Archive for January, 2007



Noisy Blues

A stone vase at the Lakeshore hotel in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 19th of December 2006 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Lakeshore Series 3

Tonight, we got some more teaching on our plate.

I have a one and a half hour gig at our adult language school. It’s just Conversational English, so no worries. My wife is teaching an IELTS class for 3 hours.

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Planning Out Strategies

Our building. Taken on the 19th of December 2006 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Lakeshore Series 3

The man with the plan.

At work and in most situations, it is always better to have a plan.

As well as a backup plan. Or a plan B. You never know what will happen.

There are so many things to consider, you can not always predict the outcome.

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Yesterday Was A Great Day

The Lakeshore hotel, in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 19th of December 2006 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Lakeshore Series 3

My day at work ended a bit early, but right aftewards, I went to Chung-Hua university, where I would be teaching my advanced English class. The students were a bit hyper on sweets and candies, but I managed to calm them down for the 2 hour lesson. From their parents, I knew that they wanted to write more. So I started by handing out my prepared material.

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How RPG And Being A Boss Made Me A Better Negotiator

The Sogo building in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 14th of December 2006. Part of the Sogo Chute Series 1.

One of the things I have realized is that my professional past helps me deal with a lot of situations that I face. And not only because of that, also because I used to play table top RPGs a lot when I was younger.

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How To Deal With Noise Pollution At Your Office

A ghost apartment, in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 31st of December 2006 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mmlens. Part of the Ghost City Series.

It has probably happened to you.

The annoying person at your office, instead of using headphones like everyone else, uses the speakers on his computer instead and creates needless noise pollution. Everybody has to push their volume higher in order not to hear that person’s music.

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Tools And Tips For The Modern Office Worker

City under siege during New Year’s Eve in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 31st of December 2006 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mmlens. Part of the Ghost City Series.

After writing a few articles yesterday about the modern office and the cubicle wars, I decided to create a new section in my articles page to index them. Most of these thoughts come after years of observations. I have been a programmer for the government and for private companies, I have worked with teachers in an office and I have worked from home.

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How To Say No

Dragons guarding strange statues in the strange garden of the Red General in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Red General Series 1.

When dealing with other professionals in a professional setting, you will have to say no at some point.

I love the page thanks, but no.

However, this might not be the best way of approaching the subject matter.

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