No geek day but a clean in-box

Friday, February 18th, 2005
David Allen was supposed to come over today for a "geek day." A geek day is something we do from time to time, though not as often as we'd like. It's our chance to hang out and talk about technology and any other fun stuff on our minds. It's a wonderful opportunity to make and break things and ask the questions "what if?", "how could that be used?", and "what would this mean to us or to other people?"  If you've been here before, then you will know why my colleague, Michael Sampson, calls these gatherings "a day-in-the-IT-candy-store."

I've spent the past few days in anticipation of this geek day, cleaning my office, reconfiguring my systems, preparing some new toys to show David, and processing my in-box. Yes, processing my in-box.

I even made a very good dent in my weekly review for the month. :-)

We had a lot of rain last night. This morning I awoke to an email from David, asking if we were still on to meet. I checked the weathercam on the roof of my house. There was already snow on the ground with more expected by mid-afternoon. I told him I was concerned about the roads. (I'm used to the snow; I have a truck that can deal with it. I was concerned that David's snow-covered Mini, if mistaken for a snow-drift, might get pushed aside or run into by the snow plow.)

We're going to have to reschedule again.

On the bright side, David, knowing I was a little disappointed at having to reschedule for the second time, said: "Look at it this way, if I reschedule for next Friday or the next Friday after that, you'll have an opportunity to get your weekly review done two weeks in a row!

That's one way of looking at it. What a guy!

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