Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

How being the company 'go-to' guy works

A comprehensive flow chart by yours truly, outlining the mechanics of being the company's indispensable resource for any and all issues.. enjoy.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

a note on business cards

I travel often for work.. and with travel comes business cards..

I don't know why it is that people I meet on a plane or at project sites feel obligated to give me their business cards with their fancy titles and decorative company names..

being a consultant I'll be the first to admit, that I do carry my own fancy business card when I go on different projects.. but I use it sparingly, as needed..

At any rate, I accumulate a lot of business cards from random people I likely have no desire to contact in the future..
so.. what to do with these cards?

I developed a nasty habit of keeping these business cards with me, and using them as my own identity when I meet others. or submitting them at those drawings they often have at restaurants.... makes traveling more interesting.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New iPhone Apps: Must Get

Probably the best set of features iPhone apps I ever heard of... enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No, you should not be a writer.

I receive the most 'interesting' emails sometimes.. I figured I'd share one of them here.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Breakfast Special Sauce

Yeah never thought I'd post a recipe.. but today I ended up making a sauce to go along english muffins I made with eggs cheese and bacon..

1 Tablespoon whipped cream cheese
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 Teaspoon mustard
1 1/2 Teaspoon ranch dressing
1 1/2 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 Teaspoons BBQ sauce
2 Teaspoons Louisiana Hot Sauce

I was just improvising so I'm surprised it came out as good as it did, so I figured I'd post my recipe for later.. if you try this let me know how it comes out.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How old people process emails...

This post tries to explain how old people process emails received (definition of 'old' to be judged by reader).

Click for a larger image to follow along!
I hope my diagram helps some of you understand why some of the world's oldest most unfunny clipart and animated gifs are still being transmitted to this day.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bridezilla: incredible women on camera

I watched this show for the first time, and what I saw was incredible.. my favorite quote from Brandi here is "can you bring me some chicken?" while getting a manicure...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to turn off the backup camera beep on a Prius.

I looked this up a while ago and managed to disable the annoying beep that comes on when the rear-view camera is active and the prius is in reverse.. but recently my battery died and reset all my settings.. looking it up was a pain, so I wanted to post how to do it:

1. While stepping on the brake pedal, press the start button to turn the car on.
2. Press the trip/odometer button until "ODO" appears on the dashboard (if it's already in that mode when you start the car, press the button three times to cycle through the "Trip" modes until you're back to "ODO" mode).
3. Press the power button to turn the car off.
4. While stepping on the brake pedal, press the start button to restart the car.
5. Press and hold the trip/odometer button within five seconds of starting the car and keep pressing it for at least 15 seconds, and keep it pressed down.
6. While still holding the trip/odometer button from the step before, but after 15 seconds have elapsed, shift the car into reverse and quickly press the park button. Now release the button.
7. Note that the trip/odometer display will show "b on" instead of miles.
8. Press the trip/odometer button until the display shows "b off."
9. Press the Power button to turn the car off.
10. When you start the Prius back up, the reverse beep will be gone.
11. (Optional) Serve yourself a healthy pour of your favorite scotch whiskey, you've earned it.

... Now to take it a step further, try to get your camera to be visible at ANY time, not just when you're backing up! Linky:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Diabetes: iPhone's not so cool gadgetry

as big a nerd I am I had to see the press conference on the new iPhone 3.0 software features announced ... there are a lot of cool features - but one company really stood out:

LifeScan presented a piece on a diabetes application - and I just couldnt believe the horrible presenter they chose to give the talk and demo.. I'm not opposed to the idea (though I think there are more practical options) - I just couldn't believe the words I was hearing coming out of the presenter's mouth:
"... the meter can now transmit the reading to her cool iphone [...] her iphone is the envy of all her friends, and now she has her reading right on her iphone."
Awesome. ... did anybody review this material before she went up to speak?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cheers to You!

i am unstoppable! without me the puzzle is incomplete!

I thought this was fake when I first saw it.. it is not. there's some sample mp3's I coulndt resist putting on here. ridiculous!

and my favorite ... i feel awesome already.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

spooky devil mail..

I dont know.. this was a bit spooky.. my outlook client freezes - I restart it and notice the number of unread emails at 666.

ooOoooooh. - i know i know, i'm going to bed now.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

if anyone needs me, I'll be in the Bone room.

so I started on a new project this week.. as a consultant I typically work out of conference rooms, and one in particular stood out in the building I was in..

it's been a simple yet delightful pleasure (and still is) to say things like:

"hey [name] let's have a talk in the bone room"

"hey fellas, if anybody needs me, I'll be in the bone room, mkay?"

"Hey sorry I wont be able to make it, I gotta wrap up some business with [name of uncomfortable coworker] in the bone room"