Resume

Mark Ramsey

Technical Services/IT Manager

Phone: 512.297.4121
Email:
mail@markramsey.com
Website: markramsey.com

Summary:

Managed website and computer systems for 5 years.  IT Director for 3 years. Computer sales for a year.  Managed website business for 3 years.

Core Competencies:

Oracle ERP, Goldmine, Peachtree, Highrise, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, FreshBooks Windows, Linux

Professional Experiences:

IT Manager
Masterpiece of Hollywood – March 1985 – January 2012

Key Deliverables:

  • Setup network and telecom infrastructure

 

IT Director
Luminex Corporation – April 1998 – November 2001

Key Deliverables:

 

  • Setup network and telecom infrastructure
  • Setup IT team
  • Consulted on all company departments
  • Integrated company with partners and customer systems

 

Computer Salesperson Corporate & Government Accounts
Austin Microsolutions – April 1997 – April 1998

Key Deliverables:

 

  • Sold computer systems

 

Volunteer work:

Live Stream Manager – February 2011-2012
Dallas Film Festival

Key Deliverables:

 

  • Streamed interviews with festival guests
  • Managed video editors
  • Setup telecom system

 

Live Video Production – January 2011
GeekBeat during CES

Key Deliverables:

  • Produced via Tricaster 8000

Other:

Depression – 2012 – June 2019

Stroke – June 2019

 

 

My Problems with YouTube.TV

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First of all, I love YouTubeTV.  Local channels with some of my favorite cable channels for $50 a month.  They have me.  However, I do have a couple of problems.  You are supposed to be able to allow 6 family members to share YouTubeTV.  This does not work for me.  In addition, I purc hased NBA League Pass.  This does not work.   I have tried to send feedback to YouTubeTV to no avail!  Over a week and nothing.  Suicide may be my only option.  Someone at YouTube please untie the noose from may neck.  TIA.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

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This is a takeoff of a pizza I used to make years ago at Pizza Inn.  I make it with lean ground beef, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, hamburger pickles, yellow mustard and a cauliflower crust.  Start with a frozen cauliflower crust, which can be found at most grocery stores.  Spread yellow mustard on the crust.  Add shredded Cheddar cheese to the top.  Now add bacon on top.  I put it in the oven at 425 degrees for 12 minutes.  Remove the pizza from the oven.  Shredded lettuce is next on top of the pie.  The hamburger pickles are the last topping.  Cut into slices and serve.

The Kindle Fire is a Shitpad

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I was having problems with an old Samsung tablet, so I thought I would upgrade.  A new Samsung was out of my price range, so I thought “I will give a Kindle Fire a try.”  I scooted over to Amazon and found a 32 Gig model and bought it.  Two days later I was excited to give it a try but I was met with frustration.  I couldn’t even login to my Amazon account using my current username/password after five or six attempts.  Giving up, I set up a new account just to get the thing to run.  I was then faced with more terrible news.  There were so many apps I could not run.  Chrome, Tinder, Anchor.  Apps that were crucial to my daily life were simply unavailable.  I tried to add Gmail.  I used my username/password and the correct captcha.  The piece of shit does not work.  What the fuck Bezos you troll.  Finally, I had enough.  I went back to Amazon to return it.  Guess what?  It was the first item that I couldn’t return on Amazon!  The nerve!  Please, whatever you do.  Never even think about purchasing this shitpad it is not worth anything.

Tingling

CT Scan

Woke up tingling
Confused and scared
Frozen by fear
Unsure of the future
Knot in my stomach
Breathing so rapid
Anxiety so high
Must get to bathroom
I am going to die.

Ambulance called
Siren out loud
Questions answered
Strapped in the gurney
Vomit from fear
Joking to lighten
Blood pressure rises
Live afer all.

Zipping through traffic
Breakneck speed
Vitals are tested
Calming down now
Entering emergency
Testing and questions
Down in the bed
Machines that go beep
Mother so scared
Quiet comes now.

Off to the CAT scanner
Rolling down the hall
Fear of the unknown
Noises so weird
Shaken by vibrations
Pink Floyd laser show
Strapped in no motion
Circles of magnets
Scan the brain.

Pee into plastic
Eyes finally close
Told of the bleeding
No surgery now
Drugs applied flowing
Into my arm
God now hold sacred
Even if lied
Nurses are buzzing
Children do cry.

New MRI morning
Pictures to take
Rolled down a hallway
Noises fill the hospital
Lights skip a beat
Other sick pass by
Doors open wide
Sailing past doctors
Back to my room.

Lunch served by Asian
Potatoes are mashed
Gravy is thick
Jello so red
Time for a sleep
First in a while
Blood is drawn
Another test is done.

Haircut is given
Manbun installed
Tablet delivers news
What happened today
Watching the social
Tales of the stroke
Love is outpouring
Friends shed a tear.

 

 

The Single Strangest Computing Day of my Life

Am I sinking into madness?  I started using computers in 1976 at Elysian Park Elementary in Los Angeles. The days of that donated IBM machine and punch cards are still fresh in my mind. It started benignly at first, I was attempting to post an item to my PlayStation Community on the Android mobile app I had to change the password, I could not log in after that, moving on to my PlayStation 4 I was now locked out. “Strange,” I thought, however I moved on. I have attempting to set up a new website for my Mother who is an artist on wordpress.com. There was no way to do so, i was stuck. This has never happened to me, two weird computing things in one day. Next I was working on a photo I had taken of a Red Ryder BB gun from 1938, no matter how hard I tried in GIMP, I could not save a the rotated image properly and a filter would not work. “Spooky.” I was then trying to register on the a Daisy website. It would not let me. Password issue again. A bad DVD would not let me rip it. A file that I thought i had created disappeared. I could not fix an issue on my tablet I had heard could be fixed by watching This Week in Google by searching Google. There are many possible options for this. My hard drive has caused an error to occur. A hacker is having their fun with me. I am dreaming. I have gone into a coma. I have lost my mind.

Best Way to Enjoy Movies and TV shows for Free

There are many ways these days to watch movies and TV shows for free. This is a list of some great options for classic and current films and TV shows.

Pluto TV is a my go to option. Tons of Live channels and on demand films and TV shows.

IMDB has some great films and TV shows available.

Shout! Factory is known for their MST3K offerings. But they have been the place to go for great films as well

Tubi is another great free service for movies and TV shows.

Crackle has some great movie and TV watches.

vudu currently has

Popcorn Flix has movies and TV shows.

FILMRISE has some movies and TV shows including a bunch of great documentaries.

COMET yet another movie service which includes a one channel movie stream.

INTERNET ARCHIVE has movies without commercials. Watch The Ghoul, Harakiri and The Prisoner of Zender.

kanopy is a service that can access with participating libraries.

Don’t forget to check out your local library. Movies I have found at mine have been The Godfather, Gone Girl and The Avengers: Endgame.

Also your local town my have free flicks in the park, don’t miss them.

Amazon is a Shit For Brains Company

They have taken my money and has not shipped the product. When I call them, they read the website to me.  I can not get any help.  I do not need phone support to read the website to me, I can read.  This is the wrong time of year to fuck your customer.  They have frozen my money and declining new orders on the card I used.  Then I tried to use the bank account and get errors.   I am waiting for a fix and an apology, but I doubt I will get it.  Merry fucking Christmas.