March 04, 2004


I'd like to blog, but I'm busy.

I'd like to blog, but I'm busy.

So aggravating.

I've figured something out, though: You know why it's difficult for me to be too prolific? Because I'm not paid by the hour, or by salary. I'm paid by what I can produce. Thus, I do not blog during work hours. Those hours not devoted to work are sometimes taken up doing other things. I know; it's difficult to believe, but it's true.

If you were all paid in this fashion, I'd be seeing a lot fewer corporate domains in the logs.

It's just a thought.

Posted by Ilyka at March 4, 2004 05:43 PM in navel gazing

I can't blog from work, because I work in a Technology Free Zone™....

Posted by: Susie at March 5, 2004 03:06 AM

I can only blog from work because I'm damned well not going to waste my personal time blogging. If they paid me by what I produced then yes, the blog would have to go.

Memo to self: don't get paid by what you produce.

Posted by: Simon at March 5, 2004 07:10 AM

I'm with Simon on this one. Paid for the amount of work I complete? That's just

On the other hand, I bet we could get the programmer's time estimates down to about 1/4 of what they are now if we did that. Hmmmm....

Posted by: Jim at March 5, 2004 07:54 PM

Don't you start with me about programmer's estimates, Jim Peacock. In my experience, they're not usually as "padded" as the testers and QA people think they are.

Well, they're padded a little. You have to take some time out for reading the Onion, etc.

Posted by: ilyka at March 6, 2004 02:00 AM

Had that conversation last week with the big boss. An estimated 2 hour job was done in 40 minutes, and she understood why. If I'd have said an hour, then my printer would have blown up or something.

Posted by: Ted at March 7, 2004 03:53 AM

I can relate. I blog at home early in the morning when I should be sleeping. I'll catch up on sleep when I retire. Maybe. We'll see you when we see you. I'm just glad you decided to keep it going and I am surely glad you upgraded.

Posted by: Rob at March 7, 2004 02:49 PM

My traffic spikes on Mondays, tails off on Fridays.

Gee. Not too many people blogging from work.

Strangely, though, my traffic spikes up from 5 to 7 p.m. EST. That ain't lunchtime.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at March 8, 2004 05:44 AM