Tuesday, October 27, 2009

wave to the future

I finally got my invitation to Google Wave (click here if you have no idea what i'm taking about) and it is absolutely amazing..

the only thing is you need to have other friend on wave in order for you to fully enjoy it, so if any of you lovely bloggers out there are wavers, let me know :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Disappointment is in the air

I saw a kid, barely 15, smoking today. He was in the passenger's seat next to the driver, and he had the window rolled down, and a look on his face that showed how confident he was that he looked super cool.

For some reason it bothered me to my core.

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I believe most of us hate stupid forwards, but most of the time we don't really do anything about them because it is pointless to try and convince the forwarder that they are being ignorant when they just forward something because they received it, although in many cases they don't even read it.

I would love to make them understand that it is not part of the circle of life to just automatically forward a forward, you are just feeding the same shit to the masses that way.

Yesterday I received something about the Norwegian guy who drew the caricature about the prophet (peace be upon him). The forward said that the guy died, burned and mutilated, and that the Norwegian government is keeping it on a low profile to avoid uproar.

It didn't stop there, it continued to say that a Palestinian lady had a dream about a prophecy that this will happen and she said that whoever sends this to their friends within four hours will be rewarded graciously.

It continued saying that another person had a dream where the prophet (peace be upon him) ordered him to spread the word within the next four days, or something of that sort.

Seriously? I don't usually call people stupid for sending me an email that says that there is a spider that lives in the olive garden toilet that will assault me sexually and give me herpes, nor do I call them stupid when they say that a certain batch of Panadol sent to the Middle East is contaminated with HIV as part of the Israeli plan to annihilate us. However, I had to reply to this one and tell her that she is killing her credibility by sending such nonsense, she eventually sent out an apology.

I truly doubt she understood my concern, because in her apology she asked people to stop sending her forwards so that she doesn't HAVE to send them out.


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My manager has been gloating for the last 9 months about how supportive he is. His constant reminding of that statement was one of the reasons I endured all the extra work he threw at me.

And when the time came for him to put his money where his mouth is, he failed miserably. I asked him for two things, two things that were within my rights, and he turned me down on one of them by giving me a ridiculous alternative, and on the other he just changed the subject.

Although I hate to be "that" bitter employee, I just can't help losing my motivation.