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More News That Everyone Already Knows

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Americans more loyal to brands, country than company

Basically, this study is showing that Americans no longer have any loyalty to their lying, abusive, employers who would sell the souls of 50 employees if would get them an extra 0.01% margin.

Americans are more loyal to their favorite soft drink, television show or car brand than they are to their employer, according to a joint Reuters/Ipsos poll.


Imagine that?  Refer to people as “headcount”, treat them as costs instead of assets, and lay them off at the first hints of lower profits for the quarter and for some odd reason they leave you when given half a chance.  Who’d a thunk it?

Companies did not fare well when it comes to allegiance. Most Americans said they are more committed to their favorite soft drink than the company they work for.

That about sums it for me.  If I worked for Coca-Cola, I’d have a real dilemma on my hands.

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April 29th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

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How to Find Me, Mar-2010

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Most anyone who has run a web sites is probably familiar with AWStats.  If you know enough to start up a web site then you are geeky enough to dig statistics.  And what could be cooler that stats about yourself?  And if you run a blog, by definition, YOU are your own favorite subject, so it’s like geek-heaven!

One of the things you can find out with stats collected about your web site is just how exactly people found you.  If you’re a business, trying to make money from your web site… read:  PR0N… then this is pretty important, as you can imagine.  In particular, you would want to know how people found your web site via search engines.

Now, I have no interest in any of this.  I don’t sell anything from this web site, I don’t make any money, I have all of maybe five people who read this, afterall.  (Hi Mom!!!)  But what I do find highly amusing is when someone accidentally finds my web site, by Googling something almost… but not entirely, unrelated.  It’s like a tiny window to peak into the creepy, dark, altogether wretched Internet habits of completely anonymous strangers.  So every month I take a look at what people search for on the Internet, which just so happens to also touch my blog albeit ever so slightly.

For example:  For all of 2009, far and above, the #1 search phrase that hit my site was “bascic reading skills”.

What do you suppose is more likely?  Something is interesting enough about “bascic reading skills” to warrant the vast number of searches, or that people interested in “basic reading skills” should really be searching for “remedial spelling”?

Some other ones from 2009 that I find funny:

nkay the godWho is nkay?  I can only hope we’re related, somehow.
caps lock is godNo, it isn’t.
top 10 things that scare peoplenkay is probably in the top 5.
abandon all hope tattooMaybe people will put this right on their face.
detroit sucksYes, it does.
kwame kilpatrick in cuffsGlad that other people are interested in this, too.
marie douglas-david is uglyNow that’s a cheap shot, folks.
youwwwporn.com – Now how did this find me?
shut up woman n getonmyhorse Heh.

So here are the top search phrases that linked to my blog from March, 2010:

mit pi cheerIt’s real!
why does she talk to meI don’t know, but Googling the answer is probably not going to help.
sister never hooked upPrude.
bascic reading skillsAll the illiterates love my blog.
losing the countryDo you really care if it’s lost?
big gunsGreat big, enormous, BURSTING guns…
wwwpornqueen.comwith big guns?
zombie aheadDear God!

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April 23rd, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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Cube Farm Pioneer Passes

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Father of the early cubicle dies at 85

Glenn M. Walters, a former Herman Miller Inc. executive who was key in the production and marketing of office workspaces that became commonly known as cubicles, has died. He was 85.

That’s right, the man who turned humans into hamsters has passed away.

Walters joined Zeeland-based Herman Miller in 1955 as a field salesman. In 1967, he led a task force that finished development and handled marketing for the Action Office system, which was introduced in 1968.

The system, with its movable walls, was a departure from the typical fixed office desks of the time and helped make cubicles commonplace.

Later in 1968, the first covert workplace operations were conducted in the field of crop dusting.

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April 21st, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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Bran and I spent a nice Saturday morning putting together a little science project, courtesy of Grandma!

BEHOLD… BranCan2010

Our initial activation of BranCan2010 was met with limited success:

It turns out that he just needed a more suitable surface to navigate:

I think the hardest part about making BranCan2010 was trying to stop myself from just putting it all together myself!  :-)

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April 10th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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The Past 2-1/2 Years

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I just noticed a few minutes ago that my 401k had reached an all time high as far it’s total value!

For a few moments I felt pretty good about things, until it sank in that the previous all time high had been back in October, 2007.  :-/

Then I realized what this really meant… in the last two and a half years I have put only a couple of dollars more into my account than it has lost…. which is roughly 20% of its entire value.  I took two and a half years of saving and flushed them down into the sewers of Wall St.

Purely by coincidence, I’m sure, 2-1/2 years is the same amount of time my house has been on the market.

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April 9th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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