Friday, May 20, 2011

stay foCused

but so tired ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Colour's not right ...

Monday, May 16, 2011

smiley face

which is real? what people see, or what I say when nobody's listening (or write, when nobody's reading) ...

Sunday, May 15, 2011


As a lad, I attended church. I didn't have a choice.

Am I wrong to respect my son's wish not to attend church? It means that, generally, I can't attend church either.

Can one be a Christian, and not go to church?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

sufficient unto the day

is the evil thereof (one of those phrases which (if you're of a certain age) sticks in the mind) ...

It's a saying of Jesus; echoed by Dale Carnegie (How to make friends and influence people) in "How to stop worrying" as: live life in daytight compartments.

But what if the task list will take more than a day to complete? Prioritise, I guess. The first dress rehearsal for Bugsy Malone is on Monday (yes?) - so whatever is required for then - costume, words, makeup (do my best - don't want to let anyone down).

But the grass is growing, there's a pile of stuff on my desk, I need to sort out our finances, I've brought home an installer for the microSoft Office, etc

But first, get dressed, and have breakfast (mundane) ...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Brooks' Law

More acute when you're an aspie - the overhead of managing the relationship can negate the benefit of being assisted ...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

half Day

Given the choice, I'd rather work the morning, and have the rest of the day off, than take the morning off, with the prospect of working that afternoon ...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Mitch Kapor (around Chandler 0.5): "I know we are going to come out with something great. I just don't know how many more turns of the crank it's going to take."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

capability Policy

Managers are responsible for:
- Ensuring employees have a manageable workload
Received an email from HR - one of the links from the highlighted web page was to Capability Policy.

When I received my diagnosis (Asperger's Syndrome), I was full of hope - we had found the key - the guiding principle which would enable us to fit me into a working environment which allowed for those areas which I find difficult - and could recognise that I have particular strengths.

forLorn hope ...

Monday, May 09, 2011


What if I was (had been) honest with my new boss? If I'd dared to say to her that - no way am I happy - let somebody else do this job - please put me somewhere else ...

But a year ago, I said that to my then boss, and look at what happened (I don't think that I shall ever again dare to say that I'm not coping - but, perhaps, one day, it will be obvious - to someone) ...

Friday, May 06, 2011


Not sure how to put this into words - I have Asperger's Syndrome - I am bad at relationships - in some ways, the Internet is a different domain where I am less bad (or, possibility, I am just as bad, but don't know it) ...

Thursday, May 05, 2011


At the start of the day, I need to focus. If there is a task to be tackled, that (surely) comes before the unknowns - the things that may be good news, or may be bad news ...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


Let's see if we can rescuscitate this blog (with daily updates - not necessarily every day - but not more often than once a day) ...