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Weblog of the sweetest person you never want to piss off.


Work and Play

Pramas and I tried to go to the movies this weekend but apparently so did every other person in Seattle. Juno sold out as we were in line for tickets and there was nothing else to jump into right at that moment so we headed over to Can Can for a bit. I thought I was getting in nice and early, which I would have been if they hadn't started doing an early show on the weekends! Instead of getting in early we arrived halfway through the early performance, were told it was standing room only, and found that they've also added a curtain that blocks the view from the bar... though you still have to pay the $10 cover. Well, I thought we'd stay through and catch the later show so I didn't worry too much and we just grabbed a table in the bar, occasionally peeking around the corner to see what was happening as the various acts took the stage. That plan was shot, however, as we stayed right up until "showtime" only to have the hostess chick come over to say that there was not going to be a late show because they hadn't drawn in enough of a crowd... but they would really like us to stay and drink because they're open until 2am. Um. No. I was done. We stopped off at Stellar Pizza on the way home and had a snack and a drink and called it a night.

Yesterday we got off to a lazy start but I took the opportunity to hit the Hangar Cafe with Pramas for brunch. Kate's with her dad for the first time in a month so I wanted to have as much alone time with my sweetie as I could manage and we have few chances to hit the Hangar Cafe during its Breakfast/Lunch schedule. I had a great crepe the kept me filled up for a good six hours, it was awesome. The rest of the day was lazy puttering (putting away Christmas stuff mostly).

Today I had a meeting with Evan at his house to formulate a plan for Green Ronin's new Sharepoint server. I also got a present from Zoey (and family) of an awesome new coffee grinder (my old one is older than my kid and isn't that great). Zoey was very happy to hear that I have a birthday present for her and not as happy to hear that I hadn't brought it with me because I'm saving it for her birthday. In addition to working out some general Sharepoint stuff I also got to hold a chubby happy baby, play the most hilarious game of hide and seek ever, read a book to the kids, help Zoey draw a clown, and have some apple cake (a recipe from Super Natural Cooking, another winner I think). I almost drove away and left my wallet on the table, which would have been bad as I had to stop for gas on the way home but Evan saved the day.

Tonight I satisfied my craving for queso dip (which had been relentless for a full 24 hours... too much to be ignored) and watched the first episode of the new season of The Wire. Over all my weekend was a heck of a lot more play than work and pretty much what I needed. I could use one more day of sleep but that's probably getting greedy.



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Blogger Aaron Says:

I don't mean this in any form or fashion to give offense, but I'm a little surprised that you guys need something as robust as SharePoint.

One of my duties in my day job is as the primary user-end SharePoint Administrator for my company. We moved to it earlier this year, and even with a company of 500-600 employees that generate a significant records and knowledge management cycle, we only use a smaaaaallllll fraction of the functionality (probably about the same fraction as most users of MS Office actually get out of that product).

Just a a little surprised is all. Good luck with the product.

Blogger Nikchick Says:

We probably didn't need all of Sharepoint's robustness, but we definitely needed something more robust than what we were using. Since we use so many freelancers (some years more than others but especially when we were also doing WFRP development) and don't have a central office *at all* we needed something for better time/project/contact management. I have no doubt that there are features included in Sharepoint that we'll never touch but the features that we did need Sharepoint really covered it all.

There are very few MS products where I'd say they rule, but in this case none of the freebie/cheapo products out there could do what I was demanding. :)


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