Saturday January 19, 2008

Weekly Wrap-up 2008_03

The weather was chilly but clear.

Ouch. I lost one of my websites in last week's disk problems. The good news: it was backed up. The bad news: it took a while to find and restore. But we're back on the air. Things were scary there for a while.

Rich headed off to visit his Dad this week. It's been me and the cats. Purrr.

Lots of discussions about the Macbook Air on the internal mac-users mailing list at the Job. I've now been convinced that the solid state "disk" is a must-have option. Sadly, that makes the Air a lot more expensive. I think I have to wait for gen 2.

I found a Company employee badge at the CalTrain station in Mtn View. Someone had picked it up and tied it to the "wheelchair cage". I untied it and took it with me, then dropped it off at "Mission Control". My Good Deed for the day.

It's "Focal Review" time at the Company. I get to answer silly questions such as "What did you do last year to move the needle?"

Um... I turned the dial up to 11? (:-)

This year we review our managers. This year I like my manager (an unusual situation in my employed life). I asked my manager for suggestions for the "One thing my manager could improve is…" section. She gave me a few and I used those to jog my brain to come up with something I felt worked on the form.

Trouble on CalTrain Thursday night. Someone pulled the emergency stop handle at the second stop after I got on. So we got to sit for half an hour while the train personnel walked the train to find out what had happened and why.

There may have been a real emergency — the fire truck and ambulance came — but that may just be Standard Operating Procedure.

I sat and read my book. At least the power didn't go out this time.

Friday is a Work From Home day for me. I ate my lunch in our screen porch. It was nice and warm — 78 degrees. In contrast, the kitchen was 64. Yowza. What a difference a transparent ceiling makes.

This week I read The Web of Arachnos, by Robert Weinberg; Claimed By Shadow, by Karen Chance; The Remains of the Dead, by Wendy Roberts (interesting premise but I don't think I'll stay with the series); The Paid Companion, by Amanda Quick; and Magic Bites, by Ilona Andrews (another "interesting premise, but...).

In between and around the rest, I've had nearly enough naps and oodles of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've chatted with my sister and found topics to twitter.

Onward and Upward.

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