Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2004.

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Posted 21 July 2004

Just a quick note to tell everybody what's been going on recently:

I was hoping to purchase a Palm Pilot-like device, but unfortunately, the one I wanted (the Palm Zire 21) erases its data when a cell phone is closer than 3 feet away. I don't know what I'm going to end up doing, but I really would benefit from having a PDA. I need the addressbook, calendar, and todo list.

Continuing in the "unorganized" vein. I'm finding that work has been very revealing. Unfortunately, it's revealed several inadequacies, "unorganized" and "lazy" being among them. I don't have it all together. I don't have everything under control. But I'm working on that. And by "me" I of course mean "God".

Did you know that GNOME has software that will lock the screen for a set amount of time, after a set amount of time? It's great! I finally decided that I should turn it on, and so now my screen is locked every 50 minutes for 10 minutes. GNOME's typing break software is helpful. I think one of these days I'll be able to fully endorse GNOME as a viable alternative to Windows for my parents. One day.

In case you ever receive death threats via email: ignore them. Spammers have started claiming that you'll be murdered if you don't pay up. It's all very scary, I'm sure, but also illegal. Don't ignore death-threat spam. It'll claim that you'll be murdered for talking to anyone about the matter, but I would advise going straight to the police. Sending death threats is illegal.

I went to Chipotle this evening with some friends. The place was packed, so we ordered our food to go, and headed to the little grassy area near Burger King. You know, the one with the horse statue made of dead branches. And last night I went to go see The Bourne Supremacy, even though it was my intention to only see one movie this summer. More on that later. Like next weekend.

And finally, I wanted to say that I've been wrestling with what's going to happen when Plex closes for the summer on August 21st. But today, Jerry Klinkner was kind enough to offer up his home to me for the month in question, should I fail to find housing elsewhere. Praise God for the Klinkners' generosity to me these past two years!

By the way, please remember that our God is a Mighty Fortress.