Anyone that knows me, knows I'm not really into this whole social network explosion of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and what I'm sure are countless other clones, but keeping an on-line journal is something I can manage. I know some people won't understand why I can deal with Live Journal and not Facebook, but let me try to sum it up. As fun as they might be I didn't join Facebook to get bombarded with 25 requests a day for Mob Wars or any other of those little applications or games. If I wanted to play games I'd be playing Fallout 3, or Crysis, or World of Warcraft. When I'm on a site like this to communicate with my friends, I want to communicate.
For those that don't know I'm currently working a new job for an old friend. I'm doing VSAT Internet service provision for mega-yachts and Linux administration. Sometimes some troubleshooting for customers, but that's billable time to them so I don't do it often. It's pretty wild when you think about it. All the customers of my new company are boats (if you can call them that) that are between 40 and 77 meters long. Some of them with helipads on the back as well as their own array of wave runners and some even have a small 15-20 fishing boat with them. Work is keeping me very busy and basically on European time as I wake at about 02:00 to 04:00 and am back in bed by about 19:00-21:00 depending.
The money is less than what I was making at my last job, but the ability to work from home offsets that nicely. As does the promise of a major raise and promotion when the company really takes off. With what our European sales guy is up to I think that time is quickly approaching.
Onto personal things! I'm currently engaged to the most wonderful woman in the world and we're expecting to have a civil marriage December of this year. Then, when we can afford it and get immigration issues sorted out, a big party for friends and family and stuff. Oh yeah, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland at present. We get along so well despite this great big pond between us. We have so many common interests and opinions I couldn't have wished for a better woman.
That's about all the time I can spare now, but I will be writing much more regularly. Promise. :)