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Stuck in the Story

Sometimes we are just going about our day, minding our own business when out of the blue we are “acted upon by an outside force.” A car cuts in front of us, we get bad news at work (or, more likely, vague news that we don’t know what to do […]

On doing a “Good Job”

I was talking to a teammate the other day about work feelings and she said something profound : You want to do a good job, and you want others to think you are doing a good job. She didn’t say it as a great epiphany, more like a statement of […]

The little things

I turned my desk around last week so I can look out the window (and not look like I’m in the witness protection program on Zoom calls) and it has totally changed how I feel about my office. It was always fine, but now it’s cozy and delightful. Never underestimate […]

Swift Playground

I went to WordCamp Cincinnati last weekend*, and while I was there overheard one of my co-workers talking about a “learn to code” program for iPad geared towards kids. Using Swift, the program has you write little bits of code to help an alien solve puzzles.  It’s totally made for kids, […]

Tech Support in the Wild

John and I went to see Thor: Raggnarok last night.  The movie was awesome, but this post is not about that.  It’s about this: the sweet chairs that many movie theaters have these days.  We got to our seats and tried to recline, only to discover that both of our […]

9 years of WordPress.com

I got this note the other day reminding me that I started using WordPress.com 9 years ago. The friend I was helping set up his site still uses the same theme, so you can see the first post almost exactly the same way it looked in 2009. I’ve learned a […]