Video Dump

Some videos to suck up the time and bandwidth…


Every Parent Will Appreciate This

It’s Naptime:

Reading Material

Three Grandmas Win The Internet

Three grandmas talk about the Kardashians and end up watching the Ray-J and Kim Kardashian sex tape.

(Some day I’ll catch up and share more of my saved links and such. Probably not until at least after next weekend’s concert.)

Anybody Have Some Time I Can Borrow?

So the new job is going well. I’m still trying to wrap my head around ConnectWise, but I’m getting there. The people there are great, the company’s philosophies are good, and things are going smoothly. And I actually get home earlier from work, so I can see my kids more (shorter commutes are nice, though I did have to wait at a train crossing three times in the last week).

Meanwhile, since it’s the end of the school year, and there are a bunch of concerts, recitals, and other end of the year activities with the kids, including my own mess of stuff. I have rehearsals and/or concerts tonight through next Tuesday, which means I won’t be able to come up for air much after work or on the weekends.

In other words, this blog is going to be neglected for a bit more time. I have a ton of fun reading material and videos to share, but I actually need to sleep now and again.

With that being said, good night.

Don’t Text and Walk

Bad things happen…

Post Last-Day Reading Material

Since I gave my notice, I’ve been spending the last few weeks trying to finalize and document a metric ton of projects as well as find replacement(s) for the various work I do. Today was my last day in Sunriver, and it was with a bit of sadness that I left. While I’m looking forward to the new challenges and the people I’ll be working with, change is always a bit scary. But change sometimes has to be made, and I’m looking forward to a bit of change in my life. It was a bit weird removing a few e-mail accounts from Thunderbird.

Meanwhile, here’s some reading material that I’ve been sitting on for a while:

More tomorrow, as I have a bunch of links I’ve collected.

Time Killer For The Evening

A Super Mario Summary has you play through all the levels of the original Super Mario Bros., but each level is summed up in a single screen. Get all the coins and jump to the top of the flag pole to get three stars for the level. Created in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 23

For the Hitchcock Fans

A great Rear Window Timelapse:

Have a New Job, Looking For My Replacement(s)

I’ve been a bit quiet about this (and quiet in general, lately), as I wanted to make sure it was a sure-thing, paperwork had been signed, my bosses knew and notice was given before I went public: I’m going to be leaving as the IT/Graphics/Marketing/Bit-o’-everything guy for Sunray Vacation Rentals and Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals to take a position with Weston Technology Solutions. It was an opportunity I really couldn’t pass up, and I look forward to the new challenges and working with the folks at Weston. The folks I’ve talked to there are all really nice people, and I’ve heard great things from a couple of their clients, too. I enjoyed my time down here in Sunriver and the people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, but it’s time for a change.

I was in a unique situation in that I grew up knowing the folks who own both of these vacation rental companies, which is why I was able to work at both places, despite them being competitors. They work together on some projects to help cut costs (they built/share a laundry facility together, for example), but they’re going after the same customer base, and they each do things a bit differently in general (both from an advertising standpoint as well as a technical standpoint).

What that basically means is that I’m going to need to find two people, one for each company, not a singular person to work for both companies. I’m still talking it over with the folks here to see what the exact job description will be at each company and getting craigslist ads written. We’re still working on whether they plan on hiring full-time or part-time, but if you have experience in marketing and advertising (online and in print), graphics design. a-bit-of-everything (and having some web development and technical experience wouldn’t hurt), send me a resume and cover letter: jakeortman at gmail dot com. Benefits may be available as well. My current officemate likes cats and Apple products, so keep that in mind when sending me your resume.

I’m also looking at getting contacts for freelancers who might do some of this kind of work as well, as I know there has been talking about outsourcing some graphics design and/or technical duties. If you’re interested, and don’t mind the drive out to Sunriver, send me your information as well so I can add it to my file.

Update: Here’s one of the craigslist postings, will link up the other one when/if it gets created.