dont right like that

I’m a bit OCD about many things. Every day before I leave work I have to position my keyboard and mouse just so… My dual computer monitors can’t be on different levels… In fact I find it hard to work in a cluttered environment. I have to clean my office (room) every time I get ready to start a major project. I also really like for things to be symmetrical.

When people break the few basic rules that I am aware of in the English language, I can hardly stand it. Especially rules that should be understood by everyone who speaks or writes English.

Here are a couple of the ones that bother me particularly badly.

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Dreaming of the Other Side

Nice Camera! I Bet it Takes Nice Pictures!

I get a bit irritated occasionally at how uninformed people can be.

I try to tell myself that they just don’t understand and it’s not their fault that they don’t know better, but at times it can be difficult to remove the person from the ridiculous thing they just said.

In recognition of the fact that there are people out there who are uninformed about various things, things that occasionally peeve me, I guess it’s my duty to work to educate them.

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The Doorway to the Future

What Happens When I Ask the World a Question?

Hey folks, I hope things are going well for you – whatever you’ve been up to.

I’ve seriously been struggling with this blogging business over the last couple of months. The number of posts I’ve started and not finished has been dramatically higher than it used to be.

The issue I think is not knowing what I want to do with this space. I mean, if I am going to keep an active blog I want it to serve some purpose.

I’m a bit unsure right now what that purpose should be.

Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself related to this.

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Finding my place in the wheel...

Three Months as a QA at Liberty

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post called Two Weeks as a QA at Liberty. I’ve been working full-time for roughly three months now and I thought it might be about time to write a new blog post about “how things are going.”

No… I’m not going to get all meta about what I’m actually doing, rather this post is more about how the transition has gone, from “freelance Rails developer and WordPress implementer” trying to get jobs, to full-time “Quality Analyst.”

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Time for a Road Trip

Revitalizing the Spirit, Mind and Soul by Driving Away

I’ve always known that there is a distinct possibility that I am a bit “different” than other people. Most day’s I’m ok with that. In fact most day’s I prefer “finding my own way” too trying to fit in the mold that the rest of the world seems to want to put me in.

I was reminded of this a week ago. My church has a “youth event” each spring that brings in a fairly large bunch of young people – full of energy and gung-ho about life. They come for a number of things, there is always a good speaker, good food, and hours upon hours of volleyball…

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