Not Shooting, Not Blogging

December 9th, 2011 by Justin Leave a reply »

Having a kid ended my weekly shooting outings and I kinda stopped farting around with guns all the time so I sorta quit blogging about them.

And then changing my career from “IT Consultant” to “farmer” also upended my life a bit, but I’m still here, and I’m having fun, I just don’t blog about it much.

It’s a weird life. On Tuesday I’m talking with a guy about pumpkin seeds for a new field, varieties, genetic resistance to disease, and the next day I’m virtualizing a 7 year old server that’s on its last legs. Most of what I’m doing is still IT type work as I dig us out of a hole. We’ve always been pretty good about being high-tech at our place but I’m replacing stuff that I originally put in as a kid back in 1997. Other stuff was put in by my youngest brother when he worked there part time while in college. So, there’s a lot of work to do. It’s not bad, for a greenhouse, but it could be better. Honestly we were probably leaps and bounds beyond 98% of other shops before I even signed on. I’m just upping it to the next level.

New Point of Sale system (customizing an open source product), new network, new servers, database fail over, new labeling software, new method for processing payroll, enhancements to our time clock system, system status monitoring software, etc. Some big things, some little things, but it’s a lot of work.

But, it’s fun.

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