In Praise of the Sleep Number bed

We finally replaced our king sized mattress after 13 years and bought a new Sleep Number bed.

What's mine (sleep number)? 45! Wife's is 35.

Psalm 127:2, "It is vain for you to rise up early,To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep"


Project to Pilot

My project at work has moved from user acceptance to pilot phase. It has been a long process with the user requirements changing upon changing.

Job front: 2nd interview is Monday at 10:00. I am feeling confident (but not overconfident).

Weekend: rainy day here. Still not showered or dressed. Expect a quiet day. Probably watch a DVD tonight.

Special blessing: Ezekiel 14:14 ... Noah, Daniel, and Job


Coffee with Scott

I have a standing coffee meeting with Scott for every Thursday. But frankly because of schedules, we only see each other for coffee about once a month.

Today we celebrated his 36th. birthday - I bought. The "Bean Counter" in the Skyway. Not fancy but we know the baristas (coffee guys) and it is always good to see them.

I received the news that I have the 2nd interview for "the job". Monday at 10:00 a.m. - meeting at another coffee shop with manager Mark. Should be interesting.

Today in my free moments, I am asking myself "how interested am I in this job?". So far the answer is yes.

On the Cold Fusion front, I had a challenge whose anwer I found via "googling". I woke up at 3:00 a.m. wondering how to do this certain function ... and I found it via Google.

What did I have to do? Extract data from a MS SQL Server database into Excel via an HTML link.


Job Interview

Today is my first blog and it starts with a job interview.

I work in technology for a major financial institution. I thank God for my job because:

  1. He has provided it to me (it is very clear to me)
  2. I have some fun times (more on this later)
  3. As I'm sure it is for all who work for large companies ... sometimes I see myself, my boss, my company, or my project in the Dilbert comic strip. And there is a lot of B.S.: project tracking, status reports, month end reporting, week end statuses, expense reporting, etc.
  4. What I do now: I work in the field of disaster recovery.

My job interview: I am going to keep this a little general:

  1. It is in technology with the same company
  2. It involves thousands of P.C.s
  3. It would involve limited travel (twice a quarter)
  4. I would initiate and execute an program
  5. It involves project management
  6. I would need to promote and market the program to "the business" .. this is what we in technology call "our customer" ... "our patron" .. the folk who fund us (they can be fickle!)

I probably won't know anything for a week or so. There were 92 applicants. 60 external to the company and 32 internal. The hiring manager is only interviewing internal candiates. If I make the first cut, I will be interviewed by another manager (peer of the hiring manager)

Well .. so much for today's post.

A Bible verse: "for to me to live is for Christ and to die is gain". While I work in technology ... I really work for Christ. And I love Him and want to please Him.