I love getting these invitations to connect with folks on LinkedIn. Apparently, when I chose to name my company “Paradigm Consulting Co.” it was not the most original name I could have chosen. (I knew that, but hey, it was the mid-90’s and “paradigm” was a popular buzzword.)
Here’s the message I got: Continue reading “Join My Network on LinkedIn!”
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GM: OK, the bugbear attacks you.? What do you do?
OBAMA: I send one of my 672 henchmen after it.
MCCAIN: OK, seriously.? Why does he have so many henchmen?? I’m a level 72 ranger and he’s only a level 8 paladin. Continue reading “Adventuring Party Politics: The Campaign is Getting Ugly”
Client: We have a problem
Me: Okay, can you describe it in detail?
Client: Not really. Continue reading “Sample Conversation With a Client”
I apologize for having to speak in riddles and ambiguities, but hell, it’s more fun anyway.
So last night, the wave I’ve been riding (which is my term for just accepting the things life throws at me which can’t be changed anyway) dipped out from under me. Continue reading “When Life Throws You a Curve Ball…”
My mom is in the middle of a (potentially painful) lesson on legacy software. Namely, don’t use it. She has… *ahem* had all of her addresses in an ancient copy of Parsons Technology Addressbook 7.0. I forget exactly how many years ago Bob Parsons sold to Broderbund and they killed the product off, but it’s been a while. Complicating matters, the software appears to use a proprietary format MS Jet database to store the info in, and I’m having trouble (read “okay, what possible formats could an ABA file be?”) opening the stupid thing with anything but a text editor. Continue reading “Painful Lesson on Legacy Software”
Warning: Totally spastic and lacking-of-focus post coming, but it should have something for everyone, so whether you are into astrology, open source, podcasting, synchronicity, music, caffeine, faith, or fighting big oil, there’s something here for you! Continue reading “Astrology, Biking, Coffee, Fresh Ubuntu, Prayer, Roy Orbison, and Stacking Wood”
Wow, oh wow what a trip the last day has been.
So, I had dinner plans last night, and they were immediately complicated by the fact that I locked myself out of my office. No cell phone, but fortunately I had my wallet with me, so I could still get food, which is good, because I had been told about this place and the ranting and raving alone were enough to make me drool. It would have been a real letdown if I couldn’t buy dinner. Continue reading “Be Thankful”
I just weighed in at 165.8. Take out the 8oz. coffee and 8oz. soup I ingested prior to weighing myself, and I am now officially under my target weight of 165#.
Okay all, I’ve been silent for far too long, and I figured it was time to come out with some official statements for the benefit of the (albeit small) community that has formed around the Fresh Ubuntu podcast, and also for my other friends whom I haven’t had a chance to touch base with on a one-to-one basis. Continue reading “On Fresh Ubuntu, Fiber Optics, and Divorce”