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IM for Food?

September 26, 2008 Comments off

Just had a really funny thing happen.  I was typing in Office Communicator the name of one of my colleagues to see if she was online yet this morning.  I typed in “teri h” and the app searched through both the company address list and my personal contacts in Outlook.  The irony is that it looks like while Teri Hoffman isn’t online this morning, the local teriyaki restaurant we go to by our house isn’t online today either!  🙂

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The real reason this appeared is that I have a number of restaurants in my contacts so it’s easy to place takeout orders while we’re driving home.  Microsoft has integrated our Office Communicator platform with the phone system, so if I wanted I could click on the phone icon next to the restaurant’s listing and call them.

Still, it got a good laugh out of me that a restaurant would show up in my IM client!

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Ring ring…

September 23, 2008 Comments off

I just have to share this with you:

I need a lawn, so I can yell at kids to stay off it.

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The coolest inbox ever

April 8, 2008 1 comment

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Sure it’s sad that I have one-thousand three-hundred thirty-seven unread messages in my inbox.  On the other hand, I’m leet!

🙂

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IT Gone Wild

February 17, 2008 Comments off

A la “Office Space”…

This is what happens when you get tired of servers crashing on you.  You make a preemptive strike.  This one won’t be bothering us anymore (okay it’s been off for over a year, but it still felt good after everything we’ve been through).

In addition to a couple screw drivers and a hammer impaled into the box, I discovered you can make a great musical instrument (a shaker) out of a hard drive.  If you hit it hard enough the platters inside shatter into thousands of little pieces that then float around inside the case.

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Don’t piss off IT guys.  🙂

Categories: humor, technology

A Font for John

January 23, 2008 2 comments

My good friend John can’t STAND the font “Comic Sans”.  You know, the one that looks like this:
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John – I give you this from Indexed

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PC vs Mac

January 22, 2008 Comments off

I’ve been working (my butt off) to integrate a new company into our email system over the past week and weekend.  It’s an ad agency so there are a lot of Macs around … which definitely complicates things and created about an extra day of work for me.  I’m not a Mac guy, so a lot of my work has been trial and error with a healthy bit of intuition and a pinch of luck.  That being said, I just had this conversation…

Lead Mac Guy: I just want to say we’ve had more Mac tech support around here in the last 3 days than we have in 9 years.

Me: Wow – thanks, but that’s sad because I don’t have a clue.

[banter about PC’s vs Macs…]

LMG: You’re just jealous because you use a second grade system.

Me: Better second grade than kindergarten!  [walks off to a room of raucous laughter knowing he got in the winning shot]

To quote Toyota … oh what a feeling!

Categories: humor, technology

But how is the cornering?

January 14, 2008 Comments off

JCB Construction's new 60 MPH, state-of-the-art HMEE, built ...
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“JCB Construction’s new 60 MPH, state-of-the-art HMEE, built for the U.S. Army and poised for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.(PRNewsFoto/JCB)”

Um … yeah.  So evidently we can’t protect our work sites and roads leading to them in Iraq and Afghanistan very well.  So the solution isn’t to better protect them, it’s to order a backhoe that can outrun the insurgents.  I wonder how well this handles the Top Gear test track?

Anyone else see the irony here?

Categories: humor, military, politics