Geek Notebook

Geek is My Other Name Note BookAll I’d need is a nickel for each time I’ve been asked a techie question at work. “How do I…..?” or “Can you fix…..?” are among the more common questions asked each day. Sometimes I can explain how I know something and other times it’s pure dumb luck that I’ve run into something close and know how to do it whatever “it” might be! Some days I am fixing networked printers and other days I’m troubleshooting software and formatting issues or even Windows proper. It depends on my day as to what I’m asked to fix.
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Look SQUIRREL!

I’ve learned that being the Division Squirrel is a VERY good thing! I mildly over order on some supplies and recycle the heck out of others and am proud to say that it comes in very handy quite a bit of the time! The page dividers that have been recycled out of my packets are currently being re-purposed by our admin group! The gobs of binder clips and paper clips are constantly cycled through people’s offices and used over and over again! If I know I have something I won’t order new just to make life easy… I’ll hunt through my stash for it! Oh yeah and I even have some squirrels in my office to keep me company! (stuffed of course… can’t have them chewing up the files!)

Backpack of Holding by ThinkGeek

We’ve had a Backpack of Holding for a while now. It was basically our Bag of Holding with backpack straps. We were making do with what we had. You know, sort of like how you have your 10 ft. pole and your rope and you ask your GM if you can make a fishing pole out of that. But in the background, our merchant who’s obsessed with bags was busy deep in Dwarven caverns, forging a new, better Backpack of Holding. Behold. The Backpack of Holding! (2.0. Or maybe 1… Brought to you by ThinkGeek.

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Bureau of Underground Land Management or something like that…..

 

My kids are now 12 and almost 10 and old enough to read the complex rules of D & D. Since it was Spring Break they spent some time creating their first characters and today was the “introduction session” I’ve personally been gaming for a few years but do NOT consider myself an expert gamer at all. In fact I’m a very shy gamer normally…. I can’t be shy in this game thus my character is a bureaucrat of the “Underground Land Management Office” and in charge of the miscreants that have to keep me alive so they get their freedom back.

First roll of the game by elder kid

<insert sound of a D20 rolling>

“so what did you get?”

“UMMMMMMM a 1”

“critical fumble you see nothing!”

It was a spot check.

Next roll….. younger kid <insert sound of D20 rolling>

“well, what is it?”

“A 1!”

“really? eeek”

another spot check.

I think my character is in trouble!

It’s Not Failure If You Do It Later….

Here’s a lovely planner with a wonderful saying by good friend and author Stephen H. King. I met Stephen years ago online, met him in person and became long term friends with him over time. Eventually he was my friend, college professor, dean and now author of several great fantasy novels. If you like to plan things this is for you. If you forget to do things and delay tasks you did not fail you just need to rethink your plan!