Squish those BUGS!

I hate bugs. I especially despise stink bugs. They stink if you squish them. They fly into my Honda and crawl up the inside of my windshield just as I am sitting in rush hour traffic. They land in my lemonade.There seems to have been very little federal effort to control them or get them out of our lives. Evidently they do not do enough damage to crops and animals to warrant serious investment in their control.
On the other hand, there are software bugs—the kind that show up when you aren’t looking and irritate you just when you are on a deadline and muttering four-letter words under your breath. The team at Nimble has been squishing software bugs, much to my delight.

The bug-squish report in the latest Nimble Partner Newletter was a delight to read.  Several Nimble bugs that had crept into the earlier beta versions and evidently not quite put under control have now been squished. All this activity is thanks to an active Nimble communitysubmitting support tickets and some hard-working programmers. The open Nimble community conversation with beta testers, current users and Nimble staff keeps everyone aware of what changes are needed and why. Recent squished bugs related to Twitter, the Auto-Suggestion Box , the Activities Tab and the Deals tab. I am glad to be part of that community.

Good News
You can Add Users to your Nimble account. Here are the Directions.
Better News

Now you can register for Nimble directly at our Nimble partner website.
Best News
The single user version is free and will remain free. The multi-user version is currently free but in the near future, the cost will be about $10/user/month in a team account.  Join the community dedicated to and enjoying the benefits of the bug-squishers now bringing more new features and benefits to Nimble.
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We can do It!

This blog was going to be about teamwork. And it still is. But today’s blog is about something I have never written publicly about and decided to do so anyhow.
It’s about breast cancer. It’s about a growing army of people who, out of the goodness of their spirit, are part of a superb team doing things for me that I never would have imagined friends would do. And yes, I do have a small stage one breast cancer.

On September 8, I will have a small breast cancer removed. A sample of the cancer will be analyzed, using the Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay. The outcome of this assay will  be a recommendation for a course of action based on my genetic makeup—-not a course of action based on the statistics of thousands of people who are not necessarily like me.

And now for my team. First, there is a higher power to whom I give the worries and cares that may, for the time being, seem bigger than I can handle. Next there is my husband, who has been and will be with me on every step of this journey. There is the woman I met through Toastmasters who will meet me at my door at five in the morning to take me to the hospital. There is yet another friend who will accompany my husband to the hospital when I am done with the outpatient surgery and completely unable to drive. There is my cousin who sent me a pink pen with a personal note I will treasure forever. The team keeps growing, and I am truly blessed by every member’s contribution. With their help, we can beat this cancer. We can do it!

For all the women in your life, encourage self-checks and regular mammograms. Support cancer research. Speak out.