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I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.

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Sean Lange (4/4/2014)
I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.

Well, it sounds like you definitely have a full schedule. It sounds pretty cool, so have fun tonight under the bright lights. I hope you have better weather for it than we do here in Michigan.



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I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.

Well, it sounds like you definitely have a full schedule. It sounds pretty cool, so have fun tonight under the bright lights. I hope you have better weather for it than we do here in Michigan.


Thanks. It is kind of cold here today. 50 but the windchill says it is 27. BRR!!!! We are definitely a soccer family. By the end of the weekend the boys and I will have played in 6 games. And Sporting KC is home tomorrow so my oldest and I will be watching a game too. Sheesh!!! I think I need to seek some professional help.

Looks like you are supposed to get snow tonight or even now up North??? Yuck!!!



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I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.

Well, it sounds like you definitely have a full schedule. It sounds pretty cool, so have fun tonight under the bright lights. I hope you have better weather for it than we do here in Michigan.


10" of fresh white stuff here.
Winter that just won't end.
Sean should post a picture of the field.
I'm not sure I can remember what grass looks like.
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Posted Friday, April 4, 2014 2:16 PM


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I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.

Well, it sounds like you definitely have a full schedule. It sounds pretty cool, so have fun tonight under the bright lights. I hope you have better weather for it than we do here in Michigan.


10" of fresh white stuff here.
Winter that just won't end.
Sean should post a picture of the field.
I'm not sure I can remember what grass looks like.


Wow!!! I will stop complaining that winter won't end here. You have it far worse than I do.

I will get a shot of the field tonight and post it.


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Sean Lange (4/4/2014)
I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.


That's it Sean, rub it in. I miss being out there on the pitch as it is, but hearing about all the soccer you will get to play is more than enough!

Have fun and stay safe out there!



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Posted Friday, April 4, 2014 3:07 PM


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I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.


That's it Sean, rub it in. I miss being out there on the pitch as it is, but hearing about all the soccer you will get to play is more than enough!

Have fun and stay safe out there!


Surely you have been able to find a game out there in the sand right after your 12 hours shift. When you come back to the states maybe you can make a trip through Kansas City. We can find a way to get you in as a sub.


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I usually limit the list to two choices: "right" or "right now".


Good solid choices. Tough call. Eeny meeny miney mo!


Right Now implies you drop everything to do my special project.
Right Now by its very nature implies Fast.
Time is Money.
It seems the list is limited to one choice.
I can see at some point in the near future, you being tarred an feathered for slowing the process by offering such a ridiculous option as "Right".
I love that "Right" or "Right Now" choice - it makes things so clear .
And I agree that the list is limited (at least for most salesmen, program managers, project managers, and senior managers in teh development tree) to only one option - the wrong one .

LOL Greg. I do sometimes get seen as the obstinate one who doesn't want to play by the same rules as everyone else. I am the guy who always asks the hard questions which sometimes makes me seem the pessimist. My canned response to being told I am the pessimistic one? "What is the difference between an optimist and pessimist?" Experience.

I used a slightly different line back in the days when I could get away with it. It went like this:-
- Tom, why are you almost always the most pessimistic person in these meetings?
- It's because I'm always the only competent engineer in the room, and that's because you never invite any other engineers.
In those days I was a pretty junior manager, nevertheless that line usually stopped the argument, because people knew that if it didn't I might well take it up the management tree and the top management really didn't like non-tech people overriding tech people about tech questions. I was very sad a few years later when we had new managers, who really hated tech people trying to overrule non-tech people on tech questions - that was a really great company right down the ****ing tubes .


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I think I have finally officially lost my marbles. In addition to coaching 2 soccer teams, playing in 2 adult leagues and being the Cubmaster for my son's sub scout pack I have now signed up to play in a third league. I now have soccer games Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. First game for the Friday league is tonight. Pretty excited about this one. This is on super nice fields at a brand new soccer complex. And being night games is always fun playing under the lights.


That's it Sean, rub it in. I miss being out there on the pitch as it is, but hearing about all the soccer you will get to play is more than enough!

Have fun and stay safe out there!


Surely you have been able to find a game out there in the sand right after your 12 hours shift. When you come back to the states maybe you can make a trip through Kansas City. We can find a way to get you in as a sub.


It isn't that I want to play as much as I want to get back out there and officiate, especially the kids.



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You can have it fast, cheap, or right - pick only one of the three.


I thought that was 2 of 3? When did this change? I don't remember seeing the memo?

Well, there is an interesting paradox: if you pick "right" as the one of the three you insist on, you stand a chance of getting it fast and cheap, so you can sometimes get all three. But if you start from cheap it will go wrong, and take a long time to fix, which may ead to budget overruns so aiming for cheap won't deliver fast or right and is rather unlikely to deliver cheap, and if you start from "fast" and want 2 man years work done in 2 days and put hundreds of people on it with no time to plan the work or coordinate the many teams you are pretty well guaranteed an expensive and buggy result that isn't available until long after you wanted it. So the only one of the three you should pick is "right" and then you may get the other two as well, whereas if you pick either of the others you will probably get none of the three.

However, non-technical managers (and most technical managers too, in fact) don't understand this, so they have to be offered the choice - and allowing them to pick two of the three guarantees failure, so they should only be allowed to choose one so that there's at least some chance of success. I've even known an accountant pick "get it right" as his preferred option, so there's always some chance if you restrict them to one of the three.


We're cut from the same cloth on that subject. Picking "right" usually results more than one form of "right".

Unfortunately, some people just don't listen, egos get involved, and a lot of people feel the need to contribute to the definition of what's "right" even though they don't have a clue, which strongly contributes to the "impossibility factor" that someone else mentioned. I've only been in a small handful of design meetings that didn't follow the pattern in the following clip. Just substitute you favorite project name for "7 Red Lines" and, for the love of Pete, take a red marker to your next design meeting! Managers, don't forget the potential for ballooning costs!
http://failblog.cheezburger.com/share/59643393


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