In 2001, I was a database administrator at a local university. It was a good job. I was well-compensated. I had a huge office with an amazing view. The work was interesting, but I wasn’t satisfied. I loved working with technology, but I couldn’t see how my job was useful in the bigger picture. I left work each day with my “to-do” list checked off, yet I never felt satisfied. Continue reading →
It works like this… When computers reach ”end of life” in a business setting, they still have some spark left in them. Many companies cycle their equipment, so that each year about a third to a fourth of their computers are replaced. This means no computer in the business is older than 3 or 4 years old. While the computers may have served their business purposes and reached “end of life” within that setting, a trip to Teaming for Technology can provide new life and several more years of service for that computer.
Rosie the Riveter still inspires millions of women and girls
Tuesday, March 8th was International Women’s Day (IWD). Instead of celebrating I was actually at home laying on my sofa with my daughter, trying to get over a nasty stomach virus. Ugh.
All over the world though, there were events, marches, news articles, tweets, and celebrations to honor the occasion. The official theme this year is “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathways to decent work for women”.
Wow. I absolutely love this! It made me think about what International Women’s Day means to me (even if I am a couple of days late to the party). Continue reading →
When you deliver Meals on Wheels, it’s a process of give and take. You give the meal with a roll and dessert and, if it’s Monday, fruit. You take . . . well, that depends – typically a smile and “thank you”; sometimes a note on the door saying “please put in cooler.”
But if you walk into a certain house on Sunset Drive in Carrboro, you’ll be given a firm handshake and a “God bless you” and, if you have some time to spare, a vivid impromptu memoir of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community over the past 80 years.
That’s how long this remarkable woman, Betty (name changed for privacy) has lived here, growing up in the house next door, and then raising her family in this two-bedroom home. Continue reading →