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Sunday, June 03, 2007

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Tim

Very dramatic website...

Gary

River road is a favorite of mine - except when they have the balloon festival and you get stuck in traffic. But that only happened to me once. I've used it as a cut through many times when heading up north.

messiestobjects

Which website are you referring to Tim?

Yeah River Road rules. Except on Friday, when I got stuck on it during that crazed thunderstorm. I got all the way to the end on my way home from work, by that little DePue point area right before Shawnee, and there was a tree laying across the road which had brought a bunch of electric cables down with it. The road had been mighty perilous to begin with, lightning crashing all around, car wash force rain pounding my car roof in, debris all over the road... It sucked. Especially because before I left work, the road had been closed off up by the Fernwood intersection due to wires down and flooding, so I couldn't even get out that way.

All I have to say is, Thank Myself I got a vehicle with 4wheel drive. I totally trashed some poor dude's lawn, but I got around that tree, by golly.

Actually, now I think of it, that drive home didn't suck at all. I had a blast!

Gary

I want to be a Certified Ethical Hacker. That's a cert I'd never heard of.

Sissy

I've never been to Yellowstone. Have you? You'll take awesome photos out there, I'm sure.

Tim

Sorry. I meant the website of your new workplace. The music.

Congrats again. Sounds like an awesome job. I want one just like it.

messiestobjects

I know, isn't it awesome that they teach a class on Ethical Hacking?! I am SO sitting in on that one.

No, never been to Yellowstone... I really want to see it, but I'm wondering if 2 days where I spend 5 hours driving each way is enough time to see it in. I know that I'll actually be closer to Mt. Rushmore than Yellowstone, so maybe I'll go check that out and some other junk and save Yellowstone for when I have more time. I'm going to ask the advice of the locals once I get there, so I won't be making any decisions until then.

Oh good, I hoped you weren't calling me dramatic. I was going to scream and bitch if you were. I'll let you know when they're hiring.

Gary

I've known about "white hat" hackers for years, but I didn't know there was a certification for it.

messiestobjects

They got Certs for everything these days... it's Big Business. I can't wait to learn how to hack. What does hacking even mean, anyway? In the writing business, a hack is a bad writer. In computers, a hacker is a spunky smart guy with a backwards ball cap and mad crime skills.

I'm at Newark airport right now. The company had me picked up from my house and driven here in a Lincoln Towncar. Have I said yet that I love my new job?

The only downside was that I had to get up at like 4:15 this morning. Urgh. Which is why with the silly.

Gary

Well a hacker is someone that loves to figure out how things work - if you're talking computers, then they love to know about how networks and all of their various parts work. This includes finding the security holes in such systems. Now if you're a bad guy, you're using your skills to do damage (and in a lot of cases people that do damage aren't good hackers, they just use tools that others have created). A good hacker would enjoy finding bugs and security holes. Or writing nifty applications that help people. Like these guys:
http://www.hacktivismo.com/about/index.php

Heather

Business travel rules the school.

Sissy

My husband used to work for a marketing firm that flew him out of the state for a week, every other week. It was awesome!!!! I got to eat Fruity Pebbles for dinner and I owned the remote. Everyone thought it sucked for me since my kids were 3 and 4 at the time and I was a full-time journalist. I'd give them the sad puppy look and let them feel sorry for me. And then I'd run home like hell fire to watch Charmed with a bowl of cereal in my lap. Oh, those were the days.

Gary

WOW

messiestobjects

Sissy, you're a bad, bad wife.

So I'm still awake... it's 8:45pm here in Wyoming, which means it's 10:45pm in PA, and I've been up since 4:15am PA time, and I have at least 2 or 3 hours of work to do before I can go back to my Hotel. Urggh.

I had a very pleasant drive from Rapid City, SD to Gillette though, beautiful scenery and all, so it's been a nice day anyway.

Sissy

Gary, stop pretending to like me. It's embarrassing.

Sissy

Michael, I feel your pain. Except that I'm going to tell the things I have to do to wait until tomorrow. This day has expired.

Gary

huh? I was just amazed that the guy comes home at all.

Sissy

You are so fucking funny. And jealous. But that goes without saying.

Sissy

Items I have never included in my personal resume:

1. Domestic goddess.

2. Works well with others.

Gary

I really wish she had said what it was I was jealous of. I've been in a kind of suspense all morning!

Miss Luongo

You've suffered long enough, Gary. You're jealous of her husband. (You're welcome!)

Gary

Oh ok, yeah I am. Lucky bastard. Well not anymore I guess. He must really miss that job.

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