Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXIII

Leave a comment

After feeling sorry for myself earlier tonight after a particularly bad day at work not due to customers but work in general due to a them and us atmosphere being created by the management themselves which in the end going to cause a big issue sooner than later.

Myself I am getting to a point of allowing them to continue as one team at work which I am part of is very effective and profitable while the other is getting less effective and useful to the store in general. As in the end I will be telling the management I told you so when they start losing much needed people in the business and through their actions they will not have anyone effective enough to replace them.

I promise not to laugh at them but it seams the short sighted bug has reached work as in rest of the country and as the rest of the country they will reap what they sow while those of us who are little brighter who can see the bigger picture will just end up laughing at them.

But hey I have remembered the job is just a way to earn money and I am really good at my job or any job especially when I put my mind to it. Add to this the people at work need me more than I need my job and them as I said above they have sort of put al the eggs in one basket.

Though I am getting more and more fed up that work is needlessly stressing me out to the detriment of my home life even if it is only part of my week not all my week. I have to learn again to not allow work to screw up my home life something which too me a long time to do last time but always worth the effort.

One good thing is tonight the stress of work has got me writing this blog which in itself is not too bad if it is a little rough.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

In the End!

Leave a comment

In the end I am starting the question if my current job is worth its negative effect on my depression caused by a very negative environment at work caused by those who put the company first before both customers and employees.

And the answer is getting more and more towards no as in the end my own health both physical and mental is more important than any job as another job can always be found and I only one life.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Oxwall Was a Failure in the End!

Leave a comment

After yet another bad experience with updating Oxwall and it plugins, I finally abandoned my Oxwall based small social next work to replace it with a WordPress based small social network based around Buddypress.

I was very disappointed with Oxwall as other than that it certainly did it’s job and easy to set up but the maintenance problems it had spoilt it’s usability to a point it was more trouble to use. I think what did not help Oxwall were it’s lack of control of the quality of it’s plugins, especially the useful ones, which certainly detracted from it’s usability.

I am replacing it with a WordPress based small social network basically because WordPress plugins seemly more controlled and vetted by WordPress which means from my experience the updating and maintenance of the plugins is a lot easier and less troubled by major faults and issues.

Oxwall in the end may be a good idea for small social networks but due to it’s lack of quality control of it’s plugins spoilt it to a point it is difficult to maintain over time which is great shame!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Where Did the Sense of Wonder Go?

Leave a comment

The saddest thing to see in this modern world of ours is the lack and any true sense of wonder from the people around me. It is as if the modern world has bred it or beaten it out of them never to return. I know that children always have a sense of wonder when young but it now quickly disappears as they get older.

What does not help this the situation of a modern world around us which both discourages and overloads the sense of wonder especially in a media which both discourages this sense and imagination. This all made worse by a society which is simply indifferent to the world around it and more than ever self-centred and geared to more selfish needs of the individual.

So we end up with a modern world which lacks one of the basic things needed to move forward a basic sense of wonder after all without this no one is ever going to explore or think about the world around them even just sit in happy amazement about the world itself.

This lack of sense of wonder results in a modern world which frankly is bland, mundane and if anything stagnant in so many ways even scientifically and socially. I find it very sad and feel sorry for those people who allowed the world around them rob them of their sense of wonder.

But there are still those of us out there who still have our sense of wonder and still know how to use it. I still find myself sitting watching the modern world with a sense of amazement and wonderment of what we have achieved especially the more positive aspects of it!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

What to Do Next?

Leave a comment

After months of deciding what to do as a new job because I think I am coming to end of my time at my current job on a personal level. It has done what I needed to do so it it getting high time for a new job with new challenges and more suited to my newly awakened creative side.

It’s not that I am struggling with my current job or even bad at it, if anything I am very good at my current job. But, there is a big but, it really does not stretch me enough intellectually or creatively plus I am not surrounded by people who inspire me and stress me because of their certain lack of motivation which is effecting me in a very negative way.

But the real problem at the moment I really have no idea in which direction I want my career to go in now rather than I get a job with gives me more money to give me better life style than I am currently living. Plus a lack of confidence because of my age in so much I am older than most people looking for new job and even with the anti-age legislation people like myself are discriminated against regardless of the fact we have far more experience and practicable skills than people half our age.

I have a few ideas including going back into Information Technology either on the Programming or Support side even with over 10 years out of the industry I know I can still bring a lot to such an employer especially with the direct customer experience over the last 10 years.

Currently I am open to suggestions to which direction my career will take because I am lost at what to do currently!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXII

Leave a comment

I am having day of rest after the previous week as my body has complained all week for no real reason other than it was the result of being stressed some two weeks ago. Always the way things go with myself and I suspect something I have to live with.

It still be a very quiet week for me creativity which still happens though now I wait until I get the inspiration to create again rather than get frustrated about it. I know I will get creative again but it will happen again usually suddenly without warning. Though currently the fact that I have got stressed at work my be having an effect as I am too tired to focus long enough to do something.

I still have a lot to do including the recreation of my small social network for friends and the such using WordPress. I have been slowly working on it which included finding an appropriate WordPress theme for a social network. I have found one which now I am in the process of tweaking it’s settings to recreate a similar look to the previous incarnation of the social network. All gives me more experience using WordPress and it’s set again so all good.

Currently I am trying to motivate myself to do some chores and cook always a hard thing to do on a day off after a hard week at work. So wish me luck.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

UKIP: Not the Real Alternative!

Leave a comment

The United Kingdom Independence Party, UKIP, here in the United Kingdom is not a real alternative to the main three major political parties but the last futile attempt of an Establishment represented by Nigel Farage, their leader, to re-establish themselves as the dominant power in the United Kingdom again.

Basically Nigel Farage is a rich Englishman who sees Europe as a threat to his own power base within the British Establishment who is backed by the said Establishment. He is not doing this for the good of the United Kingdom or it’s people but for his and associates own selfish reasons regardless of the actual damage it will do to the country.

As I said before UKIP and Nigel Farage are almost the death throws of the Establishment here in the United Kingdom which has become very disconnected to the country around them and anachronism in a Modern United Kingdom so they are not real alternative or even good for the United Kingdom socially, economically and even politically.

In the end all UKIP and Nigel Farage will succeed in doing in the coming General Election here in the United Kingdom in 2015 is to split the vote resulting in a hung and ineffective Parliament yet again. In addition all that UKIP will do is stir up the already anti immigrant and Muslim feelings among those more ignorant people of the United Kingdom.

All in all both UKIP and Nigel Farage in the end will damage the United Kingdoms standing even further than the major three Political Parties have all ready done over the past decades though they may act as the final straw which breaks the back of a British Electorate who are fed up of governments who put their own interests before that of the people of the country, or some of us could always hope for!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 223 other followers