After losing last week and killing my perfect record and putting me in a tie for first place based on record (I have more points overall, so I was in true first), my fantasy football team at work came back in a pretty big way and won this week.
And just like that… my season-starting seven-game win streak that has kept me at the top of my work fantasy football league all season has come to an end.
I absolutely adore Google Chrome browser tab groups. I mean, it was pretty revolutionary when they introduced browser tabs way back whenever, but to then build on that by having browser tab groups where you can create a master tab with sub-tabs in them? I love being able to keep multiple tabs open that are related to a project and then group them under a client/project name. It has made my work life so much more manageable.
My fantasy football league at work held their draft tonight. It’s yet another year of me proving I have no idea what I’m doing.
The quarterly coffee exchange is in full swing for me at work and my gift of coffee beans arrived today from my buddy Dolan.
I fought against doing it. I really fought. They asked, I said no. They asked again, multiple times, and I said no each time.
This has to be one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while… remote work will lead to goblin-human hybrids by the year 2100?
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the original drop of these hairy little monsters, Hasbro Toys has announced that they're reviving Furbys.
So you know how Katie and Nathan have gone on trips with me and my company for our annual in-person meetings for the last three summers?
Why do people just not care anymore? A scarily large number of people were ignorant assholes prior to the COVID-19 pandemic as it was. But they only got worse and empowered and seemed to take another big chunk of humanity down the rabbit hole of civil disobedience using the pandemic as an excuse for their behavior.
I work with a bunch of video game junkies. We have an entire interest channel in Slack dedicated to videogaming. I follow the channel and participate a little bit here and there. But I'm not much of a gamer so I don't contribute to it to quite the same degree that some people do.
I don't even know why I do it since I watch absolutely zero college basketball games throughout the season. Alas, I filled out two March Madness brackets at work this year. No money; just bragging rights.
Have any of you ever owned an office chair that started sinking after a while? Yanno, you sit in it and instead of it staying at the height you designated, it literally sinks? Mine is doing that now after about 2.5 years of use.
I had to buy a new multi-plug adapter today to replace one that I’ve had for years. The one I replaced was an Apple branded product which, of course, means that a new one would be pricey.
At work, I head up a quarterly coffee/tea exchange where names are randomly drawn and that person sends his giftee a bag of coffee or tea up to a certain dollar value just so they can try something new.
Remember the talk about the desk redux? It’s done! Took some jiggling with wires and setups and mountings and placement, but we got it. And here it is…
I've been playing fantasy sports online since 2001. I've played using ESPN, Yahoo, and several other services. I've played with friends, relatives, coworkers, and even in random public leagues run by the services I listed previously.
I’ve been waiting for months to finally use the cool crane arm monitor mount Katie bought me. But I haven’t been able to because stupid Samsung didn’t have VESA mounting available on my old secondary monitor.
It’s so effing hot in Arizona. Gorgeous, but hot.
I am but a simple man. I have simple likes. And simple things make me happy. This is the way.
Taking part in HubSpot’s World Certification Week yesterday and seeing all my coworkers’ posts about it on Slack and LinkedIn made me realize something… I really need to get our patio furniture reassembled for the season so I can work outdoors. The weather is too good now not to.
One of the things I’m tasked with checking on websites is the user experience (UX). Think of it as asking “Would the user enjoy or find this website easy to use?” If yes, great. If no, can I think of something that might make it better?
We just booked our second trip of the year... well, it's mostly booked.
Something happened to me today that has never happened in my 22 years as a working professional… I got a promotion!
In my professional life, I am a manual website quality assurance engineer. What does that mean? I take websites that developers build and use non-automated methods to try to break them or make them do things they’re not supposed to do. And when I find things they shouldn’t do, I send bug reports to developers to fix them.
I’m currently In the market for a new external/primary monitor to attach to my laptop when I’m working from home. A second screen is the only way to go in the QA world!
So I finally started this last night…
This screen grab was shared by a coworker of mine from the Forbes Influential CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) list of the year. I'm just gonna leave this out there for you...
Back when I was changing jobs, I was contacted by a training and professional development agency asking if I would be interested in taking courses to improve my marketability to potential employers. I hesitantly said yes because I've received requests like this before from some pretty dodgy characters.
I dunno how many of you are full-time remote workers or temporary remotes during the pandemic or have already returned to an office or maybe you never left.
One pandemic trapping I never fell into was the whole idea of working in your pajamas. Rolling out of bed and going to my computer to work just never seemed like a good idea to me.
I've kinda hit a strange place in my reading right now. For the last couple of weeks, I've been without an audiobook to which I want to listen.
Almost any time I log into LinkedIn, I see information about new followers and conversations related to accounts for my employer.
I dunno if y’all have noticed but I’ve been dropping a few hints here and there about a change in how things are happening around here.
I was scrolling through my Photos app and found this little gem of Nathan on one of my last days at work with the City of Naperville in 2017.