[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

Category Archives: Life, the Universe and Everything

Life At The Margins

The elevator in my office building hasn’t been working since last week. I meant to do this yesterday but today I finally called building management to report it. It turned out nobody else had done so. I overheard a lot of people in the halls complaining about it, but none of them actually did anything about it, even if it only required the most innocuous of actions to set a remedy in motion. So eventually, I did something about it. What’s the difference between me and everybody else? About ±10% I figure.

That means most of the time I’ll go … Read the rest

Life’s inevitable ironies, twists and turns

I haven’t blogged for quite some time. The longer I’m away from blogging, the harder it is to get back in because I feel a need to adequately write about all the events that transpired in the interim, those which kept me from writing. It’s such a daunting task I put it off until I break down and usually dispense with the entire gap in once sentence:

I’m a daddy, I have baby daughter now.

Enough said.

Now that I’m a parent, I find myself marvelling at the twists and turns my life has taken to get me to this … Read the rest

Who is this Atavist guy anyway?

A lot of my blog entries reference Sieg, the Atavist and you may wonder “who is this guy?”. He is not a peer, he’s from a different generation than I am. More of a mentor, he gave me my first job in computing back in 1993.

His software company was getting near the end of the list in the phone book, and I was cold-calling them all looking for a job (and getting nowhere). He agreed to see me, and had in mind the task of porting his courier company’s COBOL applications and data from an old Tandy microcomputer (with … Read the rest

Between Batgirl and a Monkee

Friday night/early saturday AM, around 12:30 EST am I’ll be doing a segment about WEHT.net on a special “Where Are They Now?” show on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, which I’m told goes out across 38 states.

Word is that I’ll be on after Micky Dolenz and before former Batgirl Yvonne Craig. Kinda cool.… Read the rest

Stupidity, mentors and bye-bye to the CIRA Board

I’m sitting up late in my hotel room in St. John’s, Newfoundland having just completed two things:

1) A few hours ago I left my last Board meeting as a CIRA Director, aside from a short teleconference slated for next week, as of June 22nd, my term is over and I’m done.

2) Because I can’t sleep, I just watched Albert Nerenberg’s documentary Stupidity which just aired on CBC’s Rough Cuts.

I’m glad I watched it. Something I’ve been trying to do over the last few years is come to grips with my own stupidity. Being on the CIRA Board … Read the rest

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