I did much lurking between projects (staring at loading screens and chasing progress bars) but I was being pulled between about 5 projects for work as well as a few interviews with a healthcare data-mining company. I posted about that experience recently with many emotion gif dumps.

But I finally had to deal with the recruiter who set me up for the position. Things went great with almost the entire process but the mixture of a horribly laid out office space + nightmare fuel server room were enough to seriously make me weigh out the options. So, there I was plodding along listing pros and cons of the position, amid many prayers for guidance for the good stewardship of House Saldana, and while listening to a little talk radio (yeah I'm one of those who likes to stay informed and also hear others' opinions in the public sphere and not on Bookface or Squeaker) I hear the news that puts all of the nails in the coffin for this new position. "A major healthcare company (name redacted as they are one of the major clients of the company that offered me a position) was hacked today and over 100000 customers (yes, a freaking hundred thousand people) had their personal and HIPPA information hacked and spread widely across the 'deep web'."

This was one of those moments that you can really realize that there is a being watching out for you, not always making life easy for you, but nonetheless always having your best interests in mind. And I most assuredly burned a bridge with a Nashville IT recruiter, who may even sling some mud on my name in the industry. Seriously, I think the guy thought I was going to be scared of him, former football player taller than me but not nearly as lethal. Seriously, I have half a mind to write a stern email to his supervisor. After I informed him of my decision he attempted to coerce me to change my mind at least 3-4 times with that typical "come on man, you're killing me here" schtick. Also, at the end of the conversation he drops this gem, "I don't feel comfortable going forward and pursuing any other positions for you or with you." It's not like I am not sympathetic to his plight, I do want something more stable than what I have (although I am very grateful for what I do have) I have to make good decisions for my family's benefit. And the last time I ignored a gut feeling and took a job that I shouldn't have, I got sacked just as I reached eligibility for my benefits. That was a total scumbag move by and employer.

In other news, I finally got myself a bluetooth ODBII reader to use with my old Droid Razr HD as an info display in the Disco. I also learned that all Discovery's with a model series of SE or higher come standard with the heated seat and heated windshield implements and hookups, but simply only need a switch (and an actual heated windshield). FedEx willing I will be installing heated seats this weekend for my Valentines gift to my wife. (PS. She loooooved the Australian outback Top Gear episode from last week, I did too). And i'm in the process of ordering around 800 bucks of parts for general refurbishment of SS Drippy.

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For your time, here are a few wacky CL ads I found here in Nash-Vegas. Hillbilly deluxe indeed.

S65 anyone? I'm thinking swap it into the new M3 because why not?

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Someone optioned this with the cloth CSL-aping seats. I wonder if it was well loved or hooned half to death.

I feel like I literally always posting random manual-equipped E39's around here. I bet there is something to that...

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Also, because I am a jerk and a scumbag, I forgot to post something for 505turbeaux's b-dizzle:

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