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Wayland Relay for Life 2012

Following up on my Relay for Life fundraising appeal… Last year, our team goal was $2,000, and we raised around $4,100. This year, our goal was $3,000, and we raised around $5,100. We beat our total by over a thousand … Continue reading

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Evil Martin at Relay for Life!

Here’s a rare public sighting of Evil Martin! I let him out to play at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. There’s still time to donate!

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Story Elements: An Overview

To understand the purpose of this post and the notations in these diagrams, please read the Introduction. A Story involves 1 or more Characters who face 1 or more Challenges. Each Character has Motivations (minor Characters may have none); and … Continue reading

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Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing!

Happy Leap Day!

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It Never Changes…

People assume that there is One True, Universal, Objective Measure of Quality; and by some miraculous happenstance, they and they alone happen to possess it. It is therefore their obligation to enlighten the rest of us for our inferior choices. … Continue reading

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Really, is that too much to ask?

I want to prevent mistakes, not clean up after them. That doesn’t seem like a bad idea, does it?

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Welcome to the Future

Research proves that we’re more productive when we have sufficient private work space. But it’s cheaper to give us cramped cubes with no privacy and then hound us about our lack of productivity.

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You know what would make today just perfect?

More meetings!

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Don’t Be a Weak Rock

Some teams are like a rock tumbler. You put a bunch of hard, sharp-edged people in the tumbler and let them tumble against each other. Eventually they’ll knock off all the rough edges, polish each other up, and be all … Continue reading

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There Will Come a Meeting…

Oh, there will come a meeting. At some point, there will come a meeting about “Why was there no meeting?” And then will come a meeting about “This is why the meetings are important.” And then will come a meeting … Continue reading

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