I've been reading job boards for no good reason recently, and some of the things they put in are dumb.

Today's missive:
[...] and be excellent at prioritizing competing demands.
Let's be clear: anyone can prioritize competing demands. The trick comes in performing a prioritization that can be approved by someone ultimately responsible for your work.

The textbook example (that has never happened to me personally): an important, customer-facing server is in flames. And the CEO's secratary can't print some powerpoint slide handout for a meeting he's about to go into.

What's more important?

The fact of the matter is that to the company, the server is more important, but most of the time you'll get into trouble if you don't make sure the CEO gets his handout.


45GB Visually

This is apparently what ~45GB over a month looks like:

I got the web-page overlay warning me that I'd used 75% of my 60GB cap for the month. Ergo, 45GB. I know that most of the usage is the big green and red blocks in the month, and I also know what those blocks are (initial upload of a backup-over-the-internet account, and... erm... other things). The little spikes are mostly the kids on Sesame Street and playing flash games, but there are some of my working-from-home incidents in there too.

This is the first time I've ever gotten the warning, and I sort of expected it with this backup operation.

I'd like to sign up for the Rogers' site which would tell me how much usage they think I've used, as compared to what I think. However the sign-up site would not work in the current versions of Chrome, Firefox, or IE. Maybe my plug-ins are interfering with the site, but I think that unlikely because I installed Firefox, plugin-free, explicitly to do this sign up and it still didn't work. But that's another rant entirely.