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Employment – Another new job!

Posted in Blogging, Computer Hardware, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Employer Work, Employment, Income, Technology with tags , , , , , , on 2015/06/17 by rmolby

So, this is week four of yet another new job – and I’m loving this one, too.

As it turned out, about 4-5 weeks ago a former co-worker of mine made me aware of a job position, and after hearing and reading about the employee benefits, and potential salary range, I took the plunge and applied.

Low and behold, I got a call in the middle of May, and by then end of May 2015 I was hired and working for the new employer.

I have to say, in some ways this job is easier due to the corporate compartmentalization, and all the pre-built, organized way of doing business. I have virtually no engineering to accomplish, I can shine at what I do best, which is a troubleshooter of computer and networked peripherals.

Add to that the better offering of benefits in health, life and retirement, and I am a much happier camper. So, I can say, I liked the last job very much, and I liked all the people I worked with, but I like this current job better; while I miss the previous co-workers, my current bunch are great, just as relaxed and mellow, and I am in my element.

Thank you to my fellow co-worker for getting my attention and pushing me to apply! You know how you are 🙂

Technology – UBDC v5.32

Posted in Blogging, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Employer Work, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2014/12/31 by rmolby

Today at work I am having to clone a partially defective Windows 7 hard drive to another in the hopes of getting the system back up and running.

So, in the past I have used Ultimate Bood CD for Windows but it has not been updated for Windows 7 or Windows 8, so I decided to give the OSS version of UBCD a shot.

I just downloaded the CD ISO file, burnt it to CD, and it appears to be working and able to access windows partitions and clone drives.

I will return after I have used the disk for a bit and update as to what I think about this latest edition.

UPDATE 2015.01.03

This version of UBCD worked great, I was able to clone the drive just fine, but in the end the damaged drive was in far worse shape than I thought, so the integrity of the damaged partition was such that the clone was unreadable.

Needless to say, I am impressed with this version, and linked to the website in my side column.

I will make followup posts as I gain more experience with this version, and I think I will once again keep up with this invaluable tool.

Employment – Got a job and love it

Posted in Blogging, Employer Work, Employment, Income, Technology with tags , , , , on 2014/08/06 by rmolby

So after being unemployed for around 7 months, I finally landed myself a job. I’d been hunting for a long time, and by chance so a job posting on Craigslist that sounded interesting, so I sent my resume and quoted the job posting in the email, highlighting my skills and other pertinent information.

I got a reply within a few hours and had an interview that Friday, July the 4th, 2014. I was interview by two cool guys that turned out to be my future co-workers. They recommended me to the boss (and CEO) and I cam in the following Monday to meet him and one of the guys.

We had a cool, candid, and long interview, which resulted in a job offer that day, followed the next day with my co-workers issuing me a tablet PC and getting me started that day.

It has been a wild ride of learning the operation since, but I feel like I have been there for a long time. We click, have similar personalities despite being very unique in our own ways, and similar work attitudes. And we like coffee. One of my co-workers makes awesome lattes. So it’s been a whirlwind of around 5 weeks, and I’m loving it. All I have to do is keep up with the learning and training, and make our clients happy, and I should have guaranteed longevity with this company.

The only thing that could currently pull me away from this is winning the lottery!

Personal Development

Posted in Employer Work, iPhone with tags , , , , , , , on 2011/06/20 by rmolby
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I found a site that seems to have some promising info on it… http://www.stevepavlina.com/

I really need to empower myself in light of my previous post. It would be nice to have the courage and confidense to be self-employed and be good at it.

I have some ideas on what I may be able to do to make a living on my own. It will involve tying together a lot of different interests of mine. Maybe I can make a go of it this year.

I also started using Evernote and it seems to help me focus my thoughts a little, so once I get used to use Evernote to accumulate the info I need to make my ideas work as a self-employment strategy, I hope to start part-time and see what happens, if I can make a living at it, I will plow full speed ahead into it.

Tired of Corporate

Posted in Employer Work, Liberty with tags , on 2011/05/23 by rmolby

I am getting increasingly tired of the corporate environment.

I hate my boss and technical manager telling how I should behave, dress, keep my cube arranged… getting really tired of it… too bad I’m having to depend on this job right now…

I will be looking to build my future doing something other than what I am doing now… especially since I don’t anticipate that I will be able to draw a government retirement since I don’t thing the current form of government and it’s financing will be around when I get ready to retire…

Soooo, time to move on, use this damn job to tide me over until I can build my own future.

I am studying some material on http://www.jackspirko.com, and hopefully with some other material I’ll be able to start my own business where no one tells me HOW I should do my job or HOW I should live my life… I hate my liberty being treat on…

Microsoft 6419A Class

Posted in Computer Hardware, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Employer Work with tags , , , , , , , on 2010/12/03 by rmolby
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Wow, this Microsoft 6419A class has a lot of good information in it, but I have to say, the class is only as good as your instructor.

My instructor, Terry Smith, here at New Horizons in Irving (Dallas), Texas,  is outstanding. He really knows his class material and is able to fine tune it to the students.

If you are working in the Server or Network Administration field and only have experience up to Server 2003 environments, and you are either planning to implement, or have implemented Server 2008, I would highly recommend taking this class, and not to downplay the abilities of any other instructor, but if you are lucky to get Terry Smith, you will learn a lot.

Microsoft has come a long way when it comes to servers and infrastructure, and just like Windows XP and Windows 7, with Server 2008 Microsoft has finally reached a major milestone of functionality.

Back again…! Trip to Dallas. AeroGardens.

Posted in Employer Work, Gardening, Health, Horticulture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/11/26 by rmolby
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Well, it’s been  over a week again since my last post…

I’ve been soooooo busy its not even funny… and its been wearing on me, to say the least!

I need to get back to eating a good organic, high fiber diet to regain my digestive health.

I think I will try to blog about my nutritional diet, and how it is currently affecting me negatively, as well as some of the things I’ve been reading about and what I want to try out.

I will be leaving on Sunday afternoon for Dallas to go to a training class to get educated on MS Server 2008, namely the MS6419 class, which will progress me towards my MCITP Certification which will hopefully get me a raise.

While in Dallas I will be living on Whole Foods Market food, and that will do my body good. I hope this will give me the boost I need to get back on track, and when I get back home I will have to try to stay on track as much as I can.

One way I hope to accomplish this is by buying one of the AeroGarden Extra hydroponic gardens to grow tomatoes, and an AeroGarden 7 to grow salad greens at work, and to ensure that the veggies are getting a good nutrition I will be adding some Greensand to the nutrient mix to provide additional micro-nutrients to the veggies.

I will probably start with the AeroGarden Extra, which currently costs $160. I figure once the tomato plants start bearing fruit, I should recoup my cost of the garden in about 26 weeks (6 months), because these tomatoes will replace the small tubs of cherry or grape tomatoes that run about $6 a tub! After that, all I will have is the running cost of nutrients to add to the garden.

Once I’m on track to paying for this unit, I will order the  AeroGarden 7 which is $99 and will probably take about a year to pay for since it will replace about $2-3 a week in lettuce purchases, but the lettuce and tomatoes will be fresh off the plant and make this totally worth it.

Finally I would like to buy an AeroGarden SpaceSaver 6 to complete my setup at work so I can grow fresh herbs. This unit will go into the corner of my unused desk space, and the other two units will be on either side, and the space in front of them will become my eating surface. I figure this will take me about 6-8 months to setup, and pay for itself in about a year since I will be making way less trips to the store, saving in fuel and time in addition to better, and fresher food, or so I hope.

More later…

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