Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Seeing The Big Picture (incomplete)

After extensive scientific research and much deliberation, it has been established that this blog rarely, if ever, uses Spell Check

In my time at JPS I have come to think of my boss as a big thinker/visionary of sorts. His ability to conceptualize various ways and means for software to improve the efficiencey of all the processes we have here, has me beginning to see the limitations of my own vision. As with anywhere you go the Leader is required to provide Vision for the others to follow, a big picture that all as a group can work towards. I realise I have yet to acquire that vision, I still think on a 'micro' level, yet I do want to go into project management. Clearly this means I must now open myself and change the way i think. Not an easy task.
Currently my mode of thinking is still "Just tell me what to do", in the past few yrs (especially since my time here) I have learned to think a bit bigger, u no longer have to be given exact instructions, tell me what you want done and I'll figure out how to do it. I have always been like that, and I have enjoyed operating like this, but I have also relized that along this path lies Stagnation, I really like management, and to move up, Me thinking has to expand with it, I dont want @ age 40 I end up at the same place I started at. Actually early last year my boss introduced me to someone who fell into that trap, 10yrs at JPS and he has not moved anywhere, his position was one of those that was good enough to be comfortable yet it had the potentional to allow him to move up the ranks, but alas he wasted it. I think My boss was warning me.
............ To be Continued Completed later

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Spell check not used here! Read on at you own risk.

Ok guys this is another current affairs blog, but this time it touches closer to home. Le-Anne Some time spoke about the CCJ, I have yet to give my views on that topic, but fear not they are coming. Now in a discussion I had with a very good freind of mine last night. I made the point that although I am for the CSME it is doomed to fail.
Yes I said it. Why? you ask, well kids, we have all been fed with the beautiful and somewhat accurate BS about the benifits of a united Carribean against the world economies. Now if this was strickly a matter of economics then sure! it would be a risk, but more than likely it would pay off, however this is not the case as, alas! politics is also at work here, AKA Govts. who want to get re-elected. Now, for the CSME to work some tuff Decisions will have to be made that wiill make some countries have to suffer for the greater good, Of course the minute this happens, the Opposing parties in these Countries will immediatly use it as their slogan to win an election, the end result, a CSME that is unable to make any meaningfull changes. In other words until Govts in the Carribbean decide to give up major parts of their Souvereignty then the CSME will be like Caricom, a side show.
Will this ever happen, your guess is as good as mine. Jamaica had the chance before, with the federation but a selfishness prevented us from oing forward with it, what will happen this time around, I dont know, The is more pressure for us to do this, however and added to that it is now being piggy backed on the CCJ, so only time will tell.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Fathers Day (My fear)

My next post was to have been about what I have come to realize about Male-Female interactions since my recent trip to mobay, but Today I heard something on Zip that has made me realize a fear I have.

Today on ZIP all the ZipJocks spoke about their fathers, and most of them Iether did not know him, hated him, or they had lived in broken homes. At the end of the programm I was at first ashamed. Then I was saddened and a bit angered, and then I felt fear.
I Feard that if I had children it could happen that some day that , my Daughter or Son could go somewhere and talk about how I abandoned them, how they hate me or were indifferent to my existence.
Its hard to explain how much this trully affected me, I have pledged in my heart that I will never abandon any child of mine, that my wife shall lack nothing, but in the back of my mind I know that some of these men thought the same at my age, and then I realize that all I can do is pray that when whatever trial comes that may make me want to think along such lines,I will be strong.
I have learned not to judge people, there are 2 sides to every story, I am not giving excuses, but life has taught me never to say it will never happen, cause things look diff depending on whos shoe your in. That, I have learned the hard way. An option is to never get married, but the jury is still out on that, there are many pros and cons to that story, that we wont get into here.
In any case fathers are scarce today, and I find that the ones who are there do get underappreciated sometimes. I called my father this morning, but being "mucho" and all that, I never expressed totally in words how greatfull I am for his being there, I figure he understands what I mean.

Anyway got to run. Till next time.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Too tuff!!!!

Guys this has to be one of the tuffest emails I have ever got, tooo wicked

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart.


One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed. Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me."
I said "WHAT??!! What was that?!"
So she says the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to hear...
"You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man." She responded to my puzzled look by saying, "Can't you just love me for who I am d not what I do for you in the bedroom?"

Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on several different very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one to take so I told her we'd just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes, so I said lets get a pair for each outfit.

We went onto the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings. Let me tell you...she was so excited. She must have thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was testing me because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even know how to play tennis. I think I threw her for a loop when I said, "That's
fine, honey."

She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement. Smiling with excited anticipation she finally said, "I think this is all dear, let's go to the cashier."

I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, "No honey, I don't feel like it."

Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled WHAT?"

I then said "honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while. You're just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman." And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added, "Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy you?"

Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Balance (yah yah yah another personal post)

Running Out Of Spellcheck Disclaimers to write

Of late, I realized that I have been treating some of my freinds not too well. Where as I may make the excuse that I am really stressed out at work, it does not hold water as I am sure that they find time for me when they are also stressed.
Now the Question is how much should one give of ones self, I am coming from a time when If anybody asked me to do anything I would do it on a drop of a dime, no matter how much it cost me, but of late i have realized that although freinds mean you well, you cant expect them to say no for you all the time, and as such I have begone to do what I feel like, allowing the chips to fall where they may, I mean I aint gone totally selfish, I will do stuff for people and I will call and say hi once in a while, but If I dont feel like it, and worse, if it interfears with Work or Pan, u aint getting nada out of me. The problem here is that, there are some freinds who have been with me through thick and thin from way bak that I have begone to isolate as a result of this new approach. Image hosted by
So now I am stuck with a delima, now that I am swinging from one extreme, where do I stop the pendulum before I totaly isolate myself from those around me.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Idle Info

I have been lamenting over my inability to have a ready supply of smilies to use on my blog, however I have found a solution, whether or not I am allowed to do this is another matter. I have got the links to some of the smilies that Yahoo uses, mind you they can change this at any time, but in until then I plan to smile away Image hosted by In any case here area a few:

The Path is:
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Monday, June 13, 2005

Changes in the Middle East

First things first, I have not been following the news as in depth as I use to so My opinion is not as informed as it should be, at the same time its still my opinion and its my blog Image hosted by

Now its an common understanding that the war in Iraq is all about Oil, The US and Britain have in effect, invaded Iraq and have taken it over stricly for its natural resource. Now as can be expected with any country, there is a resistance. A few patriots that dont want invaders to take over their country. What I find intresting, is that in France they were called 'La Resistance' and in Iraq the are Terrorist, hmmmmmm.
In any case, without explicitly saying so the american population was given the impression that after the Iraqi Election their tropps would begin coming home, I mean not every one, some would have to stay of course to train the Iraqis to protect themselves from themselves. However such is not the case, all of a sudden the Americans "have an obligation" to the Iraqi people to see them through this "Transitional period" in their countries history, and such they are goin have to stay for the "long hall". Intrestingly enough, in a few years, if The US succeed in creating enough of a strong hold in Iraq, the same President we call 'Dumb', will be hailed as a visionary. Simply because the US would now have a Middle eastern country in its pocket, and most importantly, they would have oil :D. Brilliant move Mr. President, and you get away with it cause we all think you are a Dumb Republican.

Such is life in international Politics.

I had to share

I got this in an e-mail and had to post it.

A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class and she
presented each child in her class the first half of a well known proverb
and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.
It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders.
Their insight may surprise you. While reading these keep in mind that
these are first graders, 6-year-olds, cause the last one is classic!

1. Don't change horses........................until they stop running.
2. Strike while the ....................................bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before .................. Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of .......................termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but
6. Don't bite the hand that ............................ looks dirty.
7. No news is..................................................impossible
8. A miss is as good as a .......................................Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new .............................math.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ..............stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust
12.The pen is mightier than the..................................pigs.
13. An idle mind is ............................ the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's ................. pollution.
15 Happy is the bride who ........................... gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ................................... not much.
17. Two's company, three's .......................... the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what .......... you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as .................... Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not ........... spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed .................... get new batteries.
23.You get out of something only what you .........see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind lead the blind ................. get out of the way.
And the WINNER and last one!
25. Better late than.........................................pregnant

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Inevitabilty Mr. Macintosh?

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
If u have not figured it out,
I'm sure u soon will,
I dont use Spell Check,
trust me you'll live.

On to important matters.
Yesterday a 'Disturbance' was felt throughout the IT force as Steve Jobs (a one of the most powerful IT Jedi knights in all of the galaxy) anounce a shift to a new architecture, Yes Keiran, weep if u must, but Macs are moving to the X86 architecture. In other words you will soon see your Mac PC saying the imortal words: (no! no! no! not 'The Force Be with you')

Intel Inside

I was shocked My self, this is a brave move by the Steve, cause now he runs the risk of competeing purely in terms of OS software, and Windows and Linux have the markets cornered when it comes to Operating Systems. Honestly Apple Should have been dead a long time ago, but through some unknown resilience this Jedi Master has kept his head above water. Now this move is extremely risky and may make or break them, but if anything Steve has taught us over the years, is never to underestimate him.
God Luck Steve, and may the force be with you (I still not buying a mac though)

Sunday, June 05, 2005

More personal Stuff

"Typical airbender response, Avoid and Evade". This was told to the avatar by his long time earthbending friend. After watching the episode I realize that that has been be default response to most problems I face. The past 24 hrs have been quite intresting and based of what has happened I find that I have once again been doing the same. Those who know me well will have heard me say many many times 'my mother always said "Prevention is better than cure"' , for some reason, however, I think I may be taking this out of proportion, and quite possibley hurting mysef in the process Image hosted by
Well, we know that life is about growing and learning, and it has a way of being patient enough to allow us to repeat a course as many times as you need to to learn, the question is, many times, wether or not we'll do it the easy way or the hard way. For me, the path is not clear and in a way, somewhat cloudy, yet I know what the next step should be, and still I take a different path, hmmmm.......
(I think thats why the path is cloudy, it may just be I am headed in the wrong direction....... intresting)