Walk Like a Geocacher

January 3, 2011

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.

This clip from the movie Splinterheads is the best explanation I’ve seen so far:

For Those Already in the Geo-Know…

This would be PERFECT for the geocaching theme song! I totally cracked when I saw the  geocacher’s reaction to the “muggles” part (been there done that)! These folks did an OUTSTANDING job on this vid…

or you can look at it as playing pirates with treasure maps like you did when you were a kid. just now it is electronic based. and it’s not just kids playing.
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Workplace Humor

February 15, 2009

WORKPLACE VOCABULARY LESSON

Assmosis – The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss.

Blamestorming – Sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

Seagull Manager – A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps over everything ,and then leaves.

Blowing Your Buffer – Losing your train of thought.

Salmon Day – The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

Chainsaw Consultant – An outside expert brought in to reduce the employee head count, leaving the brass with clean hands.

Career-Limiting Move (CLM) – Trashing your boss while he or she is within earshot is a serious CLM.

Flight Risk – Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave the company or department soon.

404 – Someone who’s clueless. From the World Wide Web error message “404 Not Found” “Don’t bother asking him…   he’s 404, man.”

Ohnosecond – That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake.

Percussive Maintenance – The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

Prairie Dogging – When someone yells or drops something loudly in a “cube farm” (an office full of cubicles) and everyone’s head pops up over the walls to see what’s going on.

Umfriend – A sexual relation of dubious standing or a concealed intimate relationship, as in “This is Jill, my… um… friend.”

(source)

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What makes life 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been to those meetings where someone wants more than 100%.

How about achieving 103%?

Here’s a little math that might prove helpful.

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

then:

H A R D W O R K
8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98%

K N O W L E D G E
11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = 96%

but:

A T T I T U D E
1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100%

and:
B U L L S H I T
2 21 12 12 19 8 9 20 = 103%

So, it stands to reason that hard work and knowledge will get you close,
attitude will get you there, but bullshit will put you over the top.

And look how far this will take you…

A S S K I S S I N G
1 19 19 11 9 19 19 9 14 7 = 118%

Think about it… and have a nice day at work… 🙂

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The Ten Commandments Of Employment

1. If it rings, put it on hold.
2. If it clunks, call the repairman.
3. If it whistles, ignore it.
4. If it’s a friend, stop work and chat.
5. If it’s the boss, look busy.
6. If it talks, take notes.
7. If it’s handwritten, type it.
8. if it’s typed, copy it.
9. If it’s copied, file it.
10. If it’s Friday, forget it!

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The World at My Fingertips

April 29, 2008

I often joke with friends that if it weren’t for the last minute runs to the grocery store or the midnight dash for cigarettes, I would never have to leave my home. More and more, I see the truth behind the jest, and yet, I never cease to be amazed by it.

As a full time college student, I do attend classes on campus, yet I take half of them completely online, and could do so with all of them if I chose to. With the soaring gas prices, that may become a reality next semester, because my college is 60 miles from where I live.

As a single mom with a son in high school, I am able to keep a daily eye on his homework/grades through Edline, and can correspond with his teachers at anytime.

I do my own car repairs, and thanks to AutoZone, I can find any diagram or specs I need in just a few clicks. I can order the parts from them, or e-bay and have them delivered right to my door.

The same goes with anything else I want. Clothes, shoes, home accessories, lumber supplies….whatever…. they are a few keystrokes away.

If I want to tour the Smithsonian or check out the latest discoveries in the solar system….”click”…

Anything I want is out there…. to review, explore, purchase, learn about or watch. I don’t even have cable TV because there is no need to. I can watch any tv show or movie for free, at my convenience.

It’s amazing really, how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time… and the possibilities are endless. For all these things, however….nothing can replace the smell of honeysuckle on a spring morning, or the feel of waves lapping against your feet as you walk on a beach. Outdoor concerts, making smores by a campfire, fireworks on the 4th of July…. These things are best experienced in the moment, and in person.

The world really is at our fingertips… and it really is a beautiful world…just remember to get outside and enjoy it once in a while!


Tips For Success In Business

April 17, 2008

Never walk down the hall without a document in your hands. People with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they’re heading for the cafeteria.

People with the newspaper in their hands look like they’re heading for the bathroom. Above all, make sure you carry loads of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you do.

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Use computers to look busy. Any time you use a computer, it looks like work to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, calculate your finances and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work.

These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that everybody from the computer revolution expected but they’re not bad either. When you get caught by your boss–and you will get caught–your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use the new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

You’re not a loafer, you’re a self-starter. Offer to show your boss what you learned. That will make your boss scurry away like a frightened salamander.

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Messy desk. Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like you’re not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace.

To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s work; it’s volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

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Voice mail. Never answer your phone if you have voice mail. People don’t call you just because they want to give you something for nothing– they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. That’s the way to live. Screen all your calls through voice mail.

If somebody leaves a voice mail message for you and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour. That way, you’re hardworking and conscientious even though you’re being a devious weasel. If you diligently employ the method of screening incoming calls and then returning calls when nobody is there, this will greatly increase the odds that they will give up or look for a solution that doesn’t involve you.

The sweetest voice mail message you can ever hear is “Ignore my last message. I took care of it.” If your voice mailbox has a limit on the number of messages it can hold, make sure you reach that limit frequently. One way to do that is to never erase any incoming messages. If that takes too long, send yourself a few messages.

Your callers will hear a recorded message that says, “Sorry, this mailbox is full”–a sure sign that you are a hardworking employee in high demand.


April 3rd 2008 is “GOOD PEOPLE DAY”

April 3, 2008

Go Go Gary!

Gary Vaynerchuk from Wine Library TV has founded Good People Day – 4/3/08!

“I want to try to get the WHOLE INTERNET Community behind this mission I have to make sure that tomorrow people write and talk abd blog and twitter and just flat out SING about people that are AWESOME and GOOD. It is time that we take control of the fact that WE are the media and pump out a day tomorrow that will make NOISE across this WORLD! Please take the time tonight to gather your thoughts as you come up with ideas on how to spread the word about AWESOME people! I am looking for blog posts, twitters, powncers, facebooking, digging, flickring, stumpling on all things that are good about PEOPLE!”

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“Pay It Forward”

March 24, 2008

Is it possible for one idea to change the world?

How about one movie?

 

Pay It Forward

“Pay it Forward” (released in 2000, and undoubtedly one of the best movies ever made) is about 12-year-old Trevor McKinney, who believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

His idea? To perform three random acts of kindness.

#1 It has to be something that really helps people.

#2 Something they can’t do by themselves.

#3 You do it for them, they do it for three other people.

I’ve noticed on countless occasions that the phrase “pay it forward” is still used. I’ve also noticed that it is used in the context “intended” in the movie. I have to wonder how many other people use/hear/or act upon the phrase “pay it forward”, and consider what it really means, and where it came from? Tonight, I even saw it used on “Oprah’s Big Give”, when a player went to an automotive shop, and paid $500 toward the expenses of the next 20 people to come into the shop for repairs, and the guy behind the counter was so blown away by the act of generosity, that he said he would “pay it forward” the next day, and cover any repairs that came in that day. Do you think he was thinking about that movie at that moment? Probably not.

The point is, if there were ever to be an award given to a movie that has made a real impact on society, I think “Pay It Forward” would have to come away with top honors. The one little catchphrase is so ingrained in the minds of the masses, that most people would be caught off guard if you asked where it came from, or what the storyline was behind it. Yet, tonight, there it was, just as I’ve seen/heard it a thousand times or more since the movie came out. Best of all…. people are DOING IT!

I have aspired to “pay it forward” any and every chance I get. Not because I’m looking for anything in return, but simply because I, like the character Trevor McKinney, still believe in the goodness of human nature. To me, it’s simply the right thing to do.

How about you? Do you ever “Pay It Forward”?

Don’t you think you should?

 

Pay It Forward DVD cover

Here’s Looking At YOU!

January 9, 2008

Conversation, A Film About First Impressions.

“Conversation” is an absolutely fascinating short film on Current TV by Lenka Clayton and James Price about people’s first impressions when looking each other.

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A two-screen installation that explores the hidden split-second judgements we form of other people. Filmed with the kind participation of 30 strangers over two days in Dalston, East London.