New Year Check-in

First week of the new year is behind us, and how are things looking? Well, aside from the cold over the weekend, I think things are going okay.

I have not done formal resolutions for a while, but I have tried to improve myself, and sometimes a new effort matches up with the calendar. Aside from my New Year’s Day Post

Exit, Stage Left

So, the current gig is not what I expected when I interviewed. While the people working there are dedicated, intelligent, and hard-working, the fit is not right for me. I’m going to rhetorically vote with my feet and go elsewhere — in the words of the immortal and beloved Snagglepuss, “Exit, stage left.”

Starting November 21, I will be transitioning into a new roll. The new gig is a home-coming of sorts, as I will be re-joining GTI at JPMC here in Houston, but in a different role then I was before. The new position is in more engineering/architecture than the old one, and it promises to be a lot of fun.

No travel, alas, so no chances for pictures from far-flung parts of the globe for now.

More Random Things

As Fall has according to the calendar, but mother nature has something to say about that. We are going on something like 13 days where the low does not get below 72F. Ug.

The Fall sports have started back, with all three doing something. Soccer, Volleyball, Tae Kwan Do, and Wrestling. A very mix bag, to be sure.

So, over the summer, I took part in the Windows 10 Free Upgrade on the kids machine, which turns out to be a bit of a mistake. The box is a Compaq desktop with an AMD CPU from about 5 years ago. Even with 16GB of RAM, it started running very slow, until Tuesday, when it rebooted by itself and then did not restart. I was planning on upgrading it at the start of next month, so of course, it fails now and I am forced. But, at least I had done research, so I could just order it in a few seconds.

I may give a review of the machine in a bit, as I am getting another to replace another aging desktop which is acting up.