Random thing you loathe right now.

+1 jeans Friday

lololol

...That is actually just 5 votes under YouTube.

Can you hack in and change it to "jorts Friday?"

Snow and hail on the morning commute.

KingGorilla wrote:

Did someone listen to a talk from Jason Calacanis?

I think it's more of a response to those kids with their twitterers and bookfaces, so we have to be hip and edgy to draw in the youngins. Which is actually one of the goals for the company--how do we draw and retain new talent? Apparently facebook and youtube is the way to go, man.

Went to the dentist this morning and as he was giving me a needle, he struck the nerve.

I jumped out of the seat as he was trying to pull the needle out and I got stabbed in the face.

2 1/2 hours later, my lip and lower jaw are still numb.

CptDomano wrote:

The fact that my company spent the time to develop an internal Facebook-esque application and promotes it as being the "cutting edge" in our industry. Then, after a year of implementing it with very few people using it, they create an Ideation Blog and ask employees to submit ideas and the rest of the company will upvote these ideas. The only problem: no one knows what ideas management is looking for. So, we get ideas like "organize your contacts", "jeans Friday", and an idea for an internal YouTube application.

...The YouTube application has the most votes currently. And it has a LOT of votes. *eye twitch*

Did someone listen to a talk from Jason Calacanis?

My wife's employer just doubled their PR team, up to 2 people. The new person's idea was a company facebook page and a twitter account. Phase 3 profit. I had a meeting last year at that place, had 3 guaranteed avenues to get more clients. I was offered 10 percent, which is a pittance and would not be worth the work I needed to do, to exploit my contacts.

Moral of the story, a lot of the time, a lot of people, at a lot of places, do not know a hell of a lot about what they do.

CptDomano wrote:
KingGorilla wrote:

Did someone listen to a talk from Jason Calacanis?

I think it's more of a response to those kids with their twitterers and bookfaces, so we have to be hip and edgy to draw in the youngins. Which is actually one of the goals for the company--how do we draw and retain new talent? Apparently facebook and youtube is the way to go, man.

What does your employer do? What paradigms need shifting?

Blank? BLANK!? You're not looking at the big picture!

CptDomano wrote:

"organize your contacts"

What a perfectly cromulent sugguestion.

KingGorilla wrote:
CptDomano wrote:
KingGorilla wrote:

Did someone listen to a talk from Jason Calacanis?

I think it's more of a response to those kids with their twitterers and bookfaces, so we have to be hip and edgy to draw in the youngins. Which is actually one of the goals for the company--how do we draw and retain new talent? Apparently facebook and youtube is the way to go, man.

What does your employer do? What paradigms need shifting?

Blank? BLANK!? You're not looking at the big picture!

Don't you worry about BLANK, let me worry about BLANK.

Rallick wrote:

More goddamn snow.

The opposite. I miss snow!

AP Erebus wrote:

I hate being the guy that checks with friends to see if they've invited the ex-gf to any party/gathering...

I hate it, but I much prefer that than seeing her again so soon, still trying to reconcile it all in my head.

Dude, props to you for being pro-active about it and not making your friends have to decide which one of the two of you to invite to things.

Recently had that happen in my circle. Big poly breakup, two couples that were cross-dating (each dude dating both chicks and vice-versa). It was a mess, and made big group activities a nightmare for a while until we said "you guys are adults, you figure it out. We still like all of you, we're just going to invite all 4 of you to everything, and you lot figure out who's going where"

Jayhawker wrote:
Rallick wrote:

More goddamn snow.

The opposite. I miss snow!

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

Jonman wrote:
AP Erebus wrote:

I hate being the guy that checks with friends to see if they've invited the ex-gf to any party/gathering...

I hate it, but I much prefer that than seeing her again so soon, still trying to reconcile it all in my head.

Dude, props to you for being pro-active about it and not making your friends have to decide which one of the two of you to invite to things.

Recently had that happen in my circle. Big poly breakup, two couples that were cross-dating (each dude dating both chicks and vice-versa). It was a mess, and made big group activities a nightmare for a while until we said "you guys are adults, you figure it out. We still like all of you, we're just going to invite all 4 of you to everything, and you lot figure out who's going where"

Ugh, I can only imagine how bad a poly breakup must be. "Who inherits the friends" is a bad enough problem for vanilla couples.

Nevin73 wrote:

Ugh, I can only imagine how bad a poly breakup must be. "Who inherits the friends" is a bad enough problem for vanilla couples.

In my limited experience, "who inherits the friends" is much less of an issue in poly breakups. The nature of poly is pretty much diametrically opposed to the concept of taking sides.

That said, I haven't been witness to any poly breakups that happened on account of enormous douchebaggery. I suspect that in that instance, the douchey party would be shunned just as much as they would in a group of monogamous folk.

Mystery left over pizza in the cafeteria. Just once can't there be leftover bananas or some hummus and pita? I am trying to work off all of the wonderful crap that I ate over the Holidays. The amount of fried goodness I had in San Juan would stagger the mind.

clover wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

Dad has been using his Kindle, so for Christmas I picked up an Amazon gift card for him, and had it set to deliver via Facebook on Christmas Day.

Apparently, to redeem, you have to Facebook Connect.

Which results in a text from Dad asking me: "how do I use your gift card without losing my rite of privacy??"

If he uses Facebook at all the war is already lost, no?

DING DING DING!

Called my mom, he's afraid of getting "spam" in his email and direct mail by letting Amazon use FB Connect.

My argument back to him was that Facebook isn't learning anything new from Amazon, and Amazon isn't learning anything new from Facebook. At worst, you'd be letting Amazon post to Facebook, which you can limit to only display back to yourself. Then I walked him through how to revoke that access at Facebook.

Also tried to apply to his sense of reason by stating that the last thing either Amazon or Facebook wants to do is spam him, or lose him as a "customer" by selling his information.

Co-workers who won't go home when they're sick. F*** me. We're having a flu epidemic. People are going home for weeks at a time on a regular basis. If you're in the office blowing your nose and coughing constantly then please go home. Your wet throat clearing is not only gross, but scary.

DSGamer wrote:

Co-workers who won't go home when they're sick. F*** me. We're having a flu epidemic. People are going home for weeks at a time on a regular basis. If you're in the office blowing your nose and coughing constantly then please go home. Your wet throat clearing is not only gross, but scary.

COULD NOT AGREE MORE.

DSGamer wrote:

Co-workers who won't go home when they're sick. F*** me. We're having a flu epidemic. People are going home for weeks at a time on a regular basis. If you're in the office blowing your nose and coughing constantly then please go home. Your wet throat clearing is not only gross, but scary.

Out of interest, does your employer pay for sick leave? I can understand people coming to work sick if staying at home means not getting paid.

SixteenBlue wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Co-workers who won't go home when they're sick. F*** me. We're having a flu epidemic. People are going home for weeks at a time on a regular basis. If you're in the office blowing your nose and coughing constantly then please go home. Your wet throat clearing is not only gross, but scary.

COULD NOT AGREE MORE.

The guy seated a row in front of me in class on Monday kept doing the same thing. For almost three hours.

I kept thinking:
A) That's disgusting.
B) Are you really swallowing all that sh*t?
C) Repeat "A".

McIrishJihad wrote:
clover wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

Dad has been using his Kindle, so for Christmas I picked up an Amazon gift card for him, and had it set to deliver via Facebook on Christmas Day.

Apparently, to redeem, you have to Facebook Connect.

Which results in a text from Dad asking me: "how do I use your gift card without losing my rite of privacy??"

If he uses Facebook at all the war is already lost, no?

DING DING DING!

Called my mom, he's afraid of getting "spam" in his email and direct mail by letting Amazon use FB Connect.

My argument back to him was that Facebook isn't learning anything new from Amazon, and Amazon isn't learning anything new from Facebook. At worst, you'd be letting Amazon post to Facebook, which you can limit to only display back to yourself. Then I walked him through how to revoke that access at Facebook.

Also tried to apply to his sense of reason by stating that the last thing either Amazon or Facebook wants to do is spam him, or lose him as a "customer" by selling his information.

So, wait. I would have to use Facebook to redeem a gift card for Amazon? I don't have facebook, does that make me screwed?

Only if you deliver it via Facebook I believe, at least that's what I'm getting from the first paragraph.

I know I received a bunch of regular old Amazon gift cards over the holidays, and I redeemed them on Amazon just fine, no Facebook connectivity required.

Jonman wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Co-workers who won't go home when they're sick. F*** me. We're having a flu epidemic. People are going home for weeks at a time on a regular basis. If you're in the office blowing your nose and coughing constantly then please go home. Your wet throat clearing is not only gross, but scary.

Out of interest, does your employer pay for sick leave? I can understand people coming to work sick if staying at home means not getting paid.

People come in sick at our work all the time because they can't get a doctor's appointment on that short of notice, but have to have a note from a doctor to get their sick pay.

So the choices are go in and work while sick, stay home and not get paid, or go to urgent care and waste their time just to get a note and fork over so much money in the process that you might as well have just not gotten paid.

Generally, if they can, they just work sick.

I do it too, to be honest. Unless I'm really miserable.

In that case I direct all anger towards the company and their messed up policies and not the coworkers.

Psych wrote:

So, wait. I would have to use Facebook to redeem a gift card for Amazon? I don't have facebook, does that make me screwed?

Nope - I had it delivered via Facebook, so to redeem Amazon has to use Facebook Connect to verify that he is who he says he is.

If I had printed it, or had it emailed to him, it would be a code he could just copy/paste or enter on his Amazon account.

But Facebook was easiest, no printer at home, and I didn't want to send it to his work email address.

SixteenBlue wrote:

In that case I direct all anger towards the company and their messed up policies and not the coworkers.

+1

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

Coldstream wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

Well, it used to snow in Portland before it was cool.

DSGamer wrote:

Co-workers who won't go home when they're sick. F*** me. We're having a flu epidemic. People are going home for weeks at a time on a regular basis. If you're in the office blowing your nose and coughing constantly then please go home. Your wet throat clearing is not only gross, but scary.

It has been like that at my work for the last few weeks as well. But people would be happy to take off, but management is a bag of bastards that really frowns on any time off at all. Very frustrating.