January 7th, 2004

AZ Burrowing Owl


Flew in on the red eye Monday Morning (7:30 AM arrival from Las Vegas)

Had a 2PM meeting with clients (glad my deodorant held out!) and ran into some trouble when I got back to the office so I ended up working a full day +

Don't you hate when you get home, look around and realize you've been up for 36 hours and won't be able to get to sleep until the buzz wears off from that last double expresso?

Yesterday was kind of a normal day, I slept in until 9AM. Then I found out the ISP for the office was doing maintenance between midnight and 6AM today. Being a responsible geek I had to monitor things, but at least from home. I don't know if I'm pissed because we never went off line, or relieved?

Time to shower and head to work, installing a new tape library for the production systems. Hopefully I'll be home at a reasonable hour and can catch up on my TV watching.

A forty hour day, ten hours of sleep, followed by a 30 hour day and 2 hours of sleep, and I'm thinking of watching TV tonight? I must be insane!

off to work!
AZ Burrowing Owl

Hello World! (30 years later)

I was getting my tea (Twinnings Irish Breakfast) a few minutes ago when the temp receptionist made the comment "You look like a computer guy", which got me thinking.

I've been an active computer geek for 15 years now, 12 of them as a Unix Sysadmin specializing on Sun equipment, but really my first exposure to programming was at a retreat I attended at the US Naval Academy in 1974!

I've been programming for 30 years!

Wow, no wonder I feel old ;)