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rebbecca-hill's picture
Aug.22.2012
Sometimes I react to situations without first taking a step back. At work I am occasionally frustrated by my computer’s inability to work as fast as I’d like it to. A combination of factors usually contributes to this. It could be that too many people are accessing the network at the same time; or...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.21.2012
The drums, the drums, always pounding and pulsing...they never stop.  Lots of drum beating going on at work today, trying to flush answers out from people in other offices. What is Italy's install base, boom boom boom? Where are the parts for Argentina, boom boom boom? Where is that...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.19.2012
Woke at 5 with a cat whispering, “You want to get up and feed the cats,” in my ear. I did so but decided I was attempting more sleep. Returning to bed, I reviewed a dream and planned my day. The lawn required mowing and trimming, actions I’d planned yesterday. But my wife and I were going grocery...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.17.2012
The work computer and I continue our disagreements.  The software claims I'm out of compliance. I need anti-virus. I've not installed PGP encryption on my hard drive. The Symantec security app tells me, "Everything is running. You have the latest updates. Your system is protected." "Comply,"...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.13.2012
I owe this blog to Cindy Kloosterman and her remembrance of a dot in her life, her Aunt Edna. Cindy was inspired to think about the dots after reading Bill Gates' book. Now I've been thinking about dots and will need to go read the book as well. Thinking more about dots this morning as I sat in...
ron-lavalette's picture
Aug.04.2012
By three o’clock on Friday afternoon, it seems like all the mundane, pointless little tasks he should have tackled all week long have accumulated and coalesced into one big unassailable mass of unfiled documents and unreturned, unreturnable phone messages, not so neatly stacked in his inbox,...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.02.2012
Once upon a time, I was on a C130E familiarization and orientation flight. It's a fancy way to say I tagged long while a crew conducted training flights. Bring a book, they're long flights.  But lovely. Books and magzines weren't needed. We weren't flying high, usually 18,000 feet, sometimes...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.01.2012
It's just absolutely infuriating that people don't read their emails and then regurgitate the same questions over and over again. Really. These are managers and senior managers...what is it? Are they lazy? Stupid? To have these questions asked after summation after summation drives me nuts. I...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.30.2012
Was feeling ill by late yesterday afternoon. Sore thoat, malaise, a little nauseated, that kind of thing. Drinking a lot of fluids but my throat felt parched. Got up this morning to work and added lots of aching joints, especially my back and hand, to my list of problems. Got dressed for work, hit...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.26.2012
Sexist jokes are vile and unacceptable. However, I object to a study that uses this yardstick to understand whether women fit in under these circumstances. A Melbourne Business School report found that companies lack strategy to tackle "low level sexism" despite having policies in place that...