Links o’ Interest

Dream girlfriend… one day will become a wife

18th century ship found at Ground Zero site

Sad stormtrooper

That it is a man who just doesn’t care

The sequel to World War I was just ridiculous

Nice resume, but…

I never thought about sacrifice quite this way

Incredible superhero CGI. Why go to the movies?

Common Cause

Scott meets Family Circus
scott and family circus

Mila’s dreams: A mother stages what she thinks her infant daughter is dreaming about

A potentially disturbing question (must read all the way to the end)

Interesting Car Wrecks

Sledgehammer and Whore

Ninja Ball Girl

Pac Man

People who bought Jon and Kate also bought…

Hauser’s Law: No matter the tax rate, tax revenue is about 20% of revenue

Useless Business Introductions

At the kickoff meeting of a new project I witnessed a depressingly common phenomenon. The useless business introduction. Since some of us didn’t know each other, we went around the room introducing ourselves.

“Frankie Bellomer, Marketing.”
“Jackie Bouillabaisse.”
“Alex Alexis, IT.”

This is next to useless. How about something about what you do, or what role you play in the project?

“I’m Frankie Bellomer. I’m going to driving the final look and feel of this, as well as aligning it with our other marketing pieces.”
“Jackie Bouillabaisse, Product. I’ll be figuring out exactly what this thing does, similar to project so-and-so.”
“Alex Alexis. My team will actually build the product, so I’m here to make sure the specs are technically possible.”

In a few of these meetings I’ve ignored convention and explained who I am, with the idea that someone who doesn’t know me might actually get some useful information. But since no one else does it, I mostly look like an egotistical blowhard.