I started a new job a couple of weeks ago: “E-Media Specialist.” Pretty fun. I get to do all the computery stuff I love (Web development, graphic design, playing with different e-media applications) without the stuff I’ve gotten to hate (computer repair).
Unfortunately, it’s completely stopped my RSS/blog reading and writing. In my last job it was easy to just take a few minutes each day and read the latest newsfeeds and if inspired by something, spend 5 to 15 minutes as a break to write a blog. Well, that’s when I was in control of the network. Now I work at a place where the ‘net is monitored and my PC can even be VNC (remotely viewed) stealthily. So, no news/blog reading and no posting.
It’s annoying, but I’m not angry about it: it’s their job to have strict ‘net policies. In my opinion (and practice as Network Admin at the last job) though, if the work gets done and done well and on time–I didn’t care if an employee of mine (and I only had two) did some non-work stuff now and then. Hey, some people in the office went out to smoke every 20 minutes, I and my minion browsed nerdy Web sites. 🙂 The tough thing is I just don’t have any more time at home to do it than I do at work. As soon as I get home in the evenings it’s right to dinner making, then cleaning up, then an hour or so of homework before I can’t keep my eyes open anymore. This is the first moment I’ve had in a while to write–and I shouldn’t. I have an important presentation next week to work on, a paper due soon, and comprehensive exams questions to research and formulate. Ugh!
Well, I’m inspired to say something briefly in a moment on another subject. 🙂 Enjoy the babble.