I just learned yesterday that Nathan Allen, a good friend of mine has passed away, sadly taking his own life. His funeral was today. I originally met Nathan working at my former employer (OA Group). After he left OA we got together regularly, either when he needed some help with whatever computer problem he was currently unable to solve or he just wanted to get together for a couple beers. He was an amazing guy to hang out with, he always had the biggest shit eating grin on his face, and a fun loving personally that was sure to crack me up regardless of how cynical of a mood I was currently in. The guy was consistently armed with a smart assed remark for any imaginable situation. It’s impossible for me to imagine what kind of situation he felt he was in that he couldn’t see an alternative to his demise. The guy was so fun loving any time I saw him, he had a small army of his friends always ready to help him out with whatever he needed. Regardless of whatever situation lead him to this end, he will be greatly missed.
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Had a get together with a few ex-OA groupies yesterday. Drank way too much… My head hurts… In spite of my massive hang over I managed to do some more upgrades to my here network. My main workstation has been upgraded to a faster 20 GB Maxtor hard drive and the 20 GB from it has been moved to this machine. Now this machine has a whole lot more breathing room for sharing my MP3’s and videos across the network. Very nice.
OA Group Inc. officially folded today. Only four days before my resignation date. It is unclear as of yet if I will get my last pay check or not (including due vacation pay). Starting Monday I’m starting at Triton Networking, my new employer; this will be a combination sales / tech job. Until then, I’ve got some time off to enjoy.
Yeehaw! The hell with tweaking web sites or selling computers! I am on vacation baby! One entire week without the likes of OA Group! For the next few days I’ll be camping, followed by a road trip to Peace River to visit some relatives… Boooyah!