, yet, which worries me. Maybe I’ll get it tomorrow and can send him my resume and he can be on the lookout for jobs for me.

Plus, as of late, I have all but finished the new brochure for Wesley. It has taken me a while, and with some help from several people, it is looking pretty good.

There are several Linux jobs at Rackspace in San Antonio that I need to apply for. And one NOC Technician position in A-town. Maybe I’ll get to them tomorrow.

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Everyday is a new adventure

Posted by Thomas Wed, 16 Feb 2005 15:02:54 +0000

Yeah, so I’m sick. It started promptly Saturday morning with a sneeze as I woke up. That didn’t signal much to me at the time. I figured that the allergies would run their course, and it wouldn’t be that bad. And it wasn’t until Monday that I ran into serious trouble. I woke up

Screw it. I’m sick. Everyday the symptoms seem to change. That makes everyday a new adventure in feeling crappy.

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Posted by Thomas Wed, 16 Feb 2005 01:02:10 +0000

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Yay for random AIM conversations

Posted by Thomas Tue, 15 Feb 2005 23:02:08 +0000

This is a conversation from the first part of last December that Ben thought he was having with me, but he was unknowingly talking to Nancy. Yay for friends who will go along with whatever the crap you throw at them.

(15:02:38) bigbrother0074: is the scheduler up?
(15:03:17) bigbrother0074: *operation timed out when attempting to connect to tamuwesley.dyndns.org*
(15:05:07) thomas536m: I love you so much
(15:05:12) bigbrother0074: ;)
(15:05:23) thomas536m: let’s run away together, ben
(15:05:32) thomas536m: leave it all behind
(15:05:33) bigbrother0074: now?
(15:05:43) thomas536m: sure!
(15:05:46) thomas536m: how’s vegas sound?
(15:05:49) bigbrother0074: umm….okay
(15:05:50) bigbrother0074: sure
(15:05:59) bigbrother0074: wait, aren’t your parent’s going to be in vegas?
(15:06:03) bigbrother0074: would that be a good idea?
(15:06:04) thomas536m: uh-oh
(15:06:08) thomas536m: san francisco, then
(15:06:13) bigbrother0074: fine for me
(15:06:32) thomas536m: there we won’t won’t have to hide our sweet gay love
(15:06:54) bigbrother0074: that’s what i’ve always dreamed about
(15:07:25) bigbrother0074: well, that and how to get that urine smell out of the carpet
(15:09:29) thomas536m: well, now you’re one for two
(15:09:34) bigbrother0074: YESSSSSS
(15:09:44) thomas536m: you need never think about that carpet ever again, sweetcakes
(15:10:01) thomas536m: we’ll have new carpet
(15:11:00) bigbrother0074: you’re so romantic
(15:11:06) bigbrother0074: i think i’ll make a sandwich
(15:12:36) thomas536m: I’ll even let you pick the color if you agree to be the woman
(15:12:48) thomas536m: at least 65% of the time
(15:15:04) thomas536m: where’d you go?
(15:15:08) thomas536m: did that last one scare you off?
(15:15:15) thomas536m: nooooooooooooooo! my sweet benjamin
(15:15:20) thomas536m: come back darling
(15:18:58) bigbrother0074: no, i was making a sandwich
(15:19:01) bigbrother0074: like i said
(15:19:10) bigbrother0074: i get to pick the hair color?
(15:19:18) bigbrother0074: yipeeeeeee
(15:19:54) thomas536m: no, carpet color
(15:20:00) thomas536m: tell no one of this
(15:20:05) thomas536m: it’ll be out little secret
(15:20:08) thomas536m: I gotta go, snoogums
(15:20:14) bigbrother0074: ok
(15:20:19) bigbrother0074: bye sweetie pie

Update: Apparently Marc had something to do with this as well… which takes some of the funny-ness away… but it’s still pretty funny.

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Posted by Thomas Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:02:44 +0000

Hey guys, I really appreciate all of my friends noticing that I WASN’T AT WESLEY AT ALL YESTERDAY!

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Posted by Thomas Sun, 13 Feb 2005 20:02:39 +0000

…are hell.

I’m not sure what’s worse, this feeling like I’m about to puke because of sinus drainage, or not being able to breathe out of my nostrils resulting in labored breathing out my mouth…

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Posted by Thomas Wed, 09 Feb 2005 14:02:49 +0000

So I’ve been considering getting LPI Certified. Essentially it would pretty much be telling me that I know what I already know. Which of course is no surprise to me, but to everyone else that doesn’t know me, it would prove that I know what I already knew that I know.

I have always considered certifications to be somewhat of a cop out. I’ve always viewed them as a way for somebody who doesn’t really know much to tell employers that they know more than they really do. I’m just worried that if I do get a bunch of certifications, that it will look like I’m trying to cover up the fact that I don’t know anything… but I really do… but employers don’t know that, and I can’t prove to them without the certifications.

So, what am I to do?

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Posted by Thomas Mon, 07 Feb 2005 21:02:31 +0000

So, Chris and I wound up watching 10 episodes of The West Wing on Saturday…

Yeah, I got nothin’

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Posted by Thomas Fri, 04 Feb 2005 20:02:13 +0000

Well, today, I think that I proved yet again how big a huge nerd that I am. Not only did I finally figure out how to let everyone delete print jobs at Wesley while they are still printing (yay for paper saving!), but I spent a good few hours editing several scripts and config files to add UPS monitoring to the plethora of things monitored by my wonderful installation of Cricket. Now, I’m going to go home to wind down and watch as much of The West Wing as I can, because I think that I’ve been sitting here for too long, and both my back and neck hurt some…

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