Remote Working: Coworking vs Home

In 1990, I was one of two people responsible for writing the “Telecommuting Plan” at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Little did I know then how much “telecommuting” would change my life. In telecommuting I saw the perfect solution to many issues confronting society (and my own life).  Chief among them is what I always strove to achieve: A BALANCED life to work ratio: Too much … Continue reading Remote Working: Coworking vs Home

Remote Working Paradise

I will be spending a lot of time in the next few months evaluating remote working locations in Tracy, CA. Thought I’d add this one to the list: Our backyard paradise as a remote working location. “Retirement” is good…..I just need a bit more time to get used to it. Probably won’t take long. Here is the evaluation of this remote working location / paradise: … Continue reading Remote Working Paradise

COWORKING: An Open Collaborative Work Environment

I owned a COWORKING location in Tracy, CA for 5 years and 7 months, finally selling it for economic reasons on Dec 31, 2014 (see my blog about the lessons I learned about coworking in a small town). One day a few years ago, some folks from Emergent Research came into the office to interview us for a research project they were doing on COWORKING. … Continue reading COWORKING: An Open Collaborative Work Environment

TechyMike Resurfaces in Tracy, CA

BREAKING NEWS Back from the ashes of TelBitConsulting, YeOldeTechy, and AltamontCowork, the technical wizard we all know, and sort of love, Mike Pihlman has once again resurfaced in Tracy, CA. Mike was spotted yesterday at Orchard Supply wandering the aisles. While he looked confused and disoriented, don’t be fooled.  Mike’s brain was actively thinking of the next step in technology….one that no one will understand for … Continue reading TechyMike Resurfaces in Tracy, CA