Odious to IT

Multi-tasking craziness setting in. Resulting from dead-ends that force me into a new task. Only to have it dead-end before completion. Today is a good example. I’m on a specialized VPN allowing me to reach servers to administer them. I’m also using a USB headset for my VOIP telephone connection. However, I can’t do both at the same time because the VPN won’t allow VOIP through. My deskphone and I are currently separated. The Bb Vista servers aren’t responding to their jdbc connection change. Looks like a KB article applies. Oh, but wait. Not exactly. Stop DBAs, start Bb Support. … Continue reading Odious to IT

A Day in the Life …

As the LMS replacement project moves forward, I was asked to validate what the heck I do all day… Back in November when I calculated support activities weekly for our current LMS, I only accounted for half my time. What do I do the rest of the time? So, today I wrote notes. This is what happened today. No wonder I can’t find buckets or categories to put this stuff in! 6:00am The alarm clock rings. 7:30am On the way out the door to work discovered one of my sons had left his homework binder. 40 minutes round trip to … Continue reading A Day in the Life …

We are not truly adults until our parents are dead.

I don’t claim to be a psychologist and I bet I’m not the first person to realize this, so consider this post as a placeholder for comments and links as I discover whether my perception has any reality to it. This morning I was reflecting on a telephone conversation with my mother yesterday. It was a family trip being planned. Participants are my parents, their 3 adult daughters, and 4 of our under-18 children. As I hung up from the food planning/bringing conversation, I recognized ‘relief’ as my major emotion. My mother (retired) was taking on the bulk of the … Continue reading We are not truly adults until our parents are dead.