Category Archives: announcements

Movement

It has been some time since I’ve posted anything about my work. I’ll fill you in if you want to read about it.

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Have you tried restarting the network, sir?

For most people who have fast (broadband) connexions to the Internet, and have called their ISP’s tech support, that line is quite ubiquitous. However, I have to report that doing it actually solved something for me!

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Maybe, just maybe…

…I’ll get a job this time.

I received notice this week (while on vacation, hence the lack of blog posts here) that I was the recommended candidate for a certain position in the state service. Now I have to get fingerprinted [!] because of the kind of work that is involved. Not wanting to waste time, as soon as I discovered the Email from the state’s HR office I set up an appointment to get ‘printed tomorrow, which I will attend to in the after noon.

This is actually the second time I’ve done this. The first time was in the conference room to a notorious “state hospital” (that is, psychiatric hospital) that had hideous 1930s/1940s interior design. If nothing else I got to say I had been inside of one.

The downside is that, if I get the position, it will be far away and I’ll have to move. Pout. Frown. I’ll still take it and be happy. I’ve never gotten this far post-interview with any CS positions.

Interviewing for the CS

I suppose I should tell everyone who reads me here, that I will be a-going on a two day trip for interviews at the end of this week (June 9th and 10th) I’m getting everything prepared for then, particularly the car (has a dash light on) and my suit.

I may or may not blog about the results (depends on how tired I am during/after and if anyone asks me to), but I will be trying to enjoy the process and possibility of getting a position. Unfortunately if I do, I will have to move away.

Time to wait

According to my interviewers, I should be hearing something about my application status next week (March 21 – March 26).

Similarly, the canvassing period for another couple of positions ends March 18, so I might get contacted for an interview the week after, March 21 – 26.

That leaves me with a week (7 days) of waiting for news. As if to make it even harder1, the weather service says it will rain all week.

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Minor WordPress annoyances: Uncategorized and tag focus stealing

Fellow-bloggers,

I have noticed two minor issues with the current WordPress post writing interface:

  1. Unlike previously, when you start adding the post to categories, the default “Uncategorized” is not removed. You now have to do that manually. I think this is a regression.
  2. After entering some tags for the post, if you move the cursor to any other field and start typing, the tags field steals the focus back. This usually happens in the middle of typing, leading to stupid looking and unwanted tags.

Anyone else have these, or is it just me and my browser/blog?

If this is more than just me I will find out how to post a bug about them.

A quiet Day

Much to my surprize, a 10 ream paper box filled with photographs going back to the late 1800s was discovered. This kept everyone busy for some time gawking over them. I admit I did other things, including playing various games on my PC.

Also, I found some antient magazines filled with cigaret ads. I will present some of those later tonight or tomorrow. Apologies for the lack of content today.