October 20, 2009

Speaking of routines: life is cyclic

October 20, 2009 - Categories: kaizen, life

Having a large blog archive means coming across blog posts that you’d forgotten about but which are surprisingly relevant to what you’re thinking today. It’s like having a Magic Eight Ball, except with more insight.

Two years ago, I had just started working at IBM, and I reflected on some changes I needed to make to my routines (The best-laid plans of mice and men). How far have I come since then?

Five years ago, I was getting ready for my first real winter. My technical internship in Japan included classes in Yokohama and work in Tokyo, and my eldest sister lent me some winter clothes (including a pretty cashmere coat). In retrospect, winter there was pretty mild, but I thought it was Really Cold. (Now I’m, like, ooh, 2 degrees? That’s two layers and gloves when biking.) Since then, I’ve learned to have more layers: wicking camisoles, merino wool long johns, the works.

Two years ago, I was talking about passion, blogging, and Web 2.0. And I still am! <laugh>

Check out “7 Tips for Remote Presentations That Rock” – notes posted

October 20, 2009 - Categories: presentation, speaking

So I’ve posted the first draft of speaker’s notes for Remote Presentations That Rock. Check it out! =)

The actual talk I’ll end up giving on November 3 will likely bear little resemblance to the talk because of the interaction (yay interactivity!), but at least you can now figure out what I meant by the slides. <grin>