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    I'm Back




    So. Where have I been? Well, as evidenced by my rapid exit, my new job took over my life for a short while. I was in much more professional waters than I had been before, and was working on a much more technically advanced level. I loved it, every minute of it was a greater challenge than my last job, and afforded me greater learning opprotunities. And learn I did, and quickly.


    A few weeks in, my boss realized I had a knack and a love for the work, so he offered me a task: encryption systems for laptops. I was to audit the entire firm (some 10,000 computers) and remediate unencrypted systems in time for a federal audit. He said, "This is a big deal, we'll have a lot to answer for if we're short," and I responded in my way, "Good thing we gave the assignment to the newest guy here!"


    Well, it worked out, we passed the audit with flying colors, and I began working with a security team member to implement new encryption procedures. I was given a LOT more gear to work with and my boss has me now working on advanced issues rather than simple ones, and I was put in charge of hardware selection for the firm... it grew into more and more responsibility and a new title, more money, etc. But it took a lot of effort and time to get there and my writing fell by the wayside.


    BUT... I'm caught up on things, fit in my new new position, and am BACK on my old 2k-a-day writing schedule... which means I'm back HERE as well.


    Wanted to apologize again for the hasty departure from the staff and the forum and all the waves that caused... I apologize, but at the same time it was fantastic for my professional life--so all I can do is thank those who dealt with the fallout. Thanks all!


    And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to spread Bishopness around this forum once again.


    PS: To any new members who don't know me... you've been warned.
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    Nice to see you, Bishop.
    It all starts with a name and flows from there. A ridiculous moniker springs to mind and it launches like a multi-lubed slippery-sloop down chutes made of buttery-floops. Down, down, down. We watch, spellbound. Rapturous. Glockenspiel. We do our due diligence with penitence and penicillin. Do what’s due, then dew drops on your moon-pops.


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    Hey Bish! I'm still waiting for your scores for March. Where are they?


    Good to see you back. Hope I didn't mess up the CoF too much
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    Great to see you back, Bish *Pip does HAPPY dance* You've been missed!
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    I had just got here when you disappeared as a wisp of smoke.
    Maybe I should take it personally.

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    He's back!


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    Welcome home, you! ♡♥♡
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there you’ll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

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    Welcome to the forums Bishop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bishop
    Wanted to apologize again for the hasty departure from the staff and the forum and all the waves that caused... I apologize, but at the same time it was fantastic for my professional life--so all I can do is thank those who dealt with the fallout. Thanks all!


    Alls well that ends well. Sometimes you just have to drop discretionary activities for awhile in order to lock in a big opportunity.


    Glad to hear all has gone well and it is good to see you back.


    To the surprise of some we seem to be able to manage temporary absences rather well overall.
    I was fighting with temptation but I didn't want to win.
    A man like me don't like to see temptation caving in.
    Leonard Cohen

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    Yay dude!! We have missed the heck out of you!!!! And ignore my PM. I asked you stuff you already answered. I just hadn't seen this post yet. LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized View Post
    Nice to see you, Bishop.
    Nice to see you too, Plu! Nice to see most of the familiar names and faces, kinda like coming home on the internet!
    Quote Originally Posted by mrmustard615 View Post
    Hey Bish! I'm still waiting for your scores for March. Where are they?

    Good to see you back. Hope I didn't mess up the CoF too much
    >.> Uhm. Those scores are coming. Really, they are.

    And no, you didn't mess a thing up! Doing better than I ever did, Mustardo!

    Quote Originally Posted by PiP View Post
    Great to see you back, Bish *Pip does HAPPY dance* You've been missed!
    Knew you'd make me feel welcome again, PiP

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Istine View Post
    I had just got here when you disappeared as a wisp of smoke.
    Maybe I should take it personally.
    That's just my ninja personality. I sniffed danger and vanished. LIKE THE WIND.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pidgeon84 View Post
    He's back!

    From here on out, this is how I see you Pidge.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Welcome home, you! ♡♥♡
    Wouldn't be home without the staff mum!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    Welcome to the forums Bishop.

    Alls well that ends well. Sometimes you just have to drop discretionary activities for awhile in order to lock in a big opportunity.

    Glad to hear all has gone well and it is good to see you back.

    To the surprise of some we seem to be able to manage temporary absences rather well overall.
    Indeed, Blade! And it's worked out well so far Here's hoping I can live up to it all the while and keep on writing. So far, looks good!

    Quote Originally Posted by TKent View Post
    Yay dude!! We have missed the heck out of you!!!! And ignore my PM. I asked you stuff you already answered. I just hadn't seen this post yet. LOL!!!
    Hah! Well, you're getting a PM, so be ready
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