Monday, May 09, 2005

Monday, Staff Meeting, and moblogs?

It was a good weekend. I went to breakfast with two of my sisters at the this local restaurant called Blue Plate, Jane had pancakes, Kate had this frufru light meal with cottage cheese and berries, I had a Spanish omelet. Breakfast gives us a great chance to catch up with each other and just talk about life, not to mention I get a kick out of pretending that I am a “regular” at this little retro cafĂ©.

After breakfast I took care of the Saturday morning business, and spent the afternoon in the yard. The weather here in Salt Lake City has been quite manic, one moment it is raining, and the next it is sunny the nice constant is that at least it wasn’t cold. As my father likes to remind me, the great thing about spring is that it is the rare time of year when the indoor and outdoor temperatures match. I managed to get the flowerpots done, and prepared the vegetable garden for plants. When I get home from work today, there will be time to actually get the seeds in the ground.

Weekend behind me, it is time to face the week. Monday morning means staff meeting. Staff meeting means time to sit in a conference room and give status reports. I am sure you can imagine what it is like. My favorite part of the meeting is when application by application the QA specialist gives the report about what happened in the previous week. What were the support problems? What is the group currently testing? Will there be any releases this week? Sometimes this section of the meeting is filled with informative tidbits that anyone who carries the pager should be aware of. Other times, it is filled with dry talk of why stuff didn’t happen, or maybe about why a particular staffer is confused about the latest administrative change to the file system, or the companies newly adopted “standard” software.

On other stuff…
Have you read about google’s new camera-phone blogs? It looks pretty entertaining to me. Almost entertaining enough to make me want to pay the extra $5.00 a month on my cell plan so that I can send pictures and text messages. It would be a lot of fun to tell my upcoming trip to New York via camera phone. The downside? Well, I am not totally keen on having yet another blog to take care of. I wish that blogger would allow me to have content from multiple blogs on this one page. I will think about it for the next few days. I know that flickr lets you post to your photo stream right from your cameraphone, but in the world of choosy viewers who want discriminating photostreams I don’t know if polluting my flickr stream with cameraphone snapshots is really what I want to do. Thoughts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I say Flickr your shots. You can always disclaim the quality and I think you and your photostream viewers will be surprised at the stuff you see.