Unpopular decisions cause unpopularity

Rudd's explanation of poll dive:

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Categories: Humour, Oddities, Politics
Date: 2010-01-20 23:03:54, 8 years and 60 days ago


Solariums ignoring new laws:

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Date: 2010-01-18 23:03:54, 8 years and 62 days ago

Bulk emails should not come from support

Today my company sent out a bunch of emails about a service update to our customers. Approximately 16,000 emails. To make things easy for customers who wanted to ask questions about the changes we set the reply to field on the emails to be our support email address. This was a mistake. The first problem is that out of 16,000 people a reasonable number are going to be out of the office a week before Christmas, but that was OK, you just delete the dozen or so new Cases with "Out of Office Auto-reply" in the subject. No, the real problem was the infinite loops of auto-replies that our case management system created with some customers ticket systems.

Categories: Computers, Humour, Work
Date: 2009-12-18 23:03:53, 8 years and 93 days ago


Dear Internets,

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Categories: Humour, Rants
Date: 2009-11-02 23:03:53, 8 years and 139 days ago

The Meaning of Waking Dreams

I saw a book in a bookshop I was walking past Today called "The Meaning of Waking Dreams". Now I know this may surprise some of my readers but I actually agree with the author/s of this book. It's a little known fact that waking dreams are the Universe sending you a message. Often times the consequences of ignoring or (perhaps even worse) misinterpreting these messages can be disastrous. Where I must complain though is the idea that an amateur with a book, not matter how well written, interpreting their own waking dreams is a good idea. It takes considerable training and skill to successfully interpret a waking dream. For instance how many of us could recognize the subtle differences between the universe telling us to "lay off the drugs, you moron" and the similar, but distinct message that "you really shouldn't have licked that frog; seriously what where you thinking?"

Categories: Humour, Books
Date: 2009-10-12 23:03:54, 8 years and 160 days ago

Small Arms Identification Cheat Sheet

A guide to small arms; a quick cheat-sheet for the rest of us.

Categories: Humour, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-26 23:03:54, 8 years and 176 days ago

Tech Support

Tech Support Cheat Sheet

Categories: Computers, Howto, Humour, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-22 23:03:54, 8 years and 180 days ago

Political Thought in a Nutshell

Shamelessly stolen from Shots Across the Bow:

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Categories: Humour, Politics, Linkage
Date: 2009-09-03 23:03:56, 8 years and 199 days ago

Progress Quest

You might have noticed that I haven't posted for a while. I blame Progress Quest, a truly exceptional MMORPG. It's got an engrossing plot, phenomenal graphics, truly zen sound, and is generally all round great. I've spent over 10 hours playing it Today alone.

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Categories: Computers, Games, Humour, Reviews
Date: 2009-07-27 23:03:54, 8 years and 237 days ago

Fording Rivers

As with most things there's a right way and a wrong way to ford a river. This is the wrong way:

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Categories: Humour, Oddities, Linkage
Date: 2009-07-14 23:03:53, 8 years and 250 days ago