Friday, September 29, 2006

Common courtesy?

I began mailing out resumes for library jobs back in late July. Most of the jobs closed mid-August to mid-September. As of this writing, I have not heard anything...not even a form-letter rejection.

I do know that I didn't get one job, but only because I work where the job is (was) available! Another job, this one in North Carolina, has been reopened which means I probably did not get that one either.

I knew that it would be a longshot to get any job that required any professional work experience, so I am semi-prepared for a lengthy job hunt. Is it not the decent thing to send out a rejection letter? I spent a considerable amount of time polishing the resume, writing a cover letter, lining up references. I deserve at least a form letter!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Saturday with CSS

So you are probably thinking that this is some sort of illness suffered by Owen. Not at all. Actually, he and mom went up to visit Granny (her mother) and left me to my own devices, i.e. massive amounts of school work.

What this involves was an entire day staring at my computer screen (which isn't a bad thing for me) and trying to figure out Cascading Style Sheets. Not that figuring CSS out was difficult, just time consuming. Unfortunately, most of the day was spent doing "busy work" via Chapter review questions in the text book. Although I am in a graduate program, there are still traces of high school here and there.

It was a strange day -- I haven't been away from wife and child since he was born. I actually slept an entire eight hours uninterrupted! After a few hours this morning, I began to miss the feeding/diaper changing/sleep cycle. Everyday he changes and has more personality.

Fortunately, I am never more than a few steps away from a picture of Owen...and of course my Windows desktop is a beaming picture of him at two months.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

POE2 Final Cut

This is a trailer for a game modification that I've been anticipating...for a long time, ugh.

It will finally be released next week, just in time for me to start school.

Friday, August 11, 2006

So I'm home...

...with my baby boy who happens to have several different illnesses. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease being the reason why he can't go to daycare today. The other afflictions are dermatologist-treatable things like cradle cap and a viscous case of infant acne (we think).

The disease is a virus that will pass in a few days, but the skin stuff requires long-term treatment.

Incredibly, Owen acts like nothing is different -- for the most part. He isn't eating quite as much as he normally does, but pretty close to the standard five ounce bottle every 3-4 hours.

He does scratch his face and scalp, leaving cuts and scrapes that look like he was playing in broken glass.

The whole thing makes a new parent feel helpless. Until we see the dermatologist today, we can't really do anything for the skin problems. The virus will work its way out of his system in a few days, but we can only give him a tiny syringe of Tylenol to ease a fever (which he doesn't currently have).

So now I must wait until the dermatologist can squeeze us in today...

Friday, August 04, 2006

Oh really?

This is a test post, just to see how things work here in Bloggerville. I do hope you haven't come here expecting real content or coherent thought, because it isn't available here...yet.