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New York eDiscovery Practitioners Supporting a Good Cause

Courtney Fay
Courtney Fay

Please help a fellow eDiscovery guru, Courtney Fay, by supporting a good cause.  She’ll be riding in the “Tour de Cure” this weekend to raise money to fight diabetes along with several other members of the Harris Beach team.  Combined, Harris Beach has raised $1,400 for this year’s run.  Let’s help them reach their goal of raising $5,000 before Sunday! Details below.

Tomorrow I go to pick up my race packet for the Tour de Cure.  I am looking at my progress and asking, can I reach Champion statusby the time I pick up my packet?  Champion status means raising over $1,000.  So far I have raised $327, thanks to the wonderful support of so many people.  I think I can reach that goal of champion status, but I need to ask for your help.

My personal fundraising page is right here: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/misscrf

In 5 days, I will ride with our fantastic Harris Beach team, for the Tour de Cure.  I have a long way to go, towards reaching my goal, and I hope you can help me get there.  I have been a champion the last 3 years running.  This involves raising over $1,000.  With your support, I know I can do that again.

Thank you

For the past 3 years, I have ridden for the Tour de Cure, which is close to my heart.  The support I receive every year is overwhelming.  I would like to thank you for encouragement and sponsorship.  I could not do this without.  When I ride, I know you are all behind me.

I’m at it again!

I am riding in the Tour de Cure for the 4th year in a row.

Last year I raised over $1,000!! It was fantastic, and I want to see if I can beat that this year.  Yep, $1,500!  If you donated last year, thank you again.  I hope you can all support me this year, as I join loads of people in riding for this worthy cause.

Why I am riding

My grandfather died before I was born, from complications due to diabetes.  It was always a sadness for me, that I never got to know him.  I ride to find a cure and raise awareness, so that no other kids will miss out on getting to meet their grandfathers.  A colleague of mine has type 2 diabetes, a colleague of mine and a friend from high school both have kids with type 1 diabetes.  No child should have to grow up with such a limiting disease.  We can find a cure and it’s time that we make that happen.  I am excited to be in the fight.

Support Me in Tour de Cure!

I will be cycling in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure fundraising event. Please support me with a donation by selecting the “Sponsor Me” button. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes. So let’s get in gear and ride to Stop Diabetes!

Help Make a Difference in the fight against diabetes!

Each mile I ride, and the funds I raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of nearly 24 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

Thank you,

Courtney Fay, CEDS
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RTFM Coffee Mug

I’m a night person.  There’s no doubt about it. And, according to very reliable sources, I have been this way since birth.  I’ve sent memos out, but the rest of the world has yet to modify their schedule to coincide with the hours in which I am most productive.  My clone, while good to have around when an extra liver is needed, would be useless in this regard as he would prefer to sleep the day away while I do all the work.  Furthermore, my attempts at post-natal gene modification of my peer group (tried to inject bat DNA into co-workers) didn’t yield the results I was hoping for, and now the girl in HR just looks at me funny.  Alas, I’m forced to modify my schedule to coincide with the rest of you day-walkers.  (I’m a giver… I know).

Unfortunately for me… I’m up till all hours of the night because my brain decides to finally join the rest of my body around midnight.  This, in turn, results in me losing about 2 to 5 hours of sleep each night.  By Friday morning I often find myself getting kicked off the subway on my way to work because I resemble the living dead.

To date, the best solution I have found to this problem (that doesn’t include using my friends as guinea pigs) has been caffeine.  The only downside to this solution is the logistics and ramp up time it takes to get said chemical into my bloodstream.  Walking around the office dragging an intravenous caffeine drip once again drew the ire of human resources.  To make matters worse, this ramp up time is wrought with all sorts of external stimulus that requires the use of my higher brain functions, namely speech.

In the spirit of single-handedly killing flying mammals I found an interactive portable caffeine container that also wards off those early morning requests without having to strain anything other than my basic motor functions.  It’s called a mug.  But not just any mug.  Usually a mug in my hand combined with an eyeball dangling from my skull is enough to repel the early morning onslaught.  But, some still require that I spell things out for them.

In beautiful eggshell white helvetica font is my canned response for all the ‘how-to’ requests that are asked of me prior to moonrise…. RTFM.

Shameless plug disclaimer:

From time to time I will use my webspace to touch on geek-ware or services that I find interesting.  While I’m not getting paid to hock these wears at the moment, steps are being taken to allow for referral links that would generate a small commission for me on certain products.  In light of this, and to assure everyone I’m not just a greedy capitalist pig, I will only provide these referral links for widgets and gadgets that I actually own and have purchased with my own hard earned money, or if it is something I really want (Christmas list page coming soon).  I will always distinguish between the stuff I own and endorse by providing a video or still shot showing me with said product.  Feel free to flame at will.