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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I just had a lovely chat with one of my drivers. She is somewhat of a troublesome employee as she always seems to get into trouble, but magically squeaks by any serious repercussions most of the time. She is honest about it and is publicly frank that she suspects it is only a matter of time before she screws up bad enough to be terminated. She is also one of those people you cannot help liking.

I had just finished up passing a trainee on his Final Drive (which means he is now approved by his trainer, the supervisors, the DOT and me to drive one of our buses solo). This is always a good moment because the trainee is very excited after 1.5-2 months of intensive training to get on the road and receive the substantial raise completing training confers on them.

So, this driver Jen makes everyone tea and we chat with the former-trainee about tips and tricks on his own, as well as having a nice honest conversation about her suggestions, compliments and complaints about some of our policies and procedures. It was all in very good humor and a very positive way to end the day.


On Gaming And Other Diseases
·360 words·2 mins
Articles Assorted Geekery Games Personal
I have been reading blogs again after a short hiatus and in catching up with the material I missed I have encountered several entries regarding gaming. The question that seems to arise from all of them is: why do men get so drawn into these video games?
New Glasses
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Whoo-hoo! I finally got my new glasses! I can see without squinting again and computer work does not hurt anymore. I can read and type longer and longer before I get tired.
Party Roles
·522 words·3 mins
Articles Culture Personal
Recently I attended a party being thrown by a coworker’s girlfriend. D invited me along so he would have someone to talk to as his girlfriend was the only person there that he knew.