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Telecommuting and why it’s valuable

I'm sure by now almost everyone has heard about Marissa Meyer banning telecommuting at Yahoo! starting in June, and it's created quite a stir in the community of telecommuter, teleworkers, hot-deskers, whatever you choose to call it [us].  I too fall into that category, having the ability to work from home a few days a week.  There are a host of benefits for both the company and the employee, but also come pitfalls if the...

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Social Etiquette

As I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep near 11pm, I got a text message from a friend.  It got me to thinking what time is an acceptable time to send a text or call at night, and when is it too late? I understand that if you are in an emergency, you're entitled to call anyone you think will pick up a phone, but on a weeknight, when people have to be up...

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What is this Rollag thing

[caption id="attachment_623" align="aligncenter" width="447" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] If anyone has followed me on Facebook, Twitter, read the most boring crap in the Internet, (otherwise known as this blog) or talked to me in person, you would have picked up some mention of the Rollag thing I attend every year and am overly obsessed with. What Is It? Rollag is the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. It was started back in 1954 and has been going on...

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DROID ~ The First 48 Hours

[caption id="attachment_546" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] I've been eagerly awaiting the switch to the DROID coming at the end of March, however Friday morning I woke up to an ailing Crackberry. Having the TAC insurance plan, and pointing out my New every Two plan was due for renewal in two weeks, I asked about just pushing that date to Friday, vs. getting another new Curve on VZW's dime. The agreed to this...

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FarmVille ~ Time for greener pastures

[caption id="attachment_526" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Tim\'s Farm on Zynga\'s Farmville"][/caption] OK – So, if you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably had at least 1, if not 1,000 invites from your friends to play FarmVille, no need to be ashamed. I was sucked into the game last summer, and found myself spending more time than I should have been spending, plowing, planting, milking etc.. It wasn’t so bad, because you could plunk away at it while you...

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