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  • Birthday 08/10/1972

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  1. Was there at least traffic camera/dashcam footage of the truck losing the ladder? That reminds me, I probably need to get my windshield replaced soon. I hate gravel trucks. Glad your bride is on the mend, that is scary AF.
  2. Maybe, maybe not. Gave notice today. SOP is to cut my access immediately and terminate everything. My sales VP asked HR to hold off because he needs me to do some warm handoffs to ensure deal continuity. We've been friends for 22 years so I'm happy to do it. I'm planning to attend some of those calls from my boat. But my existing pipeline has me reaching yearly quota by July, I did the math, and even with accelerators my new gig is still 2X the OTE. Next 10 yrs is gonna be interesting.
  3. Oh hell yes this makes me happy. 4,200 soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will replace the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. This is the specific swap to which I'm anticipating.
  4. Truth. I had lunch with the head of cybersecurity for one such facility recently and he confirmed. And 3 letter agencies are monitoring his dashboards as well. And teams of white hats are using the attempts to further the technologies. Airgap everything.
  5. Strange request, but can anyone recommend books on AI, neural networks, and machine learning? Maybe thow in some Kubernetes and cloud computing for good measure? I just changed industries and need total immersion.
  6. Great book. Speaks to my inner telecommunications geek child.
  7. Drag racing into a brick wall. I'm so stealing that.
  8. Agreed. "Allow her the dignity of experiencing the direct consequences of her actions." Detach with love. And the obligatory "Go to Al Anon" aimed at all her loved ones. You didn't cause it, you can't control it, and you certainly can't cure it. I hate it, but there are some people who can't be helped, and the question of getting the dreaded phone call isn't a matter of if, but when.
  9. Cancer. You have cancer. That's the bad news. The good news is that you can recover and possibly never have a relapse. Substitute any progressive fatal disease for cancer, the recovery probabilities are still outstanding. Because personally, my cancer is known as alcoholism. My chemo/radiation/treatment is the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. It's really that simple. I don't fall off the wagon, I stand up on the wagon and dive facefirst into the sagebrush, jump up, shoot my horses and anyone else that happens to be around. If I didn't have guns, I'd drive those horses off the nearest cliff. I don't need a wagon, I need a lifeboat.
  10. You are the prime example of someone in the center of the lifeboat. Can't wait to talk to you again soon. Congratulations on the year, that is such a tremendous milestone.
  11. Canali, Dickies, whatever it takes.
  12. Accepted a verbal this afternoon from my new boss, with written letter/package to follow by Friday. And tomorrow night I have to have dinner with the old boss and a presentation to a client I've been working for a year. Intending to accept and give notice on Friday. How to do so without burning bridges is gonna be delicate. I'm almost out of the wilderness. I think I'm going to play golf for a week. I see myself retiring from the new place. I was working with 2 sales leaders at the new place, with multiple headcount, and get the feeling they had to move quick or lose me to the other. I cant wait to find out the inside baseball on that one. Best of all, I've got a rabbi at the new place to help me navigate the entry, make key introductions. Fortune favored me today.
  13. Had a great video call with 1LT Bearschlong somewhere in Poland yesterday. He didn't tell me much but he looked good.
  14. Why even fly out of Raleigh on the return trip? Why not change the tickets to leave out of DC or BWI? Seems to me like that gives you an extra day to enjoy.
  15. Happy 3 year sobriety anniversary, @hullabelew. There's nothing quite like that feeling when you realize the gig is up and the world will continue to spin on it's axis without any input from me. Being flung off the merry go round was the best thing that ever happened to me as well.
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