These days there is a lot of doom and gloom – the economy is shaky, people are at each others throats about politics, in general people are grumpy.
But today I saw a story that siginified the American Spirit and that was a story of an unsung crew of The Kirk in Vietnam. They saved 20-30,000 people at the end of the war. That is just amazing. Read about them at: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/09/01/129585205/
I just want to salute the nurse I spoke with on the phone at Harvard Pilgrim the other day. I’m sorry I didn’t get her full name so I could sing her praises.
I’ve had a cough as a result of a cold that made me sound like I belonged in the tuberculous ward and it was keeping me up at night.
I spoke with the nurse on the phone and she suggested a type of cough medicine I had not tried and OMG, it worked and I got a good night’s sleep and started to feel better.
The announcer for quite a number of Ford products has quite a good site on work.
As I cruise down Rt. 128 every morning I see these ugly erections going up. I’m particularly annoyed by the fact they are putting them in front of the Meditech building which is a nice looking building with beautiful grounds. Why? It just sends the noise up to scatter over a fairly larger neighborhood.
This action really bugs me and it is an example of the me generation run amuck.
By flushing with your foot, you are actually picking up germs from the floor (the actual dirtiest part of the bathroom) and depositing them on the handle so the next innocent person who is not germ phobic to pick up on their hands.
Please stop flushing with your foot and if you must take a few sheets of toilet paper and use your limb with the opposable thumb to flush the toilet.
And stop papering the seat and also just plain flush the damn toilet.
An article on germs in the bathroom: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1213831&page=1
I have to say I’m getting tired of every dramatic new project management technique. We’ve been through Agile, Lean, CMMI and just plain waterfall. I think software is getting worse instead of better.
Is there really any better way to manage than to know your people, trust them, know what you’re building and how long it takes?
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the “naturals,” the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.