Skip to main content

100 Thing Challenge

I came across a blog by Dave who is taking on a 100 Thing Challenge.  This is pretty impressive.  This guy, who has a wife and two daughters that I don't think are taking part, is going to throw out every personal item except for 100 things.

He's tracking his progress, and you can bet I will be too.  I wonder if I could do that.  Just looking at my desk there must be more than 100 things there.

anyone want to try the 100 Thing Challenge with me?  Seems like it could be interesting.

Peace,
+Tom

Comments

Anonymous said…
Sounds great...living more simply. I had a conversation with my godfather once about in the event of an emergency, being able to just pick up from your house and take whatever was valuable to me in about 20 minutes and be on the road, never to return. He said he could do it in about 5 minutes. I think I could do it in about 20. That really got me thinking. I am not attached to too many things, but what a good thing to live more simply!
Cindy said…
I have purged a lot of stuff from my house in the past year. But, only 100 things? I'm not sure I could do it. I'm get way too attached to stuff.

I don't even know what I would grab if I had to leave my house quick. We have a copy of our important photos in our safe deposit box - wedding and Alex. It's an interesting thing.

I'll start a list with you of what I've gotten rid of. Between Good Will and Yard Sales, I've probably gotten rid of 100 items.

I went through my nesting period after Alex was born. Haha.

Popular posts from this blog

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Microsoft Access

I've answered this question in some form or another far more times than I care to count.  Most often it's a question of "why do I need a fancy Web application when I can just build this myself in two days in Access.  I mean, the data's already in Excel."  So I figured I'd post out what I threw together, I know I've missed some points. Overview Microsoft Access is an ideal solution for relatively small datasets and a limited number of users. From the Microsoft Web site: “As a desktop database, Access is well suited for small, departmental applications. These applications may start as one user’s project. For example, an employee realizes that productivity can be increased if a paper-based process is automated with an Access application. Other users in the department recognize that they can take advantage of the application if additional features are added. As more features are added, more employees run the application. As time goes by, more and more Access

Red-Gate SQL Compare

Every now and then I come across a program that becomes so ingrained in my daily work that I hardly know how I'd get by without it.  I'll probably break down a couple over the next few days, but for database work, I have never found anything as good as Red Gate's SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare .  Essentially these tools let you compare two SQL Server databases (all objects, users, permissions, functions, diagrams, anything) and update changes to whichever database you want.  This is amazingly useful for deploying database changes to a test or production environment (do it to production with ridiculous care, even though it will generate a SQL Script for you and run all updates in one transaction), and making sure everything is synchronized. For releases we can just generate the compare script, confirm that the changes match the updates we want to go out, and store it all in one place with the release details.  This is true for both the structure and the data, to

Beryllium Spheres

I'm sitting here at home watching The Shadow , easily one of the best movies made based on one of the best old time radio shows.  I hadn't picked up on this earlier, but the weapon used to destroy the city is none other than the same power source used to power the NSEA Protector in Galaxy Quest . I never knew Beryllium was so cool.  Now I want a sphere of my own. Anyone know of other places Beryllium Spheres are mentioned? Peace, +Tom