I’m having it my way.

The other day I stopped into a local Burger King for lunch and I happen to notice that they’re offering free 802.11B WiFi access to folks eating in the restaurant. So today when I found myself in the same general area and once more in need of a lunch I decided to drop in and give their wireless access a shot. Now I consider myself a pretty cutting edge fellow when it comes to tech, but I’ve never used a publicly accessible hot spot before. And, of course, I just had to take the time to blog about it just to show what a huge friggin’ geek I am. Naturally I only just now realize that it’s not kind to your laptop’s keyboard to try and blog and eat a greasy double whopper hamburger at the same time, but that’s the price you pay for being cutting edge I suppose.

In other news, I have an actual job interview tomorrow for a possible position as a PC SysAdmin for a local company. I’m really looking forward to it as it’s the first interview I’ve had in months. In fact, tomorrow is the I’ve-officially-been-out-of-work-for-half-year-now day so it’s especially pleasing to be going to an interview. Not a lot of details on what they’re looking for yet, but I was recommended to them by my friend Adam and they seem to be valuing that fact quite a bit so perhaps I’ll be back in the land of the full-time employed before too long. Not a moment too soon either.

10 thoughts on “I’m having it my way.

  1. If it weren’t for our local coffee shop my late-afternoon productivity would approach zero.  Everyone knows LatteTime is my “third office.”  Hell; got my 802.11g, my cell phone, and a prescription-strength shot of caffeine and it’s the best hour of the day.

    Good luck!

  2. Best of luck on the interview, Les. About time you had a break.

    Redder: thanks for the tip about that web site. I’ve been looking into free hotspots in Tucson for my upcoming trip, but I don’t think I’d hit that site yet.

  3. If the ability to learn new things quickly and to give everything your best shot are some of the prerequisites than this interview will have great results!

  4. Alas, the interview didn’t happen. It seems the department in the company that was interested in hiring me couldn’t get the budget approved so it’s not happening at this point in time. Still, the folks at this latest contract house are very enthusiastic about my skill set and hope to have something to offer me soon.

  5. That’s really too bad, Les. Sounds familiar, though. A coworker of mine had the exact same thing happen to her son. Fresh out of law school, with one of the biggest firms in the region interested in him. They kept stringing him along for a year while he finished his schooling, then told him that they couldn’t make room in the budget for his position.

    You’d think that departments would get confirmation from higher levels before they go announcing these jobs, but I guess that’s more common sense than one should really expect.

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