Just Say No

Entry 085 for Tuesday July 7 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Published a #LinuxTips video about setting the clock in UTC time in Linux/Win10; no #educoffee today, more below; attending sessions of the #RNP2020; my #TC1028 class and a long evening meeting about choice of programming languages for #Tec21 classes; I started my campaign to NOT use WhatsApp for work purposes.
  2. What did you enjoy? I really enjoyed the presentations today as well as the meeting with colleagues about programming language choice. We’ve been having this discussion since I arrived at the Tec in 1995 and someone has a famous email rant of mine (in English) from the 90s about why objects-first is actually better.
  3. What did you find difficult? I had two things come up today that meant more work for me and it is draining. It actually got me upset and probably led to my rant about not using WhatsApp for work purposes. I’ve talked at length that using that tool for classes is unethical but for other reasons the same holds true for work. This is about having a safe space that is “not work” and related to the title for this entry of “Just Say No”.
  4. What has changed? Well, I am trying to change that my colleagues actually use our official mode of communication for work: WorkPlace.

Featured Image Credit

alarm clock with the words "time for no breaks"
“no breaks” flickr photo by Sean MacEntee https://flickr.com/photos/smemon/5116036780 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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