category: news

01
JAN
2011
25
DEC
2010

Merry X-Mass Everyone!

Posted by Shane

Yes. Today is Christmas. While my present to myself was a DroidX phone upgrade, my other present was being able to sleep in today and also have three days off from work. The big seller of gifts this year seem to be iPads and while I never own one, it seems to be a very popular item this year. Who knows… maybe touch computers, like Star Trek, are among us.

20
DEC
2010

(Yeah… so I havn’t posted in a while. Deal. :))

Today I took the plunge and got a new phone. I ditched my Blackberry Storm 1. That’s right. I had the original phone for over two years and the only major issue I ever had with the phone was up until recently I could not “unlock” the phone so I had to use the “bedtime mode” for the lock. Very annoying.

Going through the phones for the past 2 weeks, I decided it was time to upgrade and get the DroidX and “get with the times” sorta speak. So far I am pretty impressed, but I am still setting it up like I would like it. I should be up in running fully again within the hour after I add some applications I had on the blackberry and get my “home screens” configured. However, I must delete the bloatware that is installed because nothing pisses me more off than the bloatware.

27
OCT
2010

On the way back home…

Posted by Shane

Tonight is my last night in good ol’ Minnesota. For the past 8 months I been up here working with the Best Buy Retail Web Development team, part of the overall Communications Team for the entire US Store Operations, as a paid-intern/paid-corperate employee working on website design and other fun projects.

With all the ups and downs I have had personally while up here it’s still been a challenge and it’s hard even though I lived away from home since I was 12 years old.

This experience I had gained from this work and the amount of confidence that I have in myself has really been boosted in a way that I know that I have the stuff that Fortune 500 Companies are looking for in a decided hard working programmer. I have gotten nothing but compliments today from the entire leadership team within my department and the co-workers I work with. I said my good byes to all the full-time corporate employees who I grown to be good friends with and will take the experience of what goes on in the Corporate world back to my store and in life to better help people.

If things turn out good, I will be back up here starting in January 2011 to help out with more projects and help inspire others that anyone can make a difference.

Thanks Minnesota for all the fish!

06
OCT
2010

In Twins Gear

Posted by Shane

So here I am in my Twins hat with my manager who I lost the bet with. It would have been better to be wearing a Yankee hat today.

Dan and Me in Twins Hats

Dan and Me: Twins Hats