Smartphones

Montage of many people on their phones

I’m driving through town and the first thing I notice is that everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - is on their phones. It’s a cliché to say it, but it’s never been more apparent. I can’t help but wonder, what are all these people doing that’s so important? I’m stopped at an intersection and … Continue reading Smartphones

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Self Assessment

Row of observatory domes at Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Australia

It’s self-assessment time again. They tell us it’s for self-improvement. The memo reads: “It’s a way to get your boss on your side, so you can work together to be a better team-member.” Oh yeah? I’m an engineer at the observatory. I’m the guy that helps the astronomers point the telescopes at the coordinates they … Continue reading Self Assessment