Monday, June 18, 2012

Still at 89.8kg but the roast lamb & beers for dinner probably account for some of that.

Guitars still not tuned, but getting closer to a working jackd sound system on desktop.

Job hunting is slow, there simply is not that much out there for me.  Seek is still a pain in the ass but slightly more manageable with use.

Abstraction level approximately zero.  The real world is very close right now

Monday, June 11, 2012

89.8kg the only part of the week that went as expected.  Weight down.

The job hunt is slow there just are not that many jobs to be had in any area I am interested in and competent to do.

I took a swing at finding out more about one job and it worked - I may still apply  have applied (*) but they are wanting someone like a McKinsey or Boston Consulting consultant.  It is a tough ask.  Getting past the recruitment level personnel may be harder than winning at an interview.

No guitars tuned, sound (jackd) still not fully functional on Desktop.  Books unsorted.  Insurance & superannuation still not re-assessed.  DVDs to watch & books to read.  This is roughly the priority order.  The latter items are mostly under control but an analytic & technical review at the end of the financial year of money stuff is always a good idea.

But we have a new toaster and pillows.

(*) The job applied for (the direct link may not work):,7182491534&key=80883663&c=545833998234&pagestamp=sekcuaefwtdaornhpk

(the direct link may not work)
Reference Number QGC1874

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I am starting to pull myself from the immediate confrontation that is reality.

3 Main reasons:
1) look at job ad, delete is very boring and gets depressing
2) it is part of my reprogramming myself

See your automatic response patterns as learned brain-strategies. 
       Re-frame a behavior as a problem located outside of who you are as a person.
         Set clear life vision to refocus your energies on what you consciously prioritize and most value.
        Take action to express your commitment to this new priority or value.

3) getting any job isn't as important as getting the right job, at least for a few more months. Sooner rather than later is better and I am trying, but looking for work is a fairly full-time occupation and I know from working & job hunting simultaeneously that there isn't much energy or motivation to do both properly.

Getting and staying too close to the job hunt at hand means nothing else gets done and I get annoyed with not having a job at the end of the day and nothing else done.  At least with a higher focus (getting shit done) I am getting stuff done.

Today I made progress with complex sound issues (jackd for those who care on my Desktop).  Almost at the point where I can ask sensible questions for real help.

This weeks goals are to make more progress on using SEEK, tune my guitars and hopefully get the recording setup working, do a master to do list, work thru various federal government recruiting avenues.

My goal is to express myself and "make a difference" (cf JTK).

I work best at the border between abstract and practical - that is where I need to be.