Jeffrey’s Jammin Birthday Bash

Join me to find out how I like my new job, the exciting plans I have for the upcoming year, and so I can give a personal thanks for your personal friendship!

Please note, the official start time is 20:00 because I want to make sure not to start it before I finish my first full day of work at the new job. If I finish sooner, I will open the room earlier. This is, after all, an exciting time for me. My first new job in 18 years, and the first of four steps on the route to make me a better man, and much, much happier!

This event is opened to everyone who claims to know me! All of my software colleagues, all of my fellow authors, fellow science readers, fellow Doctor Who fans, fellow cosplayers, fellow Electric Car drivers and enthusiasts, all of my Equal Rights Amendment sisters and brothers in arms, all of my National Popular Vote Interstate Compact supporters, all of my avid gaming friends, all of my friends abroad except those in Europe—have your kip, mates—all of my fellow Toastmasters, all of my fellow aviators, all of my fellow musicians, tous mes amis qui parle français oder Deutsch или по-русский o italiano, my acting friends and my friends who eschew meat!

The only thing I ask is you be respectful, kind, and know that I hope you all consider any friend of mine a potential friend of yours!

There is a password to this event. It’s not hard to guess if you know me but if you want to know, and you are reading this on from Twitter, message me, on Tumblr, message me, on LinkedIn, again, message me, or join me via the Facebook event. Or, just comment on this blog, with your email address, and I will mail it to you.

See you all next Wednesday!

Meeting does not exist: 83969414860.

2020 Résumé

It took forever, figuratively speaking, of course, to finish it, but I finally have my updated Résumé available. It took a lot of work combining the last eighteen years of work experience into concise bullet points and I admit even when I restrict my work experience to only the last twenty years, I still have about 5 pages worth of content. I used to be able to fit it in two, so I’m a bit unhappy about that. Still, it is shorter than the full CV.

Unfortunately, updating my job history wasn’t the end of the updates. For one thing, the Xmplify fix to get it to understand my DTD broke my XSLT. Although part of the reason is I took a shortcut when writing the XSLT, assuming all elements were in the global namespace, with the new xmlns attributes to the root element, I had to promote all the matches in the XSLT to identify tags within the r: namespace. That’s what took me so long to get the Résumé ready for release, but now it’s done and ready for release

Update 1 May 2020: I updated the executive summary to reflect the most recent work I’ve done and updated my interests to match my modern personal activities. I also created an embedded output for the XSLT which outputs div instead of html, head, and body tags, allowing it to be more easily be embedded in existing web pages. I also added a feature which cuts off the work experience before a certain year. I chose to only include the last twenty years of experience in my formal Résumé, but included it all in the formal Curriculum Vitae.

Finally, I made my current Security Clearance level hidden by default. I wish to keep that information on a need-to-know basis and not allow it to be broadcast publicly. This, however, can be overridden with an XSLT parameter.

I still need to update my LinkedIn, but now that I have my summarized work experience, I should just be able to copy-paste all that I’ve done. I also would like to reduce the number of items I list in my set of expertises. Right now, it occupies about a third of a page. However, making the list of expertises more concise isn’t a high priority at the moment.

Anyway, you have my Résumé and I’m more available than ever!