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Greetings from Sunny Boulder Colorado

Well, after quitting my job I packed up my car and my wife and I drove out to Colorado (she flew back last Sunday). It’s truly a wonderful place.

I rented out a room with a pretty cool couple, with high-speed internet and everything, and am all set up in my one room mansion, ready to take on the job search here.

For personal gear, I brought interview clothes, snowboard stuff, and my bike.

For computing gear. I brought out my mini mac, a screen, a scanner, and I bought a laser printer when I got here (essentials of job search, I suppose). I bought a $10 (after rebate) 802.11g router for my roommates, so that I could use the mini mac’s built-in wireless access to get onto their high-speed internet. I have no TV, no telephone and no mobile signal on my Cingular phone with a 303 area code.

  • For TV watching I only use torrents on the computer (cool). So far I have so many AVI files of crappy shows I’m running out of space, with no time to watch them. The computer speaker is my output audio of choice, even though I have a large selection of earphones with me.
  • For telephone service I bought a SkypeIn number so that people can call me, and a SkypeOut number so that I can call analog telephones. Total expenditure, 20 euros. The quality is GREAT. I use my BlueTooth headset as the microphone until I buy another one, and the output audio seems to work remarkeably well on either the headset or the computer speaker.

The job search is going remarkeably well, considering I only really started on Tuesday, and I’m hopeful that the companies I’ve already talked to can offer me a job. In any event, I’m slowly but surely getting into shape, with little else to do to fill my days.

I’ve started using LinkedIn for business contacts, so if you see a LinkedIn invite from me, please accept (you can read all about what LinkedIn is on their website).

Out for now…

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Personal Technology & Gadgets

Cordless (not cell) phone that works city-wide

http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/wireless/samsung-30mile-cordless-phone-036608.php

Reported on GIZMODO. Looks a little chunky, but cool.

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Voluntarily unemployed

Well, on March 17, I gave my resignation, and I was told on March 18 that it would be my last day (I did give two weeks notice).

For those who know me, this shouldn’t be a surprise. There were many reasons I quit, but dominant among these were:

a) I wasn’t in a role that allowed me to grow the company (no influence)
b) I didn’t agree with my boss or his methodologies. Specifically, he was abusive to the sales organization and towards his subordinates.
c) I don’t need to work right now, and it’s a rare opportunity to be unemployed.
d) Given all the above, I’d rather be in Boulder, Colorado.

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Shredding

http://www.ssiworld.com/watch/watch-en.htm

Industrial shredding…. Check out the oil drums.

I can’t imagine these videos were any more useful than fun.

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DVI vs. HDMI vs. Component Video

Interesting article posted at eCoustics on the differences. I’m commonly asked the same question, but it appears reasonably well answered in the posting.

=> Read more!

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Beating the Rorschach

http://www.deltabravo.net/custody/rorschach.htm

This was written for custody disputes involving kids, but interesting nonetheless.

http://www.deltabravo.net/custody/rorschach.htm

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Music video on how to write a pop song….

http://www.recycled.se/paytv/refrain.wmv

Reminds me of the Grunge Song, by the Vestibules

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Moved Dave’s List

I just moved Dave’s List and content over to a “blog”, using the b2evolution software I installed on my website….

Now you can comment on individual posts, etc. Tell me how you like it!

This is after some research on my part where I had to learn the difference between Bulletin Board (phpBB), Portal (xoops) and Blog (b2evolution) software. Think I have the hang of it, now….

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My home page

Check out the home page I use at: https://david.kabal.org/personal_links.htm

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