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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.
Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Name: Daniel Ashton
Location: Germantown, Maryland, United States

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

I'm on a project!

God moves in mysterious ways!

This morning I got a call from my manager: he reported that a team working for the U. S. Mint had my resume' in hand and wanted to interview me. We set up a time for the team to call me.

When I got the call, whom should I hear but my friend Mike Plants from Atlanta days! He had seen my name go by and basically sold the team on my qualifications. (THANK YOU, Michael!)

This team is supporting an old Net.Commerce application that was written in 2001, probably including http://catalog.usmint.gov/. They work in IBM's Gaithersburg office. This project is likely to last through April of '05.

I don't know how my resume' came to their attention: as far as I know, I had not applied for this opening.

Because it involves the government, I will have to pass another MBI (minimum background investigation) before I can see some parts of the system. Still, there may be aspects of the architecture or other more general things that I can learn while waiting the three or more weeks it will probably take to complete this security check.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! I'm glad that you've got something to do for at least a while, and that it's near home.


9:13 PM  
Blogger Ted said...


1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm glad to know that you've landed on a project with your old friend's help and it's close to home.


1:45 PM  
Blogger David said...

This is wonderful! The right location, even. Congratulations!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Jamey said...

Super Duper!!! and i agree with DG, the right location... at least for now!

7:01 PM  
Blogger anonymous said...

Ok, I hate to disagree with everyone but it's NOT the right location! It would have been way better (in a selfish way for us) if your job was in Silver Spring, Ellicot City, or Columbia! :) I'm just teasing! I am soooooooooooooooooo excited for you!!!!!!!!! I hope you like the challenge of a new job and the excitement of meeting new people and getting the "first day" clothes and lunch box. :) Best of the best wishes!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm very happy for you. :)


9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!!! You didn't even let me know. Congrats on the new project and I know people around here and might have helped. I'll be calling.

Your pal Warren.

BTW, best to the kids and SWMBO.

6:54 AM  

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