Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Working from home

In the age of broadband, working remotely is a simple matter. With a PC and a DSL or Cable connection, the speed of online tasks, server access, etc. is nearly as fast as being in the office on the network. With the price of gas these days, this option is also a huge cost savings...especially for those employees with longer commutes. Mine is approximately 40 minutes of in town driving. I burn a tank up every 4-5 days. Working @ home one day a week saves me about $6-9 on gas and another $6-7 that I would have spent at lunch.

The only drawback to working at home is not working. It can be tempting to run errands, do housework or simply goof off. I find that "getting ready to go to work," the same as if I was driving into the office, helps me when I work at home. I'm also lucky to have a study which makes it easy for me to work in a separate room, door closed to the rest of the house. This also keeps me focused on work. And most of the time, I find that I'm more productive working from home than working in the office where there are significantly more distraction.

Why am I blogging about this...cause I'm worked from home today and I have nothing interesting to write about.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Slow start today

I was up to late last night and too early this morning.

Late night at the cigar shop watching Monday night football. The Skins had an amazing 4Q comeback over Dallas. Brunell to Moss deep for both scores. Smoked a Fuente Canones for the first and probably last time. Big cigar, not overly pricey, but nothing special. There are many more I like better, but you never know until you try.

Judy's leaving for G'boro this afternoon. Then she and Donna will head down to Atlanta to visit Nicole @ Agnes Scott. She's looking forward to the trip. Guess I'll work @ home tomorrow of leave early so I'll be there when Christian get home from school. I'll probably have to miss the Savinelli event this Wednesday while Judy is away.

Lots of scout stuff coming up over the next couple of months. Christian has to get ready for Boy Scouts too. That's only five months away.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Working hard or hardly working

Yesterday was a easy day at the office. Split about 1:30 for a Bowling outing for the WW and US teams. Bowled okay 174, 156, a blister on my thumb...hand was sore last bowling is tough when you haven't done it in a while.

Spot by ToC on my way home for a cigar, two actually. Fuente Cuban Corona & Ashton Aged Maduro #10. First Ashton Maduro I've smoked on a while. Forgot how good those are. Derrick stopped by a had a couple smokes too.

Got home and CW was spending the night down the street, Judy was going out with her girlfriends, so I had the place to myself...woohoo! All in all a right nice Friday

Friday, September 16, 2005

New eBay Scam

Just got this at work, so I know it's a hoax. I've never used my work email for ebay.

Marketplace Safety Tip

If this email is an offer to sell an item without winning it on the eBay web site (including "second chance offers" sent through this email system) please do not respond to the sender.
Transactions made outside eBay are unsafe and not covered by eBay's Purchase Protection Programmes.

Never pay for your eBay item using instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.
These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

If this email is inappropriate or breaches eBay policy, please help protect other eBay community members by reporting it to us immediately.

Dear eBay member,

Hey are you going to buy the item from the auction that you won, why dont you answer to my emails, if you dont Respond Now I will contact ebay safeharbor and I will report you ! I am not a fool !

Please respond to the question on eBay by clicking the button below.

Thank you,
The buttom in the email pointed to:

It's 100% Phishing. I'm amaazed that people fall for these.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Been a while

I've decided to make an effort to keep this blog more up to date.

Stuff that's happened recently...
Z60 ThinkPad announced a week early. Not sure why our PR execs felt the need to do this. There's no info on this new product on our website. 9/20 was supposed to be the launch date.

Five more months of Cub Scouts and then my son bridges to Boy Scouts. I'm looking forward to the break and to the Boy Scouting experience.

Katrina was a mutha and there's more than enough blame to go around. "W" gets some, FEMA gets some, Mayor Ray Nagin of course, Governor Blanco, and a handful of incorrigible citizen. The media also needs to take some credit for hyping the hell outta everything.