I’ve gathered a bunch of notes from conversations and time reflecting, thought I’d write them down to at least be able to look back at them once the storm has passed. I’m mindful about how much news I consume per day. I want to know how things are going and what has changed, but I […]Read more "Covid Thoughts, So Far"
I wrote about OLPC back in 2010 (and before that, somewhere back on a post I didnt port over here from SSC). It was a vision worth pursuing. It failed though, for many reasons, perhaps not the least of the killer branding around the “$100 laptop” which turned out to be unachievable. Here’s a good […]Read more "The Failed One Laptop Per Child Project"
I extended my trip to SQLSaturday South Florida for a couple days vacation. If I’m going to drive 3-1/2 hours may as well make the most of it. Stayed at the Sheraton Suites Plantation for two nights, fairly close to Nova. Nice hotel, parking was a bit of a mess due to a lot of […]Read more "South Florida Vacation Notes"
This past week I attended a one hour facilitated group session that was a continuation of the Strengthfinders assessment. One part was looking at where our strengths were in regard to four team zones (3 of mine fall into strategic thinking) and the rest was looking at the potential weaknesses that correspond with a strength. […]Read more "More on Strengthfinders"
Lately I’ve been thinking about taking a break from doing presentations. Not sure what triggered it – maybe just a sense of wanting some more time for other things. I’ve been doing presentations on a regular basis since 2006. Before that it was once a year at PASS and maybe something at work. Along the […]Read more "A Speaking Sabbatical"
This one is about spending time with my daughter – she bought some army men as a toy after a visit to the doctor. It’s also a little bit about diversity because the package of army men was all male. Writing about father/daughter time is easy compared to writing about diversity. I like the story […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Lessons From Little Green Army Men"
I had to laugh as I write this, the “Spousal Surcharges” title is awfully close to clickbait. The topic is health insurance and the growing trend of employers charging employees a fee if their spouse has the option to get insurance via a different employer and opts out. Whichever side of the issue you agree […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Spousal Surcharges"
It’s the ‘get your flu shot’ time of the year, which is also a good time to review your immunizations. This chart shows the suggested immunizations. As soon as I looked at it I realized I need to get an updated tetanus vaccination. The shingles vaccine is interesting. The FDA approved for those over 50, […]Read more "Immunizations – Not Just for Kids"
Khan Academy is doing a fund raiser and I just donated $10 to help out – my kids have easily gotten that much value out of it (and I wish I could get them to use it more!). Every little bit helps.Read more "Supporting Khan Academy"
This year I was interested to see that they did the Hour of Code in the elementary school my daughter attends. Seems like it is catching on. Both of my children did the Minecraft exercise to completion and were pleased to be able to print out the certificate at the end. I like the concept, […]Read more "The Hour of Code 2015"