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work holiday party 2008

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Photos by my awesome pal Kristin at our swanky work party.

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

work holiday party 2007

With Kristin.

Photo by Kristin.

Posted on December 15, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

work holiday party 2006

Photos by Kristin.


Posted on December 16, 2006 at 06:00 PM in friends & family, relationships, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Stupid transit workers taking up the whole bench with their tallying project 2006



This was shot from the bus after we were all on board and doesn't show the 20 people standing around. Okay, yes, the bench only holds 4, but it sure ain't "Staff Only".

Posted on October 25, 2006 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco, travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)


Laughing at myself wanting to clean my keyboard (the modern equivalent of sharpening pencils) when I have requirements documents to write.

Posted on October 12, 2006 at 10:59 AM in tweets, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Iris bouquet at work 2006

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Posted on August 21, 2006 at 12:00 PM in work, worry vs. clarity | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thinking about software development on the way to work... 2006


... Okay, yes, okay, it's fine; we're already using AJAX. Geez, even the ground wants it.

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Posted on July 13, 2006 at 12:00 PM in Web/Tech, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

St. Louis airport 2006


Gosh! I guess they're expecting a lot of law librarians this weekend.

Posted on July 7, 2006 at 04:43 PM in librarianship, travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Gorgeous day 2006


going to work seems a damn shame

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Posted on June 16, 2006 at 08:37 AM in the big room with the blue ceiling, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

off work 2006

[according to Google calendar; possibly also Dinner at the Noonan's but that might be just Joe]

Posted on May 24, 2006 at 12:00 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Today's office 2006


Desk extension is a rolling table you can put wherever you need it. Plus a light lunch and some music from iTunes... ahhh. Delightful.


The view from today's office

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Posted on May 19, 2006 at 01:04 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

lunchtime 2006

I don't remember noticing before that the food court next door is flying the United Nations flag 


Also: blue skies! Yay!

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Dandilion & green grass 

Sigh. Wish we had wifi so I could work out by the tree...


Posted on April 19, 2006 at 01:08 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

It's good to have a vista to gaze into now and then. 2006

Nice poster for my cube, a souvenir of my trip to Washington, D.C.

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Posted on April 5, 2006 at 12:00 PM in creativity, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

in Washington D.C. 2006

daytime view

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The painted markings of the tennis court are blowing away.


Posted on March 22, 2006 at 12:00 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

commute advisory 2006

no cocktails


Posted on March 4, 2006 at 12:01 PM in warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

A tour of Dinah's cube 2006


Why do that? (NYPL online style guide to XHTML) Here's why. (Jeff Veen's The Business Value of Web Standards)



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JJG and Peter Morville Information Architecture principles. S.R. Ranganathan quote "To be literate is to possess the cow of plenty"


(obscurely positioned where most do not see it:   )

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw


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I've had this quote up at work for at least the last two jobs.


Posted on March 4, 2006 at 12:00 PM in creativity, Dinah - preferences, librarianship, web design & documentation, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

homeward commute 2006

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Posted on March 1, 2006 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Riding home with Aimee 2006

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Posted on February 7, 2006 at 05:40 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

On the way home 2006

Through tinted windows in a moving car...

Posted on February 3, 2006 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Groggy greyer San Antonio 2006

Rain. Swell. Do I have a waterproof jacket or an umbrella? No.

I am having a really hard time with getting to sleep here. Partly the time difference, partly the strange place.

I have no obligations today until a reception this evening, so I'm tempted to stay in my room and work, but I know the sales folks are really grateful when I'm in the booth in the exhibits. Time to get my brain jumpstarted out of this grey drowse and find a way to get over there in a somewhat dry condition.

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hotel room. as usual, comically high desk requiring pillow to make it vaguely less ergonomically wrong wrong wrong. later figured out how to raise the chair which helped, but meant the pillow should go under the feet.

fajitas. 2 (two) tortillas. 3 (three) tabasco sauce bottles.
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Posted on January 22, 2006 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Groggy grey San Antonio 2006

The blueish tinge is entirely an artifact of my camera's color bias. The sky is grey and I'm having a hell of a time waking up today.

Too many short nights this week and the time difference partly to blame, but even 9 hours sleep didn't set me to rights. Ugh. At least I didn't have any morning obligations today.

Posted on January 21, 2006 at 12:00 PM in travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

What a day, what a day... 2006

My shoulders are a wreck from being really tense at work the past several days. Beta test starting next week which coincides annoyingly with a conference I have to finish preparing for and the systems hardware was conspiring against us all the way. Disk failure! Swell.

Bleah. Good riddance to that hard week.

I am starting my weekend out right:

- My new and beautiful wool rug arrived. I will take pictures tomorrow when it is sunny (ahem, do you hear me, weather?). I expect to be very happy with this rug for decades.

- I have a Pimm's Cup to sooth my nerves.

- I have a big glass of water because it's always good to have a glass of water.

- I have Annie's mac & "cheese" with some Carrot-Ginger soup to fill my belly.

- I have some really good expensive cheese - Neal's Yard Berkswell - to please my tongue (see illustration of said tongue in Flickrstream).[reproduced below]

- I have French cafe music playing.

- I have no intention of doing anything stressful all weekend.

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Posted on January 13, 2006 at 08:52 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (2)

A little work, a little early isn't necessarily a bad thing 2006

[originally posted to]


I was thinking "Well, this is it. Back to work tomorrow. Ugh. And there'll be a ton of email..." and starting to stress about what a rough day it would be. Then I realized it was stupid. If my brain was going to spend time stressing over work, I might as well be doing it.

So I switched over to my work account, opened the VPN connection, and downloaded that email.

293 messages

165 went to my probable spam folder, and only 3 or 4 were not really spam.

62 went to my inbox (not just to some list I'm on).

Of those,
52 were notifications requiring no action
2 were cc's requiring no action
1 were undetected spam
2 were things I was copied on but which don't concern me

1 was something that I needed to read in detail, but not act on
3 required a less than 2 minute action

Reading through the mail for my lists took about 10 or 15 minutes tops.

That leaves 1 email that I will need to deal with in the office tomorrow, but its one that will take less than 5 minutes.

So, it's only 7:30pm and now I know there's nothing alarming waiting for me and I can right down to the work on the top of my list.

Hooray for the sanity check!

Current Mood: confident
Current Music: Honky Tonk Angel's Medley - k.d. lang

Posted on January 1, 2006 at 07:30 PM in work, worry vs. clarity | Permalink | Comments (1)

A search interface 2005

Don't remember where I saw this, but it sure seems like it might be too confusing in the midst of trying to help.

Posted on May 4, 2005 at 12:00 PM in warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

My pretty commute 2005

From the bus on the Bay Bridge.

Posted on March 31, 2005 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

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