Life Update

I haven't written anything here lately so I thought I'd post an update. I have been working on a short term contract position for the Federal government. That is coming to a close this week, but next Monday I start a long term position with another Federal contractor. I'm looking forward to it, as it's an HPUX systems engineering role and I haven't done my HPUX in a while. I like opportunities that challenge me and require me to learn a lot in a short period of time.

I've been working on a fun side project for myself which I'll probably write more about later. I'm creating what I'd describe as an inverted social network. Basically a way to keep track of all the personal and business connections in my life. But it's not a social network in the sense that it's not multi-user. It's just for me to keep track of people I know, relationships, birthdays, etc. Almost a CRM system for myself. I have never been all that great at business networking and keeping in touch with past colleagues so I'm hoping this will help me create a workflow for myself around that.

I went to the Eastern Shore of Maryland this weekend to hang out with some friends. That was a blast. It's nice going there off season as you don't have to deal with the crowds and the traffic and all that. Would have been nice to stay longer, but alas work and life beckons.

I have been rededicating myself to my personal wiki. A few years ago I had a coworker who was telling me that he had a PHP forum on his web site that he used to keep track of interesting technical tidbits. Every time he had to look something up he would make a note of it in his forum. That seemed like a good idea to me, so I set up a bulletin board for myself several years ago. But I realized that a bulletin board was not the most efficient way to keep track of that kind of information in the wiki age, so I quickly migrated over to a wiki. I've had this wiki for ages but I'm horrible about actually updating it. Lately I have been trying to do a better job about that. I keep notes on all sorts of things related to my life, work and otherwise. It's pretty handy.