Finally, a Christmas decoration that’s right for me!
Bing Crosby’s Christmas song is playing everywhere this time of year. It’s literally not what it sounds like.Continue reading
So I received some spam today and thought, “what the hell,” and responded. Note, the number I gave for my “assistant” is the United States FBI’s main contact number. 😉Continue reading
I got a text this morning from a Rochester, NY number I didn’t recognize. I figured it was for the previous owner of the Danville number I got when we moved down here. I decided to have some fun.Continue reading
A friend of mine on Twitter was laughing about an item on Amazon – a 55-gallon drum of personal lubricant – but that’s not what *I* found funny. The funniest part was the “Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed…” section beneath it. Check it out. Just wow. A few of the comments on the (very real) Amazon page are hilarious.
Given the cyclical nature of technological advancements, I feel a new phrase will need coining. We’ve seen the movement between terminal/mainframe to standalone, then back again (this time, called “thin clients”), then back again, then back again (this time, called “the Cloud”).Continue reading
I recently – against my better judgement – re-opened an account with Vonage so I could have a business-only line. Now that I’m working from home, my cell-phone-as-my-only-phone lifestyle is no longer feasible. Minutes are gobbled up in countless teleconferences, etc. With the (not) new number came the previous owner’s problems and fan base. One such fan is the American Red Cross. Apparently the previous owner registered as a much-desired type O blood donor.Continue reading
I received another article of career spam today. The recruiter was looking for a “usability specialist.” While she earned points for at least matching a relevant term in my resume (earning her a friendly-ish response), her client’s expectations were rather strange. An excerpt from the e-mail and my friendly(-ish) response are posted for your enjoyment.Continue reading
I thought I’d try my hand at the kind of farewell resignation letters sent to coworkers since they seem to be popping up a lot lately. Maybe it’ll come in handy.Continue reading