Oct 302002

Tributes: From my good friend, Master Chief Petty Officer Hutch (George Hutchison) who always has something to say that is worth listening to:

Cherokee Wisdom

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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Oct 292002

My first post. My name is Chuck (make the checks payable to Charles, please). I have recently moved to the family-friendly city of Huntington, West Virginia. I work at Marshall University in the Computing Services department. I’m a 2002 graduate of The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management where I earned a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology.

Okay, here we are on Tuesday morning. My beloved October baseball is over and I’m looking forward to getting back to work. Sticking to my intended theme…

Information Technology: I want to share one of the more helpful articles I’ve read in a while: “Make Windows Work Better.” As Windows XP celebrates its 1st birthday, PC Magazine provides 104 tips that contain something for everyone.

Today I finally got around to spending some quality time at TechRepublic. This is a great resource for anyone in the IT field. Check out their free electronic newsletters!

In response to an inquiry from one of our departments about purchasing a mid-range color printer, our recommended standard is the HP LaserJet 4600. The department was considering the Xerox Phaser 8200, but the Phaser 6200 gets a better rating than the 8200.

Higher Education: The West Virginia Governor’s Office of Technology has requested we review their 1300 page Information Technology Plan and submit any updates for Marshall. My colleagues and I are working on this since Friday and need our inputs ready by the end of this week.

Politics AND Humor: As I write this, a memorial service is being held in Minnesota for Democrat U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, family, and staff who died in a plane crash. I know that many Americans pray for the Wellstone family. Democrats are there in force, including the Clintons…so also getting my attention tonight is the TV commercial featuring Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. The commercial looks fresh, and the man doesn’t look that old to me, and that made me recall a controversy around another Hillary Clinton lie: that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. She was born six years before the event!

 Posted by at 9:11 am