… is right after you’ve made a substantial effort and hit a wall. If you ask before you’ve made the effort, you risk wasting your help’s time on something truly menial. If you ask before making a substantial effort, your help might think you’re incompetent, hopeless, or worse – lazy. This holds true no matter what you’re doing – panhandling or production. Bonus: rather than … Continue reading The best time to ask for help
Late night feeding with my son.
I like to sneak in an episode of Trek now and then while he eats. I’m hoping he’ll pick up a taste for either the music or the Starship noises and someday dawn his own pair of Vulcan ears. Continue reading “The Future Is Now”
Before I took my old blog offline in 2011, I pulled all my old blog posts out and saved ’em in Word doc.
Now I’m struggling a bit with what to do with ’em. Continue reading “Reviving Old Blog Posts and Psychotic Resumes”
If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know reviving Star Trek: Dimensions is my annual New Year’s Resolution, right along with re-write Psychotic Resumes. I’ve said it so often it’s almost a joke now, but this time – it’s for real (both of ’em).
“Over the next 100 pages, you’ll learn basic care for your Diaper Pail”
They don’t tell you when you’re having a baby just how much progeny-fatality-prevention-related stuff you will acquire. This stuff, purchased outside of the normal nerd procurement process, causes more stress and post-purchase regret than run-of-the-mill nerd-satisfaction stuff. Continue reading “DON’T PANIC”
Certainly there are plenty of Yahoo! employees (and freelancers) cursing Marissa Mayer’s name after her decision that no Yahoo! employee can work remotely. At the risk of being ostracized by my fellow Gen-Y’ers, I’ll go on record as saying: it’s a smart move. It’s the exact thing Mayer needs to do right now to save that company. What is one thing that new mothers are really good at that CEOs … Continue reading Just Wait – Marissa Mayer Will Have Gen-Y Shouting Yahoo in 3 Years
In Fort Collins, we get a lot of trains these days. They’re the kind of trains that take 10-15 minutes to move past – and we don’t have any tunnels or bridges or ways to get around them, really. So, today – I’m heading down the main thoroughfare and traffic stops. Not for 10 or 15 minutes. It stops for 45 minutes. I was on-time for a … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: This Economy Requires New Rules – Part One