Archive for September, 2002

Time Peace

Saturday, September 28th, 2002

the weidemannia timepeaceTIME? ITS ON YOUR SIDE when you own a superbly designed timepeace – available exclusively from the weidemannia emporium. This timeless design is slightly “off” – because you are, too! Looks great in your den, along with the neon beer signs. Dresses up the stuffy corporate cubicle.

Saturday, September 28th, 2002


Saturday, September 28th, 2002

Time Jumpers – Hoot Hester

Saturday, September 28th, 2002


Saturday, September 28th, 2002

Welcome to the NEWSEUM

Spelling Lesson

Saturday, September 28th, 2002

Boss is spelled b-o-s-s because your boss is a backward double s.o.b.

Saturday, September 28th, 2002

HBO: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Friday, September 27th, 2002

Fuzz Acid & Flowers

Thursday, September 26th, 2002

… a gobstopper moment.

The Value of a Brain

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

The following from Business Week, Sept. 16th 2002 issue – letter to the editor:
“A time will come when it will dawn on us that competitive cores are built on intangibles, not special-purpose entitites or even stock options; that vast sums are spent on creating intellectual property, and that these are the assets that market values – and investment bets – are based on [“Brainpower on the balance sheet”]. The knowledge economy will force us onto the brainpower bandwagon, forcing managers to document intangible asset value and efficient R&D, and disgracing them if they cannot”.


Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

Well it’s been a while, but I’m back. I was hoping that when I re-emerged that the world would look different that people who care would rule…and that those who don’t..well they’d be put down frankly!!


Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

excessive eagerness in offering unwanted or unneeded advice or help; unofficial.


Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

the science or study of people that use words without understanding their true meanings.

Monday, September 23rd, 2002

Villette Numerique

Sunday, September 22nd, 2002


Clean the Mirror

Friday, September 20th, 2002

“Of all the factors that can undermine behavioral integrity, among the most dangerous is managers’ inability to see an integrity problem in themselves. The issue often arises because of our natural desire to see ourselves as consistent. In many companies, a manager’s path to success seems to lie in verbal endorsements of espoused values, while his actual behavior is expected to align with certain implicit norms and standards that may be more widely accepted. For example, managers often talk about empowerment without actually yielding any power. When this happens, psychological defense mechanisms activate to divert the manager’s attention from the contradiction so he can feel better about himself. The self-deception tends to perpetuate the problem.”
[from “The High Cost of Lost Trust”, Tony Simons, Harvard Business Review, September 2002]


Friday, September 20th, 2002

a tendency to be demonstrably supportive of outrageously bad decisions.

Friday, September 20th, 2002

The New Video home page

Who’s Counting?

Thursday, September 19th, 2002

This company has more Human Resource employees then they do workers!!

Thursday, September 19th, 2002

elgooG – if you are so bent… its all about the mirror

Going Atomic

Wednesday, September 18th, 2002

Integrated the Atomz search engine into the site. Now, if you are looking for something in particular, enter the desired word or phrase in the input field on the navigator, and click the button. Ta-da! Figured since Fluor is using this on its external web site, it was good enough for me – and it’s free.

Monday, September 16th, 2002

Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage


Saturday, September 14th, 2002

The new human resources manager in a large retail store made a daily circuit through his store. He always asked employees, “Is there anything I should know about?”

This was no casual question. He asked it with 100 percent sincerity and followed up through proper channels to settle the gripes he heard. Before long, he built an excellent reputation as an ombudsman.

His concern paid off handsomely one day when an employee took him into the stockroom and laid out a complaint about job assignments and working hours that involved more than half the store’s sales associates. They were planning to circulate a petition and take the issue directly to top management, believing that the indifferent store manager–who was about to retire–would ignore it. The HR manager met with the store manager immediately and, with some risk to his own career, described the problem’s scope and severity. It was settled within two days. Personal observation, coupled with sincerity and superior listening skills, carried the day.

Saturday, September 14th, 2002

The Complete Anguish Languish Site

Friday, September 13th, 2002

Puppet Terrors

Sunday, September 8th, 2002

Bruce Campbell Online


Saturday, September 7th, 2002

(pronounced eye-eye-tus) Speech defect where the use of the personal pronoun “I” becomes the subject of the sentence, and the rest of the words become adjectives or adverbs that are intended to enhance the subject.

‘Merchant or Samurai?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2002

The Samurai does not always pursue profits, which are necessary in one’s life but are only secondary in the life of a Samurai. By the way, this sounds much like Arthur Andersen’s words of October 27, 1936: “We want to … measure our contribution more by the quality of service rendered than by whether we are making a good living out of it.”

Who owns your thoughts?

Sunday, September 1st, 2002

Mind control: Do companies own the thoughts of their employees? According to one Texas judge, Alcatel, the French manufacturer of telecom equipment, does.

In a case tied up in the Texas court system for five and a half years, Judge Curt B. Henderson of the Collin County, Texas, District Court found that Alcatel owned a former employee’s software idea that had never been written on paper.

Former employee Evan Brown said the idea — a method for converting machine-executable binary code into high-level source code, reverse-engineering the intelligence from existing programs and recoding it into high-level language, and converting machine code into C language source — existed in his head long before he worked at Alcatel and that he was the rightful owner of it.

The lawsuit began when DSC Communications, which later merged into Alcatel USA, sued Brown in April 1997 for withholding an idea for software. The company said it owned Brown’s idea because of a signed employment agreement requiring him to disclose any inventions he conceived of or developed while at the company. Judge Henderson considered the document valid and ruled in favor of Alcatel.

Brown, who has been documenting his legal woes on his website, said he would appeal the decision.