Daily Archives: November 15, 2006

Work update

In the time I let this blog go fallow, I decided to change jobs and move from UNC-Chapel Hill to MCNC as Director of IT & Data Center Services. I still get to work with the National Lambda Rail (NLR) Experiment Support Service and the Internet2 HOPI project (though that is morphing as I2 begins to deploy “newnet”). This had been a long time coming, as I was not really happy with where I’d found myself at UNC after a big reorg. Now that I’ve made the move (March 2006) I’m quite happy with the decision! I still teach at UNC as an adjunct in the School of Information and Library Science. I have been teaching Systems Analysis & Design (INLS382) since 1998, roughly one course per semester. The good news is that’s enough of a UNC affiliation to let me still buy basketball tickets. Go Tarheels! It promises to be a great year for the ‘heels.

Finally got last year’s toy for one of the kids…

Tried and tried to buy one of these USB missle launchers for my college-aged son last year, but could not get one in the USA without paying a bunch on eBay…this year, they seem to be pretty commonly available. Here’s the one we ordered from ThinkGeek.com

The problem will be not trying it out until Christmas! I’ve already opened the box ;-). See the video!