Now, way back on Monday, I'd mentioned that I was going to be doing FOUR networking events in a 27-hour period, right? (I know, BIG assumption that anybody's paying that close attention!) Well the post over there ===> is the report on how that went. Like the classic Hunter Thompson quote suggests, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but I did get a full week's worth of networking in on one CTA "fun pass" (fortunately the first of the activities was "in the neighborhood" and not requiring paid transportation).
I am in a very pissy mood today ... and am stinking up Twitter with my bile. I guess I figured I'd come in here and share as well. Part of this is due to the aggravation I'm having about the Job Search (grrrrrrrrrrrrr), and part of it's about the damn iPad. I really wish that Bill Gates had kept his checkbook closed back in 1997 and let Apple fade off into the same computer company graveyard that had already taken Osborne, etc. The Cupertino Kool-Aid Kiddies who wet their pants at any new piece of over-priced under-featured proprietary hardware from Mr. Jobs are running around in circles about their new toy today ... and, frankly, I'd rather be stuck in a small-town airport for a long lay-over with a couple of bus loads of Moonies or Scientologists! Bleh.
Of course, it would have to be a magnificent bright clear day outside ... always nice to have the contrast to it being so damn dark and stormy in my HEAD. Oh, and if all the other crap wasn't twisting me up enough, last night a new version of FireFox installed itself (3.6.3), and it "has issues" with my system ... specifically, it freezes up when I try to upload anything (oh, like that picture over there), requiring either a Windows Task Manager bullet-to-the-head or a cut-the-power reboot. Sweet. I think I'm up to an even dozen re-start/re-boot cycles today. I am keeping score ... there will be a day of reckoning!
Anyway, clicky-clicky on The Job Stalker thing ... enough page views and maybe in a month or so I'll be able to have another cup of coffee on the Tribune's (half) pennies!