{Funny enough, after I wrote the first couple of paragraphs, I did a search on my site to see if I had written anything about computers or the internet being boring, and guess what? Not the first time I’ve typed out a “Things are boing” post}

Not sure really, but recently I’ve come to the realization that I’m rather bored with computers. I’m sure that some people who know me will find that hard to believe, but it’s true. Computers are not just stupid, they are boring.

I don’t know if I find them boring now because I have been a slave to my machines for the last two decades, working ALL the time, not having much time for any fun. Not remembering how to relax and enjoy the little things. All that is coming back. I’ve been spending less time on my computers and more time with my family.

I have people who have told me in the past that there were times when they really tried to be an alcoholic, or a junkie, and that’s what I’m trying to do right now with computers. I have even gone as far as buying a few games so that I would have a reason to get on my computer.

I think I’d like to explore this a bit here. How did I get bored with computers? Could it be Facebook, where I get to know the very intimate details of everyone’s life, and I have the chance to share that same level of intimate details. Is the fact that I can get nearly any song ever recorded, nearly any movie, any tv show, tv series, or book at the click of a mouse, a tap of a pad and poof the payment is out of my bank account,the product is downloaded, authorized, or rarely shipped to my home. No more waiting, no more wondering how to get something. Our lives have become connected to anything, anywhere, anytime.

G-d help us.


 

I was talking to some of my coworkers today about some kind of funny stories from when I was in radio “back in the day”.

So here is my first story about radio. Someone once asked me when I was speaking at a voice over convention in Las Vegas, “How did you get started in Radio?”

I stood upon the stage a little taken aback by the question. I was giving a talk on the int ernet and voice over, and I was expecting to get questions on who a good web site provider would be or how to choose a good web designer. Nope. How did I break into radio.

Simple one word answer: Pizza.

Yep Pizza. Sounds strange I know, but bear with me. You see back after I got out of the ARMY, I got a job at the San Diego State Dominos Pizza restaurant. It was a sucky low skill, low wage job, but it kept gas in the car.

I had a habit of calling the local radio station and getting to know the DJs. There was this female DJ who would work the drive time shift (3p to 7p) and I would call her up and chat. One day I was wrapping up at Dominos and we had a couple of extra pies for some reason, so I called the radio station and asked if I could get a tour if I provided them with some free Pizza (Little did I know that I was speaking their language!). I was invited to the radio station, met the DJ and the News crew. Come to find out, the DJ I became friends with was also good friends with one of my cousins. Small world.

So, some time passes, I go hang out at the radio station a few more times and get to know the news staff really well. After a couple of months I am talking to my DJ friend and asked if I want a job. I was a little surprised, and then I said yes, but could she explain. She said that the FM station was going to change formats and they were looking for people to run the board, actually she called the job a Board Operator.

And after I applied for the job, I was in. Boom, like that. Yep, I got into radio, Pizza.


 

So I’m thinking about slowly getting back into blogging. Funny thing is that I kinda forced myself to do it a long time ago because I wanted to improve the way that I communicate. And in order to do that I chose to start blogging. Another reason is that a friend and I were thinking of starting up a national radio talk show – computers are stupid! It never took off, I think that it was mostly just a dream I had to be on the air again but this time with a nation wide audience. Now if I had really wanted to make that happen, I quite possibly could be in a different life completely, however I did’t and I’m where I am.

Very Happy to be here indeed. I’m working at Hitachi Data Systems now as a Product Support Manager, and I can say with all honesty, I am quite possibly the happiest professionally as I ever have been.

I had written in an earlier post that I had stopped doing Voice Over work, and Web site design, and web site maintenance. I also yesterday finished taking all the tests for the course on project management that I have been taking for the last year at SDSU. Online education is a G-D send.

I am at an interesting point of my life, I’m getting a chance to live a pretty awesome life, and I’m starting to feel less anxious about everything. Yep. I’m good.

So back to the point of this post, I’m starting slowly, just write when something strikes me as interesting, not have anything scheduled or required. I want this to be something enjoyable not only for me, but for you as well… If that’s possible. If not, well that is ok too.

There we go, I’m mentally panting, I need to rest. Until later.


 

Hello dear Reader(s);

It has been nearly a year and a half since I posted anything on this blog. I have been rather busy and a lot of things have happened in my life.

August 30th 2013 I experienced being laid off from Oracle Corporation. I had been with Sun and then Oracle for 16 years. That was a really long time to not have looked for another position at another company. I plan on writing a few posts about that later, I promise, there are some pretty good tips that I can share about my unemployment.

After about 9 months I landed a job with Hitachi Data Systems as a Product Support Manager. It is different from what I had done in the past in some ways, and a lot of the same in other ways.

I also went and did a few other life changing things. First and foremost I have retired from doing voice acting, the return on investment wasn’t worth the life changes required. Secondly and by far more interesting is that I changed platforms to Apple. I am not going to be a fan boy for apple, but I will start documenting my entry into the Apple Ecosystem.

Thanks for your attention,

Chris


 
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