Goodbye Oracle...Hello EnergySavvy!

Posted on Fri 31 August 2018 in Misc

Oracle wasn't for me. I tendered my resignation today. Luckily EnergySavvy has welcomed me back.


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Goodbye EnergySavvy...Hello Oracle!

Posted on Sat 19 May 2018 in Misc

I was with EnergySavvy for almost four years but in April I decided to leave and pursue an opportunity at Oracle. I am working with a bunch of folks that used to work at Amazon.com around the time I was let go.

At some level it feels like a redemption.

Oracle is doing some really interesting things in the bare metal cloud space. I am working on the IO team and we manage Chef for the rest of the organization.

Due to Chef I am learning Ruby.


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10 months and no social media

Posted on Sun 21 January 2018 in Misc

Just over 10 months ago I deleted all my social media accounts. I have not missed them at all.


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Webfaction is hosting my email now

Posted on Tue 28 March 2017 in Misc

Well, my email on Outlook.com didn't last long. I wasn't happy with how the server operated within the Windows 10 Email or Outlook clients (uses a web api and not a true IMAP server). Webfaction, my hosting company for the past five or so years, also handles email but I never used it. I set it all up and moved my wife's domains over to it as well. They worked with me to upload 10GB of archive mail (since 1999) that my wife collected. I don't hang on to email that long so I didn't have a lot to move over.

All of our secondary accounts now forward to one main account on Webfaction. Its nice to actually have a real, authentic, IMAP server and not a Google imitation.


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Finally gave up on "social media"

Posted on Mon 20 March 2017 in Misc

A contact from a recruiter on Friday really infuriated me. It was obvious he was doing a generic search on LinkedIn and blasting out an email hoping for a response. I responded and said I would never work with someone who resorted to SPAM. He gave me a pretty lengthly reply about how he was the good guy and a family business and I should be lucky to receive his email. It was then I realized LinkedIn doesn't do anything for me but fill my inbox with desperate recruiters who don't give two shits about me and who can't take the time to actually read my profile before contacting me. LinkedIn has zero motivation to fix this as paying users that send out these messages support the site.

Something in me snapped. I deleted LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. I can't think of a single meaningful interaction I ever had on any of them. We'll see if anyone notices and contacts me. My email address hasn't changed since the early 90's and is pretty unique so folks who want to can reach out.

I also switched my personal domain from Google to Outlook.com. I have decided to give Microsoft a try and see how they do. They aren't perfect but at least what they do is up front and in your face. I have no idea what Google does with my information and frankly I don't care to give it to them anymore.


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