It was a good ride while it lasted

On Monday of last week I was informed of my impending layoff. HR from the company I work for called early morning and let me know I was getting a WARN notice. This being a 60 warning notice of layoff. My last day at this company will July 19th and they may elect to keep me another two weeks and have the layoff start at the end of July but I won’t hold my breath for that one.

There was a time when I thought upper management looked out for the company and did what they needed to in order to keep work flowing and not interrupted to any degree. I am most definitely not indispensable but there are things people rely on me to do with very quick turnaround. This won’t happen when I leave simply because by colleagues will not know who to ask for help, and the people they do ask for help simply will not have the account access to do the work and all of this upsets me very much.

On the home front, I will be getting 8 weeks of severance pay add to that my savings and then unemployment benefits and I will have quite a good amount of time to find a good job. I might have to contract for a little while before going direct.

I was able to finally get my Sony a6400 to work as a great web camera and using another HDMI switch, video transmitters, my GoPro Hero 7 and gimbal I will be able change cameras for walk arounds.

I have been having a great time keeping up with Blender and cooking. Below are some latest renders and just some of the latest meals I have been cooking.

Signing off for now, Me..

Latest - Beef Ragu Spaghetti
This was on of the best to date.
Apricot Chicken
I had made this before but this one turned out fantastic
Philly like Hoge
Philly Like Hoge – I did not have much hope for this however it was fantastic. Great the next day as well.
Getting Ready for ReMesh
I was having trouble with Blender freezing when in viewport render mode so I am remeshing with a smaller poly count and then adding the material back. Crossing fingers.


I am terrified to get on the scale. I have not been close to as active as I was before working at home but eating the same amount, possibly more. My pants are noticeably tighter and even Sam said something when we went shopping two Thursdays ago. Last Thursday I hardly bought any food, only chicken breasts and my Hello Fresh box was cooked and all meals placed into the refrigerator and eaten over time rather than at one sitting.

No more take out or delivery for me and I’ll be getting on the bike more often.

On another note, my great niece posted a new wedding date May 16th. Plenty of time to drop this weight gain.

Management help

Management help. When you give management an ECD and they want to provide help for you in order for you to meet their deadline. Their help will always result in a slow down of the processes and you not meeting your original deadline. Wonder when those incompetent bozos will understand that.