A while back I blogged about "Walking the Line When You Work from Home," an excellent and useful article from the always excellent and useful online Web design magazine A List Apart. Today they've published a great follow-up: "Working From Home: The Readers Respond," containing, as the title implies, reader-submitted tips on working from home and the unique struggles involved. I especially appreciated the first section of tips on balancing work and family. It's nice to know that there are a lot of others in the same boat.
Anyhow, there's lots of high-quality tips and information in there, as is pretty much the standard with ALA. It's a must-read for any parent who's even thinking about working at home for any reason or any job, not just for Web designers.
I'm a dedicated reader of the online magazine A List Apart, one of the most valuable resources out there for those engaged in web design and development. Today, they've published Walking the Line When You Work from Home, a great article that really hits home for those of us, especially those of us with children at home, who either telecommute or run a small business from the home. It's really worth a read, especially since it's applicable to anyone who tries to work out of the home, not just those in the new media or design profession.
If you've ever wondered if modern life is possible without a microwave oven, the answer is "yes." But it's not easy. Actually, I guess we lived without one for years back in the '70s, but back then there wasn't an industry of microwave-ready foods built up around them.
We had a microwave, or rather have one, but it's broken. We've decided with all the craziness and of course expense of Christmas to hold off buying a new one until after the holidays. Apparently Something Bad happened to it. Not sure what exactly, but it involved nasty-smelling gray smokie pouring out of the thing as I attempted to nuke some frozen broccoli for the children to eat for dinner. If there's one thing I'm paranoid about, it's fire, so I unplugged the thing from the wall and pronounced it officially dead.