Although cell phones were becoming ubiquitous about the time I was at university, I never had one or even wanted one. I just didn’t see the point. I hated talking on the phone, for one thing. For another, I preferred to communicate via either e-mail or instant message. The fact that in the early 2000sContinue reading “The Flip Phone”
One of the many tasks I assigned myself over Thanksgiving weekend was to write another blog essay (blessay?) on a Tolkien-related topic.
When I first started at my first job out of college, in addition to watching a lot of instructional videos I had to read a lot. Much of the information I had to read was on the company’s internal wiki, and I felt like I was spending hours and hours just staring at the screenContinue reading “The Surprisingly Useful Browser Extension”
My first job out of college certainly had its flaws, but one thing they got right was the attitude that it’s not cost-effective if employees don’t have what they need in order to get their work done. As such, every floor of every building in the company had a well-stocked supply closet. Employees could justContinue reading “The Indian Supply Closet”
My first job out of college was a fairly large, multinational corporation. In order to save money on engineering costs, they had an office in Bengalūru, India (at the time known as Bangalore). Although at the beginning I didn’t really interact with any of the engineers from the Bengalūru office, eventually the company started buildingContinue reading “The India Trip”
In my office I have a digital clock. I only own digital clocks, because I never quite got the hang of telling time on analog clocks. I can do it, but not at a glance. Anyway, this digital clock is one of those that has a radio inside and can set itself by receiving radioContinue reading “The Clock”
Back in March when we first went into isolation, I needed to set up a home office. I already had a desk which held my own personal computer, so I thought it made sense to set up my work area somewhere nearby.
For the longest time, I believed that both cardinal directions and names of seasons should always be capitalized. Thus, I would write sentences like, “Much as migratory birds do, I like to move South in the Winter.” I am sure that at some point I looked it up, so I’m not sure if I foundContinue reading “The Capitalization Mishap”
About a year after buying my first house, I found myself in need of a shelf. I could of course have just bought another set of shelves, but I decided that my best course of action would be to construct a shelf on my own.
When I was in college, after having moved from the dorms to an apartment, I decided I needed a set of shelves. I had never bought shelves before, but it seemed like the sort of thing that was within my capabilities.