Christopher G Mendla
True Story – American troops, Wehrmacht, SS and French Prisoners defending a medieval castle against SS Troops.
The Battle for Castle Itter, a really strange battle, occurred at the end of World War Two. Wehrmacht soldiers fought alongside U.S. troops against the Waffen SS. They were protecting high ranking French prisoners who had been held at the castle.
When I heard about the disaster today one of my thoughts was “How could such a failure occur with today’s engineering knowledge, materials and tools?” A little digging revealed some interesting facts. .
I received an email today from a recruiter that looked promising. It was for an IT Director position one town over. That would be perfect. BUT the spidey sense tingled a bit. I did some checking before replying with my resume. I’m glad I did because sending it would have been a mistake.
The temptation while in a job search mode is to do everything you can to land a new position. However, you might be letting your guard down and giving too much information to recruiters. Continue reading
Access to a cheap fire starter is a good thing. I usually have 1 or 2 strips of bacon with breakfast. I’ve been doing the bacon in the microwave. I put a paper towel in a microwave bowl, then the bacon and cover with a paper towel. Afterwards the towels make great fire starters. However, you have to be careful with how you store the grease soaked paper towels because of the danger of spontaneous combustion.
I am now into day 200 of my Great Job Search. I’m getting a steady influx of calls from recruiters. I’ve tweaked my job search a little. I apply a principle I call PEER to a lot of aspects of my life. It is Plan, Execute, Evaluate, Revise. There are a lot of variations of that methodology used by many people. Continue reading
I am now into day 192 of my Great Job Search. The local squirrel population is decreasing rapidly and I might have to purchase another can of Squirrel Helper ™. The robins will be arriving soon. A half dozen or so make a great robin stew.
I Purchased a new vehicle. The gas mileage sucks but I don’t get road raged any more.
A degree from a university or certificate from a programming boot camp is a great start. Here are __ things you will help you land a position as a developer and make life a little easier once you are in the position. .