Archive for September, 2007

Net: Pavement Art: Batman and Robin

September 12th, 2007

Batman Pavement ArtVia Ben Hammersley is this magnificent piece of pavement art – Batman and Robin to the rescue (it goes quite well with this spiderman one).

They’re drawn by Julian Beever who is quite famous for his anamorphic 3D pavement work – have a look at his “full catalogue” for the ones you may remember.

Poll: Self Importance Test

September 11th, 2007

Via RJ Carpenter is the Self Importance Test. It said I was:

Chris Pirillo

You are most like Chris Pirillo!

 

You are most like Chris Pirillo. You dominate your brand and do quite well in marketing it.
However, you go out of the way to place the focus on other people as much as possible as a decision on power and authority.
You may have many followers, readers or fans but you rarely let this distract you from your mission and focus.

Which is reasonably good as it was his (now ex) wife Gretchen’s blog which partially got me blogging in the first place (and I never knew she was a tv star under her maiden/current name of Gretchen Hundling).

Techy Fun: Why bother with a laptop?

September 11th, 2007

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Category: Political Situations. Author: Dohpaz

I used to work for a company where the majority of the senior staff all had laptops. And they all had docking stations with a monitor, keyboard and mouse (as they didn’t like using the laptop keyboard as it was “too small”).

When senior management noticed that staff were leaving the laptops on their desks over night (posing a possible security risks), I had to then source and install suitable locks to make sure the laptops couldn’t be moved from the desks.

Could someone please explain to me the reason these staff members were given £1,500+ worth of laptops when a simple desktop unit could have sufficed at half the cost?

Techy Fun: Now why do you think?

September 9th, 2007

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Category: Gee, I wonder why?. Author: Web Site Submission.

Just had a customer that stated “I haven’t paid for my account for 6 months – why has it been suspended?”

I wonder if YOU can guess whether it was because:
a) The account hadn’t been paid for for 6 months
b) The account hadn’t been paid for for 6 months
c) The world exploded

Techy Fun: Why are things a rush only when a customer wants them to be?

September 7th, 2007

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Category: Timewasters. Author: Web Site Submission.

We waited over *3 months* for a response from a customer over a simple issue. When they eventually decided to provide us with a response, then wanted us to jump to it and have the work done within the hour (on a weekend!).

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