Monthly Archives: January 2011

2011: Back to Work

Fun­em­ploy­ment is over.  I have work to do. I made the decision last sum­mer, when I was start­ing to look at new jobs, that I no longer wanted a full-time, all-consuming job.  I made a list of what I wanted, and it looked like this: — Time to work on my own pro­jects (2 days a week)- […]


Fun­em­ploy­ment [fuhn-em–ploi–mənt] –noun :      The art of mak­ing unem­ploy­ment fun. Fun­em­ploy­ment took me from my return from Nepal and Tibet through the hol­i­day sea­son & new year.  I can’t recom­mend it enough.  Up until this break, I haven’t ever not worked since I was about 16. You know those pro­jects that build up?  Some­times they’re silly […]

Who Turned off Teh Interwebs?

I knew that vari­ous parts of the web are blocked inside of China, but I didn’t real­ize how much it would actu­ally affect me dur­ing my five days there.  Face­book, Twit­ter, You­Tube, Twit­Pic, Tumblr, Drop­box, Foursquare, Vimeo, vari­ous Google ser­vices (Cal­en­dar, Reader), cer­tain news sites, pod­cast down­loads.  All of these things were inac­cess­ible while I […]