More thinking about workplaces

I’ve started thinking again that shift work, or more precisely evening shifts, would probably appeal to me again. I did them over a couple of jobs for a few years when I was younger, including some of my time at Fairfax, and generally I found it OK. I wouldn’t do graveyard shift stuff, but 2-10 ...

The workplace of the future

Talking Points Memo is a political blog/commentary/news site from the US that I’ve read for years now, and it’s top notch. It’s leftish, but a real reportage site, better than most mainstream news, and really fair. It was started by one guy, but now has 9 or 10 staff in a few locations. They have ...

Surprise gifts

A few days ago I got an email from a company I’d spoken to a CeBIT the week earlier. I’d gone to the CeBIT show for a few hours to look at new stuff and recommend things to my current employers (I’ve gone to it the previous two years as well for previous jobs). It’s ...

I just don’t know what to do with myself

Sing that and repeat. I mean, most things are great. Family is wonderful, and generally, what I do with myself is exactly what I want to do. I could probably be socialising more, but that has its ups and downs, and I don’t expect it to be too active. But the big professional question — ...

Too much …

Really tired now … long day where plenty of things got done but none of them were really that consequential. Got home just after 7pm, which used to count as on time, but now seems quite late. Had a lot of fun in the early evening though – Will was happy hyper and we played ...

Funny things

Well, not always so funny, I guess. It’s amazing how easy it is to get through the week, whether you like your job or not. I suspect this is how so many people just put up with things — they get enough out of the evenings and weekends to keep themselves going. But I’m not ...

Nice ways to cheat in WordPress

One of the things I’ve really found helpful since blogging with WordPress is the way you can write a post and then backdate it however you like. It’s usually possible in other blog software as well, but WordPress, as always, makes it easier. But damn, things are getting hectic and frustrating during the week, at ...

Another long day

Ha ha … and one day again I’ll think more about what should actually go in here. I’ve managed to blog successfully, and by that I mean every day, for nearly four months now. Not much I know, but a lot regularly for me. Got paid already, which always helps. Am going to a DJ ...

First week ends and more Wii time

Ha ha ha … of course we’re getting home and playing Wii again. Sallie borrowed this Monkey Island casual game set thing from Video Ezy, and it drive us kind of nuts after a while. Should think about some real new games, likely Simpsons game first. Work’s pretty good for a first week … learning ...

Ready for anything

I realised today that I’m already doing so much more than I ever did at my own job with the new Penthouse gig — and it’s only been three days. Spent this afternoon working on video editing, and it was kind of unsatisfying, but should be fixed tomorrow morning. Don’t know if I’m just unfamiliar ...
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