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- Oh Please.. who do they think they are!
- Overheard on christmas eve...
- Elves save Santa
- For god sakes blogger...
- Bouncé !
- Mission, what mission?
- And finally the madness is over
- More Xmas decorations...
- Disclaimer nonsense - adapted from an email I rece...
- Cynicism is dead, long live over-enthusiasm!
- Colleagues hide their shame!
- This book changed my life
- ▼ December (12)
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
"You must know him, he's the one with the white beard."
Friday, December 22, 2006
Only in a local paper ... “When I phoned to report that Santa’s sleigh was on fire, I think the girl at the other end thought I’d gone mad." Read the whole thing here (its worth it!)
Thursday, December 21, 2006
A) I can't upload images from firefox 220.127.116.11
B) You just created two copies of the same post.
How about this for meaningless twaddle..
"As the expectations of our customers develop we must be there to meet them. That means always staying one step ahead."
One of my bosses said that :-/
I think he should've run it past his wife first, Nikki wouldn't let me out of the house if she thought I was going to come out with stuff like that!
Yesterday at around two-ish the High Heid Yin of SysDev came round pressing the flesh and schmoozing the troops as he made his decision for the Xmas decoration competition (posts passim).
Worse than that he had two "representatives" from "corporate communications" in tow, taking notes and photos..
I missed all of that though, because we'd gone out for our Team Xmas lunch. Well done everyone, but you're mad, every last one of you!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
trophy (watch this space) these are from the CLASS Operations team...
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Statements in this blog that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements regarding Danny's expectations, objectives, anticipations, plans, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward looking statements include risks and uncertainties such as any unforeseen event or any unforeseen system failures, and other risks. It is important to note that actual outcomes could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.
Our department had an initiative to promote team building and morale, and to cut a long story short one of the things we thought would be fun(!) and help to achieve our goal would be to have a lighthearted occasional competition between teams. Small prize. Possibly some charitable activity, where we can work it in.
The inaugural event was to be for home made christmas decorations, Systems-Development having traditionally fallen, scrooge like, well below company standards in this annual nonsense.
Little did any of us imagine the heights of enthusiasm and the total lack of dignity or taste which the competitive spirit would evoke! Not content with making paper chains out of documentation (yes we *did* have some!) some of the teams have gone to extremes in their search for glory. So to record their efforts for posterity, before tomorrow's judging and awards ceremony, here are some photos...
The Front Line Support (FLS) Grotto:The e-Business Services Winter Wonderland:
Monday, December 18, 2006
After blogging about my colleagues and a bit of silly nonsense that they got up to last week, this morning saw a request to "take down" the post. I'm happy to spare their blushes.
Pictured are ColleagueX, ColleagueY, and ColleagueZ, viewing my blog with shame in their hearts! ;-)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Update, stardate May 2011 : Its still a great book, and I know that after I read it my writing became easier to understand and more accurate. Those rocket scientists know a thing or two..
The original link has changed find it here now instead:
NASA SP-7084; Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization; A Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors
Original post, stardate December '06:
Well honestly no. But it is worth reading if you write for a living.
Write like a rocket scientist...
I know nothing, I'm not a fortune teller, and you'd be insane to think that I am. This disclaimer was cribbed from an email footer I once received. It is so ridiculous I had to have it for myself.
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