Like many "knowledge workers" these days, I primarily work from home, dialing into conference calls and connecting to IBM's intranet via a virtual private network (VPN) client.
This has some advantages, e.g. you save time driving to and from work and you save money on lunches and coffee.
But sometimes it's challenging.
The other day I got a box in the mail containing the Xbox video game "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords" (which I naturally bought on the web in used condition for 35% off retail).
One of the advantages of working on site is that you don't have to walk by your HD TV and your Xbox and see the case of the new video game you just bought staring at you saying, "Play me Bill. Just for a few minutes. No one will notice. Just leave a message on Sametime that you're on a call".
But this path leads to the dark side. For even though I'd only intend to play for 20 minutes, soon it would be an hour, then two, and pretty soon I'd be writing my farewell blog entry.
bhiggins at us.ibm.com
"He was seduced by the power of the Xbox"
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