Friday, December 22, 2006

My Amazon wish list

.. feel free to purchase anything and have it sent to me

Well, 't is the season for gifts. So if any one out there feels the need to thank me for anything just take a look at my Amazon wish list. When you do, you can contact me through the information in my profile to request the address to where it should be sent.

Anyway, here's my current wish list.

TIA, hohoho!


Six little developers

.. a very sad tale

An old rhyme
Six little developers boys playing with a hive;
A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.
Five little developers boys going in for law;
One got into Chancery and then there were Four.
Four little developers boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three.
Three little developers boys walking in the Zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.
Two little developers boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was One.

The sad part is that I am that last one.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Difficult decisions

.. one has to make a choice some time

I am facing a dilemma, a big dilemma: should I go to a Go / No Go meeting?

It is scheduled for three o'clock leaving me little over an hour to doubt about this one. But if I can not make up my mind then what?

Decisions, decisions, decisions: they make my life so tough!

Update: I went, but did not sit down. The decision was GO. No other option really.

Again: Naturally this wasn't you!

.. my dear colleague!

This post is a follow-up to my previous complaint about the behavior of colleagues and was inspired by the wonderful You park like an asshole site.

This person apparently does not understand what the blue lines are indicating. They are outlining PARKING SPACES!Hey, there are plenty free parking spaces. Why then don't you park in one of them?

The same SAAB as the photo above. Apparently he likes to leave as much space for others as possible. All right, let's call this social good behavior.

To confirm my theory another SAAB has parked also very socially as to leaving as much parking space available for others. Then again, it could also be that SAAB drivers are socially inept and avoid any contact with others. I am not sure, but a pattern seems to be emerging here.

And here's another confirmation of the theory. This is what we now call the "Wall Hugger". Again, leaving as much space as possible for others. SAAB drivers maybe shy, afraid to get into the way of anybody else.

Look very carefully for the painted wheelchair. The owners of these two cars are not handicapped. Thank you very much.

And here one other colleague who has no idea why these blue lines are painted all over the square. There were in total nine spots free but this driver decided to park as close to the entrance as possible.

I really do hope you have better behaving colleagues.

I wish I had seen this site earlier: I got have ordered the bumper stickers!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Naturally this wasn't you!

.. my dear colleague!

I don't know what kind of colleagues you have but I hope they are not like the pigs that work at my present employer. See the tow images below take in October and November of this year.

We have a companmy restaurant where you can get various sandwiches, soup, fruit and the lot. That is all great and you can also take the food up to your desk, because you decide to have meeting over lunch or you are so busy that you eat at your desk while working and filling up your keyboard with bread crumbs. All that is very good. It's good working spirit.

But please take back your dishes and don't just put them on the floor of the pantry!

The sign says in badly constructed Dutch: "The dishes what are brought to the department must be return by yourself to the dish washing kitchen of the catering. UNIVE and Albron"

The sign says: "When you takes dishes to your department you must return them to the dish washing kitchen yourself. Unive and Albron"

Hope you all are better of with better colleagues.

Been too busy to post

.. but now time is plenty

As always it is running really hard to chase one impossible deadline followed by a period of utter nothingness. You actually feel guilty for doing nothing worth while. But after a couple of cups of coffee that guilty feeling soon subsides.

Waiting for the weekend!