Archive for January, 2007



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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What’s Up Doc? Travel Plans!

A strange statue 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.

It looks like I’m all ready and settled.

I had a nice walk with the wife and we talked to our friend Carrie. I’m seeing her this weekend, in between teaching days in Taipei. She said they had been able to start bidding for tickets for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Since my wife and I are also planning on going to the games, we will also be looking at that.

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Annoying People

Another view of a building right next to the Nanjing E. Rd MRT station. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

What do you do when one of the most annoying people moves into your office?

How do you cope with the added stress of having him behind you and ruining your perfect workday?

Does the Isolate Yourself At Work technique still work?

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How Long Does It Take You To Post?

The Sogo building in Taipei, Taiwan, seen from the Muzha MRT line. The Muzha line is elevated and I had to adjust the settings so I could take this photo. You can recognize the red glow of the Sogo sign. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

From personal experience, it really varies.

Some posts like the Isolating Yourself At Work and the Blade Running were written pretty quickly in response to some events in my life.

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Blade Running

The view from the Muzha MRT line onto a side street. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

I had always wondered why Deckard in Blade Runner wasn’t driving/flying the aircar. In my mind, when I was a child, people with power drove other people, just like in my every day life. I couldn’t understand why Deckard didn’t drive. Later in life, I understood that power comes not only from obvious sources, but from hidden ones as well. And that the people driven around usually hold power over their drivers.

As you might have guessed it, I watched about 15 minutes of Blade Runner last night. I was pretty happy when the announced remastered version came out last year. I am still anxiously awaiting the remastered Star Wars episodes, the unmodified ones. Just like with E.T., it’s not always good to mess with a good thing.

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Isolating Yourself At Work

A building right next to the Nanjing E. Rd MRT station. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

One of the key ways of surviving in a workplace, is isolating yourself successfully from your coworkers. That cuts out on a lot of bullshit and is usual for IT workers, but less well known for other types of workers, such as teachers.

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A Numbers Game

Patterns of light seen on the Muzha MRT line in Taipei. Taken on the 27th of January 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-35mm lens. Part of the Muzha MRT Series 1.

So I set myself a challenge two weeks ago, I guess.

The goal was to post 100 posts in the month of January.

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