February 5, 2006


I was surfing around aimlessly on the internet and came across an old crush from my childhood days. Always a huge superhero fan, I had a crush on John Davey as Captain Marvel, from the live action Shazam! Saturday morning show from the mid 1970s.

Here he is pictured with another favorite superhero, Isis.

There were two different Captain Marvels in the three season live action series. Captain Marvel was first played by Jackson Bostwick, who left halfway through the second season and was replaced by John Davey. I never really had a thing for Mr. Bostwick as a kid but I always found Mr. Davey quite “dreamy”. I always admired his firm jaw and hint of 5 o’clock shadow. He was built like a normal guy, not a body builder. When he handed out his pearls of wisdom he seemed comforting.

A little Googling turned up little on what John Davey is up to these days, whereas Jackson Bostwick has his own website. Maybe I need to switch search engines.


Over the past week or two, I’ve been thinking about my career and what certifications I’d like to get in my field so that I can be a better employee to anyone that will have me. I’ve determined that I am going to get my Cisco certification, as a CCNA to start out (that’s sort of the entry level certification) and then go on from there in an operating system.

I had been thinking about becoming Microsoft certified.

My workplace is becoming all Microsoft centric, slowly losing all connections to its original Unix and Linux roots, and since I’m a good little worker bee (when I’m not rebelling), I’ve been trying to keep my computer within corporate limits and play the Microsoft way.

It’s a lot of work.

While I definitely can see why Microsoft does the things it does, I just find myself enjoying my computer much more when I come home and play with our Macs.

Thank the Universe for Mac OS X.

Last night Earl and I, along with our friends Tim and Steve, stopped at the Apple store here in Rochester (it’s a new one!) to take a look at the new Intel Macs and such. I was REALLY tempted to by something, especially during tax return season, but we did not. And that’s o.k.

I didn’t really need to buy anything for me to know deep down in my heart that once I went Mac, I’d never go back.

So bye bye to any thoughts of Microsoft certification after I do my Cisco stuff, I’m moving on to something else.