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(Curtis) Alan Jackson

(Curtis) Alan Jackson

I used to have some clever words here. ["iphwin" on the IMs.] Also see www.kathrynscraps.com (gratuitous plug for wife's papercrafting website)
As part of my soon to happen reinvention (i.e. New Years Resolutions), I've decided I really need some IT Certs under my belt. Why I haven't done so yet is somewhat baffling to myself even. So, with the intention of hitting a few bootcamps in the beginning of the year, are there any suggestions that would provide the most bang for the buck?
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What is your focus? - Eric - It's My Thing
That's part of my troubles. I'm at a point where I could do a number of things. I've previously been IT management but would like to get a bit more hands on again. I previously did work with SCCM and might head back that route. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Ultimately, I should decide on a track and head down it. It's just so easy to be unsure. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
"It's just so easy to be unsure" should be my motto. :| - LB: Water Witch from Android
Today I learned there are cordless electric snow blowers. I was surprised by electric snowblowers in general. I might have to purchase one if I don't want to be lazy this winter.
Spiderman Costume Union Suit - http://www.superherostuff.com/spiderm...
Spiderman Costume Union Suit
Spiderman Costume Union Suit
"People will stop yelling at you for standing on the sofa when you get the 60% cotton 40% polyester Spiderman Costume Union Suit! You'll be the protector of the Living Room, Silent Guardian of the Coffee Table, Lord of the Refrigerator. That's quite a title, isn't it? Emulating the flagship of Marvel's costume, the Spiderman Costume Union Suit has a drawstring hoodie, a zipper up the center, and almost functions as a professional wrestling outfit should you get caught in a cage match with the Macho Man. Like I said though...almost." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
Star Wars Boba Fett Costume Adult Union Suit - http://www.superherostuff.com/star-wa...
Star Wars Boba Fett Costume Adult Union Suit
Star Wars Boba Fett Costume Adult Union Suit
Star Wars Boba Fett Costume Adult Union Suit
"You know, if you are going to be slowly digested alive over a long period of time within the gullet of a sarlacc, you might as well be in the 60% cotton 40% polyester Star Wars Boba Fett Costume Adult Union Suit! Things won't be so bad with this soft and warm suit that's for sure. Based on the galaxy's best bounty hunter and currently banned from disintergrations, the Star Wars Boba Fett Costume Adult Union Suit is perfect for getting a cup of cocoa and kicking your feet up on that Han Solo-in-carbonite coffee table. It really brings the room together, you know?" - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
For the most comfortable cosplaying possible. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Well, that was fun. Just cleared out 32 people that were subscribed to me but weren't actually posting anything of value. Also, easy to tell who to remove...I'm not subscribed back to them. :)
Good idea. I'm finding a lot of subscribers who haven't posted anything in 2-4 years. - Corinne L
I just had 3 spammy accounts subscribe in the last day so I figured it was time to double check. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Helped nearby drivers by reporting fog on Old Ox Rd, Sterling on @waze - Drive Social. https://www.waze.com/event...
Helped nearby drivers by reporting fog on Old Ox Rd, Sterling on @waze - Drive Social. http://goo.gl/5pQxtm
A benefit of shopping at a warehouse store? You get random beer selections for your Halloween party. :-)
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I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... JVC FORCE "Strong Island" 1988
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNqnFEmVfKU&feature=youtu.be&a JVC FORCE "Strong Island" 1988
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I liked a @YouTube video from @rob_on_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch... Marvel Comics: The Cosmic Entities Explained
I liked a @YouTube video from @rob_on_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WawKfCcacR8&feature=youtu.be&a Marvel Comics: The Cosmic Entities Explained
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Well, I wondered how long it might take and it appears that my wife is ready to return to sunnier climes. At the beginning of the new year, I'll be looking for new employment in a state well south of VA. (Right now, Florida is our #1 with Texas right behind due to both not taxing my retirement pay.) So...fun times ahead! :)
My next move is either retirement community/care facility or 6 feet under. I envy people who relocate. - Janet from FFHound!
If you look at Texas, I suggest Austin. - Kristin
Austin and San Antonio are the cities we're focusing on in Texas, actually. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Janet, I don't know if you should envy us. It's an extreme PITA while it's happening. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
You get on house hunters international and go to some exotic place. That might be fun :-) - Todd Hoff
There was a brief period where we evaluated if we could live out of the US on just my military retirement. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I suggest SoCal! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
My father loved the Canyon Lake region just north of San Antonio, New Braunfuls - surrounding lake seemed very retiree friendly plus pretty at least to me - WarLord
Tampa / Winterpark area in FLA is a booming tech biz region. I would caution you to really dig into the cost of living in FL though. no state tax is nice, but sales tax is 9% and property taxes are INSANE if you own a home (and fed tax deduction doesn't cover the difference) not to mention the special homeowner's insurance situation for storm coverage which WILL NEVER cover flood damage... more... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Sorry, Tamara with a J. SoCal is probably out but never say never. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Some of the places north of San Antonio are beautiful, so I'd definitely agree with you, Warlord. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
T-ra, thanks for the heads up. We briefly looked at the Tampa area before moving back to DC but jobs were hard all over just a few years ago. And you're definitely right about storm coverage. When we moved down we couldn't get renter's insurance because Hurricane Ike was headed our way. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Of course, the funnest part of all will be job searching in another state. Meh. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
FreakSugar Discusses 5 Kickass Moments from THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer - http://go.shr.lc/1pEswBY via @shareaholic
FreakSugar Discusses 5 Kickass Moments from THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer - http://go.shr.lc/1pEswBY via @shareaholic
<sigh> I cannot figure out why the thumbnails on Amazon no longer switch for me. It's been awhile and I suspect some upgrade or another. General Googling hasn't helped. Anyone else experience this issue?
I'm so confused. Or maybe the sign is confused. ;-)
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Shop next door? :) - Anne Bouey
What this person said. vvvv - Stephen Mack
Once I saw a store with a huge "GRAND OPENING" sign. Underneath it, in smaller letters, another sign read "Closed." I still wish I'd taken a pic. - YvonneM
Turns out there were two sets of doors and they wanted people to use the other set. Oh, well. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Got some hairs cut yesterday. So I took a selfie. And realized...man, it was bright outside. <squint>
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My Sundays at work would go so much better if I didn't have both of my problem children working at the same time. I'm not sure if it's good that one is remote and the other local. It provides differing challenges. Sadly for them, I'm on the backend of my two 16 hours shifts so my patience and caring are always dwindling by now.
Problem children need to be frightened into good behavior at times. Let them have wee taste of side eye. - Janet from FFHound!
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... Dave Allen - "Teaching Your Kid Time" - '93 - stereo HQ
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QVPUIRGthI&feature=youtu.be&a Dave Allen - "Teaching Your Kid Time" - '93 - stereo HQ
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The one thing that's going to take some getting used to on my Note 4. I understand that Samsung has been a hold out in getting away from a hardware menu button but I keep hitting it anyway. Maybe after I get reminded a few 100 more times. :P
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I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... 2014 DMC World Champion winning performance from Mr Switch (UK)
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qAURtYnXs&feature=youtu.be&a 2014 DMC World Champion winning performance from Mr Switch (UK)
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Well, that was interesting. I was trying to download an app to my old phone but the work wireless wasn't connecting to the Play Store. So instead I used the new phone as a hotspot and downloaded that way. Fun!
And now I'm backing up the old phone to the SD cards so I can put it in the new phone. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
How terribly exciting this must be for all of you. :P - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Sadly, my ringtones didn't copy over. Guess I may yet need to use the Kies software to backup/restore settings and files on my Note 4. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Seen as part of a product description: Theft Alerts: Get an email with a photo and location when someone messes with your device. (Also known as a "Theftie"). Yes...you read it correctly...a Theftie. <sigh>
Ryobi Phone Works Tools | Uncrate - http://uncrate.com/stuff...
Ryobi Phone Works Tools | Uncrate
"Your iPhone is an amazing handy tool. Make it even more useful with Ryobi Phone Works Tools. This suite of connected tools includes a laser lever, infrared thermometer, laser measuring tape, stud finder, inspection scope, a moisture meter, and more. Beyond simply providing an immediate digital readout of whatever data the tool is sending back, the companion app also lets you share, file, geo-tag, and notate your readings, making managing a big project that much easier." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage | Uncrate - http://uncrate.com/stuff...
Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage | Uncrate
"Anyone who's ever paid attention to airport luggage handlers knows your bags can have a much rougher ride than you do. Keep your stuff protected with Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage. Available in a variety of colors and three different sizes, these hardcase carriers are watertight and crushproof while remaining impressively light. Features include retractable handles, integrated, TSA-approved combination locks, stainless steel hardware, recesses latches, ball bearing wheels with sturdy solid hubs, a variety of available organization sleeves, and a lifetime guarantee." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
I think I may need this. Regardless of any future trips. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Patek Philippe World Time Moon Watch | Uncrate - http://uncrate.com/stuff...
Patek Philippe World Time Moon Watch | Uncrate
"Created in celebration of the company's 175th anniversary, the Patek Philippe World Time Moon Watch blends old and new by pairing the company's world time mechanism that first appeared in the 1930s with an all-new central moon-phase display. The time-zone mechanism displays the time of day in all 24 zones at a glance, with the name of prominent destinations in each time zone on the outside and hours on the inside. In the center is a moon phase display made up of two thin, superposed glass disks, which combine to show a large, detailed rendering of the moon in its current phase. Limited to just 1300 examples, it measures 39.8 mm and comes with a hand-stitched alligator strap." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google | TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google | TechCrunch
"According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Bookmarklet
But, Eddie...what's that in the upperleft of the screen? Did you do that interview in Google Hangout? lol - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I especially like that they had to update the article after DropBox informed them that they actually do encryption. No need to check on facts the first time through, eh? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Doesn't dropbox offer a convenient recovery for your files? In which case their encryption is reversible. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
indeed. i trust Dropbox about as far as i can comfortably spit out a handful of razor blades. - Big Joe Silence
Amanda Hicks completed the BoA ChiMarathon! Time 06:31:18 (UNOFFICIAL) http://www.chicagomarathon.com/partici... #ChiMarathon
Amanda Hicks completed the BoA ChiMarathon! Time 06:31:18 (UNOFFICIAL) http://www.chicagomarathon.com/participant-information/runner-tracking/ #ChiMarathon
Amanda Hicks crossed 30K. Time 04:34:32, pace 14:44 min/mile, est. finish 2:57pm http://www.chicagomarathon.com/partici... #ChiMarathon
Amanda Hicks crossed 30K. Time 04:34:32, pace 14:44 min/mile, est. finish 2:57pm http://www.chicagomarathon.com/participant-information/runner-tracking/ #ChiMarathon
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... Weeeeeeeeeee | Gonads and Strife?
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A0p-U1LBbQ&feature=youtu.be&a Weeeeeeeeeee | Gonads and Strife?
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Uploaded on Oct 16, 2006. Dang, nearly eight years ago. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I'm quite sure I don't need this second double espresso but we recently switched back to a Flavia machine at work and I had forgotten how much I liked the blend they use for the Espresso Blend. Two sugars and two coffee packets are delish!
Sad that the sunglasses on the (caruso) emoticon don't drop into place. (https://www.hipchat.com/emotico...)
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch... The Eleventh Doctor Meets The Curator (Tom Baker) - Doctor Who - Day of the Doctor -
I liked a @YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cbQVfVfSrI&feature=youtu.be&a The Eleventh Doctor Meets The Curator (Tom Baker) - Doctor Who - Day of the Doctor -
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