Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lies and untruth

Okay, not directly, but I mentioned that I wouldn't be posting to this site until it was moved to my new domain. So I suppose I was merely misguided. Regardless, here I am with a pretty minor update....

I just thought I should make a post regarding perception. It's interesting to me how I see myself versus anyone else that I know. For instance, I've never considered myself to be "government," but I'm sure that everyone else would sit in the polar opposite category. What I mean is, any time that I refer to government I always use it in the third person: "The Department should do this..." "Government needs to do that..." "People in .gov need to consider the following..." Every single time. I've never once used the terms, "we," "us," "our," when referring to our department as a whole. I just don't like considering myself to be part of the system.

I don't know if this revelation changes anything, more than likely not.

I doubt that most people I know will ever consider me as not being "the government," until I actually leave for other employ. And I doubt that I'll ever change my thinking regarding government: What I love is the awesome opportunities for change; what I absolutely abhor and can not stand is the utter and complete unwillingness to embrace that change.

I think in the end that I'm happier keeping myself outside and above the system, if nowhere else but in my mind. ;)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Shift + move

I did mention that I would be posting some thoughts on the industry's movement towards specialization rather than wearing many hats. What I hadn't planned on, at the time, was my primary domain coming up for renewal. Bad timing on my part. That's my bad and I am working on those posts so bear with me.

With that said, over the next couple of weeks I will be moving this blog to a hosted Word Press solution...which I'd originally had slated for May. Delays make baby Jesus cry, or so I've been told. I do have my new domain up and running (yay for Media Temple's wicked sick hosting!) Most of the domain kinks have been worked out and I am just trying to find a sliver of time to dedicate to Word Press theming of my fresh installation, along with the melding of my old personal site and this blog content. Basically just comes down to me not being as familiar with Word Press as I probably should be.

I'm going to be working on posts over there so this will probably be the last post to this location and future updates will happen at my new home. I'll be sure to work out the redirects from this space to my new domain so stay tuned!.. all...two...of you. :P