Tag: work

  • Benjy Feen summarizing Peter Drucker on management

    Quoting this here because it resonated with me and I want to find it easily later: Ideally, managers create organizations to carry out their plans, and they keep a watchful eye on their resources, especially the most valuable resource, time. Given that, a few questions arise naturally, and it is the specific responsibility of a […]

  • ah, paperwork

    So after that whole getting married thing, I had to find out how to get Candice listed on my health insurance policy at work. So I fired HR a line last week, and the person who could answer me got back from vacation today. I now have the form I have to fill out, but […]

  • arr num num num

    (Wedding/Paris updates coming soon, I promise! I’ve been busy at the Ottawa Linux Symposium this week.) While I was gone, work replaced our old employee ID cards (magstripe for access control, visual ID at the front desk) with proximity cards and front-door turnstiles, since another company is going to be sharing some building space with […]

  • Victory!

    Yay, I have my big old 21″ CRT monitor back. The desktop guys weren’t that surprised; apparently I’m not the first to find the 1280×1024 worse than dealing with a grumpy CRT. So I think I’ll hold onto this guy until it just doesn’t work at all anymore, and then look into specifically requesting a […]

  • Suddenly I’m high-maintenance.

    A few weeks ago at work, my monitor started to misbehave a bit — a loud click, and then a few hours of the screen flicking ever so slightly. It’s an old monitor, a big 21″ Dell CRT, so it’s starting to get a bit long in the tooth. I raised a helpdesk request because […]

  • Who listens to what music?

    I should know better. This month’s Red Hat Magazine had a feature on Fedora Core 5, the latest release of their leading-edge Linux distribution. I’ve been running Fedora Core 3 on my laptop (Dell D600) for a while now, and since FC3 is now only receiving maintenance updates from Fedora Legacy I figured it would […]

  • Business casual

    Lately I’ve been getting frustrated with work clothes. The problem with working in an environment where you can wear a t-shirt and jeans is that it’s easy to wear a t-shirt and jeans. As I find myself ending up in more advisory and decision-making roles I find that doesn’t always cut it, but it’s still […]

  • Random update

    I had something I was going to post about, but I can’t remember what it is. If I do I’ll let you know. I remember part of it: I picked up DDR Extreme 2 and a mat for the PS2 this weekend. Whee! I’ve never played DDR before (but I knew what to expect, at […]