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Personal Holidays

January 5, 2006

Scott Berkun, he of inestimable software project management wisdom, offered up an idea that I think is absolutely wonderful: personal holidays.
As of the time of this writing, he hasn’t listed all of the ones he
came up with but they were along the lines of “funny hat day” and “do
something you’ve never done” day. Such things would certainly break up
the monotony that ordinarily pervades adult life.

I’m going to have to think about possible holidays a bit more, but I think it would work even better for family (or couple) holidays where a whole family could participate. I’ll update this entry with my brainstormed ideas once I do it.

[UPDATE (1/18/2006): January 18th will forever be January Fools Day. Thanks, Chris!]


Welcome to the Blogging World

January 4, 2006

Guy Kawasaki now has a blog. I’ve read all of his books, starting with The Macintosh Way, and I have tremendous respect for him. Sadly, he’s now brought my feed count up to 279. *sigh*

Funniest. Writing. Ever.

January 4, 2006

I love Dilbert and I always have.
I am continually amazed at how well Scott Adams depicts office culture
despite being so long removed from it. Perhaps his experiences at
Pacific Bell were timeless or jam-packed, but it seems like he would
start missing marks after 16 years of doing the strip.

I discovered his personal blog, Dilbert Blog,
soon after he started writing it and I regard it as the funniest
reading available on the Web. His observations are astute and
astounding. Just today, for example, I read his entry on “The Future of Shirts” and came across this thought:

can no longer count on other people to alert me to the fact I’m wearing
a backward shirt. Not since I became invisible. And by invisible, I
mean I’m an adult male over the age of 35. Beyond that age, no one has
any reason to look at you. People are neither aroused nor curious about
my existence. I’m pretty much just taking up space.

When you think about it, it’s true—though certainly cynical—and hints at a larger point about the self-centeredness of youth.

These are a few of my favorite entries: