Judging by the amount of differing versions of the ‘Proper planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part’ that I have seen at various businesses, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that my experience last week is not all that unusual. Project at work, possible problems come up, the solution is ‘Don’t worry about that, it won’t matter,’ ‘Don’t worry about that, it won’t matter,’ until the last minute comes, and then it’s, ‘Hey, why didn’t you take care of this!?’ This is when I find it pays to be nice to the people around you, that way when you need someone you interact with infrequently to help you out with something it would have been much easier to get them to do when you first brought it up, versus at the last minute, they will be inclined to put in a little friendly extra effort. Unless you are in the mafia, and then you grease their palms instead. But I digress.
Hit the jump in case you missed out on the answer last week! mr_mountaineer and jalopjackie didn’t miss out on it, and OA5599 in fact hit on the exact model pictured! Hopefully not on a reverse image search, although it would have been a good week for it, since when I saw these the other day, I wasn’t able to snap a picture, so I had to rely on the interwebs. But it isn’t so important how you come to the truth, but that fact that you get to the truth. Nice job!
Continue reading Q³: Grease the Skids
Last week when I was writing up the question of the high beam floor switches, it occurred to me that there was another hi-beam innovation that seems to have gone away in modern times. I once got a pretty good deal on a car out of the Auto Trader, a 1970 Lincoln Continental, [...]
A guy at work subscribes to a news magazine called The Week, and he brings them in sometimes and leaves them around, in you know, reading spaces. So on occasion when I have spare reading time at work, I’ll look through them if there is nothing better. I happened upon a fairly interesting [...]
Probably this happens at lots of different workplaces, but here where I work, the busy times sort of come in spurts. Sometimes it is a long stretch of being really busy, followed by a nice lull. Here lately, despite hitting a lull that most people are trying to embrace, we have a few management types that feel the need to fill that down time with needless work, just so we look busy. The worst is a new guy, who missed most of the busy time, and now is really really wanting to look busy so he can get his name out there. There are quite a few of us lowly peons that find this to be ridiculous, and want the guy to just calm down; soon enough we will all have plenty of legitimate work, but then the question arises, how exactly do you get that message across to one of your bosses in a nice way? So instead we grumble and tolerate – not exactly my favorite way to spend a day.
But enough whining about me! Let’s get on to something really interesting, looking at an oddball tech item, and seeing just how fast you fine commenters can positively identify it! And before I obliquely discuss this particular item, and then give a shout out to our winner from 2 weeks ago, let me apologize to Mr. Batshitbox for not getting this posted last week and distracting him from the political discussion that almost ensued. Sorry, man! I will say this, by way of a clue for this week, if you go back and read that post, and the ensuing discussion by Mr. Box and Mr. ZomBee, you will have found a nice little clue in the subject matter. Now hit the jump to see the answer to our previous Quandary!
Continue reading Q³: Boiling Point
There used to be this old joke I liked, you ask someone “Did you hear that the state is changing the law and making car companies move the dimmer switch from a column lever back to being a floor switch?” Invariably, your mark will say no, and then: “Yeah, because too many Aggies [...]
Is this sign encouraging or discouraging aquatic behavior?
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Maybe it is just me, but how is he going to steer that thing?
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Thank you to all the veterans for doing what you did so we can do what we do.
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I actually hate those commercials, but it is all I can think of when I see this picture…
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