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Thu, 15 Mar 2018

Remembering Prepping

Hurricane Katrina was a wakeup call for many Americans, our family included. I lived in Connecticut at the time, with a wife and two young children. The realization that if there was a disaster, natural or otherwise, you were largely on your own was sobering. We endeavored to prep, as it were, and over the course of several years we built up a cache of storage food, water and essentials.

read more after the break...

posted at: 13:12 | path: / | permalink | hurricane, prepping, self-sufficiency

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

Attention Span

Attention span and patience seem to be directly related. When I do finally get in the zone I get interrupted by others who themselves have no patience and demand immediate attention. This can be as innocuous as a text message, which now means "Hey, reply to me within 60 seconds or I will text you repeatedly until you do reply", or it can be someone stopping by your desk to ask a question. It seems to be generational - that is, my kids are more likely to exhibit this behavior than my older friends, but I also see it at work. It's even worse there, as you are expected to reply to IM's or texts immediately. What I do now is IM my manager and tell him that I'm going offline for a bit for lunch or whatever, to set the expectation that I won't be responding right away.

posted at: 12:33 | path: / | permalink | attention-span, technology