Urg

So these beta blockers. They’re making me feel exhausted all the time, and already I’ve put on six pounds. I’m also cold all of the time.

I want off.

Quiet Spaces

Quiet Spaces

You may not realise it — my on-line demeanour is often mistaken for extrovert behavior as is my willingness to talk and be lively in public — but I’m totally an introvert. 

And I don’t mean a little: I mean a lot. A large part of the reason I’m struggling to find a work space that works for me is that I want somewhere which is both quiet and calm but also affords me a way to get away from the home environment. 

Today, I’m working from home, and stumbled across this in a quiet moment. I love the fact that the house is quiet. I can think. There’s minimal distraction. And i wondered “what if someone has already thought of solving this problem?”

Turns out they have — and it’s beautiful. 

Susan Cain Quiet Spaces by Steelcase offer five diverse ways to empower introverts at work. Footprints range from 48 to 100 square feet with specific postures, work modes, and expectations for quiet and privacy supported by a carefully chosen range of Steelcase and Coalesse furniture, materials and technology to create not just spaces that are physically quiet, but that offer an atmosphere where introverts can work their best.

Remembering William Korthof | Plug In America

Remembering William Korthof | Plug In America

The plug-in community is expanding at a rate of knots, but it doesn’t mean we forget those who have made a big impact on it when tragedy strikes. 

I did not know William personally, but we were ‘friends’ on Facebook and I followed his excellent work with great interest. 

We’ll be giving a proper eulogy soon on Transport Evolved, but for now, Plug in America is the place to visit.

If someone…

A discussion I’d like @amerikate’s input on, as well as others. 

If someone who is religious is treated badly, we call their treatment racist, discrimination, or some form of ‘phobia.’

If someone who is religious mistreats someone else on the basis of what they believe as part of their religious doctrine, we often refer to that person as having ‘traditional values.’ 

Explain? 

I love Mac OS X, and I can’t imagine switching operating systems after the massive investments I’ve made in learning the system. I’ve also been using Mac OS since System 7.0 days (yes, before it was cool..)

This is a Mac Pro 2,1 booting Yosemite GM Candidate, which is something I’ve very glad about. Why? Apple officially stopped supporting Mac Pro 1,1 and 2,1 back when 10.8 launched. The only reason? The stock graphics card that shipped with the models weren’t up to the new graphics requirements of the newer operating systems. Oh, and the fact that the Mac Pro 1,1 and 2,1 have 32 bit EFI, despite being 64 bit processors. 

Two out of the six computers I use at Transport Evolved are early Mac Pros. I can’t afford to upgrade them, but I can keep using them with these wonderful hacks. 

And while some will ask “why upgrade?” I say this: I share out rendering tasks across my machines, so if they’re all running the same OS, it’s far easier… 

Here in the UK, things aren’t that much better. I graduated in 2004 after a four year undergraduate degree in London. My student loan was the first year that we had to borrow money for both the course and living costs. And I’m lucky: I went to a private college where the $5,000 tuition bill every term wasn’t one I had to pay. 

Still, I ended up with a £20,000+ student loan. Ten years later, I’m still paying it off, very, very slowly. 

msnbc:

“Student loan debt in the United States is currently sitting at $1.2 trillion. Seven in 10 college students who graduate have a student loan debt. They graduate with an average of $29,000 of debt. Here’s an idea for you: How about a bailout for student loan debt across America?” 

- Ed Schultz on the need to reform student loans

Janeway’s search for coffee is what makes my coffee addiction acceptable ;) 

brinconvenient:

voyagerismycollective:

Please ignore Tom’s face for a moment and enjoy Janeway searching for coffee because it is beautiful.

Stage Direction: Janeway moves through background unsuccessfully seeking coffee.

Kate Mulgrew’s body language: This isn’t coffee… over here,maybe? NOOOOO WHY!? perhaps this one? NOT EVEN A DROP! YE GODS WHY?! Finally, this one must have it… WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS TRAVESTY!? ALL oF MY UnBORN CHILDREN FOR A CUPPA JOE!!!!

I hate this fucking quadrant…

I love her so much you guys…

Janeway’s search for coffee is what makes my coffee addiction acceptable ;) 

brinconvenient:

voyagerismycollective:

Please ignore Tom’s face for a moment and enjoy Janeway searching for coffee because it is beautiful.

Stage Direction: Janeway moves through background unsuccessfully seeking coffee.

Kate Mulgrew’s body language: This isn’t coffee… over here,maybe? NOOOOO WHY!? perhaps this one? NOT EVEN A DROP! YE GODS WHY?! Finally, this one must have it… WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS TRAVESTY!? ALL oF MY UnBORN CHILDREN FOR A CUPPA JOE!!!!

I hate this fucking quadrant…

I love her so much you guys…

Janeway’s search for coffee is what makes my coffee addiction acceptable ;) 

brinconvenient:

voyagerismycollective:

Please ignore Tom’s face for a moment and enjoy Janeway searching for coffee because it is beautiful.

Stage Direction: Janeway moves through background unsuccessfully seeking coffee.

Kate Mulgrew’s body language: This isn’t coffee… over here,maybe? NOOOOO WHY!? perhaps this one? NOT EVEN A DROP! YE GODS WHY?! Finally, this one must have it… WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS TRAVESTY!? ALL oF MY UnBORN CHILDREN FOR A CUPPA JOE!!!!

I hate this fucking quadrant…

I love her so much you guys…

Janeway’s search for coffee is what makes my coffee addiction acceptable ;) 

brinconvenient:

voyagerismycollective:

Please ignore Tom’s face for a moment and enjoy Janeway searching for coffee because it is beautiful.

Stage Direction: Janeway moves through background unsuccessfully seeking coffee.

Kate Mulgrew’s body language: This isn’t coffee… over here,maybe? NOOOOO WHY!? perhaps this one? NOT EVEN A DROP! YE GODS WHY?! Finally, this one must have it… WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS TRAVESTY!? ALL oF MY UnBORN CHILDREN FOR A CUPPA JOE!!!!

I hate this fucking quadrant…

I love her so much you guys…