Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a day worth remembering and celebrating to be sure. I like that we do so, and that we have Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day too. My grandfather served in the Navy in WW2, my father was drafted and in post-war Korea, and I served 8 years in the […]
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Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day and that’s why the flag is at half staff (Had to search, I didn’t remember). Small comfort probably to those that have lost someone in the line of duty. Also a reminder to the rest of us that though we may have bad days at the office, it’s never […]
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I got this at Hobby Lobby for $7 on sale, it’s about the width of a license plate and a little taller, and I think perfect for the office. There is a lot of humor in that one small sign!
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Quick thoughts about the work required to make all day meetings run smoothly: Suitable space with enough seating (and reasonable chairs!) Turn down the AC if the room is going to be crowded to help with the heat load Plenty of power strips – few people will make it through the day on laptop battery […]
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I tend to be amused when I run into something that causes me stress because I like to think – foolishly – that I’ve learned to manage stress and even avoid it by dealing with the underlying source of the stress. Last week I was in a meeting for 3-1/2 days. More workshop than meeting. […]
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Over time I’ve settled on quarterly goals as the best way to focus on the stuff I most want to get done. I still think about my long term goals and I still have to do short term planning, but quarterly goals work out to be the most useful measure when explaining my goals to […]
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That’s just one of about a hundred great lines from episode 1 of Farmed and Dangerous. A company with the initials of IFIB. The scene where the team is talking about the boss is good (listen for the remark about ticks). It’s free with a couple minutes of commercials embedded. Beyond the humor it’s a […]
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This may not be the exact model, but I bought 2 First Alert detectors at Costco for $23. Not a lot to installing any smoke detector, most have two screws that go into the ceiling and a cover that pops off so you can replace the 9v battery. Sounds easy enough, but getting the screws […]
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You may have seen these minuteKey boxes at your local home supply store (Lowes has it near me) that let you make your own copies of common key types: I tried it out over the weekend. Quick, painless, and if anything not very exciting to watch. I didn’t time it, but maybe 4 […]
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That’s the first thing I heard when I answered the phone recently. I was working on an change I needed to make, missed a call, called back (thinking it might be related to the change) and no one answered, then they called back again. It went something like this: Me: Hello. Caller: You broke my […]
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