Sunday Apr 24, 2005

Capitalism, Communism & Monopoly

Jonathan's Blog article "Scare Tactics in the World of Open Source" seems to imply Microsoft use the allegation of Communism as a massive insult. I understand that this isn't unusual in the US.

Probably best not ask which is a worse insult, Communist or Monopolist; only one of these activities is defended by the 1st Amendment.

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Thursday Feb 24, 2005

V-Girl

During quiet bit, I had this article, "Socially inadequate? Meet V-girl" at The Register by Lester Haines pointed out to me. Very Funny!

Two Things

One of the "Remark Presenters" showed us the Two Things site. The site owner reckons that most knowledge domains can be distilled to two things. For instance,

The Two Things about Blogging:
1. Everyone who runs one is a kook.
2. Everyone who comments in one is a kook.

Check the site out for more wisdom.

Friday Jan 14, 2005

Some Language Nonsense.......

My younger son was doing his homework the other day and his word processor flagged "Armed Police" as a grammar error. We were hoping that it was an oxymoron like Military Intelligence or "Young Conservative", but discovered sadly that it was caused by a double space between the words.

Wednesday Nov 24, 2004

Arrogance:Ability

The other day (Sept), Dilbert and Co. were introduced to the productivity/usefullness ratio. Despite working hard, a co-worker is absolutley useless and is of course told by the manager to work less.

I quite liked the P/U ratio but would like to introduce you to the Arrogance/Ability ratio. It measures people's expressed confidence, their in your face attitude about it and their actual ability.(we've all met them, "I can do that tomorrow!", "its easy", "I do that in my lunch break", and most of us have had to pick up the mess afterwards. Its either that or learn to move more quickly.).

Monday Oct 11, 2004

The Wonderfull Wankometer

In the ongoing war against pomposity and bullshit, some anonymous people at cynicalbastards.com offer the wankometer as a service. This web site lets site authors discover the amount of management wank in their prose or on their sites.

My blog scores between two & three, which is classed as considerable. I'm not sure if I should be proud, its lower than many but higher than Jonathan's which scores 1.52 and is classed as low.

I've considered putting the score against each article in my blog as an alternative to Technorati that I can't get to work. Although the logo might be interesting and of questionable taste.

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