Wednesday, April 12, 2006

It's Lunch Time! God Dammit!

Why do people here keep scheduling meetings at lunch time? If I have no open appointments during the work day, what makes them think that I want to give up the only free hour I have to meet with them? Is their project so important? If so, I'll cancel something else.


Monday, April 03, 2006

When Is the Perfect Age?

I've been thinking about deep stuff this morning (as I wander about in a daylight saving induced haze).

At what age did you switch from wishing to be older, to regretting that you're too old? Did it just happen, or did you ease into it? Were you too old for some things and too young for others, or was there a time when you were just the right age? If you haven't got there yet, do you see it getting closer?

I'm in my mid-40s, and I passed the line a while ago. Perhaps during the early 30s. I was comfortably married*, owned a house, and had one kid with another on the way. Sure, we had pressures, difficulties, and questions, but I don't feel like I have all the answers now either. (Although I have THOSE answers. It's the new ones that are getting me.)

Share your thoughts in the comments...

*Comfortably married means that we were past the getting established stage. We knew our roles and each other's expectations. The problem is that those roles and expectations change.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fools - Not Again!

I read several tech based news pages and aggregator sites, and it seems that every April 1st becomes the day for unfunny people to try to be funny. We see stories that may look real at first, but then seem pretty stupid as we read on. Others just blurt out an impossible announcement that just screams 'FAKE'.

"China buys Google"

I find these faux stories pretty annoying, both because they aren't funny and because they seem to replace the actual news stories.

Also, I would think that these sites wouldn't want to risk their credibility. We don't see CNN posting fake stories.

C'mon guys (and you know they are all guys) Give it up and stick to the real news.