Sunday, May 4, 2008

Skill Sets And Their Transference

News flash! We live in rural Oregon. Here are things I know how to do:

  • Configure Routers and Switches.
  • BGP? Sure.
  • vi
  • I know UNIX, we can talk flavors some time
  • Help run a Data Center
  • Configure and put many boxen into production
  • Frame Relay, it's not just for breakfast anymore!
  • DSL 
  • Network and desktop trouble calls and help desk.
  • Dealing with people that love to use or over use the phrase "Mission Critical"
  • People that know that Internet is not working, but can't tell me how they came to that conclusion.
  • Synergy !
  • Core strategies utilized in fast moving Web 2.0 dynamic.
  • Meetings! 
  • Documentation!

How the flying fuck does any of this help in Yamhill, Oregon?

It doesn't.

Is there a HOWTO or a textfile/faq/wikipedia/cert regarding the following:

  • Gardening, general green thumbery?
  • Dandelions. Proof that aliens have been living amongst us.
  • John Deere. The Man, The Myth, That Shade of Green
  • General Store Protocol: How long has that can of beans been on the shelf?
  • General country home maintenance and upkeep. What? No Ikea?
  • Implements of husbandry
  • Living in the sticks: A guide for sanity
  • Composting for fun and profit
  • Soil and you: A dirty guide
  • Horses can kick you in the face or collapse your sternum. Fun for kids of all ages!
  • Pitchforks: Not just for Satan!
  • Arnold Ziffle is now returning to your nightmares.
  • Korean food. A distant memory...
The spark of ignition for this rant is my careful scientific  observation of my surroundings. Perhaps I need to watch more "Ax Men" on tv? Maybe get red flannel shirts and cut the sleeves? Swear even more  than I do now?  I guess Mother Internets may not be able to provide for me in these trying times..

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