Tagged: advice

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100 Restaurant No-Nos?

I was waiting for this list to be complete before saying anything about it. NYT writer/blogger Bruce Buschel has written a list of 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do in two parts: Herewith is a modest list of dos...

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video: today’s positive affirmation

A worth-repeating piece of advice from Kung Fu Panda. You’re never just anything. Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] I don’t normally enjoy...

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on metro: Reverse Psychology?

This could almost be viral marketing for the film What Would Jesus Buy?, except that it would be a little late. I saw this on the train this morning, stuck into a barrier near the train door. I would have...

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comics: a lot of random interests

The second issue of Bash Magazine is out, and Kyle mentioned an advice column comic that I just had to see and he wasn’t kidding! I’d never heard of Tiny Sepuku before, but I’m thinking of sending a question or...

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Drink the twitter Kool-Aid already!

From Dumb Little Man comes a list of 10 tools to improve your use of twitter. My favorite? TwitterSnooze: If you are getting a blast of tweets from a particular follower then you may want to snooze him/her using TwitterSnooze....

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Bits and Bobs

I barely pay attention to the screen when I set Pandora, actually its mashup cousin Pandora.fm, to a station and let it go, but some of my recent choices have been pulling up really old school tunes. While switching tabs...

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“The Computer Guy” — I can relate

Hesitantly, I responded: “I work in computer support.” The transition to silence was immediate. All eyes suddenly turned to me, raised eyebrows all around. If you hadn’t heard my response, judging from everyone’s reaction you might think I said something...

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Vent mode: ON

Don’t use guilt or passive aggressive behavior on your friends. They deserve better. I don’t mean this in situations where it is actually for their own good, such as getting them to get over some stubborn or prideful block that...

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Confide in me

I just talked with Al and I feel a bit better. I don’t have a lot of friends locally that I consider confidants so it was nice to have someone I could just talk to about the situation and not...