Someone is not everyone

Seth Godin writes about disappointment

The opportunity is to find someone to delight and to embrace the fact that someone is not everyone.

He’s not wrong. Somebody is probably going to be disappointed. On the other hand, Somebody might be delighted.

Focus on the positive rather than the negative.

Do It Well

Annie Mueller describes what she is serious about.

I’m already immersed in my own life, and that’s what I’m passionate about. I’m serious about doing work I enjoy and doing it well. I find that passion has very little effect on that, one way or the other; discipline, focus, curiosity, and low tolerance for bullshit, on the other hand, are immensely helpful.

I would like to believe that I’m serious about the same thing.

Doing work I enjoy and doing it well.

My current work is in warehousing and shipping. I enjoy it. I enjoy getting people to be part of a team and to focus in on a goal and execute the process to meet that goal.

I’m not passionate about it. If I was passionate about coaching I wouldn’t be in the 3rd party logistic business. I’d be in the coaching business and, honestly, I don’t think I have my shit together enough to be in the coaching business.

Logistics Work is Hard Work

I did not see anything in this article dehumanizing workers.

I am in the logistics industry and, there are many things that can be improved upon, nothing in the article strikes me as dehumanizing and awful work. That is, if you go into the job expecting warehouse work, you  shouldn’t be surprised to get warehouse work.

I don’t want to go point by point, but some of the big points are:  1. Working 10 hours - the person signed up for a 10 hour schedule, why are they surprised they would be working 10 hours? 2. The computer tracks you - Amazon is a business and needs to know how that business is performing so there are metrics that should be meet by employees; those metrics have to be tracked somehow. 3. Inadequate Training - This is a valid point and more training should have been provided.

Let’s not forget that fulfillment is hard work. While we cheer Doctors and Nurses (rightfully), and thank grocery store workers and truck drivers, the people who are packaging your purchases for shipping are often forgot. They do hard work to make sure you get your iPad or bamboo bath mat when the company says you will get it.

Let’s not expect a warehouse to be a work environment with no accountability for job performance.

No work place should be without accountability.

We must ring the bells that still can ring.

Just watched the shoot out at the OK Corral scene in Tombstone and the police have always shot randomly and excessively into buildings apparently.

Sitting at the dealership waiting for scheduled maintenance to be completed.

Anyone else find it weird that in the original Star Wars trilogy, Jedi are old and legends but the Clone Wars were fought when Luke, a eight-teen something teenager, was born?

An entire galaxy with the technology to space travel can’t remember groups and events from 20 years ago?

I’m curious to know what people think warehouse work actually is after reading articles like this from The Verge.

Most, if not all, warehouse fullfillment work is tedious and better suited to robots than people. It always has been. Why are people surprised to read that now?

The movie Central Intelligence is alot of fun.

Trying something new with my larger chores today:

Breaking them into smaller tasks with breaks on between.

The idea in my head is that I will get more done of I have twelve 5 minute tasks instead of two 30 minute tasks.

TIL that the 2nd largest loss of life in California history was due to the St Francis Dam collapse north of Los Angeles in 1928.

A short review of Miche Schmitz’s article Habits vs. Tasks

Hand-wavy, mumbo jumbo, to make you feel like you’re not productive enough to be creative and sell you a Workshop.

His overall idea; Goals are dumb, habits are better. You should track them both because … productivity!

Lamy 2000 writing update after one week: Buttery smooth.

The nib does not scratch on the Tomoe River paper in my Hobonichi Techo.

So far I’m really impressed with this pen.

Baseball is back. ⚾

I did not agree with MLB having a season in 2020 and didn’t watch. I’m cautiously optomistic about being a fan again this year.

Sriracha to go packets are adorable.

The storm at the very beginning of Twister is insane.

Woohoo! Got the email saying my Analog preorder has shipped.

I may or may not have bought a Lamy 2000 today.

I have been eyeing this pen for about 2 years now.

Okay, okay. I did. I totally did.
It should be here tomorrow.

It’s a fact. There’s no denying it. No one can see the words Mortal Kombat and not hear “MORTAL KOMBAT” and the theme music. It is just a fact of life.

PNC Bank has acquired BBVA (pending approval) which is the bank that Simple uses for banking. Just saw a commercial from PNC Bank that advertised a feature like Simple Goals.

Hopefully that means Simple festires will live on in a national bank.

TIL that bees do not have ears

Inspired by @ohBananaJoe I went down the minimalist home screen.

Some lines in movies are just too good.

First it will tear my soul apart. Then it will kill me.

Ashitaka talking about the mark the demon gave him before the demon was killed.

Currently watching Princess Mononoke 🍿

I think Microsoft should bring back the Metro OS style for feature phones instead of trying to compete with Google and Apple on the smartphone level.