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By: Ilker

Wed, 19 Oct 2005 14:25:37 +0000

Would you beleive I came across this Blog whilst Googling my own name in an attempt to ascentain the level of exposure I'd suffered at the hands of the internet!

Although I must say that I've heard of your various successes via multiple parties throughout my life since High School and our time in that small start-up in a back room at Carleton U, I was quite suprised to see this entry. That during a day's vacation you would sit and play video games. Not to presume of course, I was quite pleased to see that the Shadow Run hasn't been purged from you completely by the adult world!

It makes me wonder whether not perhaps all of us who shared those adventures still slip into the virtual world for a bit of R&R...I know I do.

Cheers, Ilker

By: Rebecca

Wed, 12 Oct 2005 02:50:07 +0000

Hi Mike - I can't find a "contact" link anywhere. Are you easily reachable?

By: shaver

Tue, 11 Oct 2005 18:33:04 +0000

Could happen!

By: geofford

Tue, 11 Oct 2005 18:31:57 +0000

The Leafs... win?

By: Rishi

Fri, 07 Oct 2005 01:09:49 +0000

There's nothing like good hockey (especially when the Leafs win!). ;)

By: Aven

Thu, 06 Oct 2005 16:15:49 +0000

Oooh, I like E02 -- the three-bedroom house. Looks very nice! How's the house hunt going?

Oh, and congratulations on managing even a day of vacation!

By: janice

Thu, 06 Oct 2005 12:16:49 +0000

This little word is the key to balance: "no". Not "NO!" or "N.O.", just a quiet, confidently stated, firm little syllable. I have found that if you start off with "no" as a default position, a considered change to "okay" is more welcomed by those making the requests (aka demands) than when the opposite positions are the case. (Meaning default "yes", reconsidered to "no".)

When the default is "no", the times that you do (surprise!) say the opposite are much more remembered and appreciated. Also, "no" is a no-fail commitment, so you'll become known for keeping your word when you say that as well as when you decide you can deliver on a "yes". I learned this a long long long time ago while working as an insignificant (in their opinion, not mine!) teller at one of the big banks here in Canada. A good lesson for the mothering that was my duty years later, I'm sure you'll agree. :-)

[I think this could also be called managing expectations. I had a great mechanic (Mr. Goto) who helped keep my Jeep on the road who understood this very well: his bills regularly came in right on the estimate or significantly under. Very few displeased customers there!]

(Of course, this rule has an exception and that would be ... moi! :-)

By: Amos

Thu, 06 Oct 2005 05:48:19 +0000

Hope we'll get to see you while you're in town. :)