Things Do Not Change; We Change.

It’s a quote from Henry David Thoreau.

Well, It’s been about two weeks since I left my last job.  And even in that period of time lots has happened.  I believe my divorce is now final.  I had to go through arbitration to settle the division of assets and debts.  Turns out I’ll have to come up with 12,500 in less than six months.  So if any of you want any of my game systems or other stuff, now’s the time to make an offer!  Also, if you need handy-man services; I’m ready, willing, and able!

Other than the divorce I’ve been working on my screenplay for my next project, Game Stack.  It’s pretty much complete.  I added few bridging scenes.  I have three people providing me some reviews on the story as it is, making sure it makes sense.  I’ve already analyzed using existing books and movies that tell similar stories.  It appears to hit all the plot points it needs to, but that doesn’t always mean it’s good, or it will be accepted well by the public.

We’re looking to start casting and finding crew for this over the next month or so.  Since no one has any money now, this will be a very low budget affair.  We’re pulling in favors, bribes, and blackmail to make this movie happen.  I’m thinking it will pay off.

I’ve also been on my new job for a week and I’m really enjoying it.  It’s no one thing that makes me like it, it’s a bunch of little things.  For example: when someone needs new code designed, they have to fill out a Design Document.  The person fulfilling the request has to approve the document before starting on it.  This means no vague requests.  It also prevents someone from requesting one thing, then upon delivery changing their mind.  There are other things like formal QA, Design before implementation, and more.  Yes the pay is good, but its all these little things that make it better here.

I hope that no one thinks I’m trashing on my last job, or anyone there.  I really felt I had a family at my old place.  It’s what made it so hard to actually leave.  The people in my team were great to work with.  It’s just the culture there prevented any real improvements.  And I just took that too personally.  I want to always give everything I can to make things better, and when you have so many people working against that goal… well it just became too much to take.

I wish everyone well at my last job.  I hope things do get better there.  I hope change can come to them, and make their lives easier.  I wish you all the best, and good luck!

Categorized as Personal

By Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you've been looking for! Look no further for expertise in: Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.

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