Jim Carson Notes to self

Jim Carson
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I would completely freak out if, while showering, the door glass was suddenly removed by this guy.

I’m not sure why I ended up browsing Google Offers’ deals in the Seattle area, but as I staring at the URL, wondering if I mistyped the name as ĠõøǤĿë, I was left with the impression that this is a not-dead-yet project done to as a checkbox for someone in upper management who thought they must jump on […]

Tape art

Monday’s project‘s aftermath: More in the photo gallery.

Tape Art

Step 1: Find the vacuum cleaner. (It’s in the bedroom. No, the other bedroom.  Maybe the study?  Oh, wait, that’s right, I was vacuuming the garage carpets out – look there.) Step 2: Buy plastic film (not shown) and packing tape in Costco quantities. (1 CEU = five miles.) Step 3: Wrap vacuum in plastic […]

Luggage tag

Scott gave me this awesome luggage tag to complement the Hello Kitty bag.  Now I need to find a business trip! Thanks, John, for bearing with me as I iterated through: “Did that work?”  “How about now?”  “That help?” while diagnosing my TV antenna blog feed. The problem started a few weeks ago when I […]

Don’t Scrum me, Bro

I hate the name “Scrum” as in “Agile software development with a scrum master.” It just sounds too much like “scum” or “slurm.” Slurm-master. Ewwww… The role has been described to me as “one who removes road blocks,” so naturally, when I first saw this month’s IEEE Spectrum cover, I immediately realized that applying a […]

Friday linkery

The Outlook “inbox” at work represents things I haven’t processed (responded to, deleted, filed). I’ve been aggressively working to keep it below 20 items, but inevitably after a trip, it bumps back up. It’s above 50, and increasing. This really bugs me, but as I’m pretty exhausted from 2 months of busting the product release […]

Supreme Galactic Commander

Another blast from the past, and one leading me to realize I have a lot more cleanin’ to be doin’, was finding this pair of trade show badges being used as bookmarks. These are from a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when I worked in a completely different industry than […]

Overheard on Halloween

[Adult] What are you dressed as? [Nine year old] I’m Silvia, from “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” I don’t understand the teenagers who cruise around at 8pm, after the younger kids have depleted the candy stores. Though I display the universal signs of “go away” (lights out, shades drawn), they still ring the doorbell. “I’m out […]

Clint is a fool…

What if Darth Vader’s brother, Chad, led the day shift of a small grocery store or went out on a dinner date? Blame Society Productions tackles these questions. Episodes 1, 2 and 6 were my favorites. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Thought for the day, dude!

I was listening to the 5:20 funnies on KMTT yesterday while doing battledriving into Seattle yesterday. One particular comment stuck me as extremely funny. (Did anyone get the comedian’s name?)   Demetri Martin Paraphrasing: A sentence doesn’t sound intelligent when you preface it by the word “Dude.” Examples: “Dude, they’re isotopes!” “Dude, I’m so stoked about […]