To The Person Whose Child I Treated Rudely

Wed, 2008-08-20 19:29

I can offer no excuse. Rudeness is a terrible way to deal with a situation. I do know that I tend to be direct by nature. I am often able to tone that down a bit especially when the person I am talking to does not know me well. It helps a lot that I do not allow myself to get angry very often.

I did let myself get angry at you. I flew hot when you winked your eye at me and suggested I let a certain rule slide. The rules I follow were put in place by the people I work for. These are hard working people who are trying to make a living and provide for their families. They trust me to make sure nobody takes unfair advantage of their hard work. I found out earlier this summer exactly how far I am willing to go to protect their interests, and it is scary.

I am sorry that your son suffered collateral damage in this. Young folks should be encouraged in their ventures. I believe that I did say something to that effect at the time. You would have done much better to back off and let him handle the situation, even if the result would have been the same.

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Sunday Social Outing

Sun, 2008-08-03 21:14

We all have events we attend to connect with the people we know and meet new folks with similar interests. Maybe you do the girls night out, the boy's night out, or the barbecue on the patio.

I do the annual farm tour.

I know, no geeky creds here, but I can flat out show you which squash blossoms you can stuff without reducing the crop, tell you when yer lettuce is pretty well past it, and tell you which weeds are good for foraging.

I volunteered this year at Charles Church's place. It is close to the house and totally awesome.

You need to think about where your food comes from. It is important.

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A List Apart Survey - 2008

Fri, 2008-08-01 09:24

As in 2007, A List Apart is surveying all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. They will analyze this year’s data and publish the results and also provide an “anonymized” version of the raw data. I took it, and so should you.


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Any Club That Would Have Me As A Member....

Wed, 2008-07-16 22:59

So I joined another social networking group. Actually I joined maybe a week ago, and just now got around to blogging about it. Here I was, trying to work up the energy to drop the networks I have joined, perfectly good networks, all of them, I just don't have the time.

But this one is going to be different, or so they tell me. This network will make me famous and well loved, and I think they mentioned cute and skinny too.

No not really.

What group organizer Laurie did promise was that I would have to do nothing at all, and I was all over it like white on rice.

So today, I removed all my poor neglected blog networks and replaced them with the new button. Here it is right here: BlogHus

There is any number of things the group has planned to do, for instance we are not going to hop on a plane and fly somewhere expensive and get drunk. We have, however, chosen which shoes we will wear when we don't do any of this. Is this a great group or what?

I am looking forward to visiting all the individual blogs of the people who make up the group and leaving lots of witty comments and maybe enticing them to come back here and comment and then maybe we can all be BFF and swap shoe care tips. In the meantime, I will link to the blogroll that Laurie has painstakingly assembled. I loves me an alphabetical list.

Until we replace all this with an email list,


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Hey You Disgusting Slob, You better Take The Trash Out

Mon, 2008-06-30 00:40

I have been using Akismet for spam protection for a little over a year now. It has been pretty good.

It has just missed some spam over the last couple of days. Obviously, somebody has tweaked their spambot. The thing is, anything not caught by the spam filter is sent to Friendfeed and God knows where else. My apologies if you have been subjected to random characters on my behalf. I do what I can to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio.

And so, I have switched spam prevention. I now use Mollom for my spam prevention needs. I am kinda excited about this, as the same awesome guy who wrote this very blog software that I use here is responsible for Mollom.

Thing is, Mollom requires a specific privacy policy. I don't think Mollum is worse than Akismet in the privacy department. They just require more disclosure.

Anyway, if you are wanting to comment on this post, or maybe one a little older, you will be subject to the Mollom policy before I have spelled it out for you here. Sorry. If you already have an account on this site you will not be affected at all. Let's hear it for old friends.

Here's hoping the Internet can continue to be usable by humans.

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Doing What I am Meant To Do

Wed, 2008-06-25 00:50

The point of this post is mostly to assure my lonely reader that I am in fact alive, and doing well. I have been busy taking care of the things I am supposed to do.

The fact that I get paid to do these things is not the focus. If money were the object I could do much better. I am hoping that will change. But money is not the important thing. I wish it were not an issue at all.

Back when I was much younger, I played the saxophone in the band. I was never the great musical talent, but I held my own. I really enjoyed jammin' in the rehearsals. Live performances brought a rush you have to experience to understand.

I almost feel as if I am approaching a live performance now.

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