The Last Battery

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One day in the near future when COVID is a distant memory my family and I will all look back and laugh about that one time while we were all working/schooling from home and our device’s batteries all died simultaneously.

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Working from Home

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I’ve been working remotely from home for one year now and it’s been great….well, mostly. For more go here.

I’ve been working remotely from home for one year now and it’s been great….well, mostly. Like anything new, there have been obstacles. However, after many trials and tribulations I can now run the gauntlet like a soccer mom evading children playing in the street in her minivan.

Here are some things that I have learned ( maybe they’ll help you, too ) :

  • I’ve learned that there is no longer anyone to blame other than myself for burning the popcorn in the microwave
  • ….and, that that horrible leftover smell in the fridge is, in fact, my own.
  • I’ve learned that having an “open door policy” doesn’t work when your officemates are two kids ( and dogs ).
  • I’ve learned that when everyone is working from home on battery powered keyboards and mice, he who holds the last two AA batteries is king.
  • I’ve learned that my wife showers at precisely the same time as my daily webcam meetings – and that the camera faces the bathroom. 
  • Lastly, I’ve learned that pants are, indeed, optional.

Take care. Stay healthy. Live life. Forgo the pants.

-Scott

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Free Lunch

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Qualcomm was notorious for lunchtime meetings and catered meals. While working there as a software engineer I had a co-worker who knew the precise times that each department distributed their leftovers and, miraculously, the restaurant that each department favored. Going “out” for lunch with him was essentially eating “in”.

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The Bus to Mos Eisley

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I rode public transit to work for almost 8 years and there were days that I saw things that made my jaw drop. One of my bus buddies that rode with me started calling our bus “The Bus to Mos Eisley”. I cracked up and immediately started drawing this. I apologize but if you’re not a Star Wars geek you’re probably not going to get it …

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Fidget Cube

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My wife bought me a “Fidget Cube”. It’s a neat little plastic cube with button, switches, and knobs – all designed to keep anxious hands, such as mine, preoccupied. Unfortunately, it’s also noisy and makes “clicking” noises every time something is toggled on it. While it has helped me dial down my own anxiety, I am pretty sure it has ratcheted up that of my co-worker’s.

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