Ritchie Valens – Donna
Today’s Quote: “While about 39% of respondents of both sexes said they wear sweats while working from home, 12% of males and 7% of females wear nothing at all.” — Sonicwall‘s survey finds that “casual day” is celebrated more frequently by telecommuters
When you work from home, isn’t every day casual day? Wasn’t there a Dilbert comic where it was said, “On the 3rd day of telecommuting, Dilbert found clothing to not be a necessity”?
“Get a life” Department
A Fowl Tale
Adam Gaffin – Boston Globe
March 5, 2006
ROSLINDALE, MA — Somebody in Roslindale is deeply offended by the bikini-clad rubber-chicken doggie chew toys in the window of Pet Cabaret on Washington Street. Lisa Di Pietro, one of the pet supply store’s owners, reports on her Pet Talk at Pet Cabaret about a phone call from an irate man:
”He asks how he is supposed to walk his children by our store and explain to them why there are naked chickens in the window.”
The other owner, Lisa Schlossberg, ”explained to him that all chickens are naked, they usually don’t wear clothes.” And the chicken ”was wearing a purple polka-dot bikini, and so was not naked.
”He remained unconvinced. He threatened to call the mayor’s office and report us. (I am not sure which department of Mayor Menino’s office deals with rubber chickens.)”
I really don’t mind having security policies; these things are generally good. My problem is when the policies are implemented on a whim, with no notice whatsoever and without any regard to any effects said implementation may have. The network administrator just starts fiddling around with the proxy server and closing various and sundry ports. One port was the port used by an application that synchronizes the executive team’s wireless devices with their e-mail and appointments. “Let’s see, I have no use for ports 21 and 110 so I’ll close them. Nobody really has a legitimate need for FTP or POP3 mail, right?” In the course of my daily duties, I would never have a need to download a driver, application, or diagnostic tool, would I? Not everything is available from a web page, you know.
All day, I was thinking about how I need to watch Dirty Jobs and see if I can find any good career options. As long as it doesn’t involve other people’s computer problems.
Music Trivia Quiz:
1. How many members of the Wilson family were in the Beach Boys? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3
2. What went with “Powder” and “Paint” on Shakin’ Stevens’ 1985 hit? A) Lipstick B) Eyeliner C) Perfume
3. Whose Unplugged album in 1993 led the trend for acoustic recordings of old favorites? A) Nirvana B) Bob Seger C) Eric Clapton
4. Who had a 70s hit with Fernando A) ABBA B) Cyndi Lauper C) Blondie
5. How many members of the Eurythmics were there? A) 2 B) 3 C) 4
It’s still over a month until Easter, isn’t it? Drats! I’m afraid I’m not doing very well in my attempt to give up cursing, uttering profanities, and taking the Lord’s name in vain. I’m probably failing miserably. Do unuttered expletives count against me? The vow of soda abstinence is on the verge of crumbling.
Music Trivia Answers:
1. C) 3 [The Beach Boys were brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.]
2. A) Lipstick
3. C) Eric Clapton [Of course it’s in my collection!]
4. A) ABBA [ABBA member Anni-Frid ‘Frida’ Lyngstad originally recorded the song in Swedish on her solo album Frida Ensam (meaning Frida Alone) in 1975. ABBA then recorded an English version the following year. The song does not appear on any studio album, only greatest hits collections. (Songfacts.com)]
5. A) 2 [Eurythmics (often incorrectly referred to as “The Eurythmics”) are a British musical duo, formed in 1980 by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.