Bree is My Bling Bling

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Education - Then and Now

I've been noticing the differences in what Sabrina's school teaches versus what i learned when i was growing up.

Old Term = New Term
Script = Cursive
Print = Manuscript
Capital = Uppercase
Borrow one from 2 = Regroup
4 phases of the moon = 8 phases of the moon (or baka ako lang ang hindi nakinig dito)

==> more to list when i remember them, or when i learn them from Bree.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Office Slang

I found an interesting site listing hi-tech office-slang. Here are some of my favorites:

404 - Someone who is clueless. From the Web error message, “404 Not Found,” which means the document requested couldn’t be located. “Don’t bother asking John. He’s 404.”

Blamestorming - A group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

Cobweb - A WWW site that never changes.

Crapplet - A badly written or profoundly useless Java applet. “I just wasted 30 minutes downloading that crapplet!”

Dead Tree Edition - The paper version of a publication available in both paper and electronic forms.

It’s a Feature - From the old adage, “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.” Used sarcastically to describe an unpleasant problem you wish to gloss over. (this is a good one i've used at work)

Keyboard Plaque - The disgusting buildup of dirt and crud found on some people’s computer keyboards.

Link Rot - The process by which web page’s links become obsolete as the sites they’re connected to change or die.

Mouse Potato - The online generation’s answer to the couch potato.

Ohnosecond - That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize you’ve just made a terrible error. (hmmm, i've experienced this before...)

Open-Collar Workers - People who work at home or telecommute.

Plug-and-Play - A new hire who doesn’t require training. “That new guy is totally plug-and-play.”

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Welcome 2006

Happy New Year!

Taken during our New Year's Day party at Jared and Tamara's house.