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21.9 10:23 
Toasted Southern Pecan
21.9 09:20 
 Back for one morning only (for now)! - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
21.9 09:20 
It's been so long I forgot to check in at 8 - Centennial Parking Ramp (Saint Paul, MN)
1.3 14:04 
 Getting my new laptop with CURBSIDE SERVICE! - Metro State Computer Lab (Saint Paul, MN)
1.3 13:39 
 Grabbing my fucking station - DOCKING station - wow, first time it's autocorrected TO the f bomb - for my equipment swap out - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
1.3 13:34 
 Been a while - Centennial Parking Ramp (Saint Paul, MN)
17.11 10:19 
 Weird being here for an in-person meeting! - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
17.11 09:53 
Back once again - Centennial Parking Ramp (Saint Paul, MN)
13.10 16:23 
    FLU SHOT MMXXI - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
13.10 16:13 
 Wow, have I been here since my LAST flu shot? - Centennial Parking Ramp (Saint Paul, MN)
9.6.21 16:06 
RT @MNIT_Services: Who is Minnesota IT Services? We partner to deliver secure, reliable technology solutions to improve the lives of all Minnesotans by:
✔️Supporting 2,800+ applications
✔️Hosting and supporting 220+ websites
Learn more about the state's IT agency:
19.2.21 09:09 
Whoa, a year! A YEAR!

...of which I have spent a grand total of 19 days in my office and the rest of it in bed
1.10.20 15:41 
 Boy, it's been a while (and will be a while after I pick up this coffee) - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
1.10.20 15:24 
 Flu shot! - Centennial Parking Ramp (Saint Paul, MN)
28.8.20 22:55 
 Trying out the Purple Ramp...I wouldn't get to use it until at least January, but should I invest in me? - Centennial Parking Ramp (Saint Paul, MN)
21.8.20 16:04 
Ah yes, the old "end of Friday" email....

...yep, it's official - teleworking until 2021. At least.

Cocktails ahoy!
19.8.20 16:53 
LIFE UPDATE! It's really weird seeing interviews for my current job come across On This Day from a year ago. Today, 19 August, I passed the six month mark at MNIT, which earns me certification as a permanent employee. My probation is over! I still feel that this is the last place I will have to work in my life and the ease that comes from knowing I'll never have to write another resumé or hustle for another interview (unless I want to!) is priceless. It took me surviving two years of hellish uncertainty, but survive I did and I'm now in the perfect place at pretty close to the right time. I'm so lucky and so fortunate with how things have turned out for me with this job after so many months aimlessly wondering if I'd ever find a role at all, much less a role that was right for me. Between that and getting a time slot at KFAI, where I am ALSO under probation but have incredible freedom to program my playlists (and am very slowly gathering unsolicited compliments AND a following!), my life in 2020 ain't all that bad...once you get past the crushing loneliness of near-constant quarantine thanks to the rona, of course. ;-) Anyway, to those of you who had to read my statuses since 2018, I hope you feel rewarded reading this one. If not, that's okay...this was mostly for Mom to read later!
31.5.20 16:22 
RT @MNIT_Services: Statement on Minnesota’s evolving cybersecurity situation from Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) Commissioner and state Chief Information Officer, Tarek Tomes:
28.5.20 09:03 
 Back once again (yeah this was a terrible idea) - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
4.5.20 10:57 
That's me, ol' big brain
15.4.20 10:16 
Got a note from my manager's supervisor's director on the call I had with HIS boss (so that's, like, my great great grandboss) which gave me a pretty good lift given I've now spent more weeks teleworking in isolation than in the office. We're now in a hiring freeze so my "team of three" remains just me, but everybody up the chain still feels like ramping up our KB over the next 1-3 months is gonna be a resounding success - or at least it won't completely be MY fault if it isn't. ;-) It's always a relief when your directors' vision aligns with yours!
22.3.20 15:22 
RT @MNIT_Services: Find yourself writing more as you telework? Make those documents accessible:
1) Start with an outline
2) Use the built-in styles
3) Add alt text
4) Use meaningful links

More tips here: #a11y
15.3.20 20:54 
Finally got the text I'd been waiting for since I left work on Friday - telework recommended until further notice.
13.3.20 14:52 
Can of Diet Dr Pepper
13.3.20 11:38 
13.3.20 09:29 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
12.3.20 10:41 
12.3.20 09:37 
 Wonder when they'll start asking me to work from home... - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
11.3.20 15:06 
Grabbed the leftover coffee pot coffee
11.3.20 11:39 
Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend
11.3.20 09:35 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
10.3.20 14:43 
Breakfast Blend
10.3.20 10:10 
10.3.20 09:07 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
9.3.20 14:55 
Can of Diet Dr Pepper
9.3.20 11:41 
Velvet Moon
9.3.20 10:32 
9.3.20 09:13 
 Back once again - Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
6.3.20 15:00 
Can of Diet Dr Pepper
6.3.20 13:10 
Colombian Supremo
6.3.20 11:18 
6.3.20 09:10 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
5.3.20 15:24 
Found some free (room temperature) coffee left in a coffee maker - I'm not proud when I require caffeine
5.3.20 10:10 
Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend
5.3.20 09:03 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
4.3.20 11:22 
Breakfast Blend - cut back to 12oz
4.3.20 08:56 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
3.3.20 10:23 
Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend
3.3.20 08:45 
 Centennial Office Building (Saint Paul, MN)
2.3.20 13:23 
Velvet Moon (and finally brought in my own half and half)
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