New Youtube Channel

These videos are basically about personal life, your close friends, your acquaintances and the history and future of social media.

These videos are getting it done for me. By talking it out, I’m realizing that I don’t need to burn bridges with people and that was over the top and hysterical. On the other hand, how close could we have really been as friends to begin with? To become close friends, we have a long way to go. I thought some friends were pretty close as friends, but the truth is they too were probably just hanging out in the group. This would mean I’m morally justified in starting over, but that I shouldn’t unnecessarily burn bridges.

All of us who used social media share a common experience, but we used it for different motivations. Some were more blogging, while others were sharing their social life. All of us learned about the social media while using it.

I wasn’t that party popular and even I’m realizing the ratio of party friends to close friends is much more skewed in favor of party friends than I thought. Even I’m having the crisis. People who partied a lot more than I did are probably having an even bigger crisis.

Weak Links are Always the White Collar Problem

The problem in white collar business is always weak links.

It’s the HR person who finds the reason not to hire you.

It’s the person who blames other people for his own mistake.

Get rid of the weak links and I’ll prosper in an analytical job in the office.   All I need is a chain of coworkers who do not actively mess me up and let me perform to my high level.   I am not one to mingle too much with customers (although I do a little bit), but I can analyze data very well.

I’m not just a Programmer. I’m also an Analyst

I’m not just a programmer, I”m also an analyst and this is not a business website.   It’s a personal website and I just happen to be discussing business.

In the days of canned software, it’s not wise to pursue a career where you’re only coding and not also analyzing and interpreting the data.

In small companies programmers tend to also be analysts.    I am confident that my analytical skills can continue to be useful to businesses even if I do not write code.

I’m in the Remote Job Career Search Now

(edit: I’m also searching on site in Philadelphia)

I have to give credit to a nameless person for recommending I get back on indeed. It’s highly improved and now they send companies to you instead of having to search. I’m confident that over time we can find a good match for a remote job. Getting the right match is important and I explain my strengths and weaknesses. I also would like to recommend the A to Z database, which can be used for free in libraries. You can use that to look up executives and companies by SIC / NAICS code. Finally Fiverr was recommended to me and I signed up, but have not created a strong presence there.
I’m planning to relaunch my career as a remote worker. I think the physical jobs I do prove that I am dependable. The social media use may appear controversial, but it proves I operate computers well and write well. The previous computer programming I used to do in the office proves I have the potential to program.

Forwards and Backwards (the end of an era)

It is tempting to look back in life, but the tail wind always pushes you forward. You simply turn your neck and still get pushed forward. You have to use the tail wind and just set your sights to the front. However, I want people who truly liked me as a friend to continue their own forward movement. I feel like we are at the end of an era where people are growing into a new life from an old life. What I am trying to do is bring people across the barrier so that our friendships are preserved but our heads are not turned backwards.

There is a Path Forward

I have had a difficult era that I am stuck in with the problem of back pain and related DUIs which took out my ability to drive, along with probation sticking me inconveniently in Lancaster. It’s been difficult also to see the collapse of social networking (which is not the same as social media) and lose that sense of togetherness online.

But the way forward is to find a job in a major northeastern city or a remote job, with my good computer skills. The way forward is for true friends to really support me. This is a difficult, painful era in my life, but rebuilding is possible.

It’s difficult also to have bulked up to the point where running is no longer feasible. My close comrade committed suicide and his close friend followed.