1/31/09 Win: Invited to the Dean's Dinner!
1/30/09 Win: More mailbox money! Win: Attended a "Mocktail Party" at the SF Spiritual Enrichment Center.
1/29/09 Win: I wrote a new resume. Win: Another yoga class!
1/28/09 Win: I attended the Beer and Scripting SIG, and had a great conversation with Rich Morin and Vicky Brown.
1/27/09 Win: I attended the San Francisco Perl Mongers meeting. So many geniuses, so dedicated to one purpose! The topic was how not to use memcached. Win: I noticed a new project being organized at Visa.
1/26/09 Win: I saw Wall-E at the Independent, and wrote my 800th Yelp review.
1/25/09 Win: Attended a celebration at the SF Spiritual Enrichment Center. Win: I received a certificate for "Foundations of Science of Mind."
1/24/09 Win: I enjoyed a competition at the San Francisco Comedy College. My friend won!
1/23/09 Win: I attended another yoga class, which was intense. It triggered an emotional release in the afternoon.
1/22/09 Win: I learned about "Scaling MySQL Leveraging Sun Systems."
1/21/09 Let the Expansion Begin Dear friends and colleagues, We stand on the threshold of a new age. Yesterday's Inauguration Speech by President Obama was an inspiration to me. I encourage you to review a copy when you have a few minutes. The International Herald Tribune published a copy on one page, which I copied into a document for future reference: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/20/america/Inauguration-Obama-Text.php The comment that appealed to me most was, "For everywhere we look, there is work to be done." This is the rallying cry for a new economic expansion. Forward- looking companies will begin to staff up now, to position themselves on the leading edge. In this new atmosphere, I know we will all be able to help each other succeed. We will all be part of this economic expansion. Each of us has talents that nobody else has. Each of us is intelligent, creative, and industrious. Each of us has a part to play. We each have a place that nobody else can fill. Today, I look at the market with new eyes. The filters of the past no longer apply. I am looking at companies with the question, "How may I help you?" In every company there is a need, a part that I can play, to help them succeed. I see them succeeding, as I see myself succeeding. I see you succeeding. I see your business growing, and I see prosperity for us all. Sincerely, --David Dull (415) 793-3544 email@example.com http://www.DavidDull.com Win: I went to the Higher Vision Center for a mid-week visioning circle. I am a teacher, but teaching is not an academic subject.
1/20/09 Win: The Poleng Lounge opened at 11am just for Margaret and me. We watched President Barack Obama's inauguration. His speech was amazingly inspiring! Win: I reconnected with the Bay Area Linux Users Group by attending the general meeting. The topic was new features in Ubuntu Linux.
1/19/09 Win: I rediscovered restorative yoga.
1/18/09 Win: I entered a local weight-loss competition.
1/17/09 Win: I went to the Asian Art Museum and saw the Afghan Hidden Treasures exhibit.
1/16/09 Win: I rediscovered the works of Florence Scovel Shinn. I am now reading The Game of Life and How to Play It. Win: I like early mailbox money!
1/15/09 Win: I learned about using CanIt open source spam filters in the GroundWork Open Source suite. Win: I reconnected with NOPNA by attending the general meeting.
1/14/09 Win: My tithe came back to me, in a miraculous way. Win: "Journey of Awakening" at the SF Spiritual Enrichment Center.
1/13/09 Win: I bought new business cards.
1/12/09 I release all fear. Win: The Morrison Planetarium show was sold out when we arrived, and I did not get angry.
1/11/09 I give as I receive. Tithing to the SF Center for Spiritual Living, I met new people and was given a free CD of the minister's lecture. Win: I was given a free copy of today's lecture by Muata Rasuli. Win: I was given free parking at the Claremont Resort.
1/10/09 Win: I received a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law.
1/9/09 Win: I received, and appreciated the significance of, a LinkedIn recommendation from my last manager.
1/8/09 Win: I watched "Ambition to Meaning," and reflected on service and fulfillment.
1/7/09 Win: I noticed new jobs coming onto the market.
1/6/09 Win: I learned about WebSphere Message Broker.
1/5/09 Win: I like mailbox money.
1/4/09 Win: I remembered that random acts of violence are bids for attention. Win: I saw huge potential in a vision for my spiritual community.
1/3/09 Win: I learned about iTunes. Win: I discovered that if I wear enough layers, I am still warm in 40-degree weather.
1/2/09 Win: I discovered one of my potential clients runs its web site on php.
1/1/09 Win: I started reading the meditations in the Science of Mind textbook. Win: I discovered that a diet and exercise "program" is unnecessary.