Friday, March 18, 2011

If you're a moron, like me

One of the banes of my existence is managing the timezone thing - I live in mountain time and work largely with clients and employers who are based on the East Coast. Normally it's not that big a problem, except when I travel there. Flight times are always local time, so you get hosed when you take the flight info stuff from a travel booking site and put it in your calendar - yes it lands at 11:00 pm, but that's mountain, so like 1 am Eastern. I'm forever making the wrong calculations.

Because I am a moron.

But I just added the Mountain timezone to my Outlook display following these helpful instructions from Lifehack, and I'm feeling better already!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So, Here's the Deal

Yes, months have passed, but dear readers, don't think that I haven't been thinking of you. Really! But I've been a bit busy. I was on-site with my new employer for about five weeks for training and on boarding and all that good stuff. It was great and the company is great, but they have a strict no-blogging from their IPs policy. This is a new world for Stella - a publicly-traded employer who has to be very careful about what they say.

So that's the story. I'm back in my home office again for a few weeks, and I'll be figuring out how this blog is going to be moving forward. I think that I still have enough to write about because even though I'm a bit of a road warrior in the new position, all the same productivity and focus issues arise whether you're in a home office or churning out a little extra work in your hotel room at night. As an added incentive, I'm billable, with some pretty ambitious utilization goals. Balancing work (gotta get those hours) with living (the children aren't going to hug themselves, here, people) should provide some interesting fodder for ol' Stella.

Stay tuned. I'm back, baby. To the extent that I'm here and not sullying other people's networks.