Communicating with Chaos


We live is a glut of communications that flood us all the time. Here is a bit of how I attempt to triage/prioritize it.

There are many ways to get a hold of me but email to ChaosAdventurer @ for matters about this web site or general personal matters and Andy_Konecny @ RogersNoSPAM.Com for professional relate matters(i.e. billable, tech conferences, etc..) tend to be the best. There is however, no guarantee that I'll respond as I do have a more than full schedule and as you can tell I have no intention of making contacting me overly easy, especially by SPAMbots. If you are serious about my professional services, contact me via Konecny Consulting. If you can not be bothered to, and/or lack the smarts to edit the addresses above, then perhaps I don not care to converse with you. I do have an emergency contact procedure, but you have to be a paying client to get those details.

I am occasionally on instant messaging such as GTalk and even old ICQ, sometimes playing with others systems, but I don't give out or authorize anyone lightly. If you want me to authorize you, make sure you give me a good reason and that you respect the following in your communications when using any Instant Messenger.

Remember that all Instant Messaging is an interrupting media and is very poor at recallability (i.e. only if I remember that there is something hiding in the history will I even try to find). Even if a person doesn't appear to be online they still may be trying to keep up an important conversation with just one other person and not appreciate all the none relevant links that some people just love to send. E-mail is a much easier mechanism for such bits as they can readily held until one is ready to deal with and can be much better managed in folders. Also note the use of the various statuses, i.e. if someone shows as Occupied they probably are and don't want to be bothered. Note that I do use various IM tools for both work and personal reasons and YOU are not the only one on my various contact lists.

Social Networking: While I do have a presence on both LinkedIn, FaceBook & Twitter (for professional and personalx2 connections respectively) as well as a few others, I do not live in them as I already have a full life and don't need more. I only pop in them when there is a need, which is usually just a few times a month. Much of social media is all about interrupting other activities and takes away from them more than they give back if you don't manage them, hence I actively curate what expose myself too.


While I have a mobile device (aka a hand-brain), this doesn't mean that everyone is entitled to immediate contact with me. If I don't answer, I'm busy with something, so just leave a detailed message including urgency and the best way to get back to you. Sometimes that busy is the perpetual battle with the email monster.


Messages of any kind that just say 'call me' are generally treated as very low priority and may be forgotten in the hustle and bustle of my life.
Always leave a real message as to why I should respond.
But don't go near This Extreme as that only takes away from time and energy to respond, just as don't expect me to repeat myself that much.


The Rules of E-Mail


In promulgating your esoteric cogitation's or articu- lating your superficial and sentimentalities and amicable philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous panderosity.

Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a compact comprehensibiliness coalescent consistency and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglom- erations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement and asinine affectations. Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiation's have intelligibility and veracious vivacity without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast.

Sedulously avoid all polysyllable profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vivacity, ventriloquial verbosity and magniloquent rapidity. Shun double entendres, previn- ient jacosity and pestifereous profanity, observant or apparent.

In other words, talk plainly, briefly, naturally, sensibly, truthfully, purely, keep from slang, don't put on airs, say what you mean, mean what you say and DON'T USE BIG WORDS.

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