Boy, Has It Been A While

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There have been a lot of reasons, including work (well, some, the contract teaching takes a lot out of me), the kittens, ennui …

But, here we are. It’s the day before Turkey Day, my mom turned 84(!) today, I have a kitten sleeping behind me in my computer chair …

My attempts to build my own CMS have stalled out, due to frustration with some code that I haven’t quite been able to wrap my head around. Taking another class on Udemy but am not sure it will go where I want. However, am picking up a few interesting tidbits.

Still going to the gym pretty regularly (blew it off this morning after arriving without my keycard, and won’t be in Friday, but back on Monday). Plateaued there, but that’s okay, still feel it’s doing me a lot of good.

The kittens are getting bigger, Pandemonium (the one sleeping behind me) is so big he’s about taken over the chair. Lune is a lot bigger than he was, but still smaller than Panda, and may always be. That’s okay. They’re both special and sweet kittens. Hard to believe it’s been 7 months since they moved in here, and they’re 8 months (well, almost 9 for Panda) old.

The teaching was a lot of fun, except for the commutes. But that’s life in the Bay Area, I guess. I have a new (and odder) thing with my contractor coming up, apparently in early December, going to a major pharmaceutical company to teach how to use Skype for Windows and use their conferencing phone hardware/software. A couple of days, what the heck? And if it opens more opportunities with the contractor, then even better. I like the folk I’ve worked with there, so that’s a good sign. I have only met the CEO face-to-face, but have talked to a couple others over the phone, as well as email. Things should pick back up for the contract I was initially hired for with the VA in March, if not sooner (prefer sooner).

The job market SUCKS if you’re my age trying to find a new job. Sigh. Oh well.
Anyway, happy Turkey Day if you actually read this stuff.

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About Ken Mayer

Who am I? That is the question, isn't it? Over the years I have been many things. I assume this will continue. At the moment, I am actively seeking work. I am married to my wife of 23 years, am active in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.) ... and much, much more. The purpose of this WordPress site is to put my "Autobiography" here, allowing for easier commenting and such. We'll see how that goes.

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