The Job

Quiet, busy, the house…

July 20, 2004

Some of what we’ve been up to for the last four months or so…

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Working again, kinda

March 26, 2004

My unemployment benefits ran out in mid-February. Not entirely coincidentally, I’ve found some medium-term work (sub-contracting for a small consulting company), that I hope to be able to continue doing for the foreseeable future.

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The Next Big Thing

October 11, 2003

Just read an inspirational editorial on Tim Oren’s Due Diligence weblog, which ends with a great quotation.

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Rochelle. Lays. Down. The Law.

October 9, 2003

It would appear that my wife has decided I’m not doing enough with my time off, to clean up the house and otherwise work on useful projects (with “useful” being a word she gets to define). She’s decided that I need to get up with her in the morning, take a bath with her, and have coffee with her before she goes off to her job. All of this to ensure that my day at least starts early enough to accomplish something.

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My life right now…

September 9, 2003

…is pretty much like this article at The Morning News.

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OK, enough goofing off

August 15, 2003

Ok, it’s been two weeks of sleeping in and doing nothing (much) more than web surfing in my underwear. I should start doing some real work. So today I’m putting together a weekly schedule for myself.

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All good things…

July 31, 2003

Today was my last day at work; I was laid off, along with a few other folks. I worked at Persistence for 27 months, all told, at a time when many people were struggling to find work. It was a good job, with good people, and I’ll miss it.

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Channel-specific RSS feeds

May 10, 2003

For those of you who may not be interested in everything I write (hi Mom, sorry about all the technology stuff), here are some channel-specific RSS feeds.

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January 13, 2003

I just finished installing my new copy of Keynote, Apple’s new presentation program. It’s so beautiful, I am imagining that I will borrow a Mac to be able to give a presentation using Keynote during our sales kickoff, next week.

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More anti-spam tools

August 8, 2002

At the recommendation of a new co-worker, I recently installed Cloudmark’s SpamNet add-in for Microsoft Outlook, the e-mail client I’m using at Persistence. If you’re using Microsoft Outlook on Windows (as I have to at work), this tool should be a no-brainer.

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August 6, 2002

Today is, I can hardly believe it, my one year anniversary of working at Persistence Software. I am thankful to have what is by any measure a very good job.

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Investment advice

July 13, 2002

If you had bought $1000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49. If you had bought $1000 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then traded in the cans at a redemption center for the nickel deposit, you would have $107.

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