Month: June 2016

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

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…

Grand Guignol a la Trump

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…

A Dose of Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh, A Dose of Silly

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:…

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

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…

Help Stop Domestic Violence

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…

Error 247: Brain needs reboot

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…

2016 Women Helping Battered Women Race for Empowerment

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…

DNE: The Saga Continues

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 onĀ April 12 is still there today. The breaks in the blue…

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