Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Besides, what the heck is in Beaverton, OR, that would compel me to leave Iowa?
Technical Writer -- Intermediate to Advanced (Hillsboro, OR)
employment type: part-time
PTIGlobal is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon and provides translation, localization, and managed services for world-wide customers. With its mission to help clients turn globalization strategy into tangible revenues, PTIGlobal manages the conversion of software, web content, documentation, and mobile apps into targeted languages, offering end users a seamless experience and transparent functionality.
We're looking for Intermediate to Advanced level Technical Writers. Ability to gather content through networking, interviewing or other means, and enjoys working close with peers and stakeholders to generate new topics, maps, and documents from 'scratch', and apply edits to source files to ensure content freshness and accuracy.You may be the single point of contact to ensure your project is planned and developed per schedule, and maintain that plan over program lifecycle. You may use scripting languages to create scripts to automate data processing. For any given project (documents, DITA topics etc) you may work with other contributors including authors, editors, or publishers to assist and drive delivery.
As an Intermediate or Advanced Technical Writer in our team, you will use authoring tools to edit for grammar, technical, usability, legal and production purposes. Use Adobe Acrobat Pro to initiate PDF Shared Reviews. You will need strong experience with Reposit processes, for both structured and unstructured document generation, and file management system(s) such as Sharepoint, Documentum and others. FrameMaker expertise is a must.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Team players with a strong results orientation spirit and mentality, who can effectively communicate and work with business requirements, evaluate 'as-is' business processes and define efficient 'to-be' processes as related to product technical information planning, development, review, reposit, reuse, deliver and publish. Assist in training others when necessary (formally and informally) on tools, processes and content best methods.
These positions require strong technical authoring, editing, and reviewing skills. To be considered for these positions you must have strong, to expert level understanding and experience with:
· Reposit processes -- Structured and Unstructured.
· Document generation and file management system(s) such as Sharepoint and Documentum.
· Component Content Management Systems (CCMS) such as SDL Trisoft or others.
· Creating folders, templates, topics, and maps per industry specification.
· Working with datasheet, developer manual, reference manual, errata.
· Learning and applying style guides, templates.
· Editing for format, grammar, legal, corporate branding.
· Using authoring tools such as MS Word, Adobe FrameMaker to generate information sets such as PDF Books and Volumes or converting from one tool to another.
· Using manual and automated methods to convert text/tables/graphics content from applications such as MS Word and Adobe FrameMaker.
· Converting content from Word to FM.
· Using illustration tools such as MS Visio and others to create and/or modify technical illustrations.
· Generating outputs such as XML, HTML, CHM or other, and use rendering engines such as Antenna House.
A degree in Technical Communications, Journalism, and or English is preferred - with emphasis on Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. The successful candidate will have 5 or more years of relevant Technical Writing and project lead role experience. Special consideration will be given to those with semiconductor product development and associated specifications experience:
· Must have
o Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
o Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe FrameMaker preferably 10, 11,or 12
o PDF, XML, HTML, CHM
o Sharepoint, Documentum
o DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture)
o SDL Trisoft, Antenna House
· Preferred to have
o JustSystems XMetal
o FrameScript, Perl, Visual Basic
o Familiarity with semiconductor products or document types is a plus
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Not true, per this article!
Editor's Note: Democrats have released "their version" of the cited report linked to above - read an article about it here.
Another article with this lead paragraph:
A long-awaited report on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi details an array of bureaucratic miscues and inter-agency blunders but does not specifically blame former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for events that led to the deaths of four Americans. .
- Captain America
- Iron Man
- The Hulk
- The Flash
Monday, June 27, 2016
The word "display" is a transitive verb that requires an object. Not having an object is technically ungrammatical. I do not shy away from breaking a rule.
The following format is used in the documentation I maintain:
"Click Add. The [Name of the Window] displays."
Grammatically, it should be "The [Name of the Window] displays on your screen."
However, I object. I have two issues with this wording. First of all, in the context of documentation that describes PC-based software, "on your screen" is implied. Where else is it going to display? I think it invites the user to say "Where else is it going to display you moron." Secondly, I personally object to the word "screen." This is a tidbit I gleaned from my first Technical Writing 'gig’. My mentor at the time told me that your "screen" is a piece of hardware. What you see on your screen is a window. Therefore, in that light, I'd have to say "The [Name of the Window] displays on your window" which is stupid. I admit I was very impressionable when I started Technical Writing and now consider myself very stubborn in the idiosyncrasies I've adopted.
I could take the easy way out and write "The XYZ window *appears*. That's as equally gross as using "on your screen." Using the word "appears" betrays the spirit of software, which is not magic. While I have no programming training, over 20 years in software documentation has taught me that "events" happen because the user inputs information or performs some action, which causes another action. In my macro coding, it is known as an "If-Then" macro. If the user press F9=Add, then the program will toggle to Add mode." It's very cause/effect. The word "appears" has a connotation of magic as in "I will make a rabbit appear in this hat." Software is the anti-magician vocation. There is no magic. Nothing happens automatically.
Other ways to say this include "The ABC system displays the XYZ window." That one is so gross, I won't touch it.
So yes, while "display" is a transitive verb and yes, it does require an object, I don't see it as being an evil. Rather, it's a necessary evil. When documenting PC-based software, I view "the [Name of the Window] displays" as acceptable.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Instead of buying any of those releases, I purchased Billy Joel's "The Stranger" which I have a dubbed cassette copy of in my boxes of 1000 cassettes.
Energy seems to be this band's VERY strong point. I was mesmerized by how much fun is being portrayed in the video below. They have a handful of videos released on their channel. The main reason for including the one below is that between this one, which is older, and the one above, they have a different drummer. That shouldn't happen - the drummer should never be replaced in a band [WINK, WINK] because the drummer is the foundation upon which the band is built. You can't just give a house a new basement, right?
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Looking back on the situation, I really had no reason to help him. There was no compelling reason to do so, but I did. Scott lived in Marion and having never met Scott before, I agreed to give him a ride home. I am 99% sure I went to the concert with Serbi, but he lived in Palo, which was on the opposite side of the world, compared to Marion. Maybe I drove him home first and then went to Marion (it would be less of a "go around your elbow to get to your ass" itinerary going that route). I really just do not remember. More about Scott in a moment.
I can say that I don't think I had a drop of booze that night, which makes me even more disgusted that I can't recall details of that concert. I mean, this is Metallica, M E T A L L I C A and this was my first time seeing them in concert! I vaguely remember the Cult opened for them and that I found out later that Matt Sorum, who went on to play with Guns-n-Roses & Velvet Revolver, was the Cult's drummer when I saw them that night.
The funny thing about Scott is that he eventually became the lead singer for Assume, the first band I was in. The crazy thing is that I never heard him sing. EVER. He worked at Menard's and would say at band practice that he needed to buy a microphone. Fast forward to 1998, when I worked at QDS, I met Gail, his dad. I mentioned to Gail that his son had been the lead singer in the first band I was ever in. The look on Gail's face was priceless - I chuckle when I see it in my mind. "He sang? I never knew that."
So, while I don't know what tunes Metallica played on that night, I have to believe I liked the concert. After all, "And Justice for All" has never wavered in being my all-time favorite Metallica album. It's so odd to me that this year - November 5, 2016 - will mark 10,000 days since I saw Metallica in concert for the first time. Since then, of course, I've seen them 3 additional times:
- November 1991 at the Five Seasons Center (the same venue I saw them play in 1989) in Cedar Rapids
- January 1993 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City
- August 2003 at the Mark in Moline, IL
I did find out that they played these songs the next night in Bonner Springs, KS:
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
- Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
- Harvester of Sorrow
- The Four Horsemen
- The Thing That Should Not Be
- Bass Solo
- Master of Puppets
- Fade to Black
- Seek & Destroy
- ...And Justice for All
- Creeping Death
- Guitar Solo
- Last Caress (Misfits cover)
- Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover)
- Breadfan (Budgie cover)
The world took notice of their pervasive efforts after the band had landed shows and small tours with larger national touring acts, on their own.
In context (my emphasis)
LORD OF WAR has been inflicting its unique brand of thematically driven death metal on the world since 2011. Coming from their hometown of San Diego, California, the band draws inspiration from all across the world's extreme metal spectrum. Always maintaining an uncompromising level of dedication to musicianship, LORD OF WAR constantly pushes their collective skill sets to the next level in order to deliver increasingly imaginative aggression to their fan base. The world took notice of their pervasive efforts after the band had landed shows and small tours with larger national touring acts, on their own. In the Fall of 2011, the band announced signing an album deal with Unique Leader Records, and in January 2012 released their debut album Celestial Pestilence.
This is what Lord of War sound like:
From the press release for Lord of War, I learned about this website.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
I would so enjoy going down this slide - I just need to clear a schedule. There's too much going on with Alex and Europe to hop on a plane and go to LA. It also occurred to me that if I fear sky diving because I'm afraid of landing and screwing up one or both of my knees - I had a meniscus repair a few years ago - going down a 1,000 foot glass slide is a way to live on the edge.
It wasn't until I watched the video below that I understood that the video above is from the Q & A session after he played the drum solo below.
Then I watched this very brief clip and my jaw is on the floor from watching her play it.
I had 17 tally marks.
Sad, I know. I am probably going to create a playlist with these 100 tunes and embed it on this blog in the future.
Here's the video:
Here's the list of 100 bands in the video order (verbatim, including typos from the video's description):
- megadeth - holy wars
- cacophony - savage
- rammstein - asche zu asche
- burzum - war
- iron Maiden - 2 minutes to midnight
- metal church - badlands
- opeth - moonlapse vertigo
- eternal silence - dreambook
- virgin steele - through the ring of fire
- death angel - voracious souls
- avantasia - reach out for the light
- gli atroci - voglio vederti morire
- helloween - if I could fly
- pantera - cemetery gates
- ozzy osbourne - bark at the moon
- riot - thundersteel
- judas priest - painkiller
- moonspell - breathe
- anthrax - A.I.R.
- testament - the hew order
- pagan’s mind - through osiris eyes
- twisted sister - burn in hell
- rhapsody of fire - dawn of victory
- masterplan - crawling from hell
- suicidal tendencies - trip at the brain
- queensryche - eyes of a stranger
- sanctuary - future tense
- sepultura - lobotomy
- overkill - elimination
- sonata arctica - don’t say a word
- king diamond - give me your soul
- dio - stand up and shout
- fear factory - replica
- arch enemy - we will rise
- xentrix - for whose advantage
- accept - balls to the wall
- black Sabbath - black Sabbath
- saxon - metalhead
- voivod - into my hypercube
- watchtower - the fall of reason
- manowar - kings of metal
- angra - nothing to say
- death - spirit crusher
- axel rudi pell - mystica
- edguy - The piper never dies
- kamelot - march of mephisto
- gamma ray - strange world
- dokken - mr scary
- anvil - metal on metal
- stratovarius - destiny
- katatonia - brave
- blind guardian - imaginations from the other side
- impellitteri - stand in line
- racer x - Scarified
- steel panther - death to all but metal (chorus)
- hidden memories - over the edge
- nevermore - we disintegrate
- yngwie malmsteen - caught in the middle
- grave digger - Valhalla
- hammerfall - renegade
- slayer - war ensemble
- evile - thrasher
- sodom - napalm in the morning
- exodus - a good day to die
- savatage - edge of thorns
- nanowar of steel - giorgio mastrota
- symphony x - serpents kiss
- kreator - Phobia
- meshuggah - bleed
- tool - the pot
- metallica - the thing that should not be
- cradle of filth - nymphetamine fix
- annihilator - king of the kill
- pain of salvation - fandango
- mayhem - chimera
- gothminister - monsters
- nightwish - I wish I had an angel
- nocturnal rites - awakening
- rage - soundchaser
- lamb of god - hourglass
- firewind - breaking the silence
- finntroll - trollhammaren
- dying fetus - your treachery will die with you
- children of bodom - downfall
- destrage - my green neighbour
- funeral - the architecture of loss
- celtic frost - a dying god coming into human flesh
- strapping young lad - love?
- behemoth - ov fire and the void
- dream theater - as I am
- freak kitchen - snap
- zimmers hole - alright
- temperance - save me
- toxic holocaust - acid fuzz
- system of a down - byob
- devin townsend - hyperdrive
- november’s doom - harvest scythe
- mastodon - the motherload
- my dyng bride - the cry of manking
- dream evil - the book of heavy metal
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
- Unfamiliar to me - I couldn't hum "Can't See You" by Marshall Tucker
- Familiar to me as I actually played them in a band - "Sunshine of Your Love"
- All Right Now - Free
- Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
- Crossroads – Cream
- Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
- The Wind Cries Marry – Jimi Hendrix
- Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Van Halen
- Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
- Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker
- Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
- Cheap Sunglasses – ZZ Top
- Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Girls Got Rhythm - AC/DC
- Highway to Hell - AC/DC
- Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
- I Love Rock N’ Roll – Joan Jet
- La Grange – ZZ Top
- Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
- Old Time Rock N’ Roll – Bob Segar
- Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
- Rock N’ Roll All Night - KISS
- Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
- Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Takin’ Care of Business – BTO
- Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller
- The Joker – Steve Miller
- You Really Got Me – Van Halen
- American Girl – Tom Petty
- Breakdown – Tom Petty
- Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
- Hurts So Good – John Cougar
- Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
- Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites
- Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty
- Panama – Van Halen
- Pink Houses – John Cougar
- Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard
- Shook Me all Night Long - AC/DC
- Summer of 69 – Brian Adams
- Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns And Roses
- The House Is Rockin’ – SRV
- Walk This Way – Aerosmith
- Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
- 3 AM – Matchbox 20
- Cumbersome – 7 Marry 3
- Champagne Super Nova - Oasis
- Drive - Incubus
- Gel – Collective Soul
- Hard To Handle – Black Crows
- Heavy – Collective Soul
- If You Could Only See - Tonic
- Interstate Love Song – STP
- Machine Head – Bush
- Man in the Box - Alice In Chains
- Plush – STP
- Shimmer – Fuel
- Wonderwall – Oasis
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
- Everlong – Foo Fighters
- Figured you Out – Nickelback
- Kryptonite – Three Doors Down
- Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
- Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
- Cold Shot – SRV
- Couldn’t Stand The Weather – SRV
- Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
- Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
- Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
- Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top
- Mary Had A Little Lamb – SRV
- Pride & Joy – SRV
- Red House – Jimi Hendrix
- Tightrope – SRV
R & B
- Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
- Every Time I Roll The Dice – Delbert McClinton
- Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
- Soul Man – The Blues Brothers
- Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
- Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
- Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
- Angel Eyes – Jeff Healey
- Blue On Black – Kenny Wayne Shepard
- Drift Away – Dobie Gray
- Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
- Main Street – Bob Segar
- Night Moves – Bob Segar
- Purple Rain – Prince
- Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Turn the Page – Bob Segar
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Dance & Pop
- Brick House – The Commodores
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
- Funky Music – Wild Cherry
- Kiss – Prince
- Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
- Mustang Sally – Wilson Picket
- Proud Mary – CCR/Tina Turner
- Santaria – Sublime
Both candidates understand that right now the race is fairly close ....
A new CNN poll has Clinton ahead of Trump 47 - 42 among registered voters.
However, in Ohio a Quinnipiac poll shows the race is tied 40-40.
In Pennsylvania it's just about tied as well -- Clinton 42, Trump 41.
In Florida Clinton leads trump 47-39.
Donald Trump needs to win all three of those states, and his polling has been going south for the last three weeks.
And yet, with all that negative energy in the Trump campaign, there is this article about how Trump is a nice and good guy without a camera in front of him. So, frankly, just who is Donald Trump?!?
And if our country only had to deal with Donald Trump's campaign, maybe I'd feel better about our country's future. I'd think, "This is a fad and it will pass." However, there are other important issues that continue to divide our country - guns and abortion. Erick Erickson's article called "We Actually Need More Guns, Not Less Guns" highlights this divide and, from that article, I really REALLY like this part of EE's column:
If the Senate is serious about saving Americans, they should really first defund Planned Parenthood, which chops up thousands of Americans a year and sells their body parts. Then, the Senate should pass national concealed carry reciprocity legislation and make it way the heck easier to buy guns.
That is inline with what I think and with what I have opined on this blog.
In conclusion, do I have the answer to all of these issues? Nope. I really don't.
I am still proud of myself for sticking with what I had determined was what I wanted to do with my life. I do not regret my choice and I plan to make that choice because it is my choice to do so until I am no longer able to make that choice.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Unable to Think
Authored on 06/16/1993Two thoughts pounding
Pointing at I . . .
There's no way I can
Forgive this feeling
For visiting me twice
In a short lifetime,
No explanation found.
I return to the Burn, a
Sensation in my stomach,
The kind that festers
With Ignorance as they
Laugh together, joyful
And pleasantly planning
My fall. They'll wait
Until the festering
Increases, too immense
For words or for a
Poet to dominate into words,
Do you understand where
I'm going? The end is . . .
Unable to think.
Twenty-three in Years
Authored on 02/15/1993I never can say what I feel
Neither can you
I never can open up to what is real
I can't talk to you
The words fight my instinct
Keep your mouth shut
This is for your own good
Lies I've learned to live with
Reflecting until the sun rises
Thinking about failures
Remembering when I've cried
Knowing why dreams have died . . .
Twenty-three in spineless years.
|Saturday||08||05||2006||Unable To Think||19A||06/16/1993||189||About Parents During Engagement|
|Saturday||08||05||2006||Twenty-three in Years||19A||02/15/1993||189||Twenty-three in spineless years|
On the way home from Elkader, I'm told a driver cut off this Iowa State Trooper as he was pulling his camper home in a no passing zone. When he got to town, he saw the car that had done it parked in a Casey's. I'm told the Iowa State Trooper stopped and issued her a ticket to the tune of ~$400. I can only imagine the look on the driver's face when she realized that she had been caught doing what she had done and thought there would be zero repercussions for doing it.
Let's be careful out there people. Don't get dead!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Can we not all agree that guns in the wrong hands are bad?!?
Dean Ambrose Heel Turn Makes Him More Effective WWE Champ Following Cash-in
Later that night, I apologized for being short with him, explaining that I was out mowing and wasn't really in the mood for talking. He said that he had found a Metallica t-shirt at Hot Topic for $4 and proceeded to tell me that it was an "And Justice for All" t-shirt. I think he saw my face droop as he told me that. "And Justice for All" is only my all-time favorite Metallica album, outranking all others.
I didn't think any more about it until the kids and Karen gave me my Father's Day presents early on Friday night. I received a wood rack and a cover for it, which we will use at the campsite in Elkader. Then Alex gave me a plastic bag and inside was a Metallica "And Justice for All" t-shirt like the one I'm wearing below:
|From L-R, Louis (father-in-law), Mark (brother-in-law), Dave (brother-in-law), me with my Metallica t-shirt|
Why am I the only one showing teeth?!?
Here are the actual results: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2647246-wwe-money-in-the-bank-2016-results-winners-grades-reaction-and-highlights
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
This is me trying to show I see both sides of a coin, the pro and the con, the positive and the negative, the Lex Luthor and the Superman, and the Anakin Skywalker and the Darth Vader. I mean, c'mon, who wouldn't want the power to control death?!?
Friday, June 17, 2016
It's been a pretty awful week for humanity. In between the Orlando nightclub massacre, the former singer of Pyrexia killing three, a singer being shot by a deranged fan and that alligator eating a toddler, it's been harrowing. Perhaps that's why this joyous Nightwish fan dancing in the mud at this past weekend's Download Festival struck a nerve. Watch, this magnificent bastard and try not to smile.
REM | Create the Logs folder first
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs"
REM | The No Condition folders
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_CHM"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_RH"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_PDF"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_WH"
REM | The NOT Nonsecure
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\CHM_Online_Internal"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\PDF_Internal"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\RH_Online_Internal"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\WH_Online_Internal"
REM | The NOT Secure
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\PDF_External"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\CHM_Online_External"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\RH_Online_External"
md "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\WH_Online_External"
REM | Now, compile the outputs
cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 2015\RoboHTML"
REM | The No Condition outputs
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "NoConditions_RH" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_RH" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_NoConditions_RH.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "NoConditions_WH" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_WH" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_NoConditions_WH.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "NoConditions_PDF" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_PDF" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_NoConditions_PDF.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "NoConditions_CHM" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\NoConditions_CHM" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_NoConditions_CHM.txt"
REM | Internal-Facing
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "PDF_Internal" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\PDF_Internal" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_PDF_Internal.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "RH_Online_Internal" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\RH_Online_Internal" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_RH_Online_Internal.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "WH_Online_Internal" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\WH_Online_Internal" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_WH_Online_Internal.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "CHM_Online_Internal" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\CHM_Online_Internal" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_CHM_Online_Internal.txt"
REM | External-Facing
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "WH_Online_External" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\WH_Online_External" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_WH_Online_External.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "RH_Online_External" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\RH_Online_External" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_RH_Online_External.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "PDF_External" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\PDF_External" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_PDF_External.txt"
rhcl "c:\rh\DRM\DisasterRecoveryManual.xpj" -l "CHM_Online_External" -o "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\CHM_Online_External" -g "S:\Technical Documentation\DISARECO\__%today%\_Logs\%TODAY%_CHM_Online_External.txt"
Moving on, I did bring in my Garmin for my co-worker John, who is leaving for Orlando, FL, with his wife & 3 kids. They are going to Disney World (driving) so I figured the Garmin that typically sits in our hope chest in our bedroom might do him more good. John returns to work on Tuesday, July 5th. He is my walking buddy when I need to get out of my chair and walk a couple of 1/2 mile laps around the lake that is behind the building I work in. We've been hit and miss, going occasionally, but not daily. There are 4 floors in the building I work in [my cubicle is in the Lower Level (LL)] and for the month of June, there is a "friendly" competition to see which floor is the healthiest. There's a white board to mark when returning from walking a lap. Thus far, the LL is in the lead, but with 9 work days remaining, it's too early to call us the victors.
As far as work goes, I am very happy to be where I am. I have been using the phrase "landing up" to describe what it feels like to have been laid off at Pearson, to be unemployed, to question my faith as I sought a job, and to then be validated by being hired for the job I said I wanted on the first full day of being laid off - I kept a "Laid Off" journal and reread the first couple of entries last night. I feel like I am in the right place and can easily see myself retiring from here on my 65th birthday, which is Friday, December 01, 2034. Because from here to there is 18 years, 5 months, 2 weeks, 3 days or 6744 days, it's a little too early to start the countdown.
In other news, since I mentioned Erick Erickson, I came across these:
**Editor's Note: Wow! Touting a book about Christianity in the same sentence as endorsing "Orange is the New Black"... Really?!?
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
"...construction on the unnamed project is set to start in 2018, with an opening slated for 2021."
Assuming Alex begins his freshman year of college in fall 2017 and finishes in 4 years, he will be a senior in college in January 2021.That's hard to imagine when Alex allowed his alarm to blare for 15 minutes this AM. When I was about to walk out the door to take down the garbage & recycling to the curb, Megan was about to walk upstairs to wake him up so he wouldn't be late for his 8 AM Fareway shift. I did put the garbage & recycle bin at the curb - I assume Megan woke him up as I didn't go back inside the house.
*I like that phrase "writing quality snapshots" because a snapshot is a picture and you... oh, never mind!
**I should have left well enough alone....
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
- Treating them like kids- They won’t say, but no man wants to be treated less than he already is, only more. So when their women treat them as kids, it just lets the handle off in ways only men can explain. If leaving their socks at the foot of the bed irritates you as his lady, he’ll prefer you lovingly speak to him about it or deal with it in a mature way, as against shouting down at him.
- Nagging- No man likes a nagging wife. Most wives would constantly criticize everything their men do. They spend more time nagging over the things their men do wrong, and less time appreciating them for the things they do right. It makes the men feel like no matter what they do, it would never be enough for their wives, so they stop trying. Wives should try appreciating more than criticizing; an honest advice from an honest man.
- Trying to change them - Too many wives do this in glaring ways. Attempting to forcefully change their men especially when he was the same person before you married him. Most wives fail to understand that two different people can be perfectly happy in marriage. They don’t necessarily have to be alike. Opposites do indeed attract, so accept him for who he is.
- Failing to consult them- Especially when it comes to major decisions, (finances and all), they really get upset when their wives don’t consult them. Seeking their advice even when you truthfully don’t need it makes them feel more involved and valued in your life. Most times their advice may not sit well with you wives, but if you end up not taking the advice, appreciate them all the same.
- Snoring- First they deny it, and then they say didn’t have a good sleep. Wives know that line all too well, it’s as old as it gets. However, instead of nagging away at how your spouse snores to high glory, try getting an anti-snoring device to solve the problem. There are lots of reviews on these devices to help deal with this seeming menace. It doesn’t have to break your marriage bed.
- Eating without them- The little things that upset wives! Wives feel left out and less than important when this happens. Also when they cook good meals and the husbands fail to eat after being called, it upsets them. Husbands should try to resist the temptation of eating without their wives as often as they can. Except of course, your wife doesn’t really mind.
- Leaving a wet towel on the bed- Not many husbands do this, but just like leaving the socks lying around, this habit could very easily upset the wives. It could almost push the wives to treat their husbands as kids when they do this. Husbands should try to put out the towel to dry, it’s really no rocket science.
- Withholding expressions of love- It’s hard for wives to understand why their husbands won’t physically express the love they clearly feel. It’s not enough to love them, you’ve got to say it, mean it and express it as long as you live. That’s what you signed up for, husband.
- About the divide
- About the bashing the media gave Donald Trump
- About the "new narrative" about the Orlando massacre
- About repealing the Second Amendment
- This is the article on RollingStone.com that advocates for its repeal
Judging by what happened in this segment, that theory seems unlikely though bitter enemies have often turned into awesome allies.
Editor's Note: Additional thoughts about this here.
- Purson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1uTN...
- Caligula's Horse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLyHS...
- With Our Arms to the Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDwmN...
- Mantar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQWNZ...
- Rising: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qHi1...
- God Mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3t8Y...
- G.L.O.S.S.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew3hj...
- The Virginmarys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itW8Y...
- Eight Bells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKXck...
- Chthe'ilist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZgNL...
Pearson eliminating 47 more jobs in Iowa City
The educational and professional assessment company Pearson is eliminating 47 jobs at its Iowa City operations in the third round of job cuts this year. The company issued a notice of its plans to lay off the employees to Iowa Workforce Development on June 7.
Pearson spokeswoman Laura Gamble said the latest reduction is in line with plans announced by the company in January to reduce its global workforce by 10 percent through the course of 2016.
The latest cutbacks appear to bring the number of jobs eliminated by Pearson in Iowa City to at least 166, although the company has declined to release figures on the number of employees affected. Pearson notified state officials in January that it was laying off 62 employees, and in March that it was laying off 57 employees.
In a prepared statement, Pearson said, "Our employees in Iowa have a long, proud history of serving students, parents and educators across the state and around the nation. We are committed to supporting those affected employees during this difficult transition period."
Demand for educational assessments has been down, Pearson CEO John Fallon said in announcing plans to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide in January, indicating that fewer Americans are seeking college enrollment. He said the restructuring is intended to simply the company, integrate operations and cut costs to get Pearson growing again.
Iowa Workforce Development is offering services to assist the affected workers, a spokesman said.
Editor's Note: I tried to find this story on the CBJ website but was unsuccessful. The text above is a copy-n-paste from the email I received.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The liberals like the gays and hate the guns; the conservatives don't like the gays and don't hate the guns. As this event develops, I expect both sides to use it for their own benefit. Trump will talk about the Muslim community and Clinton will talk about lives being taken too soon.
Both of them are ignoring the full story. Trump can't unify the United States when he says that all Muslims are bad and Clinton can't talk about lives being precious after giving a speech in which she talked about abortion. They both are only going to highlight a sliver of the whole issue.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Bayside Tour Dates:08/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
08/12 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
08/13 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Festival
08/14 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
08/15 Norfolk, VA NorVa
08/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
08/18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
08/19 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
08/20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
08/21 Boston, MA House of Blues
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
08/24 Cleveland, OH Agora
08/25 Toronto, ON Opera House
08/26 Detroit, MI The Majestic
08/27 Chicago, IL 350 Fest
08/28 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
08/30 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
08/31 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
09/2 Seattle, WA The Showbox
09/3 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
09/4 San Francisco Regency
09/6 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
09/7 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
09/8 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
09/9 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
09/10 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom
09/11 Albuquerque, NM The Sunshine Theater
09/13 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall
09/14 Houston, TX House of Blues
09/15 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
09/16 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
09/17 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
09/18 Nashville, TN Exit/In
What's really ironic is that an idea was floated yesterday for the Sigwarths to go to see a baseball game in the Twin Cities on August 14th, which is a Sunday, which is two weeks prior to when Bayside actually plays in the Twin Cities. If only the idea was to go to a game that weekend instead of August 14th.
Friday, June 10, 2016
The C & L site is liberal. I assume that they posted this article to mock the speech. Where did this speech go wrong? Do they disagree with what was said?
I don't know.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Clinton says Trump behaving like a demagogue:
"Athletes convicted of violent crimes at all levels are no more above the law or public outrage than any other person. They aren’t athletes anymore. They’re just bad people." from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/06/08/brock-turner-criminal_n_10362122.html
Looking to sell hundreds of music CDs in excellent condition from a smoke and pet free home. They are still in their original jewel cases, have their original inserts and artwork and have also been protected in CD drawers and towers. I have a various collection of music ranging from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's, double discs, and boxed sets. I'd like to keep the sets together when selling. The genres also range from rock, metal, Hawaiian, reggae and much more. You can call, text or email me to see if I have what you're looking for. There are just too many to list all of them. Asking for $4 each disc/obo. Please reply to email or call/text
Here is a list of most of the artists in alphabetical order:
38 Special, 2 live crew, 3 plus, 3 scoops of aloha, 3rd road delight, 4 non blondes, 311, a flock of seagulls, abba, ac/dc, ace of base, aerosmith, air supply, akoni & da palapalai patch, alanis morissette, alannah myles, ali campbell, alice cooper, alpha blondy, amy grant, andrew lloyd webber, andy bumatai, apo & beasly, aretha franklin, arrested development, asia, aswad, atlantic starr, audioslave, baba b, bad english, bananarama, barenaked ladies, barry manilow, beck, bee gees, beethoven, bell biv devoe, ben folds five, berlin, bette midler, better than ezra, big head todd, big mountain, billy idol, billy joel, billy ocean, bing crosby, black sabbath, blackstreet, blink 182, blondie, blue murder, blues traveler, blur, bob marley, bobby brown, bon jovi, bone thugs n harmony, boston, boyz II men, bread, britney spears, brother noland, bruce springsteen, bruddah walter, bryan adams, buddy holly, bush, butch helemano, butthole surfers, c +c music factory, cake, cameo, cecilio & kapono, chaka demus & pliers, charlotte church, cheap trick, cher, cherry poppin daddies, chicago, christina aguilera, christopher cross, chuck berry, cinderella, collective soul, color me badd, connie francis, cornershop, counting crows, coverdale page, crash test dummies, creedence clearwater revival, crowded house, cyndi lauper, damn yankees, dan fogelberg, dave matthews band, david byrne, days of the new, debarge, debbie gibson, deep purple, def leppard, del beazley, depeche mode, destiny's child, devo, diana ross, diane & da boyz, dire straits, dishwalla, dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince, don henley, donna lewis, donna summer, dread zeppelin, duran duran, eagles, earth wind and fire, eddie money, ella fitzgerald, elton john, elvis presley, emf, en vogue, erasure, eric clapton, europe, eve 6, everclear, everything, expose, extreme, faith hill, faith no more, fatboy slim, fiji, filter, fiona apple firehouse, fleetwood mac, foreigner, fuel, garbage, gary moore, geggy tah, general public, genesis, george michael, george thorogood, gin blossoms, glenn frey, glenn medeiros, gloria estefan, godsmack, goo goo dolls, great white, green day, guns n roses, hall n oates, hapa, harvey danger, hawaiian style band, hawaiian time, heart, ho'aikane, ho'okena, hootie and the blowfish, huey lewis and the news, i mother earth, inner circle, inxs, island rhythms, israel kamakawiwo'ole, j geils band, jamie lawrence, jan and dean, jane's addiction, janet jackson, jars of clay, jeff rasmussen, jefferson starship, jennifer lopez, jewel, jimi hendrix, jimmy cliff, jive bunny and the mastermixers, joan jett and the blackhearts, joan osborne, jodeci, joe balaz, joe walsh, john cougar mellencamp, johnny gill, jon secada, journey, judas priest, ka'au crater boys, kalapana, kapena, kapono beamer, karyn white, kawehi lindsey, kc and the sunshine band, k-ci and jojo, keali'i reichel, kenny g, kenny rogers, kid rock, kids bop, kiss, kool and the gang, korn, kotch, kris kross, lauryn hill, leahi, led zeppelin, len, lionel richie, lisa lisa and cult jam, lit, lita ford, live, local h, loggins n messina, lou reed, loverboy, lucky dube, luscious jackson, lush, luther vandross, lynyrd skynyrd, madness, madonna, makaha sons of ni'ihau, mana'o company, marcy playground, mariah carey, mark & brian, martin lawrence, matchbox twenty, mc hammer, mcauley schenker group, men at work, metallica, michael bolton, michael jackson, midnight oil, milli vanilli, missing persons, motley crue, mozart, mr. big, musical youth, na leo pilimehana, na waiho'olu'u o ke anuenue, natalie cole, natalie imbruglia, natalie merchant, natural vibrations, neil diamond, neil sedaka, nelson, nerf herder, new edition, new kids on the block, new radicals, night ranger, nine inch nails, nirvana, no doubt, nohe, nohelani cypriano, oasis, oleander, olivia newton-john, omc, omd, orgy, ozzy osbourne, pat benatar, paul mccartney, paula abdul, paula cole, pearl jam, pekelo, perry farrell, pet shop boys, peter gabriel, peter moon band, peter tosh, phil collins, poison, pound, prince, pure heart, pu'ukani, queen, queensryche, quiet riot, quincy jones, r. kelly, r.e.m., radiohead, rage against the machine, rainbow rastaman, ralph tresvant, rap reiplinger, ratt, red hot chili peppers, stars on 45 remix, reo speedwagon, republica, richard marx, rick springfield, ritchie valens, rob zombie, robert palmer, robi kahakalau, rod stewart, rose royce, roxette, roy orbison, rush, sade, saigon kick, salt n pepa, samantha fox, sammy hagar, santana, sarah mclachlan, savage garden, save ferris, scorpions, seduction, semisonic seven mary three, shabba ranks, shai, sha-na-na, shania twain, sheena easton, sheryl crow, shinehead, simple minds, simplisity, sister hazel, sixpence none the richer, skid row, slaughter, smash mouth, smashing pumpkins, smokey robinson, soul for real, soundgarden, spacehog, spandau ballet, spin doctors, steel pulse, steelheart, steely dan, stevie b, stevie nicks, stevie wonder, sting, stone temple pilots, stray cats, styper, styx, sublime, sugar ray, survivor, sweet sensation, swv, tal bachman, talking heads, tchaikovsky, tears for fears, technotronic, teresa bright, tesla, [(THE) aliis, (THE) b 52's, (THE) bangles, beach boys, beatles, black crowes, brian setzer orchestra, cardigans, carpenters, cars, clash, cover girls, cranberries, deele, doors, everly brothers, gap band, georgia satellites, go-go's, heads, human league, jackson 5, jets, kinks, mighty mighty bosstones, monkees, moody blues, offspring, pointer sisters, police, presidents of the united states, pretenders, proclaimers, rascals, righteous brothers, rolling stones, romantics, sundays, thompson twins, tubes verve pipe wallflowers], third eye blind, third world, tlc, toad the wet sprocket, tom cochrane, tom petty and the heartbreakers, tom tom club, tommy james and the shondells, tone-loc, toni braxton, tonic, tony toni tone, tool, toots and the maytals, toto, tracy bonham, trinere and friends, trio, trisha yearwood, triumph, trixter, tropical knights, twisted sister, u2, ub40, ugly kid joe, van halen, vanessa williams, vertical horizon, veruca salt, vince neil, wang chung, war, warrant, weezer, westwind ensemble wedding music, white lion, white town, white zombie, whitesnake, whitney houston, will to power, willie k, wilson phillips, winger, yellowman, zhane, ziggy marley and the melody makers, zz top
Soundtracks and collections: 10 things i hate about you, 1996 grammy nominees, a motown christmas carol, a reggae christmas, above the rim, celine dion decade, american graffiti, american pie, best of paradise 1 and 2, big willie style, bill and ted's bogus journey, buyaka ultimate dance hall, louis armstrong christmas through the years, city of angels, classic disney 1 and 2, cool runnings, cronies, dirty dancing, discovery sampler r&b, discovery sampler alternative, dumb and dumber, empire records, encomium led zeppelin tribute, footloose, tribute to depeche mode, graffiti bridge, grease, eurythmics gr hits, hit singles 1958-1977, hit singles 1980-1988, jellybean's house party, classic kiss regrooved, make a difference foundation, mtv party to go, gladiator soundtrack, no alternative, puff daddy no way out, pretty woman, rap's biggest hits, romeo n juliet, elektra's 40th anniversary, runaway bride, saturday night fever, alicia keys, sould food, stand by me, techno's gr hits, beavis and butt-head, best of sugar hill gang, bodyguard, harder they come, john lennon collection, ozzman cometh, johnny nash reggae collection, sun story, the wall live in berlin, this is reggae music volumes 2, 4, and 5, zoo rave
alternative children's Christmas classic rock easy listening hip-hop rap heavy metal old school oldies pop r&b rock & roll reggae retro soundtrack comedy country dance electronic jazz new age techno island
Asking for $4 each disc/obo. Please reply to email or call/text
Set aside all of the above and look at the announcement I received through an email:
I've never seen Korn, Motionless in White (Alex told me last night he likes their music), or REO Speedwagon in concert which means, yes, I've seen BB, Silver Snakes (they opened for Bring Me the Horizon in Clive when Alex and I went to see them last month), Def Leppard, and Tesla. When I saw Tesla, they were the HEADLINER and had Great White and Badlands open for them. Now they get the (crappy) opening slot on a 3 band bill. Meanwhile, yes, over in Moline, IL, there are at least three concerts I'd like to see:
- DROWNING POOL
- SAVING ABEL
- ALIEN ANT FARM
- 12 STONES