Posts Tagged Portland

6 Months at GSB

It seemed like a long time but it has finally come to an end. I took a six month contract to sys-admin the Portland office of a high end law firm, Garvey, Schubert and Barer.

The work was challenging at times but mostly focused on helping the Attorneys by making sure they had the computer/electronic tools needed to get done what they needed to get done. Sometimes it was hardware, often software but always customer based, which included training.

Initially, I was intimidated to step into an office with a number of unknown systems (document management, meta data scanners, email based voice mail and others) but the systems we well thought out and I had a great support from the head office in Seattle.

Here is where I spent the last 6 months.

GSB Desk

It was more than worth it….and we get to go on vacation!

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Trek in the Park

Portland can be a fun city if you have a bit of a weird streak.

One example is the free “Trek in the Park”; a theater troop’s annual episodic adventure of Star Trek. This year it was the episode Space Seed”  with Khan Noonian Singh. Some great friends of ours came with us and we got there an hour early. The popularity has increased a bit so we had to sit behind the amphitheater but we could still hear well. The park, Woodlawn Park has a couple of amphitheaters but they used the small one. Maybe next year they will use the larger one.

Before it started, we looked around at the audience and wondered aloud if this is what the Internet looks like?

The props were put in place and actors gathered.

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Soon it was time to start, the music was amplified but the performers relied on their voices. The Costumes were great and the work was earnest, wholehearted and great fun. The Kirk, did an amazing job.

Stardate 2047……….

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Spock had the best voice that could clearly be heard by all around.

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Below is a video with the original for fun.

Make a date for next year!

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