Buck Inspire

Resume 4

Job History Trumps Skills And Experience

A few weeks ago, my partner in crime Chet headed off to a much deserved vacation. Since he was going to be gone for awhile and traveling abroad, my upper management hired a consultant...

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Trust Your Results

Throughout my IT career, I never gave much thought to printing. I took it for granted as a background process much like internet connectivity or telephone reception. With the advancement of printer equipment, computers,...

Cold Flu Symptoms 2

Mind Over Matter Fail

A few weekends ago, I had a brief moment to catch up with one of my out of town buddies. We didn’t have much time as we grabbed something from the car and headed...

A-Frame 2

A-Frame Review

Weeks before, as my friends and I were planning our big UFC pay per view viewing Bad Blood weekend, we also wanted to meet for lunch. Rick, our unofficial foodie, offered up Koji BBQ...

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Thank You Stuart Scott

Back in the 90’s, I loved watching ESPN SportsCenter before going to sleep. Even though I was tired, I stayed up watching longer because of now iconic catch phrases like “BOO-YAH” and “Cool as...

Perfect Day 2

Designing My Perfect Day

I learned about designing your perfect day from Brendon Burchard’s The Charged Life podcast. Basically he feels many people have too few of their perfect days because they don’t have a clear idea what...

Business Team 0

Executives Are People Too

As I am working my way through not always deferring to consultants and experts, I am crossing another frontier that I avoided at all costs. I never socialized with upper management. My mindset focused...

Christmas Party 0

Christmas Party: On Site vs Off Site

Lately my partner in crime and I have been butting heads on every topic imaginable. Server management, networking, and change control policies. It has gotten so out of hand that we are now having...

Trust Your Own Instinct 4

Trust Your Instincts

Although I’ve been in IT for many years, I naturally defer to those I perceive as subject matter experts. This group includes vendors, consultants, and more seasoned co-workers. Over the weekend, deference and my...