Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Trade-offs and Options

Work has been stressful. Very stressful. And right now, I don't know how to manage it over the short term.

Unlike many people, I have a great marker for my stress level, and I get it checked every three months. The magic number at the start of this grand project was 660. Now it's 393. That's not good. I have three more weeks of this, and I know it's going to cost me another 20-40. But I don't know what other options I have at this point.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Morally Acceptable Business Plans, II

It's been warm and sunny here in Seattle recently, which means that I have to start using sunscreen. Being close-cropped hair-wise these days, this means that not only do I have to put sunscreen on my ears, face and neck, but also on the top of my head. One of the things you quickly realize is that sunscreen is really not the greatest thing to put in your hair. It doesn't do much for hair.

My idea is this: something along the lines of a leave-in conditioner and sunscreen combination. Something I can slather on my scalp and moisturize, volumize (I need all the help I can get), and protect against the sun's deadly rays. I realize I seem completely sunscreen obsessed from this blog (given that I have two posts on it already), but really, I'm not.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

"Code" in the business world

I'm struck by the extent to which IT managers do not understand the underlying technology that they are managing. The question is whether that matters or not. The premise of management is that it doesn't. However, Lessig makes an argument in "Code" that (on some levels) details do matter.