Damn I have been so busy I have not realized how much time has passed since my last post. I would promise to work on that but I know I would be lying to myself.
I decided it would be best to throw in all the recent events into one blog, or I will never update this thing.
In March, the wife’s best friend since high school lost a multi year battle to cancer. While the wife took the loss very hard, it has affected me in a different way. I was not close to her, and we were not friends. She tolerated me because of who I was married to, but for some strange reason her passing had an unexpecting affect on me. With that being said, I started thinking about all the time I have wasted so far on pointless bullshit. It has started to make me re think what is really important to me and how my actions affect others.
I am not going to go into detail about what I just wrote. Starting off with I don’t feel like typing it all out, and ending with if I did not tell you in person it is none of your damn business. =)
Taxes were filed early this year, which is a first for me. Just as the tax return came in, the car needed immediate attention. I spent a good chunk of the money on brakes, front tires, two belts, a battery, and an alternator. Yeah who would have thought so much needed to be done at one time. When I get my bonus I will get my tires aligned so they last a bit longer. =)
I broke down and finally purchased and Xbox, there has always been the appeal for the kinect. Granted Nintendo had the whole motion sensor technology first, Microsoft has clearly gone beyond what Nintendo planned. Maybe it will motive me to become more active, all while not leaving the house. *grins* Since I am now a proud owner of an Xbox, I picked up the first Saints Row, Modern Warfare 3, and Ghost Recon.
Saints Row was an easy choice knowing how much I enjoy the Saints Row games. Modern Warfare 3 was always a game I wanted to pick up but remained hesitant after the backlash I had with the first black ops game. Someone recommended Ghost Recon to me, so there you go. =)
Eight months into my new job, and I have been promoted to a senior role on my team. Might make more sense if I say I am now a team lead, but it doesn’t make sense. Why? Well my boss took the team and split it into two sub teams. Each sub team is managed by one of the two seniors. I have only been in this new role for roughly three weeks. My first week was a bit interesting, but the following two weeks have been pretty simple.
The hardest part about my job boils down the extra mandated hours I am required to put in while my brain takes an extra pounding attending meetings on my day off. My first leadership meeting was via my cel phone while eating lunch with my family at the cheese cake factory.
After giving Windows 8 a try for a few months I have removed that shit off my desktop and went back to Windows 7. There are a lot of things about Windows 8 I liked, but not enough to deal with all the busted shit I had to work around to use the OS. The biggest problem I have with Windows 8, (well there are many) is the lack of compatibility for games. One would think the redmond boys would have been past that after the grueling mistakes made with Windows Vista. Once again I have misplaced faith in technology.
I applaud Microsoft for trying to make their software the same across multiple devices, but once again they were beaten to the punch by Apple. Not only too little to late, but they refuse to move off the business model of making shit too difficult. They need to stop cramming so much shit into their already vulnerable operating systems.