[eagle] Personal planning

Jim Sanford wb4gcs at amsat.org
Tue Mar 27 18:37:55 PST 2007

For your information, I provide some information regarding my status and 
forthcoming availability.

My day job is getting busier.  As a result of a bunch of things, I'm now 
the manager of what we'll call "shipboard automation."  This means I 
have tentacles in all hardware, OS infrastructure, and custom 
applications being developed for the shipboard areas I care about.  
There are many things going on, but not necessarily well.  Part of my 
mission is to herd the cats, set some priorities, and get some stuff 
done -- enough churn. 

I'll be attending "targeted selection" training for the next 2 days.  TS 
is an interviewing technique, and there is a need for my assistance in 
interviewing candidates.  Yeah, I know, there are millions, and it's not 
different from what I've done before, but training is training.  I will 
be out of pocket the next two days, but briefly available in the 
evenings.  (Obvious conclusion:  I would welcome resumes from engineers 
seeking employment in the Pittsburgh area.)

Starting Sunday (1 Apr), I'll be at Bechtel Project Management training 
for a week.  I'm very excited about this -- Bechtel routinely does 
things that very few organizations in the world can do, on time, in 
budget, and without getting anybody hurt.  This tremendou educational 
opportunity has been in the works for over a year.  I'll have the laptop 
with me and access to email, but it will be after long days and several 
hours of homework each night.  So, I'll be reachable, but in a 
limited/delayed way.  This is a good thing, I'm SURE I'll get things out 
of this which will help me help Eagle.

Bottom line:  Don't stop sending me anything, just recognize that my 
responses may be delayed.  We are within hours of authorizing 
construction of UHF receiver prototypes -- that work will be my highest 
AMSAT priority.

Thanks & 73,
wb4gcs at amsat.org

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