Category: Work

A Rare Opportunity 4

A Rare Opportunity

My previous job had a rather lax dress code. I showed up every day in jeans and a collared shirt, but I could have just as well been dressed to go to the park. I was kind of done with...

Lessons Learned from Job Hunting 2

Lessons Learned from Job Hunting

Back in April, I found myself in the ranks of the unemployed. The reasons and causes are, in hindsight, not all that important, but I’ve learned a lot of very valuable lessons in a very short timespan about finding a...

A one-car family? 6

A one-car family?

I feel sorry for our sedan. See, it’s been sitting unused for almost a month now. Aside from moving it from the driveway to the street for our garage sale, then back into the driveway, it hasn’t moved. No, nothing...

Protected: The Best Laid Plans Laid to Waste 2

Protected: The Best Laid Plans Laid to Waste

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Quebec Isn't So Bad 4

Quebec Isn't So Bad

I've spent most of this last week in Montreal, Quebec doing on-site training and installation. Honestly, the whole language thing had me a bit intimidated. Not only do I not speak French, but I heard from a certain friend that...

On Mythical Functionality 1

On Mythical Functionality

I had the following conversation with a co-worker today: Co-worker: Hey, uh…do you guys have a magical utility that emails reports? Something we don't know about? Me: Yes. It also ejects Pop Tarts from the floppy drive, if you have...

Thirty years 10

Thirty years

I've had trouble with birthdays the last few years. Every year since I turned twenty-four, it's been harder and harder. The momentum I created of freaking out about birthdays got so bad that I've been referring to this birthday as...

A Winner Is You 2

A Winner Is You

"Free is a very competitive price." That's been one of my catchphrases for a while now and rare are the occasions where it isn't true. This past week proved it in spades. I travel quite a bit for work and...

Tots on a Plane 12

Tots on a Plane

I think that flying is meant to be uncomfortable by design. You cram 150+ strangers into a metal tube with recirculated air and barely enough room to shift in your seat, hoping that nothing goes wrong at you soar through...

The Question You Should Stop Asking Your Co-workers When They Are Dressed Up 3

The Question You Should Stop Asking Your Co-workers When They Are Dressed Up

I'm wearing a collared shirt with a tie today because I'm doing some on-site consulting for work. This is a departure from the normal dress around here which usually consists of jeans and some kind of collared shirt. What I...