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Job Acceptance [Mar. 24th, 2007|03:15 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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Greetings my friends! It's been forever since I've written and I have so much to tell you. I'll start by mentioning that this post is coming to you (or at least I'm starting it from) Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville via my new laptop. That's right, since our last discussion, my motherboard burnt out. Bit the dust. Went kaput! So I got a laptop that allows me to come to you from more remote locations. One of the things I have learnt about myself (and especially more so since I've gotten the laptop) is that I don't get any work done if I'm at home. And now that I finally have realized my dream of having a laptop (ok, it's not a portable gaming and video editing rig, but it suffices) now I can get out of the house and write instead of scribbling chicken tracks that I can't read and having to then type that up, thus doing double work.

So where to begin? I'm working for Steak Out now and have had some problems with the junior management that I'm working through with the GM. Speaking of work, I got a job offer to become a software tester. I didn't get the position, but got an email back from the guy who interviewed me saying "I just thought you might want to know that though we filled the position, I was very impressed with you and wondered if you'd like to apply for an open position in Tech Support." I told him absolutely! Here is my planned response email:



Greetings from Chattanooga! Finally got free from work long enough to say 'thanks' for the interview. It felt like I was reminiscing with old friends instead of applying for a job. Hope to work with you soon.

--Tomas


Whaddya think?

Speaking of jobs, I finally decided to run by The Huntsville Times and see about becoming a columnist or a freelance writer. Of course, I did this off the cuff, so over the weekend I'm going to have to get my resume and writing samples together. He said that they don't do a whole lot of freelancing, but I'm hopeful. I did tell him about working for the Exponent, so I'm gonna find the juicy articles I wrote for them. I might even submit a blog entry or two, so if you guys have some favorites I should include in my list, please send me the links.

For those of you more astute readers, you might have noticed in my "email" that I spoke of writing from Chattanooga and talked about the weekend.

My plan for the weekend
Sleep in Saturday, but not too late (though I won't set the alarm, so what's the point?) get up, go to Nocolula Falls in Gadsden (where I went two weekends ago for the first time) and then drive up to Chattanooga which, by my calculations, should be two hours or less from the Falls. I'll spend the night there in town and have a few drinks, hopefully in the bar at the hotel if I can find such a beast. Then, I'll get up Sunday debate going back to Rock City (I would like to go, but I think I'll save my second trip to Rock City for going with that special someone out there in the audience) most likely go to the aquarium and then end up at Point Park before I return home Sunday night. Since Chattanooga is an hour ahead of me, I'll gain an hour coming home and, if all works out, I can finally talk to my special someone again. YAY!

I got a new neighbor. I don't know how long this mother fucker has been there, but all I know is when he smokes pot, he uses so much of it that shit stinks up my room. For the first few nights I thought it was the cigar smell coming out of the walls, but that doesn't make any sense because I haven't smoked a cigar in months, a plight I hope to remedy whilst on my trip. I might also go swimming, something that hasn't happened in ten years or so.

Speaking of rare events in the life of Tomas, I watched my rip of The Fountain sometime last week and tears streamed down my face in the middle of the movie. I hope this happens in subsequent viewings because as you know, I have no tear ducts. Street date for the DVD is May 5th. I have my list of people I need to get a copy: ehowton, Heidi and M.

M is the person at the bank who has saved my dumb ass too many times since I've been in town that it's time I give something back. I told her what I wanted to do since I wasn't for sure if it would be ethical or get her into trouble with the bank and she said it wouldn't. Of course, I will buy myself a copy at midnight so that my family may enjoy it the first evening it is out.

While on the topic of movies, I purchased Ridley Scott's A Good Year after renting it. It was a better movie then I remembered it being, despite the dismal box office returns. I always like special features on Rid's movies because they're fun, educational and come from one of the Masters.

In other news…
From fabrizzo's blog: What happens when you write user-written functions based upon user-written functions based upon a stupid company's functions based upon the actual processor's/languages functions? My response: Proprietary code.

I think I'll work on cross-posting this over the weekend to schpydurx as soon as I get it looking like my Xanga site.

Until next time, this has been a Professor Tom update.

P.S. If anyone can tell me how to get this view on my comment page I'll do something really special for them.

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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-24 09:54 pm (UTC)
I will comment many times on this entry. When I have time (and a full-size keyboard...)

No one was more surprised than I with this entry. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-24 10:55 pm (UTC)
Please, do comment many times and as often as possible. I assure you this will be the first of many more to come. I am glad that you were here for the inaugural LJ post. (Let's not split hairs over the three once-a-year posts below.)

btw, I noticed that you have a different avatar...do my eyes deceive me or did you take your old one and do some Photoshoping?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-25 12:13 am (UTC)
All is revealed on my blog, sir.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-25 02:13 am (UTC)
Is there some comment I'm supposed to be reading on your blog?
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[User Picture]From: melancthe
2007-03-25 07:15 am (UTC)
To get comment pages in your journal style, you can use the "Disable customized comment pages for your journal" option here. But that will mean that your comment pages will be in the really-hard-to-read-bright-blue-with-large-font. *tear*

And I think you should cross-post to your LJ in addition to posting to your Xanga. I say this purely for my own convenience, of course, because I find it difficult to keep up with not only my LJ friends, but also the different journals on different sites that I maintain just to read/comment.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-25 02:37 pm (UTC)
I'm planning to cross-post from now own, provided I continue to post.

Does the "disable customized comment pages for your journal" option work with S1? What variable do I need to modify? I couldn't find the option in the FAQ's.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-28 05:42 pm (UTC)
I believe that's applicable only to certain layouts in both S1 & S2.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-28 07:03 pm (UTC)
I was perusing the documentation on S1 and if I understand it correctly (the damned thing must have been written by a lawyer) you can only get customized comment pages with S2.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-28 08:02 pm (UTC)
But again, not EVERY S2 layout supports it.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-28 10:07 pm (UTC)
The last time I responded in some length you never acknowledged, and as I have not yet put up my reason for being unable to comment while I was away (knowing your propensity for childish ire) I figured now would be as good a time as any in which to address you:

It's been forever since I've written and I have so much to tell you.
I tire of mentioning this, I really do. If you posted more often, you could mitigate this issue. You lazy fuck.

I have my list of people I need to get a copy:
Much appreciated, sir. I am all a titter with anticipation.

I had more, but ran out of time. Perhaps tomorrow?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-29 05:52 am (UTC)
The last time I responded in some length you never acknowledged
That, Sir, is just plain untrue. We talked about it at length on the phone if you will recall. Yes, it is true I never did comment you back on that comment, but there was so much to say and I thought (at the time anyway) that we had covered all the relevant ground via our phone conversation.


I have not yet put up my reason for being unable to comment while I was away
I thought this was due to being on the Vaio UX280P, not having a full-sized keyboard, work and time spent with photogoot and now just work. Is there something that I missed?


knowing your propensity for childish ire
I don't know what the hell you mean. When you say, I will comment many times on this entry. When I have time I expect that means you will do just that. Knowing you, you usually elaborate your thoughts on the blogs within 36 hours unless you are extremely busy. When you did not meet this timetable, I began to wonder what was going on as this was not the norm.

What I did get slightly perturbed about was the fact that you were leaving comments, but not the substantive, relative comments that I was hoping and expecting. However, I know they are coming in good time, so...


I tire of mentioning this, I really do. If you posted more often, you could mitigate this issue. You lazy fuck.
Would you rather have a lot of shitty entries or a few great entries? Besides, do you really want to go back to "the dark days"? If so, I can repost a few entries from that time period to calm your nostelga.


Much appreciated, sir. I am all a titter with anticipation.
And I am all titter with anticipation of your review of the movie. You might see a few other goodies come your way soon.

On another thread elsewhere, you mentioned you may stop watching DVDs. Is this due to upgrading to HD formats (which I doubt because you are not an early adopter) or are you going back to laserdiscs?

I had more, but ran out of time. Perhaps tomorrow?
Or whenever you can.


P.S. I've noticed your use of the word "fuck" and its derivatives has increased exponentially of late. Am I really that much of a bad influence? Oh, and while I'm thinking about it (and maybe this goes to one of those "someday" topics that you promised we'd discuss) does your admonition still hold that I should take stock (I forget your exact wording) in what you say henceforth?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-29 12:50 pm (UTC)
I thought this was due to being on the Vaio UX280P, not having a full-sized keyboard, work and time spent with [info]photogoot and now just work. Is there something that I missed?
Very perceptive.

I thought this was due to being on the Vaio UX280P, not having a full-sized keyboard, work and time spent with photogoot and now just work. Is there something that I missed?
Very perceptive.

Would you rather have a lot of shitty entries or a few great entries? Besides, do you really want to go back to "the dark days"? If so, I can repost a few entries from that time period to calm your nostelga.
No.

...are you going back to laserdiscs?
No.

Am I really that much of a bad influence?
No.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-29 07:02 pm (UTC)
So what the hell are you going to move to as you segway from DVDs?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-03-29 02:46 pm (UTC)
Greetings from Chattanooga! Finally got free from work long enough to say 'thanks' for the interview. It felt like I was reminiscing with old friends instead of applying for a job. Hope to work with you soon.

--Tomas

Whaddya think?


I think it sucks. Try this:

"Sir;

I appreciate the opportunity for the interview. As I indicated, I feel I'm a great fit and a relationship would be mutually beneficial. Please do not hesitate to call me at any time if you have any further questions, and thank you again for your time.

Very Respectfully,

Tomas"
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-03-29 07:03 pm (UTC)
I sent it on Saturday. You're response is rather belated.
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