Goodbye CCAT

So, it’s ending all over again. This time I say goodbye to a really excellent organization known as CCAT. These last (almost) 2years have been a huge learning experience for me and something I’ll take with me as I move on.

I’d really like to thank the excellent non-profit clients we have herein Florida for being such a big reason that I got up every day. Places like United Way of Northeast Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Family Foundations, Leadership JAX, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Non-Profit Center of Northeast Florida and (of course) the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Every day, these organizations and their volunteers and employees made my job one I truly enjoyed.

I also wanted to thank my excellent co-workers who, despite it all, helped me grow as a person and as an employee. I’m really fortunate to have had such patient and understanding people to work with and for. Their dedication to my own success, as well as our clients, is really just outstanding. I wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavors.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Douglas Adams

Every Day Carry

I love EDC posts. It’s nice to be able to see into someones world, even if it’s just a glimpse into their pockets or bag.

The Bag

L.L. Bean “Quad”. Great backpack. Holds a lot of stuff, with an included laptop area. Good interior pockets for keeping small things (see below) and big things alike.

The Knife

Army surplus knife, labeled “MTech”. I bought this years ago. It’s not great, it doesn’t hold an edge for long periods of time and generally it’s cheap. That being said, it cuts stuff well enough for me, and given enough force, I could use it for defense.

The Wire(s)

  • USB A to Micro USB cable
  • USB A to lightning connector (for not included iPhone 6 Plus)
  • Burts Bees Lip Balm
  • Mini Altoids Tin
  • Some allen wrenches

The Rig

  • Dell Latitude E6410 (Quad-core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive) – My Linux-powered daily driver
    • Arch Linux
    • XFCE
    • Fish Shell
  • 2 16GB flash drives
  • 1 2GB flash drive
  • FreeKey keychain with Gerber Shard, house and car keys
  • AmazonBasics wireless travel mouse
  • Power brick

The Pens

  • Aston Pen Rollup case with:
    • Lamy Safari with Noodler’s Bad Heron Blue
    • Pilot Metropolitan inked with Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses
    • Pilot Kakuno with Lamy Black
    • Lamy Al Star with nothing in it right now 🙁

Not There

  • iPhone 6 Plus. Nice device, I love the size, it acts more like a tablet for me than a phone, but it’s nice to have the option to make phone calls.
  • Headphones. Cheapy Apple headphones.
  • Fisher Space Pen. Sorry, didn’t even realize it was in one of the pouches. Great pen, though.

Things I Want to Add

  • Towel. No reason needed, an indispensable tool.
  • Paracord Bracelet. Having rope or something to tie or hang from is always handy.
  • Flashlight. Again, another tool that comes in handy more often than not.