No more quarantine

Yesterday I decided I had had it with being quarantined so I went back downstairs.  I still have a bit of a cough, but otherwise I feel much better.  I got to sleep in my own bed again.  Of course, this also means I am headed back into work today.  I feel ambivalent about work, but I am out of sick leave and really don’t want to use up anymore of my vacation leave.

Another day

Another day has gone by.  I got quite a bit more done on backup at work on Friday, but I’m not sure the configuration I set up is working correctly.  We are also on track to be completely moved out of the old buildings soon.  I’ll have to head over there again soon to assist with the cleanup.

Ultimate Productivity Booster

Shut off email.  No seriously.  Shut off email.

I’ve been trying to get backups reconfigured at work for months now.  Everytime I try to work on it, something else comes up.  So today I put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign, and ignored my email.  I actually got real work done for the first time in about a month.  My day usually consists of one constant interuption after another and “please, will you do this little thing” which “little thing” invariably takes over the rest of the day preventing me from finishing the work I really need to do.

After getting backups where I wanted them, I checked my email and realized none of it was very critical, though everybody thought they had a really really important thing that had to be done right away.  I think I am going to keep the “Do Not Disturb” sign, and next time shut off the phone as well as email.

Happy New Year

Well, here we are.  Yet another year has gone by.  For me, last year started with moving the Eastern Region office, then in the middle of the year we installed the network at Cama Beach, then at the end of the year we moved Headquarters.  I feel like all I did was travel and move things last year.  I hope this year will be a bit less hectic.

At least I got to go by Steve Roberts Nomadic Research Labs and see all the cool stuff while I was on Camano Island.