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Scott L. Newman October 2009 Entries
The Internet is 40. Gee it don’t look that Old
Well yesterday was the 40th birthday of the internet. The first use of it between two centers (Oct. 29 1969) lasted about 20 seconds before it crash. It has got better (?) sine then. But, most of you don’t think of it as that old and that’s because prodacalls, that allowed things like email and domain names did show up until the late 80’s. And the government finally allowed us geeks to use it. After we were happily playing with it, the rest of world found out about it (Ok who was it that leak it) ......

Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 12:00 PM

Don’t trust any one under 30?
If your from the over 50 group, you remember the saying “Don’t trust any one over 30”. Well that same group (and some of you 40 something’s), may be now thinking, those young kids (30 something’s and under) wont hire me because I am over 40! Hmmm, have you heard or though that before? I don’t know if the current generation is passing us over because we older or not but, I do know that there seems to be a lot of us out here looking for work. Come on, we survived the last recession (the state I was ......

Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 11:43 AM

Oh about those missing days
You didn’t miss much. Mostly me, sitting at computer, searching for an IT job. Had a phone interview with IBM for a job in Iowa (I think I ready said that in an earlier post). Checked out two tech training schools and trust me if you don’t have $50 to throw away for FastTrain’s financial aide interview, don’t bother with them. Hew Horizon the school I picked, did not charge me any thing for that. So it looks like I am going back to school in December. Will be taking A+ (computer stuff I all ready ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:58 PM

One Year and still out of work.
Well tomorrow is, I believe the one year mark of me being out of work. How do I feel? Well mad yes, self worth low again yes, money problems oh ya. What am I to do….hmmmm. Well first off self pity does not help me get a job. Hiding from the bill collectors, makes the money problems worse. Praying and self refection, is a start. Trusting in God that cares, gives me hope. I am stepping out in faith and getting the training I need (A+, Network+ and CCNA) and making the statement here that I will help ......

Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009 11:04 PM

Sorry sorry for the last 22 days of no posts
Well since that last post I have got a free used tire, tried to get CCNA training at FastTrain and try to get a job. So far no luck on getting a job, thou I did just have phone interview with IBM for a Job in Iowa. They said they may take me on as a first level help desk an. FastTrain said yes to getting me the classes but, they need $50 to process me thru there financal ade dept. I don’t have $50 and the other school I was talking to did not ask for money up front to talk their financal ade dept. ......

Posted On Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:40 PM

Oh here is something new I posted on LinkedIn for my group.
Feeling alone, over the hill and Job less Yep, I know that feeling all to well. I have been unemployed for a year now and at points felt, well really alone and down in the pit of despair. It has been only faith in the Lord and support of my family that has kept me going. Along with starting the Group Gray Matters, something I think the Lord lead me to do. “Gray Matters!” and “Gray Matters international” are for the over 40 group (and younger) that feel they have been put on the back burner of HR ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 11:02 PM

Well now where was I Oh ya.
Well let’s say my miss-adventures are not endearing to my wife. Well on the 30th Thursday, I put the half sized spare on the truck and went to the Tri-service job fair. After what happen at the pink slip one, I did not have much hope but, was I in for a surprise. There were 65 recruiters there, talk about a target rich site. I got my resume out to some (at one point I was worried that I might run out) and got a lot of business cards. Also the truck did not over heat and spare held up. Thursday, Oct ......

Posted On Sunday, October 4, 2009 11:00 PM

Gee has been that long since I bloged
And a lot has happened since the last post (No I havnt got a job yet). September 23th, My little girl’s BF is in the hospital, they don’t know what the problem is yet. For me another empty job search day. The 24th, my group is still growing but, the growft is slowing down. At about 10:00 we were informed by Wifes best friend (Mom of our little girls BFF) that her daughter is going to in to the OR and their still not sure what problem is. My wife left for hospital (25 miles away) as the Mom was all ......

Posted On Saturday, October 3, 2009 11:23 PM

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