September 4, 2009

Process: Update my IBM meeting calendar

September 4, 2009 - Categories: delegation

  1. Log on to and to in two windows. Arrange them so that you can see both windows.
  2. Click on the IBM Upcoming Events label in the mail window, and open the e-mail for today.
  3. Click on the down arrow next to the IBM meetings calendar in the calendar window, and choose Display only this calendar. Switch to the Agenda view for convenience.
  4. For each item in the list, verify that it is on the IBM meetings calendar. Create it if necessary. Review the next three days of events and remove events that are no longer listed in the e-mail, including the removed events in an e-mail to me.
  5. Restore my Google Calendar view by clicking on all the other calendars so that all the calendars are displayed.
  6. If you notice conflicts for meetings over the next three days, include those conflicts in an e-mail to me. Do not e-mail me if no conflicts or removed events have been found.

Just in case

September 4, 2009 - Categories: life

We’ve been working on our 72-hour survival kits, and we decided to test the food in our kit. Time to find out if the instant meals and energy bars work for us. For extra measure, W- duct-taped the fridge and freezer closed.

So far, so good. For breakfast, we mixed milk from powder and combined it with granola. It was okay, although the cats wouldn’t touch the left-over milk. For lunch, we used the camp stove to heat up lamb curry, grilled chicken, and rice. We still haven’t made dinner, as the two meals and assorted snacks have kept us quite full.

It’s good to plan ahead. When you have your safety net in place, you don’t worry as much, and you have more fun.