“So what is Jousting?”

My minion wanted to know what "Jousting" was... I had the perfect answer!

My minion wanted to know what “Jousting” was… I had the perfect answer!

..The question I got from my son when he was wondering what they did at Medieval Times.

I started trying to explain it to him and instead had a wonderful epiphany. I said.. “I have a GREAT way to show you!”

Since I was a kid I’d gone with friends to the Renaissance Faire in Bristol Wisconsin. It certainly hasn’t changed. The King and Queen still set the stage first thing in the morning, there are still the guys performing in the “Mud Show”, and there are still thousands of “extras” who just show up in their own re-enactment garb, weapons and all.

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It’s really too bad that the weather wasn’t holding on too well up there, because we were having a ton of fun and left in the early afternoon. But he was sold. Loved the weapons, loved getting his own wooden sword and shield, and of course, loved the atmosphere, food, and good times playing and getting to know some of the other kids we’d meet.

Was a great time! Though, at this point I think I just committed myself to a birthday party at Medieval Times… :( That’s going to be an expensive net result to a little field trip.

_31F2543http://tinyurl.com/mfglhcb <-Full sized pics are always available in my galleries. You can always access them via the link

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Accertify/AMEX: Free lunch courtesy of Managed Services!

Burgers, Dogs, Sausages, and all the trimmin's!

Burgers, Dogs, Sausages, and all the trimmin’s!

It’s always great to do a good job! Gives you a sense of well doing when you finally lay down at night!

It’s even better when one of the teams you support heavily says “Come on over!! We want to make lunch for you!”.

Mark, the VP of Managed Services personally manned the grills outside on a 95F day and cooked for not only us, but his own team to give us all a time to catch up and gel.

Thanks Mark! Great time as always!

http://gallery.projectwrx.com/6208923 <-- Full gallery can be found here!

Hanging with our Managed Service teams!  They were nice enough to throw a "Thank you!" lunch for the Client Service team!

Hanging with our Managed Service teams! They were nice enough to throw a “Thank you!” lunch for the Client Service team!

!!!Evil Al!!!

!!!Evil Al!!!

Accertify/AMEX attending the 2013 JP Morgan Chase – Corporate Challenge

My man, Ian, bringing it home!

My man, Ian, bringing it home!

What do you get when you get thousands and thousands and thousands of people coming out on a very unbecoming <50F May day?

A 3.5 mile run to warm up, with a great time afterwards!
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I was fortunate enough to be asked to head down and take pictures, showing how Accertify/AMEX represents amongst their peers.

Great representation from Chicago’s large corporate presence. United, and Motorola are just two that come to mind.

Overall, great time though! It was a great networking opportunity for those of us on the Accertify Island to take a peek outside, and meet our peers!

http://gallery.projectwrx.com/6077211 <-- As always, the full photo gallery is located online.

Everyone from the local AMEX offices, as well as the dozens of people from Accertify who attended the event!

Everyone from the local AMEX offices, as well as the dozens of people from Accertify who attended the event!

Work day to Chicago Indoor Racing

Editing a small video for our day at CIR.

Editing a small video for our day at CIR.

We have an awesome concept on building family and team building! We got to spend the day at Chicago Indoor Racing doing all the events.

One of our Operations Managers had some GoPros on the Karts.

http://gallery.projectwrx.com/6042882 <– Here’s a small video of the footage.

2nd Annual “Take your Crumb Crusher to Work” day!

Sebastian:  My Junior Fraud Fighter!

Sebastian: My Junior Fraud Fighter!

Always a great time!!

I’m on the event committee for work, so we learned a lot about the format for this years event. Last year was probably a bit too long for the 7-14 year range we opened this up for. Consequently, things went much smoother this year! :)

We are a fraud company. We work with private organizations, corporations, and law enforcement to stop fraudsters, fraud rings, and save the economy and companies billions of dollars a week!

What we do, summed up so well!

What we do, summed up so well!

It’s a no brainer, when our kids are so connected at such a young age, that we’d focus on their safety. We especially focused on instilling into them “best practices” on how to use the internet, and what companies like ours do to protect them, etc.

Breakfast and Lunch were served, we had another appearance by the Accertify Fraud Fighter, our kids got to spend time with us shadowing our day to day, and we had several craft and educational workshops allowing their imaginations to reflect and answer on what we do.

Great times, and fond memories!

http://gallery.projectwrx.com/6038023 <-- Pics can be found here!

A quiz on Internet Safety and Fraud.

A quiz on Internet Safety and Fraud.

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The BBS is up!

Check out the new page for Shadow Project BBS.

Sort of a trip down memory lane for me!

Blog access?

I hate spammers…

I had originally allowed it so anyone can create an account and post. I honestly just got tired of shutting down the bot accounts trying to post spam on my site.

So… :)

jorge@projectwrx.com

Shoot me an email if you want access, and I’ll be happy to create your account for you!

Hope everyone’s having a Happy New Year!

Pardon my dust!

A small work in progress.  So I’m sure I’ll post up some more on my doings and exploits!