Tag Archive: call for help


300px-Tomcat-logo.svgI have been known for having a penchant for finding a pet project and then blithely moving onto something else. It could be surmised by my silence on the project followed by a huge shift into analysing “The Sing Off” that once again I’ve been side tracked by something new and shiny. I am however pleased to say, that I am actually well managing two irons in the fire at the moment. Actually more than two.

While I have been very publicly posting about “The Sing Off” which I really missed doing; I have also been spending my daylight hours (when not drugged out of my gourd on Halcion) working on code for the first revenue step in The Project. So much so, that I’m currently reading “Tomcat for Beginners.”

Now I have to admit. My Java experience could probably be stuffed into the toe of a ballet dancer’s slipper while she’s ‘on point.’ Of course, when you are the only unpaid engineer on a project; you break out the interwebz and learn what you need to. Now granted… if any of my colleagues wouldn’t mind doing some coding for project credit that will be convertible to private shares when we see revenue… please feel free to write me.

That’s right; this isn’t actually a job offer. (Because I currently have no money to pay; but I will track time and effort) What I’m looking for is someone knowledgeable setting up Tomcat services, JSON, REST, and other such buzzwords.

If this piques your interest at all, drop me a line or a comment.

More as things come to fruition. :)

 

CPT Sampson Luke and FamilyI don’t talk about my blood family very often. I’m not just referring to online. My first cousin who is just a year younger than myself, lost her husband suddenly a little over a month ago. CPT Samson T. Luke was on a National Guard drill weekend. The family was notified that his death was an “active” status death. Two weeks later this was changed with no explanation to “inactive” death status. As a result much of the monetary, education, and health care, and funereal benefits are being denied that were previously promised. You can see more on this story from an excerpt of a CNN report.

CPT Luke leaves behind my cousin Miranda and their four children. This is an urgent matter as Miranda has been left fighting the DoD for the benefits promised rather than taking care of her family and trying to move on from this horrible tragedy. The Department of Defense is deciding if the family is eligible to receive benefits they had been promised and are entitled. If you feel moved to help  please cut and paste the letter below, dating and signing your name and address and mailing as quickly as possible as this is a time sensitive matter. Please feel free to distribute this letter to anyone that may want to help. Thank you advance for your support.

DATE
Dr. Robert Gates
U.S. Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington D.C. 20301

Dr. Gates,

I am writing on behalf of CPT Samson T. Luke’s family. CPT Luke passed away January 10, 2010 during a Arkansas National Guard drill weekend. His wife, Miranda, and their four children were told Sam’s death was an “active” status death. Two and a half weeks later CPT Luke’s status was inexplicably changed to an “inactive” death status. This action denies the family the monetary, education, health care benefits and funeral expenses that were promised.

CPT Luke was active duty Army and now in the National Guard for over a decade serving two times in Iraq. Sam’s family has supported Sam and the military throughout his career.
This family has been through so much. They deserve the proper consideration in this matter. Please return CPT Luke’s death status back to “active” and help this military widow provide for their four young children during this difficult time.

This situation is of the utmost concern to me and I would like be kept informed of the resolution of this matter. I can be reached at:

YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
AND/OR EMAIL

Sincerely,
SIGNATURE

Somewhere between Odessa and Concordia… we are LIVE on the net. jnanacandra is at the wheel, and Missouri seems to actually have sufficient AT&T coverage to allow me to put on the mobile net.

YAY

I’ve been on the phone with utilities all day. I have learned that the local gas company is a pain in the butt and that all the utilities are really cool.

I’ve also discovered that SNO PUD (Snohomish County Electric) has pretty much reduced it’s phone bank to one person. I’ve been on hold for the better part of 17 minutes in queue. My window is 17-27 minutes; which means someone should be on the line in about 20 minutes.

I have to say it. I don’t believe in Iowa. Even after theoretically driving through it. The drive the whole way has been quite marvellous. The area that is alledged to be Iowa was far slower than anything else along the way. Really bad drivers and horrid construction. The ‘lowlight’ was trying to find a food stop and taking 2 separate exits marked with food and then having to stop at the Harrah’s casino because it was the only place we could find food. Iowa slowed us by about 60-90 minutes.

In the mean time… we’re almost to St. Louis. And we’re planning to pop the truck around noon Friday and keep pulling stuff until it’s empty. (Hopefully, not 3 days like loading)

Don’t get me wrong.. the load was amazing! The help loading was fantastic. It’s just that loading involved boxing, cleaning and TETRIS.. so it was more work than unloading should be.

So, if you’d like to join the unloading fun this weekend… Comment here, or facebook, or twitter.

Granted the other 20% shows up sometime around Wednesday. 😮

More soon. Going to catch up on twitter.

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We are trapped in the midst of a lot of boxes and very few hands.

We Need boxing help today and due to the fact that few people showed up, Now tomorrow as well.

We’ve had to push everything back a day because we are very much behind in packing and loading.

Please, if you have any spare time in the next 48 hours… we could use your help.

Sooner rather than later

Thank you.

This morning’s schedule

Take the boy to daycare
Call his new daycare
PICK UP A 26 FOOT LONG MOVING TRUCK
Take the car to the shop
PACK PACK PACK

(Attention, this is your final call, places please)

That’s right. Today is the beginning of the moving weekend. In 48 hours I MUST have an empty house.

This of course is a call to all, that locals are invited to help us out and share our goodbyes.

We will feed you and be giving away copious amounts of alcohol that is not going with us.

Please contact me via phone or text (you can text me from my profile) if you can drop by. We especially could use assistance on Saturday.

As posted elsewhere.. This is what I woke up with in my head:


Overture, curtains, lights,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, you’ll hit the heights
And oh what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it