DWWTWT?: December, 2009

December saw three days of driving to Tampa for a customer visit, followed by eleven days of telecommuting and nine days of inactivity for the holidays (no monthly chart needed now!): Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 311 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 204…

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Happy Birthday Dad v85.0

Today is my dad’s eighty-fifth birthday.  It was my intention to travel to Vermont to surprise him and take him to dinner, but a recent illness renders long-distance travel ill-advised in the short term. So he and I will have to settle for the telephone..  and a birthday card..  and a blog entry. Mark Twain…

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DWWTWT?: November 9-30

The remainder of the month featured two weeks of telecommuting, one week of non-competition (for sickness and Thanksgiving week), and one day of driving for a customer visit near Tampa: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 300 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 201 None…

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DWWTWT?: November 2-6

The new month began with yet another telecommuting-filled week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 290 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete) 168 Other Transportation Employed Airline Segments Flown 13 If plans hold (and several instantiations of this plan haven’t),…

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DWWTWT?: October 26-30

The month ended with another telecommuting-filled week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 285 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete) 168 Other Transportation Employed Airline Segments Flown 13 Here’s your month-end bonus chart: Commuting Options Selected October, 2009 Mode of…

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New Career Campaign From Microsoft Learning

UPDATED 27 October 2009 with the correct expiration date for the E-Learning Collections discount (thanks, Lain!). Whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a promotion, or trying to become indispensible in your existing role, Microsoft has launched a new Career Campaign to provide learning paths and guidance to help you get trained for some of…

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Pond’s Laws Home Page Now Live

Thanks to yet another kick-in-the-pants from Jimmy May (did he play soccer as a youth?) the Pond’s Laws Home Page is now live.  Jimmy wanted to find all of Pond’s Laws in one place, and now he (and you) can. There’s also a link to the new page in the A Bit More From Me…

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The Pond’s Laws Home Page

This page will serve as a compendium of Pond’s Laws posts.  The individual posts which promulgate the laws may be found as follows: Pond’s First through Tenth LawsPond’s Eleventh LawPond’s Twelfth LawPond’s Thirteenth Law Pond’s Laws of System Design (or, How To Be A Competent Professional In An Irrational World) 1. This list is perpetually…

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DWWTWT?: October 19-23

The week again featured a full week of telecommuting..  relatively good health is a wonderful thing: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 280 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete) 168 Other Transportation Employed Airline Segments Flown 13 Have a great…

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Windows 7 Now Available

You might have heard about this somewhere else..  but Windows 7 was launched today. I recently got an upgraded laptop from my employer, upon which I installed Windows 7.  Both the machine and the software are quite remarkable. First, the machine, so you can see how sweetly I’m riding these days, is an HP EliteBook…

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