ʻO ka hoʻomau ʻana i ka noho ʻana ma ka home?

I love music, but I've not been to a concert in years.
I love sports, but I've not played in years (and my girth is beginning to show it).
Aloha au i ka meaʻai nui, akā ʻai au i ka ʻōpala.
I love theater, but haven't seen a show since I lived in Denver.
I love going out for a beer, but I've only been out a couple times in the last year.
Aloha au i nā kiʻi ʻoniʻoni, akā hele iki ʻole.
ʻIno wau i ka hoʻoikaika kino, no laila hana wau me ka kū ʻole. A hōʻike ia!

Koʻu olakino

ʻO Bike Gamer PCWhile meeting with a couple local businessmen, one of them talked about how refreshing his day started – he wakes up early and bicycles 20+ miles. I used to actually ride a lot… I love bicycling (though I'm not sure La-Z-Boy makes a bike seat). We joked that we really need a way to build out a computer with pedals. Guess what, there actually is something similar! ʻO Tony Little is on top of it with the PC Gamer Bike! That's not really the answer, though, is it? Bring my exercise to my work because my work consumes my life? I think not.

Koʻu Kaiāulu

Ma hope i kēia lā, e kamaʻilio pū ana me Julie and Julie started mentioning all the local hotspots for music, art, and fun. I'm coming up on 5 years in Indianapolis and I was absolutely embarrassed that I had really not experienced any of the great things that she had. As Julie went down the list… Yat's, White River State Park, Eagle Creek, The Verizon Ampitheatre, the Eiteljorg Museum, The Indianapolis Zoo, The Indiana State Museum, and a ton more… I hadn't been to any. I have been to the Children's Museum, some AAA Indian's baseball games, a couple Pacers games and a couple Colts games… but that's it.

Hale Hōʻikeʻike Mokuʻāina ʻo IndianaIn my mission to build out a fantastic blog and become a great technologist, I've really neglected the very things that I love the most! For 5 years now I've given my days, nights and weekends to my employers – and worked on my blog in between. Not a day goes by that I have someone at work or in my network pinging me for assistance, and I love giving it. I almost never say no. As I wrote this post, I assisted a young friend of my sons in setting up a MySQL database on his system using XAMPP. I look forward to helping him much more in the coming year – he's asked me to be his mentor for his senior project developing a web application.

ʻO kaʻu Pūnaewele

I've acclimated everyone around me that that's why I'm here and that's what I'm good for. Rarely does the occasion happen where I think I'm being used. It is going to be an uphill battle to change peoples' expectations of me. I want to continue assisting where needed, but not at the expense of my personal life.

BluWhen I was out in San Jose a year ago, I was absolutely impressed at how the tech sector keeps active socially. On any given night, there were get-togethers all over the city. I listened as people talked about which place they just left, or said hello to someone they had seen a couple weeks before at another event. Many folks went to shows, restaurants, or other events together. Indianapolis, as far as I know, is lacking the ‘tech night-life'. I know we've got SQL, .NET and Flex users' groups here locally but these are yawnathons. A bunch of folks sitting in a room watching a bad Powerpoint (I'm one of those guys… I've been juicing up my Intro to Blogging powerpoint the last couple weeks) doesn't really interest me.

The closest I get to excitement is attending a local Indianapolis Book Club. Holy crap, I must be 80 years old! The highlight of my social networking (real, not virtual) is a freakin' Book Club? My good friends Bill and Carla are preparing for a cruise to Europe, and I'm trying to catch up on some reading. “Earth to Doug… this isn't working!”.

ʻO koʻu wā e hiki mai ana

Folks ask how I keep up with technology like I do. Well? I think it's becoming clearer how I accomplish that, isn't it? I neglect absolutely everything else in my life. I could literally have an office in Aniak, Alaska, and have just as active a lifestyle. So – here's the million dollar question:

ʻO ka mālama ʻana i ka manaʻo e noho i ka home?

Don't take this as a ‘poor me' post – it's quite the opposite. I set goals for myself and my blog and I'm successfully attaining them. I'm just not sure I set the healthiest goals! It's time for some change.

DougI can keep up and not stay home. I'm going to start working on that immediately. I'm not compensated for nights and weekends so I think it's time I stop giving them away for free. No more email, no more documentation. I'm going to a show! I'm also going to ride my (stationary) bike in the morning. And tomorrow I'm leaving work early to go spend some time with my daughter! And… perhaps a date or two is on the horizon.

Mahalo iā Julie no ka manaʻo no kēia kūlana !!!

27 Comments

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    Doug,

    Mahalo hou no nā kōkua āu i hāʻawi mai ai iaʻu. Mahalo nui ʻia. Manaʻo wau ua laki loa wau i ka loaʻa ʻana o kekahi ma koʻu wahi i hiki ke hāʻawi i ka ʻike e like me kāu.

    Ke lana nei nō koʻu manaʻo i ka makahiki aʻe e hiki mai ana; ʻoiai, ma ka papa inoa o nā papahana i ʻae ʻole ʻia no ka papahana kiʻekiʻe o ka makahiki e hana nei he pūnaewele. ʻAʻole maopopo iaʻu 100% inā e hoʻopili kēia i kaʻu e hoʻolālā ai e hana, akā ʻaʻole wau e lana.

    ʻO ka mea hope loa, mahalo no ka mea he blog blog hoʻolaʻa ʻia. E like me kou ʻike, heluhelu wau i kāu blog i kēlā me kēia lā, a ua lilo ia i kumu nui o ke alakaʻi.

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      ʻO Setepano,

      He haumāna nui ʻoe. Aloha au i kou hoʻāʻo ʻana imua o hoʻokaʻaʻike ʻoe iaʻu ... hōʻike ia i ka nui o ka hoʻolālā.

      A mahalo nui ʻia ʻoe! Ke nānā nei wau i mua i ka ʻike ʻana i kāu mea e manaʻo ai. Maopopo iā ʻoe, ua hālāwai wau me ke keiki nāna i hoʻomohala Hanana a ʻo ia kou mau makahiki. ʻAʻohe oʻu kānalua e ʻoi aku ana ʻoe ma mua o kaʻu mau hiki i ka manawa pōkole.

      Doug

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        Doug,

        Maikaʻi loa ia i ke ʻano o ka hoʻomaikaʻi ʻana iā ʻoe iho, akā ʻaʻohe aʻu mea e hele aku ai e kōkua. Haha ʻOiai ʻoe ma laila mau no ka manaʻo ʻelua.

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    Ua noho wau ma aneʻi no 10-15 mau minuke maikaʻi e lawe wale nei i nā mea āpau āu i kākau ai. E ke kāne, he pou hohonu kēia akā piha i ka ʻoiaʻiʻo a hoʻonāukiuki i loko o ke kāne ma hope o ka blog.

    Nui wau e like me ʻoe Doug ma ke kau ʻana i koʻu manawa ala āpau a ʻo ka maka wehe hoʻokahi i ka hana a me nā papahana.

    ʻO kahi mea aʻu e aʻo ai i kahi wā i hala aku nei kahi mea āu e haʻi ai ma aneʻi i kāu pou. Pono nā Geeks e like me mākou e ala aʻe a hele aku mai ke kamepiula no kekahi manawa iki.

    I kēia manawa ʻaʻole wau e ʻōlelo e hele wau i ka holo kaʻa no 20 mau mile e like me kāu hoaaloha akā hoʻāʻo wau a haʻalele aku i ke kamepiula i ʻelua mau manawa i ka lā e hele ai no kahi hele wāwae liʻiliʻi. Mālama ia i koʻu mau wāwae a hoʻi i hope a kahe ke koko.

    Paipai nui wau iā ʻoe e hoʻāʻo i ka mea like, ʻoiai inā he hele wāwae iki ia ma ke alanui a hoʻi. Kōkua kēlā me kēia liʻiliʻi.

    E pili ana i kou ola ponoʻī, maikaʻi loa ia e pili ana i kahi lā a ʻelua paha ma ka ʻaoʻao, e hōʻoia inā ʻaʻole ia he geek a ke ʻōlelo nei wau ma ke ala ʻoi loa e waiho ai i kāu PocketPC ma ka home a hoʻopau i nā leka hoʻomaopopo.

    E hāʻawi i kāu lā i ka nānā piha āu e makemake ai i kahi papahana coding.

    Me he mea lā nani kou Doug. Pono mākou āpau e hele i nā piʻi a me nā lalo o ke ola a me ka hana. Kūkulu ia i ke ʻano a keikikāne mākou i kekahi o ia 🙂

    Laki maikaʻi i ke ola, aloha a hana. Ke manaʻo nei wau mai ka puʻuwai Doug.

    Hauʻoli wau ua lilo mākou i mau hoaaloha, ʻoiai me nā piʻi a me nā lalo, ʻo ka mea e pepehi ʻole ai iā mākou e ikaika ai mākou…

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    Nā mea maikaʻi āpau i ke kaulike. ʻLelo ʻo Nuff.

    A hoʻohaʻahaʻa wau i ka waiho ʻana i ka nalo i loko o kou pāpale e haʻalele a hauʻoli iā ʻoe iho. Nui maoli nā mea e pili ana iā Indy! He mea kupaianaha nā poʻe o kēia kūlanakauhale a ʻo ko mākou honua kahi kahi ʻoi aku ka maikaʻi inā ʻoluʻolu mākou āpau i kou wahi. Hoʻomaka ka hoʻololi ʻana i ka honua me ka hoʻololi ʻana i KOU honua.

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    @Julie: ʻAʻole wau i maopopo ua kau ʻo Doug i kahi pāpale

    Mahalo no kou kōkua ʻana iā Doug i mea e hoʻoikaika ai iā ia iho. Maikaʻi Kēlā.

    ʻAe ʻae au iā 100%, nā mea maikaʻi āpau i ke kaulike.

    I kēia manawa, inā hiki iā mākou ke kiʻi i kahi kiʻi o Doug e kau ana i ka pāpale i ʻōlelo ʻia, e pau koʻu lā ... hehe.

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      LOL. E hana wau ma kēlā kiʻi. ʻIke wau i kekahi o kaʻu mau mea pena kiʻi kiʻi me nā mākau Photoshop huhū hiki ke kōkua iaʻu inā ʻaʻole makemake ʻo DK e komo. I kēia manawa, ua ʻike wau ma o ka huaʻōlelo “bee i ka pāpale” hoʻokuʻu loa wau i ka pōpoki mai loko mai o ka ʻeke ʻo wau kahi gal ʻāina i posing ma ke ʻano he kaikamahine kūlanakauhale i kēia wahi maikaʻi.

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      Hele mai ʻo Cycleputer a kamaʻilio paha mākou! Aia kekahi kanaka kamaʻāina ma aneʻi e kū nei me kahi hōʻike panina 6 ... Ua ʻike wau i kahi kiʻi i loko o ka nūpepa i hoʻokahi manawa. ʻO ia, no ka mea, he ʻenekini ʻōnaehana piha ponoʻī nō ia no kona home.

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    "Ua luku ʻia kaʻu mau kiʻi me nā pāpale ma mua loa, ma mua o nā lā o ka pūnaewele."

    No laila manaʻo wau ʻaʻole pono wau e kau i kekahi o ʻoukou i ko ʻoukou mau lā Navy e kau ana i ka pāpale. Ua ona loa ʻoe e hoʻomanaʻo akā ke kāne, he hoot ʻoe

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    Aloha Doug,

    ʻO ka pou maikaʻi, a pololei maoli ʻoe. Ke hana nei wau i kēia manawa i kaʻu PhD a hoʻomaka i kahi ʻoihana i ka manawa like, no laila kūpono wau me ʻoe i ka hoʻowalewale ʻia ʻana e hunker i lalo no hoʻokahi pule i ka manawa i mua o kaʻu kamepiula. I ʻelua mau makahiki i hala aku nei, ua hoʻoholo māua me kaʻu wahine (a ʻe, a ua male wau) e hoʻokaʻawale māua i kahi manawa "ʻole ke kūkākūkā ʻia" (ʻaʻole mākou i hala i ka lā pō Pōʻalima i 2 mau makahiki), a no ka hoʻoikaika kino (hoʻoikaika kino wau ma ka liʻiliʻi 1/2 hola i kēlā me kēia lā). Eia kekahi mau mea aʻu i hana maikaʻi loa ai. Maliʻa paha e lilo lākou i mea pono no kēlā me kēia wahi e hakakā nei me kēia:

    1. hoʻāʻo wau a mālama i kekahi heluhelu e pono ai iaʻu e hana, a laila paʻi ia a heluhelu ʻoiai ma ke keke kaʻa paʻa no 1/2 hola. lawe a maʻa iki kēia, akā mālama ʻia wau e ka heluhelu ʻana i nā pepa ʻepekema a b) Pepehi 2 manu me hoʻokahi pōhaku (hana a hoʻoikaika kino)

    2. inā pili wau i kahi pilikia pili pono e koi ai i ka noʻonoʻo, hele wau i waho no ka holo, kahi hoʻomaʻamaʻa wikiwiki ma ka hale hoʻoikaika kino, a i ʻole kahi pāʻani wikiwiki o ke kinipōpō hīnaʻi, a noʻonoʻo pono e pili ana i kēlā kumuhana ke hele wau. kupaianaha ka manaʻo e hiki ke loaʻa ke noʻonoʻo e pili ana i kekahi mea i kahi hoʻonohonoho ʻokoʻa, a me nā endorphins e holo nei i luna iki aʻe.

    3. alakaʻi koʻu alakaʻi i nā hālāwai hele wāwae, a ua hana wau i kēia mau manawa kekahi. maikaʻi lākou no ka hoʻololi ʻana i ka kuanaʻike.

    ps ʻike anei ʻoe ua hōʻike ʻia ʻo Thomas Jefferson e hoʻohana ana i 2 mau hola i kēlā me kēia lā?

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      Keristiano,

      'Awesomelelo aʻo weliweli kēlā. Maikaʻi wau i ka hoʻonohonoho ʻana i nā pahuhopu a mālama iā lākou - manaʻo wau e ukali wau i kāu ma aneʻi! ʻO nā hāʻina ʻekolu nā mea i hiki iaʻu ke hana koke… ʻoi aku ka 3 a me ka 1. E hele wāwae wau i ka pōʻai i kēia ʻauinalā

      Mahalo - a me ka laki maikaʻi loa ma kāu PhD. He hana kupaianaha kēlā. Makemake wau i ka hoʻi i ke kula a loaʻa i kaʻu MBA. ʻAʻole maopopo iaʻu inā aia kahi PhD i nā hana, akā aloha nui wau i ke kula e hiki ke hana maʻamau. E ʻike mākou i ka mea e hiki mai ana i ka wā e hiki mai ana.

      Mahalo no ka hoʻoulu a me nā ʻōlelo aʻoaʻo!
      Doug

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    Doug, aloha nui wau i ka heluhelu ʻana i kāu blog akā ua kū maoli kēia i ka home me aʻu. Ua manaʻo wau e wehewehe ana ʻoe iaʻu i kaʻu heluhelu ʻana. Manaʻo wau he mea maikaʻi e ʻike aia he nui aʻe e like me mākou ma waho. Mahalo iā ʻoe no ka hōʻike hoʻopunipuni i kou ola. A laki maikaʻi ma "ka wā e hiki mai"!

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      Mahalo iā Patric! Manaʻo wau ʻaʻole e ʻike ʻoukou e ka poʻe i ka loli ma ka blog… e pili ana ia me kaʻu hana a me nā ʻano olakino ma waho o ka blog. Inā kōkua kēia pou i nā poʻe ʻē aʻe e nānā iā lākou iho, he mea nui kēlā!

      ʻOiai, ua hoʻomaka koʻu lā hou e ka hele ʻana i kaʻu paikikala hoʻoikaika kino i kēia kakahiaka a ua make. Manaʻo wau aia kekahi pila ma laila ma kahi e pono ai e loli i kēlā me kēia makahiki ʻelua ... Pono wau e ʻike!

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    E hele no ia! Ua ʻike anei ʻoe i ka haʻalele ʻana o Mike i kāna paikikala uila ma laila i ka pō nei! Hele wāwae hou mākou i kēia mau lā.

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    Doug,

    Mahalo no ka kaʻana like ʻana iā ʻoe iho. Manaʻo wau hiki i nā mea he nui o mākou ke loaʻa iā mākou iho i ka moku like! I ka wā i hoʻomaka mua ai wau i kaʻu blog, ua paʻa wau i laila ua hoʻopau wau i ka mālama ʻole i ka poʻe e noho puni ana iaʻu. Maʻalahi ke "noho home" a "pili" i ka kamepiula a me kaʻu mau hoa blog hou āpau (ka mea aʻu e aloha nui ai!). I nā mahina i hala iho nei, e hele ana wau i kekahi mau hanana kaiaulu ʻoihana e like me ka hana ʻana i kahi pūnaewele kūloko (ma San Diego, he mea nui ia e hana i nā pilina kūloko!). Ua hāʻawi maoli kēia i ka ikaika a hāpai ʻaʻole wale i koʻu pono akā i kaʻu ʻoihana.

    ʻAʻole wau e blog i nā hopena pule, a ʻoiai paʻakikī, i kekahi manawa ʻaʻole wau e huli i kaʻu PC i nā hopena pule. Ke kau nei i ka paia ma waena o ka hana a me ke ola pilikino ka mea nui iaʻu.

    I kēia manawa, e Doug, e hele i waho a loaʻa i kahi hopena pule maikaʻi! Pōhaku kāu blog! 🙂

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    “Ua hoʻomaka koʻu lā hou e ke kau ʻana i kaʻu paikikala hoʻoikaika kino i kēia kakahiaka a ua make. Manaʻo wau ma laila? Kahi pila ma laila ma kahi e pono ai e loli i kēlā me kēia mau makahiki? Pono wau e loaʻa ”

    Pau nā mea āpau, e heluhelu i ka manual 🙂

    Aia paha ia ma kahi e hōʻike ai ... e nānā i kahi puka pahele liʻiliʻi o nā mea.

    Inā ʻae ka manawa, e hele wāwae paha i kēia ahiahi ... e kahe ana kou koko.

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    Laki ʻoe ʻaʻole ʻoe e noho kokoke iaʻu, makemake mākou e inu pia i kēlā me kēia pule a i ʻole pinepine pinepine paha, hiki paha mākou i ka hale hoʻoikaika kino. He mea kamaʻilio makana ʻoe.

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    ʻO kēia ke kumu o wau "anti-broken-news".

    Ke haki mau nei ka nūhou, e hoʻāʻo nei e hoʻomau i luna ma nā manawa āpau a kokoke hiki ʻole. Ke kālele nei i ke aʻo ʻana, hoʻomohala mākau, a me nā mea hiki iā ʻoe ke lawe aku mai ia mea i ʻoi aku ka manaʻo i ka wā lōʻihi.

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