Thanks for the info, I will definitely check it out. My husband and I aren't very outgoing by nature, but we have a 14 month old who is going to start forcing us to socialize more. We definitely want to find other atheists so she can grow up around other kids like her, and needless to say we are pretty outnumbered around these parts.
I've worked as a vet tech and 'lead kennel tech' (I was basically in charge of everyone who took care of the boarding animals). I like animals, and I enjoy the work even when it's tiring... something about coming home at the end of the day and knowing you've really worked. Plus, when I was doing it, I was getting 55+ hours a week. So I was paid well, and my insomnia was tempered by exhaustion. lol.
I wouldn't do it forever though.
And I actually like improv to an extent. It varies by comedian with me, true... improv usually results in mindless crude humor by the time it's over with but that depends on the comedian as well, and that isn't my taste. But well done improv can be impressive, despite the fact you've know the prepared ahead.
I lean towards cultural, political, and just intellectual comedy in general. Who are some comedians you particularly like? or that inspire you perhaps?
Well, I just mean more active. I've worked with animals in the past... might do that for a bit while I'm looking elsewhere, or even just to give me a break from people in general while I'm concentrating on other things.
Apple has additional software for remote desktop... it works fairly well, a little glitchy on the power pc's though.
Yeah, I would never put myself on stage to just ramble on. You can tell when someone has prepared... and when they haven't, it isn't good. All you hear is **crickets**
I am thankful I'm not in sales, but the fact that this a retail store as well as a service and repair center leads to some interesting calls. It would be so much easier to remote in, usually if something like that goes on I just tell them to come in. It'll be quicker for them to make the drive, than to explain over the phone.
I'm applying for other jobs right now, I ether want to be doing more exclusive hardware support and repair. Or I plan on taking a break from IT and work on something more physical. I don't care for desk jobs unless it's mentally stimulating,, I'd rather be out doing physical work.
As far as the stand up goes, you're right... YouTube has become a primary means of media consumption, quite a few musicians and comedians owe their careers to the YouTube boom. I've had friends attempt to make me do open mica, I can be rather witty at times and they think I'd do well. The fact is, I realize how much work it takes and I know a 5 minute act would probably be one of the hardest things I'd ever attempt. Good luck though, I hope I get to see some of your material.
I'm typing this on my phone, so if the format messes up I'm sorry lol
I had to spend 30 minutes on the phone with some geriatric lady today... sigh. "I was told this thing could connect to the internet... but it won't, no matter what I do. It doesn't work. And what I thought was internet doesn't say yahoo, so how am I supposed to check my mail?"
Me: "Well it certainly will, as long as you have it connected via ethernet to a working connection. What I need you to do is go down to the safari icon and click on it"
She opens it, closes the window... and then enters safari preferences. I about attempted to shoot her through the phone by the time I actually had her to yahoo and taught her what a bookmark bar is.
The Xserve has just been discontinued... so I'm waiting to see where Apple is about to take their servers. I am suspecting Steve Job's illness, and the coming of the iPad2 has a bit to do with their lack of regard in that area recently. But yes, Apple Servers are a pain... it's not hard integrating mac's into an existing network, but Mac networking is a pain.
I write just about everything, a little historical... right now in the fantasy realm with a book I'm writing. My problem is that I quit every novel I start, I decide it isn't good enough. But I can write short stories all day long. The book I'm working on currently... well, it's been a work in progress for a long time. I'm attempting to stick with it, it's lasted longer than others.
ROFL. I have to agree. Right now must of my repair work is coming as side jobs, while I work at an independent apple location. Help Desk is about 15-20% of what I do there (the rest is more tedious paper work for the most part). We're over-staffed.
But every time I have a customer come in, all I can think is "How many other ways can they find to screw up the simplest OS out there? I mean... surely it might act this way if they... oh wait" :face palm:
I am studying Mac business integration right now, I think it's become a bit easier in the past couple years. There are several large technical companies in my city that mainly use OSX (NASA, Hudson Alpha Institute, ect...)
I am angling to get away from help-desk and paperwork at all cost right now, I loath that aspect of by job. But I'll just have to wait and see what happens, who knows, maybe my writing will truly kick off in the next couple years :)
Exactly, and I work with Apple Macintosh, so the OS is unbelievably simple... and the hardware is almost always repeat issues. It's simple, near mind-numbing work.... but it pays, and there's always a need for it.
It also gives me time to focus on my other interest, and goals more aligned with the direction I want to be headed in :)