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Old 10-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #21496
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Seven more days of commuting and then back to a saner commute. I'll still work 6-2 but at least it will be a 10 minute drive instead of a 30-40 minute drive.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #21497
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Fresh squeezed orange juice and a mug of Anniversary Breakfast Blend tea to go with another bagel with salmon. The bagel is getting elderly (24 hours is really the limit) so I'm toasting it and figuring how to bribe my DW to do more.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #21498
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Second cup of Pride of Port and I am still bored at work. Seven days of nothing to do but having to be here. (sigh) I have not bought a paper book in ages. I am going to have to bring some books in from home so I have something to do.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #21499
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I truly don't understand the no eBook restriction. That seems silly if they're willing to let you bring in a paper book. Ah, well. You can stick out 7 days, regardless.

Finishing up my Anniversary Breakfast Blend. I think I'll have a mug of Pride of the Port next in solidarity.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #21500
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I truly don't understand the no eBook restriction. That seems silly if they're willing to let you bring in a paper book. Ah, well. You can stick out 7 days, regardless.

Finishing up my Anniversary Breakfast Blend. I think I'll have a mug of Pride of the Port next in solidarity.

I missed where she said no ebooks, but it is probably because you can use an e-reader to carry data in/out that they probably do no want happening.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #21501
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Electronics are bad unless they have been preapproved and stay in the facility. It is a normal restriction in the Metro DC area. Not all work locations have it but a large number do. (shrugs)
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #21502
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Well, I suppose. OTOH, I know lots of ways to protect against that use of an eReader without imposing a flat ban. Silly, really, but I understand. And certainly not anything you can control.

Well, stick it out and make sure you bring a good pBook.

Finishing up that mug of Pride of the Port.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #21503
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Electronics are bad unless they have been preapproved and stay in the facility. It is a normal restriction in the Metro DC area. Not all work locations have it but a large number do. (shrugs)
But what about smart phones, they can do so much more than ereaders, usually. Work phones are OK and can go in and out?

Finishing my morning coffee that no longer stays hot due to the cooler weather now. Time to get out the insulated mug.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #21504
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No electronics. No smartphones, tablets, laptops ect... There are lock boxes to store stuff.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #21505
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Ah, that makes sense. I wondered how people survived leaving from or going to the facility without being connected to their smart phones, etc. on their way to lunch or home.
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My employer has slowly been leaning the exact opposite, not quite to BYOD yet, but getting there.
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To the sound of something moving past your window in the wind
And if you're quick enough to rise
You'll catch a fleeting glimpse of someone's fading shadow
Out on the new horizon
You may see the floating motion of a distant pair of wings
And if the sleep has left your ears
You might hear footsteps running through an open meadow

Don't be concerned, it will not harm you
It's only me pursuing somethin' I'm not sure of
Across my dreams with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YKHq...eature=related )

Good morning, all! Another beautiful Autumn day, and I'm drinking a cup of East India Company's "Royal Breakfast" tea to celebrate. I'm going to go in search of a Praying Mantis to photograph today. I've been seeing many of them for the past 2-3 days. I guess this must be breeding season for them. Perhaps I'll get lucky and find one just sitting on a fence waiting for me. Not so lucky for the male mantis' though... Biology like this makes me glad I'm human and not mantis.

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