Vancouver Under Siege

The snow is still falling.

It looks as though I might just be working from home, tomorrow … which means barely working as most of the tools I need are on the network at work, which is not directly accessible to me outside.

There have been reports that Vancouver will have about 40 cm of snow fall in total. This is a pretty big amount for a city that hasn't seen 40 cm in the last 5 years combined. I'm not all that concerned about it, and it was pretty funny to see some of the accidents and hear about how the busses couldn't make it up and down certain hills. Funny in retrospect, that is.

The nice thing about what I do and where I work is that it can take place pretty much anywhere. If I were to configure my notebook properly, I could easily do everything for my employer from any place on the planet where internet was available. This would be a great thing for me to exploit … if I could exploit it the way I've wanted to for the last six months.

Reiko is in Japan, and I am in Canada. Long distance relationships are so very hard on both people … and I really don't like how I can't offer my help to Reiko when she needs it the most. I've asked my employer if I could work from Japan for a while, but unfortunately, this cannot occur. There are too many things that need to be done face-to-face … and because of this, I can't quite telecommute.

Of course, this doesn't stop me from trying.

Either way … I'll see how much snow is on the ground tomorrow at 6 am. If there is a sizable amount, then I will not walk through the slush and cold just to put in my eight hours in a chilly office. It's been a while since I last telecommuted … and working from home is often more productive, for lack of distractions.