Monday May 31, 2004

Treasures 2004_22

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words,

I hope you'll consider starting your own list of Treasures. If you enjoy this sort of thing, take a look at the participation positives web ring.

These are my Treasures for the past week. ...
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Treasures 2004_22 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Mon, 31 May, 19:56 Pacific

Sunday May 30, 2004

Fun With Meccano

When I was a kid, I wanted an Erector set very much. I think I must have asked for one for ChristmasOrMyBirthday several years in a row before I finally got one! But nothing I might ever have made from my Erector set could come close to the cool stuff that Tim Robinson has done with Mecanno.

Robinson says he's always been fascinated wwith Meccano, "almost exclusively with mechanism and models that 'do something real'." He recalls building "astronomical clocks, orreries, looms and other textile machinery, a gear cutting machine (which cut usable gears in brass), and perhaps most enduring, the differential analyzer (an analog computer)."

Wow. ...
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Fun With Meccano ( in category SciTech ) - posted at Sun, 30 May, 00:25 Pacific

Saturday May 29, 2004

Weekly Wrap-up (Sunday May 23 - Saturday May 29)

The weather was warm early in the week (my car actually was too hot when I got into it in the afternoons). Then it was foggy for two days. The weather has been pretty nice since Friday.

This week marked my 4th week on The Job. The Job is a 6-week contract; I hope I get extended or converted or whatever... I rather like the place. I've had plenty of work to do lately. I've been revising 3 engineerig specs and a couple of how-tos. I've been to several meetings. I've made some suggestions that people liked. I think I'm doing good work. I know they could use my skills. I hope they think so too. And hey! I got my first pay check! I haven't had one of those since last November!

It's kinda worrisome that, as I look back over this past week, I don't see much worth talking about. I get up, feed the cats, eat breakfast, then get in the car and drive down to The Job where I work for 8 and a half hours and then drive home. At home I either take a nap, read, or check email (if I'm feeling up to it). Rich gets home between 7 and 8, we decide what to have for diner, go do that, come home and crash. Maybe I read before bed; maybe we sit in the tub. The next day we do it all again. Monday through Friday tends to be very much the same; only the meals have been changed to provide some differentiation between the days. ...
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Weekly Wrap-up (Sunday May 23 - Saturday May 29) ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sat, 29 May, 23:50 Pacific

Wednesday May 26, 2004

Sugar Free Sensation

Hershey's has announced (and begun distributing) Sugar Free York Peppermint Patties. They're not calorie free, of course, but the sugar has been replaced with maltitol and lactitol, two polyols or "sugar alcohols". Sugar alcohols have a minimal effect on blood sugar. People watching their carbohydrate intake can subtract the effects of fiber or sugar alcohols from the total carbohydrate numbers in the nutritional information on the package. ...
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Sugar Free Sensation ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Wed, 26 May, 18:20 Pacific

Tuesday May 25, 2004

Saga of the Shredder

Rich and I have had a crosscut shredder for many years. We'd been using a Royal CX7000, a $99 model that worked well but was noisy and had some trouble with more than 3 to 5 sheets of paper (although it laid claim to 7). We tend to want to shred a few more sheets at a time, possibly without unfolding them. For example, my credit card company keeps insisting on tempting me with cash-advance checks. These are not something I will use and not something I can simply toss into the recycling bin.

So back in January of this year, we decided to look for a model that could do more, maybe even one with a hopper to hold a lot of paper. Our web search turned up a terrific unit that would do everything we wanted it to do, with a hopper and everything! However, for $8000, we thought perhaps we should keep looking ;-) ...
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Saga of the Shredder ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Tue, 25 May, 23:32 Pacific

Monday May 24, 2004

Treasures 2004_21

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words,

I hope you'll consider starting your own list of Treasures. If you enjoy this sort of thing, take a look at the participation positives web ring.

These are my Treasures for the past week. ...
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Treasures 2004_21 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Mon, 24 May, 00:30 Pacific

Sunday May 23, 2004

Weekly Wrap-up (Sunday May 16 - Saturday May 22)

The weather has been partly cloudy to completely cloudy most of the week; there was also a little drizzle on Friday. It was never really bad though,

This was my third week at The Job. I filled in my first time sheet and turned that in, so I'll get paid. I had a fair amount of wwork to do this week — I reworked some tutorial web pages, worked on one engineering spec and started another, attended a couple of meetings, reviewed the User Guide and wrote 4 release notes. It doesn't sound like much, but it was enough to keep the mind alive. And, for the second week in a row, I resisted Friday's Temptation of the Bagels. ...
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Weekly Wrap-up (Sunday May 16 - Saturday May 22) ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sun, 23 May, 23:18 Pacific

Saturday May 22, 2004

Some of My Favorite things

There are lots of weblog memes (shared prompts and ideas) and email questionaires that ask "What's your favorite food? Your favorite color? Your favorite ice cream?..."

One of my online writing groups (Personal Writing) does a single weekly topic — the topic for last week was "Your Favorite Things". The prompt was to choose one or more than one. Write about why the things you chose are favorites. What do they mean to you?

This isn't just a list of one element favorites in a set of pre-chosen categories. There's no reason why someone can't have multiple favorite things in a given "category" or why the categories themsselvs must be "logical" or narrow. In fact, I believe that most people don't have one single always favorite whatever-it-is (food, ice cream, piece of music). I certainly don't.

In my writing group, one man wrote about many of his favorite books, with a paragraph for each describing what made that book special. One woman mentioned her favorite color (green) and then went on to write about her other favorite colors, eventually concluding that she likes every color (at different times) except yellow aand purple. Another woman mused on chocolate until I could almost taste it and described things that help to define the shades of blue to which she is most partial — a lake, the sky at twilight, or a piece of turquoise.

Our favorites may shift with our moods. Some nights you may just want to sit quietly and read; other times you may want to be sociable. You may consider both of these to be favorite pasttimes. I love to sit and read, or play with the computer, or go out to dinner, but parties, clubbing, or after-work drinks will never make my top 10 list!

The categories you choose, and the favorites you pick for those categories, define who you are, as does the way you choose to talk about your favorites.

What are some of your "favorite things"?

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Some of My Favorite things ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Sat, 22 May, 11:00 Pacific

Friday May 21, 2004

First Time Sheet

I turned in my first time sheet yesterday; it covers three weeks. The company I am working at is a bit unusual; they pay once a month. Most companies I have worked for in the past have paid twice a month or, in one or two cases, every week.

I had actually been under the impression that California Labor Laws required at least 2 pay periods per month (at least, that's what Apple told its employees many years ago when they changed from weekly to biweekly pay periods). Apparently, however, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comes into the picture under certain circumstances which allow pay periods of once a month provided specific conditions are met.

All wages, ... earned by any person in any employment are due and payable twice during each calendar month, on days designated in advance by the employer as the regular paydays. Labor performed between the 1st and 15th days, inclusive, of any calendar month shall be paid for between the 16th and the 26th day of the month during which the labor was performed, and labor performed between the 16th and the last day, inclusive, of any calendar month, shall be paid for between the 1st and 10th day of the following month. However, salaries of executive, administrative, and professional employees of employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, ... may be paid once a month on or before the 26th day of the month during which the labor was performed if the entire month's salaries, including the unearned portion between the date of payment and the last day of the month, are paid at that time.

[ cf. State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement publication The Laws Relating to the Time, Manner, and Payment of Wages ]

I'm always interested in this sort of stuff. ...
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First Time Sheet ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Fri, 21 May, 22:17 Pacific

Wednesday May 19, 2004

My Morning Start

I have been enjoying Atkins Morning Start breakfast cereal, specifically the Almond Crunch and the Banana Nut Harvest. (The Blueberry was too blueberryey for me and too sweet). The cereal is nice and crunchy and tasty. I like flake cereal.

I've been eating 2/3 cup every morning with a banana sliced in. (Don't tell me bananas have carbs. I eat fruit; live with it.) I also mix in a cup of Brown Cow Farms yogurt. I remove the cream layer from the whole milk version. (And yes, I know that Atkins doesn't "allow" yogurt, but South Beach does, so there).

It's a nice filling breakfast and I find that I can withstand the temptations of the donuts, crullers, crumbcakes, bagels, and assorted naughty free food at The Job if I've had breakfast before I go in.

My Morning Start ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Wed, 19 May, 19:23 Pacific

Tuesday May 18, 2004

Writing Groups

I have often mentioned that one of my entries in this space is in response to a writing prompt from one group or another. I currently subscribe to 8 such online writing groups! If you like to write (especially if you keep a journal — online or off), you may be interested in joining a writing group. There are many such (also both online and off ;-). These are the ones I like. ...
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Writing Groups ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Tue, 18 May, 21:23 Pacific

Monday May 17, 2004

Treasures 2004_20

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words,

I hope you'll consider starting your own list of Treasures. If you enjoy this sort of thing, take a look at the participation positives web ring. ...
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Treasures 2004_20 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Mon, 17 May, 21:52 Pacific

Sunday May 16, 2004

Weekly Wrap-up (May 9 - May 15)

The weather has been mostly cool, with fog in the mornings changing to sunny and blue in the afternoon. The wind has been pretty strong for much of the days as well. Today it was really windy!

We tried to go out to breakfast last Sunday, but it being Mothers Day, most places had lines. Worse than that, the first place we tried had raised their prices by $10 for the occasion ("weekend night price all day") and I was offended.

We ended up going home, where I put together Eggs American Cafe. The dish is a favorite of Rich's and mine from the American Cafe, a restaurant in Washington DC. We couldn't bring the restaurant with us when we moved but we could bring the recipe. We don't make it often, as it's very rich (and a bit of work to do) but oh my is it yummy! I make a really good Hollandaise sauce, too, if I do say so myself.

This week, at least, I had a few tasks to perform at The Job. A Job is more interesting when there's work to do. ...
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Weekly Wrap-up (May 9 - May 15) ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sun, 16 May, 12:18 Pacific

Saturday May 15, 2004

New Job, Second Week

Hey! I had work to do this week! Not a huge amount, but enough to keep the mind alive.

I reviewed a chapter of the User Guide. The Tech Pubs writer thinks he'll have more for me to do this coming week. I went over my review of a design spec with one of the engineers, and I should have "ownership" of that document next week, to tweak, twiddle, and frob it to my heart's content :-)

Friday, I worked on updating a couple of web-based tutorials. As I will need to know the stuff they explain, I'm in a perfect position to work on these as I try them out.

New Job, Second Week ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Sat, 15 May, 14:28 Pacific

Friday May 14, 2004

Discovering Loreena McKennitt

I have been listening to during the day. They play a lot of orchestral pieces, occasional opera bits (Der Felgenfische :-( and, with some regularity, Loreena McKennitt.

The first time I heard one, I thought the piece was lovely. I checked the artist and title and made a note. The second time, I did the same thing and discovered that, again, it was Loreena McKennitt. I've begun to recognize her voice and style in the first few bars. It's Celtic Rennaissance. Her website calls it celtic ecletic. Whatever you call it, I think it's lovely.

Ms McKennitt has her own record label, Quinlan Road, and her music is available for purchase through the website (as well as through other shopping venues). I've ordered most of her CDs. :-)

Try some!

Discovering Loreena McKennitt ( in category Books, Movies, Music ) - posted at Fri, 14 May, 23:15 Pacific

Thursday May 13, 2004

Tiny Feet and Giant Steps

In the news...

Our cats are great spider spotters. We'll walk into a room and notice a cat, staring intently at the ceiling. We look up... and there's a spider, in the middle of the ceiling, equidistant from the four walls. How did he get up there? How does he stay up there?

For the first time, scientists have measured exactly how that spider sticks to the ceiling and also how strong the adhesion force is.

A team from Germany and Switzerland have made the first detailed examinations of a jumping spider's 'foot' and have discovered that a molecular force sticks the spider to almost anything. The force is so strong that these spiders could carry over 170 times their own body weight while standing on the ceiling.

[cf. Institute of Physics press release PR29(04). ]

The paper, Getting a grip on spider attachment: an AFM approach to microstructure adhesion in arthropods, by Antonia Kesel, Andrew Martin and Tobias Seidl, was published on 19 April 2004, in the Institute of Physics journal Smart Materials and Structures. I like the title :-)

If you think the itsy bitsy spider has itsy bitsy feet, think again. Scientists have created a "microscopic walking robot", just 10 nanometers long and made out of DNA.

A New York University team created the robot using DNA legs that move along a footpath, which is also based on DNA.

The legs move by detaching themselves from the footpath, moving along it and then reattaching themselves, New Scientist reports.

DNA is an ideal material to build the robot from, because DNA chains easily pair up.

By re-ordering the sequence of base pairs that make up the DNA strand, the scientists were able to control where each strand attached.

"What we've done is to build a sidewalk to accommodate one step and we've demonstrated quantitatively that [the robot] can take a second step," Professor Nadrian Seeman, of New York University, told BBC News Online.

[ cf BBC News Online ]

Could a spiderbot made of DNA walk on the ceiling?

Tiny Feet and Giant Steps ( in category In The News ) - posted at Thu, 13 May, 19:38 Pacific

Wednesday May 12, 2004


The best thing about this new job is that it's only 2 miles (and less than 10 minutes) from home. They have "core hours" at this place; everyone is expected to be around and accessible between 10 am and 4:30 pm. So I get in by 8 am and I can head out at 4:30.

I'm home by 4:45! It's wonderful!

I have never worked so close to home before (well, I've worked from home which is better of course, but...). I've always worked about 40 minutes away. I'd get to work by 9 and leave at 5:30. I'd get home about 6:15.

I can't say getting up at 6:45 is delightful but getting home before 5 is definitely worth it. And, in the summer, I'm likely to wake up sometime between 6 and 6:30 on my own.

Homecoming ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Wed, 12 May, 18:37 Pacific

Tuesday May 11, 2004

Goodie Two Shoes

[ Today's meme is courtesy of Thursday Threesome ]

Onesome: Goodie--
What is your your favorite "goodie" you treat yourself to when you've finished a project or maybe even just survived a long day? Ice cream? ...a long bath? ...a good book?

Twosome: Two--
Two things that make you smile! No thinking, just write!

Threesome: Shoes--
...and how about your favorite pair of shoes? You know, the ones you look for an occasion to wear! (Yes, guys that ratty pair of tennis shoes does count...)

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Goodie Two Shoes ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Tue, 11 May, 17:29 Pacific

Monday May 10, 2004

Treasures 2004_19

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words,

I hope you'll consider starting your own list of Treasures. If you enjoy this sort of thing, take a look at the participation positives web ring. ...
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Treasures 2004_19 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Mon, 10 May, 00:01 Pacific

Sunday May 9, 2004

Whew! It's Windy!

We were out in the hot tub, making like hippos with only our eyes, ears and noses above water, watching the trees in the Back 40 swaying. We've got a local weather advisory for the airport (SFO; 5 mi south-west of our house as the seagull flies) — west winds 25 to 35 kt with occasional gusts near 40 kt. Unfortunately, our anemometer is busted and currently reads 0 all the time, so I don't know exactly how windy it is at our house, but it's windy.

Whew! It's Windy! ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sun, 09 May, 23:28 Pacific

Sunday May 9, 2004

Weekly Wrap-up (May 2 - May 8)

The past week was very busy (if not very interesting) because I started a new job on Tuesday. So, 9 hours a day (except 8 on Tuesday) was spent in a small, dark, cubicle exploring the new job. I have a computer; I have a keyboard. trackball, and small whiteboard (brought from home). I have a ball to sit on. I have wrist rests; I have the keyboard holder arranged to my liking. What I don't have, yet, is much work to do. Wish me luck that will change soon.

The Camry spouted a small radiator leak on Thursday night as Rich was driving home, so we got up at 6:30 Friday morning and went down to the Auto Repair shop at 7 to drop off the car. Then we dropped me off at my job at 7:25 and Rich took the Corolla down to his job. So I managed to get in 9 and a quarter hours. I could have taken the bus home in the afternoon; as it turns out; the bus runs every half hour and stops about a block from where I work. T the other end, it stops just over the hill from our house. ...
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Weekly Wrap-up (May 2 - May 8) ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Sun, 09 May, 20:57 Pacific

Saturday May 8, 2004

Looking for Memes?

Bad news in the Blogosphere this week. The Friday Five has closed its doors after a two and a half year run. I have the archives from before I started playing, so you may see some "vintage" Friday Fives in this space in the future. Or not.

Also, if you're looking for this week's Saturday Slant, you'll find my response on my other weblog, commentary. It seemed to fit better over there.

Looking for Memes? ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Sat, 08 May, 23:06 Pacific

Friday May 7, 2004

New Job, First Week

I survived my first week (four days, 34.5 hours) at the new job. I hate the first week of a new job. There's often nothing, really, to do. Exploring and familiarizing only takes so long and gets old rather quickly. ...
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New Job, First Week ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Fri, 07 May, 22:02 Pacific

Thursday May 6, 2004

The Family Techie

[ Today's meme is courtesy of Thursday Threesome. The original title for the meme is "::A geek in the family::" (blech)]

I should point out that I really despise the word geek, a word originally coined to describe carnival sideshow performers who did unspeakable things to chickens. Even though the word has come into more common parlance as describing someone who is "accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits" it bears a strong connotation of social ineptitude. The word nerd provides only a slight improvement, the minor difference owing to the (minor) fact that "nerd" doesn't share the sideshow history!

I prefer "techie". I will accept "hacker" as well. (Note that "hacker" does not mean what the media keeps using it to portray; get a clue, guys).

Now that we've clarified our vocabulary, on to the questions.

Onesome: --A geek
Hey, who handles tech support at your place? You? ...the six year old? ...or someone from outside? ...and how about in your web space? No, we're not looking for techs; we're just curious .

Twosome: --in the
computer? Just a curiosity for the designer types: what Operating System are you running? ...and which browser? Since sites can show up differently in different browsers it's more than a casual question.

Threesome: --Family
Do any family members read your place? Do they care? Do they have a clue? ...and how about your 'off line' friends? ...or do you supply a little bit of separation there?

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The Family Techie ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Thu, 06 May, 23:02 Pacific

Tuesday May 4, 2004

New Job - First Day

I hate first days. I'm not crazy about first weeks.

I started my new job today with a short IT orientation at 9:00. Actually, the orientation didn't start till almost 9:30 because I was the only one there. Then the second person showed up about 10 minutes into the short presentation (which the IT guy restarted) and the third person showed up a little after that. By then, I could probably have given the short IT presentation. The other two people were coming from what I would consider an uncomfortable distance away. One came from Walnut Creek. (When we first got to the Bay Area, we lived in Walnut Creek for 3 months and I commuted to South San Francisco. It was torturous!) The other person came up from Los Gatos. Gah! That's further south than Campbell (where I worked last Fall) and in the major commute direction. Ugh!

I got a computer by noon. The good news is that it's a Powermac G4 running Mac OS X. The bad news is that it's a 15" laptop. Sigh. I brought in my trackball today and I borrowed a USB keyboard for most of the day; being a Windoze keyboard, the command and option (Windowze and Alt) keys were in the "wrong" order, so I'll bring in a Mac keyboard tomorrow.

With assistance from Facilities (called for this reason) we found the switch to turn on the overhead fluorescents. This is another Clan of the Cave People — most of the engineers like to work in the dark with just the light from their screens and maybe a desk lamp. Blech!. I truly do not understand these people who want to sit in the dark; even before I realized how affected I was by the ambient light, I never turned everything off! I remember turning off one or two bulbs to reduce glare, or running incandescent lamps reflecting off the ceiling but I never sat in the dark with just the light from my screen!

There's a window on the other side of the cubicle partition (beyond the corridor). If I look in just the right direction I can see a little piece of it.

Sigh. It's a 6-week contract; I will survive. If it looks like the job can be extended for longer, I'll try to negotiate for at least half time off site. At the job site I have a 6x6 cubicle, a laptop with one 15", a truly uncomfortable chair (which I plan to rectify tomorrow), abysmally poor lighting, too much noise, and multiple distractions, including people walking by all day, cel phones ringing, voices heard down the hall... At home I have a 12' by 15' office, 4 cats, 3 17" screens, plenty of light, very little noise, and essentially no distractions. And I'm only 10 minutes away by car. But in return for all of the inconveniences and productivity reducers, they will pay me. Yech! Ptooie!.

Tomorrow is another day. Onward and upward.

New Job - First Day ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Tue, 04 May, 22:19 Pacific

Monday May 3, 2004

Treasures 2004_18

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words,

I hope you'll consider starting your own list of Treasures. If you enjoy this sort of thing, take a look at the participation positives web ring. ...
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Treasures 2004_18 ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Mon, 03 May, 11:38 Pacific

Sunday May 2, 2004

Weekly Wrap-up (Apr 25 - May 01)

April marked Rich's and my 21st anniversary, Squirrel's 4th anniversary with us and Raven's 1st anniversary! Happy, happy, everybody!

The weather for the first half of last week was HOT — record high temperatures caused by a strong high pressure ridge. Yuck. We opened windows, turned on fans, and wore shorts. The weather finally broke on Thursday and the rest of the week was lovely, sunny, clear, and warm but not too hot.

Raven and Bebop had their annual health checkups on Monday morning. Neither of them enjoyed it much. I was treated to kitty stereo on the drive to and from the vet. AwroOOOOO. ...
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Weekly Wrap-up (Apr 25 - May 01) ( in category Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Sun, 02 May, 12:40 Pacific

Saturday May 1, 2004

Getting Out of the Box

Career Epiphany

[ This is an abstract of a longer commentary which I posted to my other weblog. ]

Before you can do any thinking "outside the box" you need to realize that there is a box and that you've placed yourself within it. For years, I have been struggling with the question of "what do I want to do with my job". At least a decade ago, I made a set of Pro and Con lists, variously entitlted, Programmer, System Administrator, Tech Support, Quality Lead.

In the years that followed, I added Technical Writer and Webmaster to the lists. I added a list of generic Preferences and another for Interest Areas. But I was still thinking inside my box. ...
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Getting Out of the Box ( in category commentary ) - posted at Sat, 01 May, 21:50 Pacific

Saturday May 1, 2004

Can't Sleep?

[ Today's meme is courtesy of Thursday Threesome ]

From the Late Night Edition of the Back Porch
::Insomnia, the Cure for Sleep::

Onesome: Insomnia--
Ever have it? Some do and some don't, but have you ever been hounded awake for that endless hour after hour with no hope of sleep? ...or does the very act of touching head to pillow put you out for the count?

Twosome: the cure--
Hey, if you do have the occasional bout or chronic insomnia, what do you do about it? Work? Read? Try cures? Hmmm... Did you ever find one that worked?

Threesome: for sleep--
Female/male, young/not so young, we all need varying amounts of sleep. What's your personal sleep cycle? Five hours? Ten hours? ...and if you had a choice, what would be your personal sleep cycle? ...and yes, "All day long" is a valid answer

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Can't Sleep? ( in category Memes & Prompts ) - posted at Sat, 01 May, 13:27 Pacific