Welcome back to the world of bloggerguy again.
It’s Saturday and I realize it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on here and I’ve been under an allusion that once I (move, take more time, start the new job, settle into the new job, have a weekend, have spare time, schedule time, make time) can I’ll update the blog.
So here are a few snippets to catch you readers…two of them I follow and vice versa up to date on what’s been going on in my world.
I fell recently on a walk on a nature trail. I was swatting buzzing deer flies on a trail and ended up not seeing a root over the trail and tripped over it completely and fell down. I did get up, got back to my apartment, was quite sore for a few days and then I started having muscle spasms. So I went to the doctor at an urgent care facility and he prescribed some Tramadol for muscle pain. Ended up going to work the next day and had an allergic reaction to the medicine and had to go home from work. Stayed home the next day for four hours and got up and went to work.
I am feeling better right now but I’m still a little sore in the arm. When I first started hurting it took me about 48 minutes just to put on a pair of pants and my socks and tie my shoes. I’m doing a lot better now but I still have some slight pain. I’m sure it’s just muscle pain but that fall really did a number on my left arm which is my preferred and stronger arm than my right arm.
I also have a big yellow bruise going down the side of my arm that appears at last glance this morning to slowly start healing. Which I’m very glad about. I need my arm to be able to lug computer equipment around and one CPU in one hand the other hand with a monitor.
Which brings me to work..yes I changed jobs. I enjoy the job a lot more than the older job. It’s a challenge at times partly because it’s more than just a regular office with standard software. There’s a lot of software I’ve never used before and never configured before so it’s a challenge learning it all, documenting it all (which I really do like to do to keep from asking my experienced coworkers questions about the same thing over and over). I think I should just give it a bit of time to understand the processes better and I’m sure that will come in time the more I have a chance to do it.
This past Friday one coworker (this will be fun for you Jeremy Ryan) installed Windows XP from a stand alone disk and then another coworker configured it with the profile and software needed and I volunteered to take it back to the employee who needed it since the other two coworkers were on other projects.
Everything worked except they forgot to install the driver for the dual monitor screens and the printer itself. I’m discovering with Windows XP and older printers that are 7 to 10 years old that it’s harder and harder to find the printer drivers so you can install them back on the network. A co-worker did show me the printer migration utility from Microsoft that is very handy. It’s a small file you may want to download and place on a thumb drive and run it to back up and restore your printers.
In other news, yes I moved away from my previous apartment that was closer to my old job to another section of town closer to my new job. The apartment is nice and has a nice deck which I didn’t have at the other location and I’ve put outdoor chairs and a table so when fall comes to the South I’ll be able to sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet. The new apartment is sort of close to the road but isn’t too bad. I think I’ll get used to the noise of traffic speeding by and ocassional sirens from police, fire departments, and emergency vehicles.
Now I’m sitting and typing this and waiting for an installation of U-Verse which is AT&T’s high speed internet and television service running through fiber optic lines. Hopefully this won’t take too long. The tech that’s working on this says it could be a short delay because they are having problems with the signal strength across the street to my apartment unit. I really do just want high speed internet but the package deal is good for a basic assortment of channels and internet which is all I really want. I don’t see the value to pay a lot of money for lots of channels when I’ll probably never watch much stuff at all.
My partner did make a homemade HDTV antenna we were using but it has problems at times picking up the local channels in the area. Sometimes it picks up better than other times.
So we’ll see how the U-verse works out. I’ll keep you posted.
I’m happy for the Supreme Court decision this week to repeal DOMA and also for reinstating marriage equality back to California. I can only hope over the upcoming years that southern conservative states will be able to recognize those same sex marriages from other states despite a current ban on them approved by the majority of voters.
Have a good weekend all…and a good shout out to Aek and Jeremy…my two faithful readers. Thanks for stopping by…until next time….