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Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 5 hours 53 minutes ago

Presently 8 a.m. Wednesday could prove a major moment career-wise. A friend at work connected me with her husband a hiring level manager with a large health-care related company and that needs a few project managers. The connection expedited a process of being setup for a final interview next week. If it comes to fruition it would advance my intended plans by nearly a year, realize a notable bump in pay, add full bennies and PTO. Things have moved with such speed and the boon is so much more than expected I’m really almost stunned. Almost I say because I do have an ego that totally reveled in it. The company is great, the contracting firm is the most inclusive, progressive, Tiffany level operation I’ve had the pleasure to interact with. Having my name sent to the firm by the man doing the hiring had the effect of pushing me past the screening and middle-process. Along with a week or two of delay. Though the POC I’m not working with seemed confused. I leap-frogged past the usual client phone screen to the panel interview. Now he’s unsure if he’s confirming a panel interview by phone or a on-site panel interview. This is amusing because I’ve already had the hiring manager tell me to pencil-in the time/date before even getting my rate/information back formally. So the next five days are all about pre-work for a three or four person panel interview. Several of those people I expect to have PM roles open themselves. I’ve been setup for a big win like this before, four years back and came close to getting the job. But my resume is much deeper now, and I’m far better prepared to give hard answers to the questions they’ll ask. My intent is to slam dunk the interview, keep the momentum rolling and were all things to work perfectly, start April 3. But I could also deal with a couple weeks of process, so long as it results in the job being mine. Things have gone so well so fast I’d expect a hitch, but then the nature of how quick the process has moved is entirely rational.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 3 days ago

Learning to act on faith is the longest leap you will ever make. Once you do however it is a empowering but also a deeply humbling thing. One must manage the temptation to delve too much into the onrush of desire to thump your chest and claim all credit. What Karma gives, it takes away, and it doesn't like hubris. I'm having a very good day but it took a lot out of me to get here after the last six weeks.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 6 days ago

Cruise Aficionados has it's first paying client.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 7 days ago

The U.S. Postal Service just emailed me. First, the irony of that should sink-in. The note was a spam message advertising a new app and free service that will show me the letters and mail due to show-up in my mailbox before it gets there. Strictly speaking, not shocking they can do that, they've long been on the cutting edge of visual scanning of mail, handwriting, etc. It is even rather impressive in terms of the IT work it must have taken. But in my life, I take some comfort and pleasure from not having to open that damned mailbox every bloody day. The idea of email spam about bills and such depresses me a bit. Thankfully it's an optional service. Of course, I await the headlines when somebody hacks into people's USPS account to time intercepting packages and mail bought with hacked personal information, etc.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 7 days ago

The U.S. Postal Service just emailed me. First, the irony of that should sink-in. The note was a spam message advertising a new app and free service that will show me the letters and mail due to show-up in my mailbox before it gets there. Strictly speaking, not shocking they can do that, they've long been on the cutting edge of visual scanning of mail, handwriting, etc. It is even rather impressive in terms of the IT work it must have taken. But in my life, I take some comfort and pleasure from not having to open that damned mailbox every bloody day. The idea of email spam about bills and such depresses me a bit. Thankfully it's an optional service. Of course, I await the headlines when somebody hacks into people's USPS account to time intercepting packages and mail bought with hacked personal information, etc.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 7 days ago

The U.S. Postal Service just emailed me. First, the irony of that should sink-in. The note was a spam message advertising a new app and free service that will show me the letters and mail due to show-up in my mailbox before it gets there. Strictly speaking, not shocking they can do that, they've long been on the cutting edge of visual scanning of mail, handwriting, etc. It is even rather impressive in terms of the IT work it must have taken. But in my life, I take some comfort and pleasure from not having to open that damned mailbox every bloody day. The idea of email spam about bills and such depresses me a bit. Thankfully it's an optional service. Of course, I await the headlines when somebody hacks into people's USPS account to time intercepting packages and mail bought with hacked personal information, etc.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 week ago

The U.S. Postal Service just emailed me. First, the irony of that should sink-in. The note was a spam message advertising a new app and free service that will show me the letters and mail due to show-up in my mailbox before it gets there. Strictly speaking, not shocking they can do that, they've long been on the cutting edge of visual scanning of mail, handwriting, etc. It is even rather impressive in terms of the IT work it must have taken. But in my life, I take some comfort and pleasure from not having to open that damned mailbox every bloody day. The idea of email spam about bills and such depresses me a bit. Thankfully it's an optional service. Of course, I await the headlines when somebody hacks into people's USPS account to time intercepting packages and mail bought with hacked personal information, etc.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 week ago

Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey - BGSU President Humbly submitted for your consideration.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 2 weeks ago

Cruise Aficionados has it's first paying client.

Nathan Boyle created a new topic ' Test' in the forum. 2 weeks ago
Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 2 weeks ago

You are live Chef Justen! https://www.cruiseaficionados.com/portal/ Justen Riley

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 2 weeks ago

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-robert-osborne-dies-20170306-story.html

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 3 weeks ago

Today's "breakfast club" at work featured Zaatar Break. http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/zaatar-pita-bread

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 3 weeks ago

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lego-making-women-nasa-figures-n727561

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 month ago

Experimenting with streaming videos off my desktop.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 month ago

2.2 weeks of hell and as it ends today the little world around me found itself reminded of an absolute truth: Nathan-is-always-right. The world will be wise in the future to simply accept the truth and yield to me in all things. It doubts or challenges me at its own peril.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 month ago

2.2 weeks of hell and as it ends today the little world around me found itself reminded of an absolute truth: Nathan-is-always-right. The world will be wise in the future to simply accept the truth and yield to me in all things. It doubts or challenges me at its own peril.

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 month ago

Spared a bit of time to start carving into the family archives of video and pictures. First up, my beloved pet dog from 1977 to 1992. The film is from Super8 as you could guess. The first sections are from '79-82, give or take and were filmed by my mother. The last few minutes are from fall 1992 when I discovered one last package of Super 8 and finished off the last conventional film I used. The still images after the end span '78 through the early 80s. Purely an experiment at this point but I've video dating back to the late 40s, some my family knows or has other copies of. Lady is seen running around my grandparents home, the ranch style house my great uncle Lynn built. He bought a large portion of south Toledo during the depression and sold it off after. The house is on about 2.2 acres of land. The 14 houses to the west had no fences, and nobody owned a dog. Lady was known to everybody and had free run of all the land. When my grandparents moved to Florida my family moved in and kept Lady after having left her with them most of her life. We followed her on one of her patrols and found she was literally going door to door being let-in and treated like everybody's baby. She lived the high-life. Our neighbor farmed all his land and loved her as she cut down on the rabbits. Which was fine until you had to clean the goo out of her fur at times. Or running over the skeletons with the lawn mower after the spring thaw. Lady was abnormally smart. She spoke with her eyes in a literal way. Everybody thinks their pet is intelligent but Lady, she was simply on another level. The kind of almost scary sort of smart you are left reflecting on and wondering if she really just did or acted the way she might have. An example would be when we put a live-trap out for a woodchuck. Nasty creature. Nothing that could have killed a dog the size of Lady but might have hurt her enough to want to avoid the two fighting. The trap worked. One night lady suddenly wanted to go outside badly. She left for an hour. The next day the woodchuck was in the trap. Lady hadn't gotten it open. But she had dug a trench along the side of the trap and pushed it INTO the trench to flip it upside down. By dumb luck it didn't pop-open. Loved that dog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq0Ckuq_Q6U #huskies #siberianhuskies #dogs #pets #animalvideos

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 1 month ago

Spared a bit of time to start carving into the family archives of video and pictures. First up, my beloved pet dog from 1977 to 1992. The film is from Super8 as you could guess. The first sections are from '79-82, give or take and were filmed by my mother. The last few minutes are from fall 1992 when I discovered one last package of Super 8 and finished off the last conventional film I used. The still images after the end span '78 through the early 80s. Purely an experiment at this point but I've video dating back to the late 40s, some my family knows or has other copies of. Lady is seen running around my grandparents home, the ranch style house my great uncle Lynn built. He bought a large portion of south Toledo during the depression and sold it off after. The house is on about 2.2 acres of land. The 14 houses to the west had no fences, and nobody owned a dog. Lady was known to everybody and had free run of all the land. When my grandparents moved to Florida my family moved in and kept Lady after having left her with them most of her life. We followed her on one of her patrols and found she was literally going door to door being let-in and treated like everybody's baby. She lived the high-life. Our neighbor farmed all his land and loved her as she cut down on the rabbits. Which was fine until you had to clean the goo out of her fur at times. Or running over the skeletons with the lawn mower after the spring thaw. Lady was abnormally smart. She spoke with her eyes in a literal way. Everybody thinks their pet is intelligent but Lady, she was simply on another level. The kind of almost scary sort of smart you are left reflecting on and wondering if she really just did or acted the way she might have. An example would be when we put a live-trap out for a woodchuck. Nasty creature. Nothing that could have killed a dog the size of Lady but might have hurt her enough to want to avoid the two fighting. The trap worked. One night lady suddenly wanted to go outside badly. She left for an hour. The next day the woodchuck was in the trap. Lady hadn't gotten it open. But she had dug a trench along the side of the trap and pushed it INTO the trench to flip it upside down. By dumb luck it didn't pop-open. Loved that dog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq0Ckuq_Q6U #huskies #siberianhuskies #dogs #pets #animalvideos

Nathan Boyle had a status update on Facebook 2 months ago

I'm not offering any statement of political alignment, just observations from here at Ford's IT division. So far we've lost 11 people I know of personally, more than half nearly overnight, due to their agencies discontinuing their contracts with us and sending them home. Some are H1Bs, others not. Normally the client company cuts people and their agency (the company that recruited them, got them the interviews) is stuck. Not this time, and I think it is fear of large scale contract cancellations, people stuck without visas, and a push to consolidate other groups at off-shore locations that is pushing it. The company is circling it's wagons, sizing-up how many people are lost, or might be. I personally am taking on a new team who loses their manager on Friday-reasons not being fully clear but assumed to be due to the immigration issues. And head-hunters are calling everybody under the sun, tossing higher rates and perks around like candy. My strategic plan may need to adjust, but for every upside to a market there is a down-side. I had been seeing rates in NW Ohio coming down overall. Now however they are shooting up. It is good to get paid more but it becomes a hard thing to sustain.