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michael-seidel's picture
Aug.27.2012
Rough writing day. Just...you know, interference from life - wife, work, cats - and I was struggling, battling with my obsessive compulsive side.  Work front, the big, vague meeting. "What are your plans after this transition takes place?" they asked me. What transition? I'm being told one...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.26.2012
The systems freeze. Chrome stops responding. Scrivener. Task manager won't open.  Ah. Must be Norton Pulse updating. Let's check that. Open Norton 360 - or try to. Click...count...one Mississippi...two Mississippi...three Mississippi...twenty-seven Mississippis later, Norton begins to open....
jill-jepson's picture
May.23.2012
If you were unaware that today is National Accept the Fact that You Stink at Stuff Day, it’s because I made it up five minutes ago. I intend to celebrate it every year from now on. Maybe several times a year. It’s really a very joyous occasion.   Bad Pet Photo # 1   NAFYSSD is the day...
g-kasten's picture
Jan.23.2012
Occasionally I catch myself reinforcing obstacles in my own path. Making something less attainable helps me savor a desire for a longer time. Whatever it is I think I want might just disappoint me, while the goal of having it always provides a sense of purpose. Sometimes, the biggest obstacle to...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.18.2011
This is where so much of the computer updates and corrections go wrong. I'm on a call. I have time as I listen to attend my personal laptop. I go to the Windows Action Center to see if there are messages. There is one:  download a solution to a Think Vantage problem. Well, good. I experienced...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.11.2011
Came into work at 6, hoping to be productive, but my work network is problematic again. Can't reach the Intranet, reach apps, can receive and send email but it takes over an hour. Driving me nuts. Can't reach system status today so I don't know if it's me or what. Chat is working so I can contact...
monique-belli's picture
Aug.07.2011
I started to title this interrupted, and as usual it took 3 or 4 tries to get it spelled correctly.  Does anyone else use Google as a word search?  I can still remember asking my mother or a teacher how to spell something and being told to look it up in the dictionary.   How can I look it up if I...
rina-macasaet's picture
May.22.2011
  I am stuck. I don’t know how to get out of it. I clam up in frustration because I have nothing relevant to say or to share. I sit and try to listen or stare into blank space waiting for time to pass when I can excuse myself and leave. I know it’s rude and impolite but I don’t have the...
rina-macasaet's picture
Mar.15.2011
I was caught off guard and unaware with a conversation that started out pleasant but turned out to be loaded with tension. I hate that I was unable to get rid of the agony inside of me caused by one’s interior struggles.  My life or hers?  I did not know what to make of the throes coming from the...
rand-bishop's picture
Jan.11.2011
Dear You: You are a uniquely gifted human being. Only you possess the matchless skill set provided you by The Creator. Only you can manifest your individual point of view into reality. And, as you have been blessed with a one-of-a-kind set of tools, you have the obligation to develop your talents...