All: For your information, I provide some information regarding my status and forthcoming availability.
My day job is getting busier. As a result of a bunch of things, I'm now the manager of what we'll call "shipboard automation." This means I have tentacles in all hardware, OS infrastructure, and custom applications being developed for the shipboard areas I care about. There are many things going on, but not necessarily well. Part of my mission is to herd the cats, set some priorities, and get some stuff done -- enough churn.
I'll be attending "targeted selection" training for the next 2 days. TS is an interviewing technique, and there is a need for my assistance in interviewing candidates. Yeah, I know, there are millions, and it's not different from what I've done before, but training is training. I will be out of pocket the next two days, but briefly available in the evenings. (Obvious conclusion: I would welcome resumes from engineers seeking employment in the Pittsburgh area.)
Starting Sunday (1 Apr), I'll be at Bechtel Project Management training for a week. I'm very excited about this -- Bechtel routinely does things that very few organizations in the world can do, on time, in budget, and without getting anybody hurt. This tremendou educational opportunity has been in the works for over a year. I'll have the laptop with me and access to email, but it will be after long days and several hours of homework each night. So, I'll be reachable, but in a limited/delayed way. This is a good thing, I'm SURE I'll get things out of this which will help me help Eagle.
Bottom line: Don't stop sending me anything, just recognize that my responses may be delayed. We are within hours of authorizing construction of UHF receiver prototypes -- that work will be my highest AMSAT priority.
Thanks & 73, Jim [email protected]