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Siri is coming to the iPhone 4S on Friday, and already people are starting to discover the Apple virtual assistant has a but of a sense of humor.

To chronicle and record for humorous posterity all the unusual, funny, shocking or otherwise interesting crap Siri comes up with, I have created Darn Your Siri - http://www.darnyousiri.com - where anyone can post their funny Siri screenshots there, too - just go to the submission page. That name seemed a little less inappropriate than something like "shit Siri says" but I see that's also a site someone fired up. Of course they did! :)

To take a screen grab of any iPhone screen, hold down the home/round button while at the same time clicking teh power/sleep/wake button on top. The resulting screen grab JPG file is saved in your photo gallery on the iPhone.

I'll be seeing what all Siri has to say soon, when my phone arrives from Sprint on Friday.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Funny stuff Siri Says: Siri coming to the new iPhone. Darn You Siri! http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,6f6971b8-82fc-4359-b9ff-545200aa5bf1.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FunnyStuffSiriSaysSiriComingToTheNewIPhoneDarnYouSiri.aspx Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:19:07 GMT <a href="http://www.darnyousiri.com"><img style="margin: 0px 0px 10px 15px; display: inline; float: right" border="0" align="right" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/Darn-You-Siri.jpg" width="368" height="276"></a> <p> Siri is coming to the iPhone 4S on Friday, and already people are starting to discover the Apple virtual assistant has a but of a sense of humor. </p> <p> To chronicle and record for humorous posterity all the unusual, funny, shocking or otherwise interesting crap Siri comes up with, I have created Darn Your Siri - <a href="http://www.darnyousiri.com">http://www.darnyousiri.com</a> - where anyone can post their funny Siri screenshots there, too - just go to <a href="http://www.darnyousiri.com/submit">the submission page</a>. That name seemed a little less inappropriate than something like "shit Siri says" but I see that's also a site someone fired up. Of course they did! :) </p> <p> To take a screen grab of any iPhone screen, hold down the home/round button while at the same time clicking teh power/sleep/wake button on top. The resulting screen grab JPG file is saved in your photo gallery on the iPhone. </p> <p> I'll be seeing what all Siri has to say soon, when my phone arrives from Sprint on Friday. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,6f6971b8-82fc-4359-b9ff-545200aa5bf1.aspx Apple Humor Mobile Tech
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Try explaining to someone that you're thinking of flying a route into the State of Washington from Oregon that will take you close to Rainier. It's not quite as simple as it sounds...


"Where are you?"

"I'm near Rainier."

"Ummmm..."



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Isn't the world confusing enough without our help? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,b4079950-137f-418d-9cb7-44864b5badde.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/IsntTheWorldConfusingEnoughWithoutOurHelp.aspx Sat, 13 Dec 2008 06:41:18 GMT <p style="clear: both"> Try explaining to someone that you're thinking of flying a route into the State of Washington from Oregon that will take you close to Rainier. It's not quite as simple as it sounds... </p> <p style="clear: both"> <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/screen-capture-4.jpg" height="332" align="left" width="354" style=" display: inline; float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0;" /> <br style="clear: both" /> "Where are you?" </p> <p style="clear: both"> "I'm near Rainier." </p> <p style="clear: both"> "Ummmm..." </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,b4079950-137f-418d-9cb7-44864b5badde.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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My friend Richard Campbell and I spent the morning recording a couple episodes of RunAs Radio for publication in the near future. One of our guests (whom we shall reveal when the show is published) provided some amazingly great information about using Performance Monitor, or "perfmon" for short. He's a perfmon Ninja, really. I'm excited about that show because I think when it comes up I think people will be able to learn something quite useful, as it includes some desktop video (perfmon is, after all, a very visual tool) and other resources. I think you'll like it.

Needless to say, both of us have been playing with perfmon for the past hour. Richard just IM'ed me with a funny situation, though:

Not really sure how that works. :)

So, be sure to check out RunAs Radio for the Performance Monitor show, which will be published sometime in the next couple weeks. We've also had a number of other great guests sit down with us over the past while, talking about some very useful topics suited for IT professionals. So check it out!



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. "I crashed perfmon" http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,7d6b31e0-3de9-4301-ac48-81e930e06367.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/ICrashedPerfmon.aspx Thu, 16 Oct 2008 20:18:14 GMT <p style="clear: both;"> My friend Richard Campbell and I spent the morning recording a couple episodes of <a href="http://www.runasradio.com" target="_blank">RunAs Radio</a> for publication in the near future. One of our guests (whom we shall reveal when the show is published) provided some amazingly great information about using Performance Monitor, or "perfmon" for short. He's a perfmon Ninja, really. I'm excited about that show because I think when it comes up I think people will be able to learn something quite useful, as it includes some desktop video (perfmon is, after all, a very visual tool) and other resources. I think you'll like it. </p> <p style="clear: both;"> Needless to say, both of us have been playing with perfmon for the past hour. Richard just IM'ed me with a funny situation, though: </p> <p style="clear: both;" align="left"> <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/PerfMonCrashed7.png" height="187" width="373"> </p> <p style="clear: both;"> Not really sure how <i>that</i> works. :) </p> <p style="clear: both;"> So, be sure to check out <a href="http://www.runasradio.com" target="_blank">RunAs Radio</a> for the Performance Monitor show, which will be published sometime in the next couple weeks. We've also had a number of other great guests sit down with us over the past while, talking about some very useful topics suited for IT professionals. So check it out! </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,7d6b31e0-3de9-4301-ac48-81e930e06367.aspx Humor RunAs Radio Tech
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=a310acea-5210-4702-a332-f872ee408cd1 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,a310acea-5210-4702-a332-f872ee408cd1.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,a310acea-5210-4702-a332-f872ee408cd1.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=a310acea-5210-4702-a332-f872ee408cd1 Google Like a Pirate http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,a310acea-5210-4702-a332-f872ee408cd1.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/GoogleLikeAPirate.aspx Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:15:41 GMT <p style="clear: both"> It's <a href="http://talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html" target="_blank">Talk Like a Pirate Day</a> (as happens every September 19th), and Google's jumped into the fray with Pirate search. <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=xx-pirate&q=google+like+a+pirate&btnG=Searrrch" target="_blank">Try it here</a>. 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It's starting to make at least a little sense. Kind of.<br /> <br /> If nothing else, it's getting funnier. I know most people said they didn't like <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/GatesAndSeinfeldAFunnyGoodMarketingPloy.aspx">the first commercial</a> much. I liked it, though. This second one pretty long. Enjoy:<br /> <br /> <p align="center" style="clear: both"> <span style=" text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 0;"> <object height="344" width="425"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gBWPf1BWtkw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gBWPf1BWtkw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" height="344" width="425"></embed> </object></span> <br style="clear: both" /> </p> <i>(via <a href="http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com/brierdudley/2008/09/11/bill_gates_and_jerry_seinfeld.html" title="" target="_blank">Brier Dudley at the Seattle Times</a>)</i> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,7accbe77-dcbc-4189-bd15-065e98a2fe22.aspx Humor Random Stuff http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=9e1aec2b-2a46-43ad-a6f7-0478d7e925cd http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,9e1aec2b-2a46-43ad-a6f7-0478d7e925cd.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,9e1aec2b-2a46-43ad-a6f7-0478d7e925cd.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=9e1aec2b-2a46-43ad-a6f7-0478d7e925cd Gates and Seinfeld - a funny, good marketing ploy http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,9e1aec2b-2a46-43ad-a6f7-0478d7e925cd.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/GatesAndSeinfeldAFunnyGoodMarketingPloy.aspx Fri, 05 Sep 2008 05:39:51 GMT <p style="clear: both; "> The first commercial in Microsoft's new ad campaign with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates is out. I thought it was pretty funny and smart. Subtle, very subtle.<br /> </p> <p style="clear: both; "> This made me laugh out loud: Gates' "Shoe Circus Clown Club Platinum Card" picture is actually <a href="http://www.mugshots.org/misc/bill-gates.html" target="_blank">his mug shot</a> from <a href="http://crime.about.com/od/famousdiduno/ig/celebrity_mugshots/gatesbill.htm" target="_blank">an arrest</a> for traffic violations in New Mexico, way back in 1977. Classic, and funny.<br /> </p> <p style="clear: both; "> <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/gates_mug_card.jpg"><img class="linked-to-original" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/gates_mug_card1.jpg" height="267" align="" width="378" style=" text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 0;" /></a> <br style="clear: both" /> Here's the new commercial. I like the idea of starting out really vague and (we have to assume) building from there. Very Seinfeld-ish.<br /> </p> <p class="blogo-linebreaks-removed-1" style="clear: both; "> <span style=" text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 0;"> <object height="317" width="380"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/afR5J7eskno&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/afR5J7eskno&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" height="317" width="380"></embed> </object></span> <br style="clear: both" /> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,9e1aec2b-2a46-43ad-a6f7-0478d7e925cd.aspx Humor Random Stuff http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=263a0711-92e1-446a-9465-c7736d09a382 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,263a0711-92e1-446a-9465-c7736d09a382.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,263a0711-92e1-446a-9465-c7736d09a382.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=263a0711-92e1-446a-9465-c7736d09a382 The Rules of Jinx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,263a0711-92e1-446a-9465-c7736d09a382.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/TheRulesOfJinx.aspx Thu, 14 Aug 2008 06:58:50 GMT <p style="clear: both; "> My knowledge and social integrity was called into question this evening (in an instant messaging group chat session) about a rule-related fact I declared to be true based on the Rules of Jinx. I've always considered the rules to be pretty straight forward, and we all know they are unflinchingly rigid, but I'm willing to accept that evidence is the best proof when someone questions you.<br /> <br /> And what better evidence than an encyclopedia of "facts" made up by pretty much anyone who says they know what they're talking about? I went <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx_(children" s_game)#rules'link_target="_blank">to Wikipedia, and the entry there about the rules of Jinx</a>. I'm posting a portion of it here for easy future reference.<br /> </p> <blockquote><i>A </i><b><i>jinx</i></b><i> can be initiated when at least two people in </i><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casual" title="Casual"><i>casual</i><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation" title="Conversation"> <i>conversation</i></a><i> unintentionally say (or type, in the case of </i><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet" title="Internet"><i>Internet</i></a><i> jinx) the same word or phrase at the same time. If one of them (the "jinxer") yells "Jinx!" before any further conversation has begun, the other person (the "jinxee") is in a state of being "jinxed" and may not speak further until they are "released" from the jinx. The rules for what constitutes such a release vary. Traditionally, a jinx is ended when anyone speaks the jinxed person's name. However, a common variation says that only the jinxer can free the jinxee from their obligation to remain silent. (This is sometimes called a "private jinx" or "jinx personal lock".)<br /> <br /> The game ends when either the jinxee is released from the jinx or when the jinxee "breaks" the jinx by speaking while in a state of being jinxed. In the latter case, the Jinxee loses the game and a penalty is exacted.<br /> <br /> Simultaneous speaking that is planned or expected, such as during the recitation of the </i><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance" title="Pledge of Allegiance"><i>Pledge of Allegiance</i></a><i> or during the singing of a song, is ineligible for a jinx to occur. A jinx may only follow a spontaneous and unexpected overlapping of conversation by both parties.</i> </blockquote> <p style="clear: both; "> See <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx_(children" target="_blank">the wikipedia article</a> for penalties, variations and details about the Jinx Sequence.<br /> <br /> Okay. Back to your regularly scheduled programming, already in progress... </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,263a0711-92e1-446a-9465-c7736d09a382.aspx Humor Random Stuff http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=acefd932-1f6e-46f2-80c0-aa010cd01741 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,acefd932-1f6e-46f2-80c0-aa010cd01741.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,acefd932-1f6e-46f2-80c0-aa010cd01741.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=acefd932-1f6e-46f2-80c0-aa010cd01741


Dunno about twice as fast, but will it blend? Blendtec (of course) decided to find out. Found via the Google Mobile blog.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Will the iPhone 3G blend - twice as fast? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,acefd932-1f6e-46f2-80c0-aa010cd01741.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/WillTheIPhone3GBlendTwiceAsFast.aspx Thu, 24 Jul 2008 18:48:16 GMT <p class="blogo-linebreaks-removed-1" style="clear: both;"> </p> <div id="object_0" style="margin: 0pt auto; text-align: center; display: block;"> <object height="317" width="380"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/n9AddQIjfRE&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1"> <param name="wmode" value="transparent"> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/n9AddQIjfRE&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="transparent" height="317" width="380"> </object> </div> <br style="clear: both;"> Dunno about twice as fast, but will it blend? Blendtec (of course) decided to find out. Found <a href="http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008/07/mobile-tricks-with-google-mobile-app.html" target="_blank">via the Google Mobile blog</a>.<br> <p> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,acefd932-1f6e-46f2-80c0-aa010cd01741.aspx Humor Mobile Random Stuff Tech
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You can spend literally minutes (many of them) watching Gary Busey comment on various aspects of business and entrepreneurialism, and laughing in the process. Awesome. Highly recommended, since Gary is one of my favorites. You can click the buttons at the bottom of the video screen to get to different sections, each with several "episodes."

And by the way, the gotvmail service this video series is meant to virally market is pretty great, too. You might want to check that service out if you need a more-formal call-handling system for your smaller-sized business but don't want to shell out the money to buy all the classic PBX hardware. Great for distributed teams and virtual offices, too.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Gary Busey on Business - Finally, someone who knows what they're talking about (and a phone-handling system to boot). http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,c60e81b1-e6e5-4cd7-9bdc-5da9a16f5bda.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/GaryBuseyOnBusinessFinallySomeoneWhoKnowsWhatTheyreTalkingAboutAndAPhonehandlingSystemToBoot.aspx Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:57:26 GMT <p> You can spend literally minutes (many of them) watching Gary Busey comment on various aspects of business and entrepreneurialism, and laughing in the process. Awesome. Highly recommended, since Gary is one of my favorites. You can click the buttons at the bottom of the video screen to get to different sections, each with several "episodes." </p> <p align="center"> <embed height="380" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="380" src="http://web.splashcast.net/go/skin/HIUC3514XC/sz/wide_nochat" wmode="Transparent" allowfullscreen="true" play="false"> </p> <p> And by the way, the <a href="http://gotvmail.com/how-it-works.html" target="_blank">gotvmail service this video series is meant to virally market is pretty great</a>, too. You might want to check that service out if you need a more-formal call-handling system for your smaller-sized business but don't want to shell out the money to buy all the classic PBX hardware. Great for distributed teams and virtual offices, too. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,c60e81b1-e6e5-4cd7-9bdc-5da9a16f5bda.aspx Humor Random Stuff Tech
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=ce1f34d7-dc2d-42c3-be61-239a098b1f9c http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,ce1f34d7-dc2d-42c3-be61-239a098b1f9c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,ce1f34d7-dc2d-42c3-be61-239a098b1f9c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=ce1f34d7-dc2d-42c3-be61-239a098b1f9c 3 Everything about this video - The Website is Down - is so sarcastically and stereotypically hilarious. Josh Weinberg (the creator) is my new hero.
A mashup of true and mostly-true stories from IT hell. If you've ever called tech support and wondered what the hell they are doing down there... well, this should answer some questions for you. Starring Apache, Windows XP, Linux and Halo (among many others).
Note: There's some very NSFW language and visuals. You have been warned.

I'm not going to post video here -- You need to go to the site and watch the whole thing, and then be sure to check out the geeky interactive UI at the end.

(via Chris Pirillo on Twitter)


greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Hilarious IT admin scenario - "The Web Site is Down" http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,ce1f34d7-dc2d-42c3-be61-239a098b1f9c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/HilariousITAdminScenarioTheWebSiteIsDown.aspx Wed, 25 Jun 2008 03:15:51 GMT <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/websiteisdown.jpg" align="right" border="0" hspace="15" vspace="10">Everything about this video - <a href="http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com/">The Website is Down</a> - is so sarcastically and stereotypically hilarious. <a href="http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com/dpt/node/4">Josh Weinberg</a> (the creator) is my new hero.<br> <blockquote><i>A mashup of true and mostly-true stories from IT hell. If you've ever called tech support and wondered what the hell they are doing down there... well, this should answer some questions for you. Starring Apache, Windows XP, Linux and Halo (among many others).</i> <br> </blockquote><b>Note:</b> There's some very NSFW language and visuals. You have been warned.<br> <br> I'm not going to post video here -- You need to <a href="http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com">go to the site and watch</a> the whole thing, and then be sure to check out the geeky interactive UI at the end.<br> <br> (via Chris Pirillo <a href="http://twitter.com/chrispirillo/statuses/842933425">on Twitter</a>)<br> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,ce1f34d7-dc2d-42c3-be61-239a098b1f9c.aspx Humor Random Stuff Tech
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˙ʎoɾuǝ ˙ǝɹǝɥ ʇı ʇǝƃ uɐɔ noʎ 'ƃuılǝǝɟ ʇɐɥʇ ʇsnɾ ɹoɟ ƃuıʞool ǝɹ,noʎ ǝɔuɐɥɔ ʎq ɟı ʇnq ˙ƃuılǝǝɟ unɟ ɐ ʇou

¿noʎ uo ɹǝʌo pǝlloɹ pɐɥ ʇı ǝʞıl ʇlǝɟ plɹoʍ ǝloɥʍ ǝɥʇ puɐ pɐǝɥ sʇı uo pǝddılɟ sɯǝǝs ʇsnɾ ƃuıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ uǝɥʍ 'sʎɐp ǝsoɥʇ ɟo ǝuo ǝʌɐɥ ɹǝʌǝ

(via Guy Kawasaki on Twitter)



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Ever have one of those days? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,8060bbdb-242d-4283-9d9b-41535b4021bf.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/EverHaveOneOfThoseDays.aspx Sun, 06 Apr 2008 17:48:32 GMT <p> ˙ʎoɾuǝ ˙<a href="http://www.revfad.com/flip.html">ǝɹǝɥ ʇı ʇǝƃ</a> uɐɔ noʎ 'ƃuılǝǝɟ ʇɐɥʇ ʇsnɾ ɹoɟ ƃuıʞool ǝɹ,noʎ ǝɔuɐɥɔ ʎq ɟı ʇnq ˙ƃuılǝǝɟ unɟ ɐ ʇou<br> <br> ¿noʎ uo ɹǝʌo pǝlloɹ pɐɥ ʇı ǝʞıl ʇlǝɟ plɹoʍ ǝloɥʍ ǝɥʇ puɐ pɐǝɥ sʇı uo pǝddılɟ sɯǝǝs ʇsnɾ ƃuıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ uǝɥʍ 'sʎɐp ǝsoɥʇ ɟo ǝuo ǝʌɐɥ ɹǝʌǝ </p> <p> (<i>via <a href="http://twitter.com/guykawasaki/statuses/783925178">Guy Kawasaki on Twitter</a>)</i> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,8060bbdb-242d-4283-9d9b-41535b4021bf.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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... and one of the best scenes. Silly, really. But every time I watch this film I laugh out loud, even still today.

"First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."

 
Sorry for the random post. I have no idea why I'm writing this, really. For some reason it was just on my mind.
 
If you've never seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, then each of the following three things applies directly to you:
  1. Your life is incomplete
  2. You're missing out
  3. Shame on you

So go rent or buy a copy now, then watch it and relax, knowing your life is much more whole than it had been before you read this post.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. One of the best films ever http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,57548557-4182-4129-8426-e58fc699c668.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/OneOfTheBestFilmsEver.aspx Mon, 03 Mar 2008 07:22:59 GMT <p> ... and one of the best scenes. Silly, really. But every time I watch <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python_and_the_Holy_Grail" target="_blank">this film</a> I laugh out loud, even still today. </p> <blockquote> <p> <em>"First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Hand_Grenade_of_Antioch" target="_blank">Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch</a> towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."</em> </p> </blockquote> <div align="center"> <div class="wlWriterSmartContent" id="scid:5737277B-5D6D-4f48-ABFC-DD9C333F4C5D:07abf32f-bc9d-439a-b8c5-e5d3b6d7da12" style="padding-right: 0px; display: inline; padding-left: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; margin: 0px; padding-top: 0px"> <div> <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xOrgLj9lOwk">> <param name="wmode" value="transparent">><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/xOrgLj9lOwk" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed> </object> </div> </div> </div> <div align="center">&nbsp; </div> <div align="left">Sorry for the random post. I have no idea why I'm writing this, really. For some reason it was just on my mind. </div> <div align="left">&nbsp; </div> <div align="left">If you've never seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, then each of the following three things applies directly to you: </div> <ol> <li> <div align="left">Your life is incomplete </div> </li> <li> <div align="left">You're missing out </div> </li> <li> <div align="left">Shame on you </div> </li> </ol> <p align="left"> So go rent or buy a copy now, then watch it and relax, knowing your life is much more whole than it had been before you read this post. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,57548557-4182-4129-8426-e58fc699c668.aspx Humor Movies Random Stuff
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fortune Last night I got Chinese food from the local place and took it home.

After the meal I broke open my fortune cookie. I handed the paper to a friend of mine to read since I didn't have my glasses on and for all I knew I was trying to read it upside down (turns out I was).

I thought my friend was messing with me when he read it out loud.

Anyone have any suggestions at this point? Tin foil hats or garlic or something?

I'm saving this one.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Best. Fortune. Cookie. Ever. http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,083940c3-8d81-45b4-94c8-fd76a6fa6e3f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/BestFortuneCookieEver.aspx Wed, 20 Feb 2008 17:39:47 GMT <p> <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/WindowsLiveWriter/Best.Fortune.Cookie.Ever_87DF/fortune_2.jpg"><img style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; margin: 0px 0px 10px 15px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="178" alt="fortune" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/WindowsLiveWriter/Best.Fortune.Cookie.Ever_87DF/fortune_thumb.jpg" width="406" align="right" border="0"></a>Last night I got Chinese food from the local place and took it home. </p> <p> After the meal I broke open my fortune cookie. I handed the paper to a friend of mine to read since I didn't have my glasses on and for all I knew I was trying to read it upside down (turns out I was). </p> <p> I thought my friend was messing with me when he read it out loud. </p> <p> Anyone have any suggestions at this point? Tin foil hats or garlic or something? </p> <p> I'm saving this one. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,083940c3-8d81-45b4-94c8-fd76a6fa6e3f.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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WTFs/m - that's perfect! I think my good QA friend Brent would probably agree (and laugh out loud)... Mild cartoon language follows, but the humor is worth it.

WTFs/m.

(discovered via Robert Hensing's blog)



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. A new code-review quality metric http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,297a6b63-fccc-47ee-91fd-2227c28e2539.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/ANewCodereviewQualityMetric.aspx Thu, 07 Feb 2008 03:05:25 GMT <p> WTFs/m - that's perfect! I think <a href="http://www.qainsight.net/" target="_blank">my good QA friend Brent</a> would probably agree (and laugh out loud)... Mild cartoon language follows, but the humor is worth it. </p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://www.osnews.com/story/19266/WTFs_m" target="_blank"><img title="WTFs/m." height="453" alt="WTFs/m." src="http://www.osnews.com/images/comics/wtfm.jpg" width="500" border="1"></a> </p> <p align="left"> (discovered <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/robert_hensing/archive/2008/02/05/new-measure-of-code-quality.aspx" target="_blank">via Robert Hensing's blog</a>) </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,297a6b63-fccc-47ee-91fd-2227c28e2539.aspx Humor Tech
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Awesome. Another Improv Everywhere "mission," everyone frozen in place in Grand Central Station at precisely the same time. No need to say more, really - just watch, it's great.

 

Story and some cool pictures here, and other missions are listed here. Thanks to Jake (once again) for pointing to something cool.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Frozen in place http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,da28daa2-1461-46cc-9c18-ffb9d9f62205.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FrozenInPlace.aspx Wed, 06 Feb 2008 22:05:53 GMT <p> Awesome. Another <a href="http://www.improveverywhere.com/">Improv Everywhere</a> "mission," everyone frozen in place in Grand Central Station at precisely the same time. No need to say more, really - just watch, it's great. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p align="center"> <div class="wlWriterSmartContent" id="scid:5737277B-5D6D-4f48-ABFC-DD9C333F4C5D:45b558fe-6bfd-4cff-9740-320733f29107" style="padding-right: 0px; display: inline; padding-left: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; margin: 0px; padding-top: 0px"> <div> <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jwMj3PJDxuo&amp;rel=1&amp;border=1">> <param name="wmode" value="transparent">><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jwMj3PJDxuo&amp;rel=1&amp;border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed> </object> </div> </div> > <p align="left"> <a href="http://www.improveverywhere.com/2008/01/31/frozen-grand-central/">Story and some cool pictures here</a>, and other <a href="http://www.improveverywhere.com/missions/">missions are listed here</a>. Thanks to <a href="http://utterlyboring.com/archives/2008/02/05/frozen_grand_ce.php">Jake</a> (once again) for pointing to something cool. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,da28daa2-1461-46cc-9c18-ffb9d9f62205.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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Via Jake at UtterlyBoring.com, the latest in the "Will it Blend?" series is here. Don't mess with Chuck Norris:

    

You'll find a bunch of humorous blender commercials at http://www.willitblend.com/. You can also buy the blenders there.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Will it blend? The Chuck Norris test... http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,312b6177-ff3e-427e-8303-b50caa53e06c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/WillItBlendTheChuckNorrisTest.aspx Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:22:19 GMT <p> Via Jake at <a href="http://utterlyboring.com/archives/2008/01/29/dont_mess_with_3.php" target="_blank">UtterlyBoring.com</a>, the latest in the "Will it Blend?" series is here. Don't mess with Chuck Norris: </p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div class="wlWriterSmartContent" id="scid:5737277B-5D6D-4f48-ABFC-DD9C333F4C5D:79022abb-c69f-46d4-a60a-34d6df39e8e0" style="padding-right: 0px; display: inline; padding-left: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; margin: 0px; padding-top: 0px"> <div> <object width="425" height="350"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NdD54rG9oQA&amp;rel=1&amp;border=1">> <param name="wmode" value="transparent">><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NdD54rG9oQA&amp;rel=1&amp;border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed> </object> </div> </div> > <p> You'll find a bunch of humorous blender commercials at <a title="http://www.willitblend.com/" href="http://www.willitblend.com/">http://www.willitblend.com/</a>. You can also buy the blenders there. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,312b6177-ff3e-427e-8303-b50caa53e06c.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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Modesto, California - home to the annual Ninja Parade, was once again treated to an amazing display of Ninja skill this year.

    

Thank you, Onion News Network, and to Alex for passing this along. :)



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Now, I'm really not sure how this contextual ad ended up in my Google Mail interface, but I thought it was pretty funny:

funny-gmail-ad
(click the image to view full size if you like)

I'm trying to figure out exactly which one of my friends has the hot mom. Hmmm. Anyone know? Heh. Hey, everyone needs to find an unhappily married woman, eh? Makes me wonder just how many clicks that one gets.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Funny Google Mail sponsored link http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,3c975861-ec56-4845-820b-5fbb25891aea.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FunnyGoogleMailSponsoredLink.aspx Mon, 17 Sep 2007 03:50:36 GMT <p> Now, I'm really not sure how this contextual ad ended up in my Google Mail interface, but I thought it was pretty funny: </p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/WindowsLiveWriter/FunnyGoogleMailsponsoredlink_1244E/funny-gmail-ad.jpg" atomicselection="true"><img style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="41" alt="funny-gmail-ad" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/WindowsLiveWriter/FunnyGoogleMailsponsoredlink_1244E/funny-gmail-ad_thumb.jpg" width="598" border="0"></a> <br> <font size="1">(click the image to view full size if you like)</font> </p> <p> I'm trying to figure out exactly which one of my friends has the hot mom. Hmmm. Anyone know? Heh. Hey, everyone needs to find an unhappily married woman, eh? Makes me wonder just how many clicks that one gets. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,3c975861-ec56-4845-820b-5fbb25891aea.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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This is pretty funny. Note: Some rough language and typical juvenile video game sexual stuff (NSFW). About the same stuff you experience any time you play on Live really, but hey the warning is there in case. Enjoy.



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It doesn't have to be mean or vandalism to be a good school prank.

  

Gotta give 'em credit. Well done.



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Ummmm, wow. Just click it.



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I was randomly looking at blogs and doing some read-click-read-click-drill-down action when I ran across something that made me laugh out loud, which as it turns out was written on a blog of someone that I used to work with. Small world eh?

It's a list of ten URLs that some unfortunate businesses not only registered, but without realizing they put into actual use.

Blatantly copied here from Steve's Rant (hi Steve!):

Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn’t give their domain names enough consideration:

1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is
www.whorepresents.com

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
www.expertsexchange.com

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
www.penisland.net

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at
www.therapistfinder.com

5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…
www.powergenitalia.com

6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
www.molestationnursery.com

7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always
www.ipanywhere.com

8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is
www.cummingfirst.com

9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:
www.speedofart.com

10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at
www.gotahoe.com



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Top-10 accidentally bad (but true) business URLs http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,9b5ee7a1-647a-4cff-94d6-9ec8eb4ffba9.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Top10AccidentallyBadButTrueBusinessURLs.aspx Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:12:26 GMT <p> I was randomly looking at blogs and doing some read-click-read-click-drill-down action when&nbsp;I&nbsp;ran across something that made me laugh out loud, which as it turns out was written on <a href="http://steves-rant.blogspot.com" target="_blank">a blog of someone that I used to work with</a>. Small world eh? </p> <p> It's a list of ten URLs that some unfortunate businesses not only registered, but without realizing they put into actual use. </p> <p> Blatantly copied here from <a href="http://steves-rant.blogspot.com/2006/07/top-10-unintentionally-worst-company.html" target="_blank">Steve's Rant</a> (hi Steve!): </p> <blockquote> <p> <em>Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today’s world you need a domain name. It is advisable to look at the domain name selected as other see it and not just as you think it looks. Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday humdrum products and services but clearly didn’t give their domain names enough consideration:</em> </p> <p> <em>1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is<br> </em><a href="http://www.whorepresents.com"><em>www.whorepresents.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at<br> </em><a href="http://www.expertsexchange.com"><em>www.expertsexchange.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at<br> </em><a href="http://www.penisland.net"><em>www.penisland.net</em></a> </p> <p> <em>4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at<br> </em><a href="http://www.therapistfinder.com"><em>www.therapistfinder.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…<br> </em><a href="http://www.powergenitalia.com"><em>www.powergenitalia.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:<br> </em><a href="http://www.molestationnursery.com"><em>www.molestationnursery.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always<br> </em><a href="http://www.ipanywhere.com"><em>www.ipanywhere.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is<br> </em><a href="http://www.cummingfirst.com"><em>www.cummingfirst.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:<br> </em><a href="http://www.speedofart.com"><em>www.speedofart.com</em></a> </p> <p> <em>10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at<br> </em><a href="http://www.gotahoe.com/"><em>www.gotahoe.com</em></a> </p> </blockquote> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,9b5ee7a1-647a-4cff-94d6-9ec8eb4ffba9.aspx Humor Random Stuff
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IMG_0203 From the What The Heck Were They Thinking Department:

I get a lot of "free" business magazines in my position at work. It's one of those inevitable and unavoidable facts of being in a job with "chief" and "executive" in the title. Some of them are actually useful. Many of them are not. A few have absolutely nothing to do with my job or areas of expertise. Those ones tend to get the virtual toilet flush, without so much as being reviewed.

Speaking of which, a new magazine arrived in my office mailbox today, and upon first glance the cover made me wonder, "Why in the world would someone actually name their magazine that?" Specifically, the acronym.

And for what it's worth, the magazine actually has some good stuff in it. But in an English speaking world, well...

I'd just go with the full name, myself.



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We all have tell-tale signs that the level of difficulty, stress, work or just plain old "stuff" is too high. Maybe we spout off, maybe we forget things - It's different for all of us.

For me it happened on Sunday: I got in my truck, drove down the driveway, turned right and headed for town. A few minutes into the drive something just didn't seem right, and after trying for several seconds to put my brain on what was amiss, I realized I was still wearing my slippers. Luckily I had fresh socks on and shoes in the car. Heh.

Ever done funny or crazy things thanks to the amount of active clutter going on in your brain and life? Here's your chance to admit it. :)



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. How do you know when *this* much is *too* much? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,2ebdda76-115b-42bb-b630-e5ce4cb0fdeb.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/HowDoYouKnowWhenThisMuchIsTooMuch.aspx Tue, 20 Mar 2007 20:12:41 GMT <p> We all have tell-tale signs that the level of difficulty, stress, work or just plain old "stuff" is too high. Maybe we spout off, maybe we forget things - It's different for all of us. </p> <p> For me it happened on Sunday: I got in my truck, drove down the driveway, turned right and headed for town. A few minutes into the drive something just didn't seem right, and after trying for several seconds to put my brain on&nbsp;what was amiss,&nbsp;I realized I was still wearing my slippers. Luckily I had fresh socks on and shoes in the car. Heh. </p> <p> Ever done funny or crazy things thanks to the amount of active clutter going on in your brain and life? Here's your chance to admit it. :) </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,2ebdda76-115b-42bb-b630-e5ce4cb0fdeb.aspx Humor Personal Stories Random Stuff
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Every now and then you find a real gem worthy of pointing to. It's one of those days. A few of the guys who work on my team apparently had an interesting conversation today - one of those ones that, well... As Brent says:

"Today I had one of those conversations. You know, the mildly creative, useless, on the verge of non-pc, feeling giddy, make you laugh conversations."

Read all about it at his blog. They did the math and arrived at the definition for some pretty important technology figures. 'Nuf said. Heh.



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Just a few goofballs hanging out on New Year's Day. We watched WWE, played the 20Q game, did party poppers, ate nachos, and whatever. And hey, goofball is fun.

Greg, Rogan and Cory
Above: Greg, Rogan and Cory hanging out at the place (listed in order seated in the picture, left to right and I explain that just so Cory doesn't get upset about being last, heh).

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My friend and coworker, Brent, is working this weekend so he can tie up some stuff and go on a real vacation time with his family. Brent does QA, which means he's a bit uhhh twisted at times (and I say that in a respectful, caring way of course, with a friendly smile on my face). Since running QA tests these days often means clicking a button and waiting the automated tests run (quickly, accurately and efficiently, I might add), Brent has short gaps of wait time. QA people get bored quickly these days. Darn that test automation! Between .NET and automated testing systems, our software engineers are becoming the next big population of ADD, MTV-style, video-game-attention-span, immediate gratification victims.

Of course, they already play video games and uhhh, never mind.

But that's not my point. Brent spent one of his while-the-test-is-running gaps goofing around on the Internet and just came up with this:

 

Click the pic to see the whole thing. You can also upload your own photos and make your own video. Or one of someone else you know (preferably someone who isn't too proud and won't be offended, angry or whatever - but I've already been victimized).

Wow, scary. Heh.



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You know you're HR staff is top-notch when they solve personnel behavior problems in creative ways that actually have impact. For example, what if this email appeared in your inbox?

"If you enjoyed the pizza you forgot you didn't bring in that was in a box in the first floor refrigerator and you want to thank the co-worker who actually did buy it, please contact me for the person's name."

Nice. Of course the offender didn't reveal themselves, but I think this helped solve the real problem, and people definitely took notice.

What creative HRisms have you seen over the years?

(P.S. - Stealing is wrong. Please don't steal. It's bad.)

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Okay, so the video of the Bellagio style fountain show with Diet Coke mixed with a bunch of Mentos was cool. But what happens when you mix them up in your body? Makes for some serious gas, I guess.

Wonder no more. Here's yet another video where the subject performs another Mentos experiment that succinctly proves the theory (click to view the video):

Pepsi-girl

Thanks, Sean.



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Diet-coke-and-mentosI know, I know - it's sooo lame to link to Internet videos, blah blah, but seriously I only link to the ones that make me go WOW... This one certainly got me to play it more than just once.

The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments:

What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane.

This has to be one of the better orchestrated Intarweb videos I have seen in awhile. Two guys take 200 bottles of Diet Coke, drop a bunch of mentos in the bottles, and end up with a terrific - albeit kinda messy - display. It does cause one to wonder, though:

If I eat Mentos and drink Diet Coke will I blow up????

Watch it here. Some of the earlier tests are also viewable online. Heh.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. The Extreme Diet Coke and Mentos Experiment http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,55aa0549-34cb-4a4c-ab6f-730dcadd77ad.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/TheExtremeDietCokeAndMentosExperiment.aspx Sun, 04 Jun 2006 15:29:08 GMT <p> <img alt="Diet-coke-and-mentos" hspace="12" src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/diet_2Dcoke_2Dand_2Dmentos_small.jpg" align="right" vspace="6" border="1" />I know, I know - it's <em>sooo lame</em> to link to Internet videos, blah blah, but seriously I only link to the ones that make me go WOW... This one certainly got me to play it more than just once. </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <strong>The Extreme Diet Coke &amp; Mentos Experiments:<br /> <br /> </strong>What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane. </p> </blockquote> <p> This has to be one of the <a href="http://eepybird.com/dcm1.html">better orchestrated Intarweb videos</a> I have seen in awhile. Two guys take 200 bottles of Diet Coke, drop a bunch of mentos in the bottles, and end up with a terrific - albeit kinda messy - display. It does cause one to wonder, though: <b><font color="#000080" size="2"> </p> <p> <em>If I eat Mentos and drink Diet Coke will I blow up????</em> </p> >> <p> <a href="http://eepybird.com/dcm1.html">Watch it here</a>. Some of the <a href="http://eepybird.com/videos.html">earlier tests</a> are also viewable online. Heh. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,55aa0549-34cb-4a4c-ab6f-730dcadd77ad.aspx Humor Random Stuff