Saturday, December 29, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Lest I continue
My complacent way
Help me to remember
Somewhere out there
A man died for me today
-- As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
My certs are good 'til 2010. Microsoft is fixing my 360 for free. My boys are healthy. My wife is healthy. I get to go home after work every day. I'm working. We'll get back on our feet. It's Christmastime.
And I feel pretty durn good about life everytime I see my wife and boys. Sure I won't be playing Rock Band Christmas morning, or driving the coast in my new Ferrari or enjoying my new hot tub. Still, I feel pretty good. Faith, hope, family and God seem to make things bearable until they get better. Faith, hope, family and God; strength for life.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
OMFG. If you're a gamer, and aren't at work, and don't mind a bit of cussing this video review is incredible. He has two others for Fable, and the demo for The Darkness that can be found over at YouTube. The man has quite a biting sense of humor, great delivery, and great timing. Go see it.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
“Faced with these competing demands, our options are to either let our unmatched
capabilities wither or cut our manning to invest in tomorrow's warfighting capabilities.”
I don’t know what planet the Secretary is from, but our manning is an integral part of “our unmatched capabilities.” Without the manpower and technical ability of our airmen we don’t have those unmatched capabilities. F-22’s are a non-issue if you don’t have the highly skilled technicians to keep them in the air. Let’s be honest, the Air Force no longer has the level of competency and skill in it’s technical and craft skills because of all the cuts over the last decade. Back shops are being asked to train their airmen in multiple demanding crafts that took more than a single enlistment term to become highly competent at (let alone master) when all four years could be dedicated to the single craft. Now we’re giving journeyman levels away in two years that would take four to five years, on the outside, for just one of those crafts. Welder, 3-5 year apprenticeship (USAF 3-4). Machinist, 3-5 year apprenticeship (USAF 3-4). Welder/Machinis 6-10 years, 3-5 years for each craft (USAF 3-4 years). Today the Welder/Machinist craft in the USAF will be 1.25 years, since 15 months will be the minimum, and it is likely that the USAF will be pushing for that. So the USAF went from 3 years for a craft to 3 years for two crafts to 1.25 years for two crafts. On a single craft basis we see 3 years to 1.5 years to .75 years.
I don’t know how the Air Force can justify calling someone a journeyman welder in nine months or a welder/machinist in less than twice that. I assume that will also include 96 days of technical school, so we’re really only looking at one year OJT before the Air Force waves its magical wand and pronounces that these recruits are now capable of doing every job necessary with minimum supervision.
Friday, January 19, 2007
She's pretty, pretty smart (though I doubt she realizes it), pretty tough, pretty tomboy, pretty sweet and pretty damned wonderful. Since she was first hanai'd I've been quite proud of her. There are hiccups in all that sometimes, but all in all a pretty wonderful young lady. Truth is that all my children fit that description. My grandson, who is going to need a good strong Hawaiian name incidentally, will probably fit that same description.
The only real problem is that we miss her bunches. Love you Aubzikins.
Monday, January 15, 2007
You are Apocalypse
|You believe in survival of the fittest and you believe that you are the fittest.|
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