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Wow it iis GREAT to have an office!  I have this nice view of the trees and it's so quiet here.  And best yet, I have a DOOR!  And I can shut it whenever I want :)  LOL  Today I was on the phone with a friend on my cell and so I got up and shut the door and I could talk to her and not worry about everyone hearing us or caring.  

Now the fact that the girls on either side of me are on vacation this week makes it even sweeter :)  Very quiet and buffered from everyone else.  I also like it that my computer faces the the door so I can look and see people coming and they don't startle me.  Or look over my shoulder at what I'm doing :)  

Only down side so far is that I've got to walk further to get to my boss' office and it's cold in here, but I have a little electric heater they gave me so I've got that running and it is nice in here :) 
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Keeping your beverages cool A USB-powered chiller. Can the device keep a Diet Coke cold for two hours?
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For those of you who don't know I am a Search Optimization Specialist so this is a bit runny to me...

From Boston.com

Womb-based SEO
May 08, 2007
Here's a sign of the times. Expectant parents are beginning to google prospective baby names to ensure that their kids won't face too much competition in securing a high search rank. The Wall Street Journal reports on one example of a couple using search engine optimization in picking a name:

When [Abigail] Wilson, now 32, was pregnant with her first child, she ran every baby name she and her husband, Justin, considered through Google to make sure her baby wouldn't be born unsearchable. Her top choice: Kohler, an old family name that had the key, rare distinction of being uncommon on the Web when paired with Wilson. "Justin and I wanted our son's name to be as special as he is," she explains.

Hmm. If SEOing babies tempts parents to name a child after a toilet manufacturer, I'm not sure it's such a great idea.
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Two really cool peices up on our site today I thought I'd post about.

Can you spot a computer Geek vs. a serial Killer? Comment at the web site...I got 9 out of 10 :) but some of them I actually recognized and knew who the photos were before hand.

Your cell phone as a credit card - Cool Tools Video Story. Funny thing is that one of my Futurology papers back in 1990 I predicted this type of thing.
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Yesterday I was up at 4 am to go to SES in NYC!

I took the LimoLiner out of Framingham at 6 am. The in-route movie was "For Love of the Game" Now I understand LiamstLiam's love for this movie. It was very good.

Got to the show a little late due to weather and traffic. The show was much bigger then I expected, 3 floors of exhibits! I got to go through the exhibits once, talk to some folks and then went to get lunch. I got an incredibly wonderful salad at the deli in the Hilton hotel and splurged for REAL NY cheesecake for desert :) Gods I miss NY sometimes. Unfortunately didn't have time and weather sucked for walking so didn't go get some 'real' bagels to bring home with me. :(

Good conference, glad I went but got back at 8 pm and was EXHAUSTED! I ache everywhere and would love to just soak in a hot tub...too bad I have 13 more days before I have a tub!
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My Editor needs to learn this...

GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE,
THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN,
AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

Because somethings are just out of our ability to change or control! And 15 emails busting my chops about it isn't going to change that!
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Looks like I'm going to have to become more agressive and much more of a hard ass at work. I have graduated to project management and not all of it is pretty. I'm having a lot of trouble dealing with IT as you all have seen in previous posts...they are going to drive me over the edge!

Case in point, today I had to call a meeting with the IT guy, my boss, a vendor and their IT guy just to get the lines of communication going on what needs to be done and get the documentation necessary to do it! So my boss wants me to be more agressive on this...Hold everyone's bloody hand. I never thought I'd say this but I miss my Engineers from Compaq...who were told what you wanted and did the work and got it done...It may take a while but there wasn't all this DRAMA!
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Grrr...I've spent most of my day going round and round with CMP media over the Interop show in NY this week. One of our sales people emailed last night fussing that she didn't see any magazine issues out at the show and they were suppose to have 2,000 issues to put in the bins. So 5 phone calls to Interop plus 3 IM's later and the sales person calls back at 4 pm today to say that the bins are full...but she really didn't see them there yesterday!! UUGGHHHHHH!!!!

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