Autism Scholarship Program

My two step sons, Jorge and Leo, are part of a Autism Scholarship Program that is being hosted by Myles-A-Part.   Myles-A-Part is partnering with two other Atlanta organizations to offer its first family therapy grants for families living with Autism.  Please take a few minutes a watch the video below.  If you or your company would like help our boys get the services they need, go to http://www.mylesapart.org/scholarship.html to get more information.

Autism: Hope & Help for the Journey (HD Version) from Matt Gibson on Vimeo.

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You need a Mercedes Benz

I am selling my Benz.  Who wants it?  $500 off the edmunds.com price by mentioning this blog.

2003 MERCEDES C320
Price:$18,268
Mileage:77,129
Color:Black
Doors:4
Features:
 Air Bag, Air Conditioning, Anti-Lock Brakes, CD player, Heated Seats,
Leather Interior, Power Seats,  Power Steering, Power Windows, Security
Features, Side Impact Air Bags, Sunroof, Traction Control
 
Additional Comments:
This car has served me well, but I am getting married and need to get a
bigger car (more kids!). It is priced to move. It's in near perfect
condition. This is a very fun drive. Give us a call to schedule a test
drive any time (we work from home). More details: AM/FM Stereo;
Multi-CD Changer; Cassette; Premium Audio System (Bose); 4-Wheel
Anti-Lock Brakes; Dual Control Air Conditioning; Alloy Wheels; Cruise
Control; Front And Rear Head Air Bags; Rear Window Defroster; Power
Seats; Leather Seats; Power Door Locks; Power Heated Mirrors; Power
Windows; Power Steering; Front And Rear Side Air Bags;
Sunroof/Moonroof; Tinted Glass; Power Tilt Wheel; Bucket Seats; Fog
Lights; Lighted Entry System; Automatic Climate Control; Memory Driver
And Passenger Seats; Power Telescopic Steering Wheel; Clock; Trip
Computer; Stability Control; Anti-Theft Alarm System; Rear Bench Seat;
Remote Trunk Release; Leather Steering Wheel Trim; Center Console;
Garage Door Opener; Keyless Entry System; Wood Interior Trim; 16 Inch
Wheels; 3.2L V6 SOHC 18V FI Engine; Tachometer; Traction Control; Audio
Steering Wheel Controls; Leather Shift Knob Trim; Intermittent Wipers;
Daytime Running Lights; Turn Signal Mirrors Contact Xavier Ashe
404-229-8905, xashe@digitribe.net

This is why I work for IBM

It’s every worker’s dream: take as much vacation time as
you want, on short notice, and don’t worry about your boss calling you
on it. Cut out early, make it a long weekend, string two weeks together
— as you like. No need to call in sick on a Friday so you can disappear
for a fishing trip. Just go; nobody’s keeping track.

That is essentially what goes on at I.B.M.,
one of the cornerstones of corporate America, where each of the 355,000
workers is entitled to three or more weeks of vacation. The company
does not keep track of who takes how much time or when, does not dole
out choice vacation times by seniority and does not let people carry
days off from year to year.

Instead, for the past few years,
employees at all levels have made informal arrangements with their
direct supervisors, guided mainly by their ability to get their work
done on time. Many people post their vacation plans on electronic
calendars that colleagues can view online, and they leave word about
how they can be reached in a pinch.

Well, one of the main reasons at least.  It worth the little bit of travel time my current position demands.  Read the full article at NY Times.

All Quiet on the Lazy Genius Front

Sorry about the lack of post lately.  Been doing a bit of traveling and working on new products.  Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager (TCIM) is the product formerly known as Consul Insight Manager.  It compliments TSOM in many ways.  I also have been studying up on Tivoli Access Manager Enterprise Single Sign-on (TAM E-SSO).  And finally I've been playing with the new release of TSOM (version 4.1).  The beta program will be starting soon, so it's coming along great.  I can't wait to tell you all about it.

But I have bee neglectful of this fun little blog, so I'll try to crank up the posts again.  Thanks for all the emails asking where I have gone to.

Also, if you are coming to Dragon*Con, coming find the Paranoia LARP Table and say hello.

More Off Topic Fun!

As I posted before, I am part of Digitribe Productions.  It is a local production company that does film, music, art, and gaming.  It's the creative side of a bunch of geeks, including me.  Well, we just completed another skit, a comedy this time, and posted it up on YouTube. Let me know what you think!

Announcing – The DRAGON CONspiracy

Disclosure:  I am part of Digitribe Productions.  This is a bit off topic, but will prove to be good fun.  Click here for the original announcement.

Greetings Citizen!

I'm pleased to announce that DigiTribe Productions will be producing a Live-Action version of the popular Paranoia RPG at Dragon*Con 2007 in Atlanta, GA the weekend of August 31-September 3.  Digitribe Productions has brought you many fun games in the past including Night's Children and R.E.L.I.C., and also brought you Geekin'.

The game will run continuously from Friday night until Sunday evening with primary plot hours occurring Friday 1900-2100, Saturday 1300-1800, and Sunday 1300-1800. The Primary storyline will advance during these three session windows, however players are encouraged to continue game play throughout the day and night if they so wish.

The LARP system being used has been specially developed for this type of convention game and has been streamlined for ease of play, speedy resolutions, and quick learning curves.Registration for the game is $19.84 – and includes six lives (clones) of your assigned character. To pre-register please visit http://www.digitribe.net/paranoia. The game is written for a maximum of 200 players, so act now and get your name on The Computer's roll sheet.

The official game description is as follows:

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ATTENTION SELECTED CITIZENS

As you may be aware, for the last <CLASSIFIED/indigo> years, certain citizens have been selected for a relaxation experiment. This year, you have been selected for this honor. The computer requests that you report to the CON sector. Attendance is mandatory. Failure to attend is treason.

You are ordered to take two days of holiday. You will be taken off of Visomorpain for the duration. You will be given an extra dose of Xanitrick. All citizens WILL enjoy themselves. Computer-approved jumpsuits are not mandatory for this period. Citizens are encouraged to dress in festive costumes based on Computer-approved video dramas. Citizens MUST avoid work during this relaxation period. Citizens MUST accomplish all mandated tasks as normal. Happiness is mandatory.

<CLASSIFIED/red>
This “holiday” is essential to long-term evaluation of infrared response to adjustments in medical dosages and work schedule. CON sector will be sealed until infrared citizens return to normal parameters, so their “colorful antics” do not disturb other citizens. It is essential that you help collect data on infrared behavior during this period without interfering in their behavior.

This experiment may result in increased treasonous activity. You are required to report to the CON sector main Computer terminal for troubleshooting assignments. Troubleshooters will receive work assignments to uncover seditious activity. Failure to report will be regarded as treason. Refusal to work will be regarded as treason. Clearance Red and above citizens are not exempt from the prohibition against working during the experiment.

Due to a treasonous, communist attack on a local plant, Multicorder devices will not be available for requisition on the festival weekend. Since Multicorder records are very helpful in establishing treason beyond a shadow of a doubt, all troubleshooters are encouraged to bring personal Multicorder devices for use in missions during the experiment. Fines for possession of a Multicorder of unauthorized clearance will be waived for the duration of the experiment. Troubleshooters bringing personal Multicorders will be Commended. It is treasonous to use a Multicorder of a level beyond your clearance.