26 November, 2007

My Resume

I posted my resume to my Google page the last time I had access to a
computer. Basically, I stuck a PDF file of my resume to the page. I
don't know when I'll get my laptop back, if at all, so until I can
save up enough for a new, used one, I'm only online through my mobile
phone. But take a look and let me know what you think of my resume:
http://pcfrank73.googlepages.com/

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PCF
http://petercfrank.blogspot.com

"People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will
believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe
a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are
afraid it might be true." ~Wizard's First Rule, axiom by Terry
Goodkind (US Author, 1948-)

22 November, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

On this US holiday, we are instructed by tradition to give thanks for
the things in our lives for which, as the holiday's name suggests, we
are thankful, all the while stuffing ourselves full of food, family,
and football (or some such other merriment). While there's not much in
my own life for me to be thankful for these days, especially over
these past few years, there is one thing that I am thankful for:
having you in my life and the positive ways that you have impacted my
life through your friendship and love. As such, I wish to dedicate
this Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2007 to you, my friends. I thank
you for your continued support, friendship, and love, and wish all of
you my very, very best during this year's holiday season. Oh, I guess
that I should also be thankful for my anti-depressants, so I give
thanks to the American pharmaceutical companies who manufacture my
medications, as well. ;-) -PCF

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PCF
http://petercfrank.blogspot.com

"People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will
believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe
a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are
afraid it might be true." ~Wizard's First Rule, axiom by Terry
Goodkind (US Author, 1948-)

13 November, 2007

Therapeutic Rejuvenation (or, what I did this past weekend)

This past weekend, I went to Montauk, NY. It was a very interesting experience for me. It wasn't the first time I'd been there, but it was the first time that I'd been there since my car accident, nearly six years ago. After my accident, I've always felt that a part of me had been missing. It's kind of strange, but I've thought, at times, that the crash jolted some of my energy out of my body and has been stranded out in Montauk. Driving past the same spot where the accident occurred (one must drive through that spot to reach Montauk), I felt very .. weird. But now, I feel better, and more whole. I don't know if I picked up some of that missing energy, but I know that I'm feeling just a little bit better.

All in all, I'd say that it was very healing for me, and a good experience. It was great to be back out by the ocean. One of the things that I love about Montauk is going out to the beach and just sitting there and watching the waves roll in, crashing into the dunes. It's very relaxing. Plus, I really only go to Montauk in the off-season, which means that the beaches are pretty desolate, so it's very peaceful. No screaming kids and people running around to get in the way on one's serenity.

I didn't bring any books with me to read (which I usually do at the beach), I very much enjoyed just going out to the beach and becoming mesmerized by the waves crashing into the sand and the rocks. Additionally, I went to a part of the beach out there that I'd never been to before: Ditch Plains. That's where all the surfers go. And, even though it's pretty much off-season for Montauk, the surfers were out there in force, (yes, even though it was a very windy and somewhat balmy day).

So enjoy some of the scenes I took from my camera phone (I know, I need a better quality camera in my phone!). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the therapeutic rejuvenation that I experienced this past weekend, not from a spa but from our very own Mother Nature. :)



Serenity in Montauk

12 November, 2007

Adding a picture to your Orkut profile

There's apparently a bug in Orkut at the moment where it's not giving you the option to add your picture to your profile. It's hard to find the work-around solution while searching their help section (you actually have to go into the Google Groups for Orkut to find it, and even there it's a bit hidden), so I thought I'd post the instructions for adding a photo to your profile here, to make it easier for people to find.

So if you'd like to add your photo (which I think you should have), do the following:

  1. Make sure you're using a compatible web browser. FireFox is definitely the recommended choice.
  2. Make sure that Javascript is enabled in your web browser (it is in FireFox, by default)
  3. Log into Orkut
  4. Click on the edit profile link
  5. Make sure you're in the "General" tab, and then enter (type or copy&paste) the following line into the location bar of your web browser and then hit ENTER or click the GO button:
javascript: showUploadPhoto();

(make sure you include the semi-colon at the end of the line, and put a space after the colon after "javascript:")

After entering the above line, you should get a pop-up window where you can then modify the image in your profile or, if you don't have one, upload an image to be your Orkut profile image.

Enjoy!