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23 April 2009 @ 11:45 pm
Stalking Punkie's Thoughts  
My latest brain droppings

  • 23:45 Up late again, database server reboot went wrong. #
  • 23:47 I am looking forward to tomorrow, though: taking a daughter to work Not my daughter, but she'll do. :) #
  • 11:05 twitpic.com/3ty9n - Borrowing a daughter for Take Your Daughter to Work Day #
  • 11:06 I forgot how much I missed CR when he was 10. This is a good age for kids, it really is. But I am glad CR grew up, too. :) #
  • 11:13 Taught so far:GIGO, binary math, how the Internet works, and Operating Systems. Now on a break. #
  • 11:16 @apeyanne Sir Breaksalot? "I like big stops and I can not lie! You other commuters can't deny!" #
  • 11:21 @Glark And knowing how to aim is the other half of the battle. GO COBRA! #
  • 13:03 The lessons continue: computer parts, hard drive failure, security, social engineering, switches/routers, and a tour of the data center. #
  • 13:03 Honestly, if Scarlet remembers 10% of what I am teaching her, she's up there with most techs. She's holding up well. #
  • 15:22 Lunch and the Blue Pearl, then back to teaching: Troubleshooting (using my toaster model), ticketing, customer service, and sales. #
  • 15:23 BTW: If YOU or you want your kids to know how to troubleshoot with customer service skills, I'll do the toaster exercise with you, too! :) #
  • 15:31 RT @ThisIsTrue Got a Geocities site? Better move it soon: bit.ly/Eup2g #
  • 16:41 Last lessons of the day: Management. Leadership, psychology, strategy, organization, and confidence. Also how firing people SUCKS. #
  • 16:42 Today has been a good day with me and a cheerful 5th grader. Looking forward to Balticon to see fandom from her eyes as well. #
  • 20:51 @lyric911 the toaster model is where I explain communication to n00bs (usually kids), having them pretend to be "Toaster Tech Support." #
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Eddieedminster on April 24th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
When you first mentioned 'Toaster Tech Support' I could think of nothing but this
DP Twisteddptwisted on April 24th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Well, there goes the Prune Bran site. Although, since they removed my access many years ago, I've not been able to do anything with it.