Today I went on a tour of the Elgin Technology Center with some of the people from Fox Valley Computing Professionals.
One of the guys I went with took some video. I thought it was funny that he makes it look so… I don’t know what the word is.
elgin techology center from Eric Michalsen on Vimeo.
It’s an interesting enough project that I felt that they needed a bit of blog press about it, even though I am not really saying anything at all about it. I just really enjoyed hanging out with fellow computer geeks and doing some brainstorming. Always fun!
I saw this set up and thought it was clever. The city put concrete barricades into the back of the utility trucks for traction last week when it was so slippery.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Well, in-case you haven’t heard, I am moving.
I took a new job with a company called Hexagon Metrology. The quick description of what they do is “make robots that measure things”. My job is going to be webmaster for http://www.hexagonmetrology.us/ and related websites.
My last day with iMapp was on Friday, the 7th. It was very tough to leave them. They where such wonderful people.
I am moving back north. Not quite to Wisconsin, but close. I will be moving to Elgin Illinois. If you look at the satellite map, going out from Chicago, Elgin is the last town before you get to cornfields. I am hoping to get myself a bit of cornfield by the end of the year. Elgin is also on I90 which means it’s a basically a straight shot to my folks place. 370 miles, I would need to get 25 miles per gallon to make it there on 1 tank of gas. I think this is doable, as I am getting 23 miles per gallon in mixed driving on my 1 hour commute to work for iMapp.
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The last month I have been busy starting to pack, figuring out HOW I am going to move 2 cats and 2 fish tanks 1200 miles in the winter. I am thinking of doing separate blog posts on that.
My current schedule is fly to Elgin for next week. Finish packing, load a UHaul, and move over the Easter Weekend.
Wish me luck!