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Party Pic! More Lessons I’ve Learned From Work




The all mechanical Nikon FM2 is still one of the most reliable cameras ever made.

The all mechanical Nikon FM2 is still one of the most reliable cameras ever made.

I used to get paid good money to go to parties. In fact I made it my business to never miss the biggest and best parties at the University of Missouri. Of course I wasn’t there solely to have fun, I was paid to be there as a Party Pic photographer.

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Using Obsolete Skills Can Be Fun




This is the classic tool that connects the wires of your phone system or ethernet cable.

This is a classic Punchdown Tool that connects the wires of your phone system or ethernet cable by "Punching" them down to make the connections.

No matter how hard you work to acquire them, some skills eventually become obsolete. But even obsolete skills get dusted off occasionally.  And it’s interesting when those formerly needed skills, that you haven’t used on a daily basis, suddenly become useful at the oddest times and in the oddest places.

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Taking Advantage of a Month of Rain




Now every lawn in New England looks like Augusta

Now every lawn in New England looks like Augusta

The school-yard chants can be heard all over New England, “Rain, Rain go away…”. Like many things in life you can’t control the weather and even though this isn’t the weather you’d choose to have – you can either gripe about or take advantage of it. I’ve chosen to do a bit of both.

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20 years with email




It’s been over 20 years since I got my first email address. Of course I didn’t know what to do with it – after all an email address is pretty useless if no one else has one  – like the fax machine, a classic illustration of the network effect.  Eventually one of my friends back home got an address so we’d send each other jokes. I know, millions of dollars in technology and equipment and we were sending knock-knock jokes back and forth. Sophisticated, right? Of course we only checked our mail occasionally – typically we had to call each other just to say “hey go check your mail”.

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