Okay, so maybe I’m back for a couple more times before January 1st. I’ve just finished re-creating a document that I lost on a flash drive (physical loss, not corruption or stupidity) that is 32 pages long, has 21 screen captures, and 4459 words. It was slightly aggravating, but it is done and has been improved upon greatly. I’m just sorry I can’t publish it in the public domain due to some copyright restrictions for the images I captured.
It is an instructional document for my team to aid them in setting up each of their Linksys Wireless Broadband Routers. Everyone seemed to like the first and second editions, even the boss. He started passing it out to the Education and Training unit, and you know what they had to say?
“The page numbers are wrong.”
I got “This is very professional” from several folks, and “This helped a lot!” from others, but from a unit that had no other clue about how to set up the device, I get “The page numbers are wrong.”
So it’s no accident that the page numbering is perfect this time, the font has changed, and all illustrations now have a reference number. It was created in Microsoft Word 2003 and will now stay that way in case I lose this new flash drive (I had previously published it in PDF and had no way else to freely convert that file back to Word to recover it.)
I realize you don’t care about any of that, but I’m glad it’s all out in the open. In other news:
I’ve been reading the archives from a year ago and I’ve got to say that I’m amazed at my promises I never kept, like reading all those books. I “vowed” to read them all, and I probably could have if I’d taken the time away from the computer and desk. I’m even busier now but take more time to read since my desktop PC stays dormant much of the time. I’ve taken to do more of my learning at work, since that is what I’m paid to do – to know. So time at home is more well-spent, I’m more relaxed, patience is more abundant, and I can get out of bed easier (could be these new meds) to write and read for hours before work.
I think a good ultimate goal would be to have a new MacBook Pro by the end of the year, but there is absolutely no way I’ll promise something like that. I’d gladly give up my chance at a MacBook Pro to move to Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, or Arizona this year. I’d even take California for the right company.
But like I said (and I encourage everyone to do the same), I’m going to rock steady this year and continue my solid progression toward success, without the huge promises and false hope. I’m not going to lose any weight, buy a new car, or do any of that crazy talk. I’m just going to keep my flash drive close to me at all times, be prompt for work and school, and see where I am this time next year.