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Saturday, August 11th, 2012

been there done that

After 12 years of posting thoughts, brain farts, ideas, links, editorials and other stuff on this blog, I have decided to no longer provide updates on weidemannia.

Been there. Done that.

As you know, I had closed my social networking sites on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates, Linked In and many others I have since forgotten, because the initial thrill the Internet provided as a creative environment for me has turned into more of a chore. I am proud to say I have never “tweeted” and have no interest in the tweets of others. I just don’t care.

Perhaps, the straw that broke this old camel’s back was receiving over 25,000 spam-generated “gee this blog looks great – keep up the good work” comments posted on my articles – even though I had completely disabled commenting. I have no idea why they showed up, and 1 and 1 couldn’t explain it either – but based on the nature of the comments received, I believe some lonely Polish programmers who feel their actions of disturbance annoyance and are important to the betterment of the planet. Anyway, I am in the process of deleting all comments.

BUT, don’t be forlorn.

I am maintaining my epiclectic Flickr account, and will continue to upload images and photos there. Their method of preventing spam and blocking posters – when rarely required – is much less painful.

The images on the right will continue to link to my updates for those of you who happen to land here first for some reason.

Honestly, I expect no one to actually read this far.

If you do, let me ask you to take a moment and reflect on what you are doing with your time, and if it could be better spent by stepping away from the computer, laptop, smartphone and iPad, and taking a long walk in the woods.

Enjoy life!

Steve

jerkshit

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

n. an individual unable to display any meaningful thought-processes or intentional control of demonstrated actions resulting in the creation of turmoil and havoc in the lives of others.

paraphasia

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

a pathological condition in which the person affected uses words other than those intended – see “George W. Bush”

unportant

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

something that is not important, or unimportant; variation of the less-used umportant.

periwinkle

Monday, March 13th, 2006

When you have to winkle twice in a row, you have a “periwinkle”.

extemporanus

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

An unknown item which has adhered itself to one’s buttocks.

Uncyclopedia

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

THE world’s content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. My thanks once again to Jeff for showing me the way.

ignatz

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

A comic strip character, created in 1910 by George Herriman. The comic was named ‘Krazy Kat’ and was first published with this name on 1913. It ran until 1944, when its author died.; also a term used by my dad, that I thought was a nonsense word until I found the previous explanation – thanks to Google.

fugly

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Application of the universal extreme interpretation of an adjective; example: “she wasn’t just regular ugly, she was fugly”.

sodaplay

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Minimalist site design with an intriguing concept. Javalegos.

pareidolia

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct (i.e., wisdom, caring and true leadership openly demonstrated by executive management)

fresh

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

an overused term, blindly adopted in 2004 by television program promoters, used to describe what in the past had been known as a new episode; oddly enough, it actually describes trite, predictable and teen-angst filled shows (primarily on the WB) with storylines that are rotten, spoiled, and rancid; often reduces an unsuspecting viewer to periods of involuntary vomiting; similar to the term bad when it means bad.

bushlexia

Friday, June 18th, 2004

term created by a loyal Bush Watcher. As it has been variously described, it’s a combination of dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, apraxia, illiteracy, ignorance, laziness, passive-aggressiveness, inappropriate humor, and an arrogant attitude of privilege. –Politex

See Bush Watch

living document

Monday, June 14th, 2004

a term often used to describe a paper, write-up, report, manual, or transcription that is nowhere near completion and subject to a complete rewrite at the drop of a hat; usually applied to documents required to be completed by a specific date, that had little or no attention given to them until the night before they were due.

workend

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

term used casually by corporate executives and upwardly mobile butt-ostriches (see below) to describe Saturday and Sunday; more commonly known as weekend by people that have taken charge of their balanced lives.

crapostate

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

one who abandons his or her religion, principles, political party, or some other allegiance because they have become sick of all the crap they have to deal with

heteroclite

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

deviating from the ordinary rule; eccentric; irregularly inflected; a person who is unconventional; a maverick; a word that is irregularly formed.

culturural shock

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

the sense of disorientation caused by one of a certain cultural level unexpectedly encountering a society of a level markedly higher; the state achieved when one chooses balance in life after years of being embedded into an “its all about the job” work ethic.

clusterflock

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

annual ritual drawing large groups of domesticated smeckos to a single location on the planet, with the sole intention of encouraging each of them to perform their favorite acts to one another.

oleaginous

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003

marked by excessive and false earnestness; ingratiating; characteristic especially observed in some salesmen in an attempt to get their way.

powwowwow

Friday, December 5th, 2003

– a bunch of corporate dogs participating in a meeting, conference, get-together or ceremony featuring dances, feasting, fair, etc.

high-kmucky-kmuck

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003

an important, high-ranking person, especially one who behaves in a pompous or arrogant manner.

zipper approach

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003

used to describe the manner in which members of a self-preservation cult link themselves to one another to give the impression of strength and impenetrability; reality is such, that when a zipper has been opened, neither side of the zipper has any remaining purpose – they only exist to link to each other; also known as noseinass

inflammation rash

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003

just suppose if you juxtaposed the consonants; related to use of telecommunication technology when traveling merrily down the highway of corporate life (huh?)

factoid

Friday, September 5th, 2003

something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print; a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item; often overused by corporations in attempting to sound cute, with-it, and NOW when dispensing small amounts of information to its employees.

SAPonaceous

Thursday, August 28th, 2003

soapy, slippery, evasive; describes consultants involved with the implementation of large, enterprise-wide, resource and financial management systems

portmanteau

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

see metaplasm

futilitarian

Friday, August 22nd, 2003

holding the belief that human striving is useless. [wordsmith.org]

amcrastinator

Saturday, August 2nd, 2003

an individual that demonstrates absolutely no expertise or competency at waiting to the last minute to perform a task; commonly found within sales organizations

recent

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

referring to something that occured more than 10 months ago.

quonk

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

a noise that disturbs or disrupts a television or radio program because of it proximity to the microphone or cameras; an individual that creates a disturbance in others whenever they are around, often due to technology-related factors; I’ve been quonked!

desultory

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

– marked by absence of a plan; disconnected; jumping from one thing to another; digressing from the main subject; random; often used to describe the method by which certain executives move around a corporation’s hierarchy; “the desultory simians moved from branch to branch in search of grubs.”

quoin

Friday, July 18th, 2003

a wedge-shaped block; pronounced “kOYn”; shortened derivitave form of ancient mcquoin, a wedge-shaped blockhead usually preventing movement

buttrass

Wednesday, July 16th, 2003

slang term for something or someone that espouses support to a group or cause without any real conviction; short for buttrasshole.

gestopo

Saturday, July 12th, 2003

secret state police within corporations notorious for brutal suppression of actions that would seek to validate that it exists.

bumf

Friday, June 27th, 2003

toilet paper; printed matter of little importance: documents such as corporate memos, governmental forms, junk mail, promotional pamphlets, etc. (courtesy of awad.com)

phenomenology

Thursday, May 1st, 2003

the process of letting things manifest themselves; i.e. weidemanniaphenomenology

painmaker

Thursday, May 1st, 2003

a person with absolutely NO strong ability to bring in new business or produce results, especially ineffective in the areas of using influence, connections, etc.

star chamberpot

Thursday, April 24th, 2003

the location where a court or group marked by arbitrary, oppressive, and secretive procedures, gather to shoot the shit; see steering committee

quintassence

Friday, April 4th, 2003

the pure, concentrated essence; the most perfect embodiment of being an asshole.

Embed This

Sunday, March 23rd, 2003

Word of the day…

EMBEDDED

Count how many times you hear news reporters overuse this hot new term over the next few months!

How many of you remember when “at this point in time” was the phrase of the day?

ignoranus

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

a person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

foreploy

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

toetless

Tuesday, March 4th, 2003

the funk into which one enters when one of the remaining survivors is voted off the island.

problem

Sunday, February 16th, 2003

a rarely used word [now considered archaic] used to obfuscate the true magnitude of what are more commonly known in the business world as challenges or opportunities; use of the word tends to trigger an unwarranted elevated emotion and sense of concern for resolving [also archaic] the situation.

tato mubu

Friday, October 25th, 2002

humorous behavior displayed by an individual on a conference call who has pressed the mute button, and attempts to carry on a dialog with other people on the call; results in periods of between 15-20 seconds of akward silence, followed by apologies from the offender once the mistake is realized and corrected; short for talk to mute button.

hapax legomena

Saturday, October 19th, 2002

words that have only one recorded use; see list below. :)

suborndinate

Saturday, October 19th, 2002

an underling who blindly complies with a superior’s devious instructions; derived from the word suborn, which means to induce another to perform an unlawful act secretly or give false testimony.

weidementia

Sunday, August 11th, 2002

impairment of the mental powers brought about by spending way too much time and energy focusing on one’s own name; also referred to as weidemannia; a form of insanity.

knownothingism

Wednesday, July 24th, 2002

the principles and policies of the “know nothings”; the condition of knowing nothing or desiring to know nothing or the conviction that nothing can be known with certainty…often referred to as K&N!!!!! [source: Webster’s]

double entender

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

a word or phrase used in a manner that it can be interpreted in two ways, especially when one of the meanings is risque and there is redness or soreness involved.

buttlegger

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

a person who smuggles cigarettes.

logophilia

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

Logophilia – Home of the Word Spy – this web site and its associated mailing list are devoted to recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways.

clarivescent

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

the state of being absolutely giddy with joy over your visions of the future.

dna

Friday, June 21st, 2002

multi-faceted system designed to record significant events and conditions, which also enables trained technicians to purposefully or randomly modify, alter or remove offensive components; helps create an alternate reality.

YouB YouS YouW

Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

term of endearment; usually accompanied by people pointing their finger at the accused.

leadershit

Thursday, May 16th, 2002

noun and verb – term used to describe unproductive activity one must participate in per instructions from misguided management; a person on whom leadershit is afflicted often displays a slow but continual left-and-right motion of the head, usually resulting in severe neck and ass pain.

spackling

Friday, April 26th, 2002

spontaneous cackling in humans, with no known cause; believed to be untreatable, however some attempt treatments with yewnowadamene.

nophryknkloo

Friday, April 26th, 2002

extreme case of the generally common and benign human condition easily identifiable in the afflicted by a blank, focus-less stare; also known as “deer in headlights”; often generates spackling among people with early warning signs of this disease.

mediocratocracy

Monday, April 22nd, 2002

autocratic governance by an individual with absolute, uncontrolled and unrestricted power, bent on establishing an intentionally ordinary, and mediocre environment.

yew-no-WAD-a-mene

Wednesday, April 10th, 2002

relatively new designer drug used by communication professionals specifically for the purpose of shortening sentence structure, with the intended goal of transfering concepts quickly to a listener with increased understanding and clarity; unintended major side effects include the common responses of no or huh? by the listener, and multiple attempts by the speaker at rephrasing of the original sentence with increased disorientation and confusion on the part of everyone within a 20 foot radius of the speaker; over dosage could results in a lifetime of confusion.

attaboytrition

Wednesday, April 10th, 2002

fancy word used to describe the condition of an employee getting fed up with piss-poor corporate leadership, attempting to get problems resolved through the “proper channels”, and ultimately making a decision to pursue opportunities in other organizations; this condition often results in a tremendous increase in personal satisfaction, stress reduction, and utterance of phrases such as “I should have done this years ago” by the exiting employee.

crotchititian

Saturday, March 30th, 2002

an individual who prides themself in showcasing traits of feeble, senior citizens (i.e. spilling soft drinks on friends, dribbling coffee on their shirt)

KM-ikaze

Thursday, February 14th, 2002

one who believes (and more importantly, acts) that effective KM provides the corporation with the speed and strength it needs to outperform the competition and excel in meeting the clients needs.

iconsistency

Wednesday, February 6th, 2002

term used to describe a well designed web site’s use of graphics and icons that have been developed with a consistent “look and feel”; contrast with inconiconsistency – the condition seen when rank amatuers select clip art from the default PowerPoint selection set, mixing styles, genres, and taste.

core incompetencies

Saturday, February 2nd, 2002

“what once were strengths, are now vices”; as corporations focus on returning to their core competencies, it is critical that they consciously shed themselves of the no-longer-desired truths that are firmly embedded in the unethical value systems of their executives; highly undesireable, embarrasing, and potential for legal action.

glommoner

Friday, February 1st, 2002

slang term used to describe a fish that attaches itself to a larger, faster moving host, for the sole purpose of gaining entry into areas not normally accessible when under its own power; also applicable to many individuals in the business world with a strong desire to be noticed.

"aroma"

Saturday, January 19th, 2002

term used to describe the scent that remains when inept people pass through a cubicle-infested work space; derived from the acronym for raging of a maniac.

opinion whore

Wednesday, December 19th, 2001

a person who feigns attentive listening, and performs sympathetic gestures with the purpose of convincing the person speaking that they are being heard, understood and agreed with; most often resulting in development of false confidence and trust.

revector

Friday, December 14th, 2001

to change the course of a business; increasingly used as a euphemism for laying people off. (courtesy of wired)

antifacilitator

Thursday, December 13th, 2001

an individual brought into a healthy, teaming environment, specifically trained to remove trust, invalidate relationships, and destroy cohesiveness.

bizarro management

Thursday, November 29th, 2001

take all the best practices on business leadership, change and people development, make a focused effort to avoid applying any of the recommendations, and move up in an organization.

dispoused values

Thursday, November 29th, 2001

when actions are equal and opposite to espoused values; things that are said but not done.

upliftication

Thursday, November 29th, 2001

elimination of people and ideas that prevent one’s own visibility within an organization.

uplifticate

Thursday, November 29th, 2001

arranging all resources and circumstances to cast oneself in a superior light. see upliftication.

dispised values

Thursday, November 29th, 2001

any value that takes away from your personal and individual glorification; Ex: teamwork, collaboration, sharing, collective problem solving, etc.

daymare

Thursday, November 29th, 2001

a waking sensation of inability to get there from here; when the horse you want to ride has fallen and can’t get up; when the horse you are kicking won’t die.

adhawkish

Wednesday, October 24th, 2001

the nature of things coming together in an unplanned, casual manner in order to achieve an agressive objective.

numbed

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001

the emotional state one enters when one attempts to make sense of random acts of violence.

junkmail

Tuesday, September 4th, 2001

what cutting edge business magazines become for people who have absolutely no interest in learning from them. in some cases, they become fashionable office decor.

Whiter Shade of Pale

Thursday, August 30th, 2001

Inspired to redesign the look and feel of the web again. Going toward the basic grey scales, and making it more browser friendly.

municate

Sunday, August 26th, 2001

to send a message via e-mail, or voice mail to an individual or group of individuals, and make no effort to see if the message was heard or understood by the recipient. a common business malady.

jurk

Friday, August 24th, 2001

a person performing illogical acts and abuse, as witnessed by at least twelve other people.

nokloo

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2001

common condition easily identifiable in the afflicted by a blank, focus-less stare. Also known as “deer in headlights”.

egotomy

Tuesday, August 21st, 2001

an invasive and permanent medical procedure used to enable business leaders to be truly successful, typically accompanied by a large container located adjacent to a convenient passageway.

vertension

Tuesday, August 21st, 2001

extreme and overwhelming desire to achieve greatness – without any visible skills or capabilities justifying the goal as being reachable.

horizontivity

Monday, August 20th, 2001

the state one enters when failing to rise to the occasion.