Monthly Archives: June 2016

From the “Stupid Things That Will Probably Amuse Only Me” Department

By | June 29, 2016

In an email exchange with a co-worker, the co-worker said: “Have you confirmed that you have access to the db and that there is sufficient test data?” I replied: “At this point, I’m multitasking on so many things that for all I know in a few minutes I’m going to get a call asking why I’m not at… Read More »

Grand Guignol a la Trump

By | June 21, 2016

I am fairly disinclined to take part in political mudslinging in social media, but the news from the Trump campaign in the last 24 hours inclines me to a bit of fascinated notice, in a slowing-down-to-watch-the-trainwreck way. Trump has literally almost no money in his campaign account. Trump has only 30 staffers in his entire campaign. He’s run… Read More »

A Dose of Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh, A Dose of Silly

By | June 18, 2016

Observations on a Saturday: There is nothing quite so bracing as lunging for one’s alarm clock at 6:30 in the morning, only to suffer a spontaneous and extremely painful cramp in one’s right calf. I know exactly what to do when a cramp happens: grab one’s toes and pull up and toward you. This lessens the pain enough… Read More »

Run For Empowerment: $825 down — $175 to go!

By | June 16, 2016

Great news! With one day left to fundraise, my fundraising total for this Saturday’s “Run For Empowerment” is $825. (Thank you so much, sponsors!!) I’m aiming to raise $1000, though, so I’ve got $175 to go. The Run for Empowerment is a fundraiser for Women Helping Battered Women, a Vermont non-profit that provides an absolutely indispensable safety net… Read More »

Help Stop Domestic Violence

By | June 15, 2016

Women Helping Battered Women is holding its annual fundraising walk/run this Saturday at Waterfront Park in Burlington. They’re a small non-profit with a huge workload, providing support (including a shelter and a 24-hour hotline) for victims of domestic violence. I’m walking in the event on Saturday and I’m (as of right now) $380 shy of my $1000 fundraising goal.… Read More »

Error 247: Brain needs reboot

By | June 14, 2016

I am depressed. And overweight. And getting no exercise, even though there is a strong correlation between exercise and mental fitness. But I’m trying in small ways to turn that around. I’m eating a lot of Panera salads while on the road, and I did buy a new pair of road running shoes (beep beep) so I can… Read More »

2016 Women Helping Battered Women Race for Empowerment

By | June 13, 2016

In just a few days I’ll be taking part in the 2016 Women Helping Battered Women “Run for Empowerment” at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. I have a $1000 fundraising goal and am just barely over 40% of the way there. Will you sponsor me? You can sponsor me at this link: I am walking in support… Read More »

DNE: The Saga Continues

By | June 13, 2016

This is my first time back at this customer since early May. I’m pleased to report that the seemingly random string of hexadecimal code I left on a conference room marker board back on April 12 is still there today. The breaks in the blue surrounding the code make me think that people have written all around the code… Read More »