Tuesday, April 28, 2015

List Day: 5 Random Observations

  • I never thought I'd see the day where the number of pithy motivational slogans in my LinkedIn feed would outnumber the number on Facebook. This must be what managers are doing all day long.

  • Auto-flushing sit-down toilets need more engineering work. Either you perch timidly hoping that it doesn't flush in the midst of your business, or it fails to flush on Friday night, leaving a mellifluence of odours and rapidly evolved cultures of bacterias (some with a spoken language) on Monday morning.

  • Google is about to permanently retire the old version of Google Maps, replacing it with a newer one that's slower, unintuitive, and has less features I need and more features I hate. I've had the classic version bookmarked ever since they started forcing traffic to the new one, and when that link stops working, I may even switch over to Bing Maps, which works for all of my use cases. I guess it's time for a technology pendulum swing.

  • There are little stone pillars decorating all of the entrance roads to Herndon, and every week it seems like a new flourish is added, like the date of incorporation or a faux stone tapestry. I'm guessing someone is playing with "use or lose" budget surpluses, on the magnitude of a few bucks a month.

  • They could save a lot of money on the White House Correspondents' Dinner if they'd just forgo the actual dinner and post the transcript of all of the jokes online. That's the only part that anyone cares about.

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