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Fun: What I’ve learnt from Cats

December 7th, 2007

From Davezilla :

1. New shoes are the natural repository for cats to vomit into
2. Your current reading material is the most comfortable place to take a nap
3. There is no cupboard door made that cannot be pried open with a paw
4. The ideal surface for removing clingy cat litter from paws is a laptop keyboard
5. If it can be clawed apart, it will be. If it was meant to be clawed apart, it will be ignored.
6. Catnip is exciting sure, but houseplants, now that’s a real rush.
7. Some of the scultpures in the litterbox Zen garden are deemed too important to be buried and must be shared with others
8. Open windows must be ignored until the exact second they are closed, at which time, their intrinsic value is intantly recognized
9. Chin scratching is an act which must have no ending or time limit. Ever.
10. The best time to jump up suddenly at you is while you’re completely immersed in a scary movie.
11. That we are meant to serve, not be served by, cats. Unfortunately they already know and expect this.
12. That no flower bed is sacred to an outdoor cat.
13. An indoor cat will try to ensure that no planter is sacred, if physiologically possible.
14. Curtains are but ladders to cats.
15. New furniture is the designated scratching post.
16. Shed hair and dander will travel to places and corners you thought unimaginable.

Puzzle: Who Owns The Fish

September 13th, 2007

We were recently given the following puzzle at work (for some unknown reason) and were told the record for solving it as far as our boss knew was 4 hours – some people have spent days and months over it and some people aren’t able to solve it at all! I managed around 2.5 hours 😀

Allegedly set by Albert Einstein who said the 98% of the world could not solve it, you’ve just to got simply work out who owns the pet fish.

The following facts are known:

  • There are 5 houses in 5 different colours (Red, White, Green, Blue and Yellow)
  • In each house lives a man with a different nationality (British, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and German)
  • Each man (who owns the house) drinks a certain type of beverage (Tea, Coffee, Water, Milk and Beer), smokes a certain brand of cigar (Pall Mall, Dunhill, Blends, Bluemasters and Prince) and keeps a certain pet (Dogs, Cats, Fish, Horses and Birds)
  • No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same beverage
  • All the houses are on the same side of the street and the first house is on the left hand side. References to the “neighbour” refers only to a directly adjacent neighbour.

You also know the following “hints” or clues:

  1. The British man lives in the red house
  2. The Swedish man keeps dogs as pets
  3. The Danish man drinks tea
  4. The green house is on the left of the white house
  5. The green house’s owner drinks coffee
  6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds
  7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill
  8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk
  9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats
  11. The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill
  12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer
  13. The German smokes Prince
  14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
  15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water

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.

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

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