The Axis of Awesome — 4 Chords.
What’s on your mind?
Before enlightenment – cutting wood and hauling water.
After enlightenment – cutting wood and hauling water.
hey dave — what did you learn from this grasshopper *laughing* how was your day today?
Still running a fever, but feeling better. I slept a lot, tried to eat. Still hanging in at 100. Perfect weather.
Okay, tomorrow I’ve got a job interview and as usual, I’ll be asked how many words I can type a minute. Thing is, I’m an exceedingly crappy typist; however, I’m also exceedingly good at teaching the computer to compensate for my fat fingers. Via macros, I can literally, type 1000s of words per minute but people go by the old typewriter benchmark. How do I answer that question? Honesty, rarely gets me anywhere.
yay for feeling better!!!
hey tuez — oy, that’s a tough one… maybe you could say that it depends what type of item you are creating or something vague like that. what kind of job?
Just say, non-traditional keyboard smart.
hey ce — is mr ce home yet?
Being vague doesn’t work. People who don’t do word processing for a living have no clue how powerful programs like Word can be. And those of us who do, know how sloppy we can be. It’s for a job at a law firm.
Yes, finally after a verrrrrry long day. Home Sunday by 9:30 p.m. 3:30 am for him. Still, always cheery.
Tell the swine whatever they want to hear. If they ask the wrong questions, answer the ones you feel like answering. You know, like politicians do.
In the bad old days when I had a job I interviewed literally hundreds of people. I went on more interviews than I care to remember. Interviewing is a dehumanizing experience that cheapens everyone involved.
Most people who conduct interviews have no idea what they’re doing. I’m a tech guy, and interviewing with someone with zero social skills is tough.
Be prepared to carry both sides of the discussion. If they ask the wrong questions, gently lead them back around. Step in and own the interview (does not apply if they interviewer has two brain cells to rub together).
I gotch yer four chords.
That’s a good one. I had a company call me last week and ask this question, I was like, if you test me on a Selectric, I’ll fail, test me on my own custom created Word, I’ll sail through.
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how about using some of those technical terms like it depends on how many macros …. i’ve not done work in a law firm since the fall of 1980 when i left to work at the pd. macros and mag cards were just starting to come into use.
yay ce and mr ce! how was his trip and did he bring you a souvenir?
hey vmt — how was your day?
It is what my adult children say. And they put MrCE and me at shame at texting. And we are super duper traditional keyboardists.
like the waves down on the beach…. not heard that in years.. thanks dood
That’s an idea but I’ll be dealing with lawyers and despite all the jokes, most are on top of their game.
He did! I have lovely handmade soap from Covent Garden, and a porcelain mug from the Royal College of Surgeons.
sweet! i love handmade soaps – they are so much better than the harsh commercial soaps of my childhood.
I had a good day, but I’m exhausted. I think I’m going to kick back with a movie in a few and doze off into tomorrow. How ’bout you?
4 chords 65 songs
Okay, another exceedingly stupid question. Do any of you find knowing how to use Outlook to be a major plus on your resume? For me it’s a given.
I have to leave, darn having to work. But that said, here is a YouTube from April about our new atrium. Now in October, it is just getting in shape.
For the record, I find that question on jobs requiring a 4 year degree.
mitt romney style
I wouldn’t view it as a major plus, but I haven’t used it since my cubicle days. I do know that it can get pretty complex, but I never really used it for heavy duty use. If someone said to me that they didn’t know how to use Outlook, I might take that as a sign of a computer illiterate person.
i’ve not had a resume in years (and that last one was for an internal assignment at the pd) so i have no idea…. outlook is an email program, right?
Four cords and many fires ago….
I’m in and out this evening. Spent the better part of the day bringing two computers up to snuff. One is an old Dell workstation, ca 2004 or 5. Gad! I forgot how to deal with those.
I have to say that Dell did a great job on packaging the works. One tough machine.
The other, well it’s home grown, that is except today it was home groan!
I bitched at both of them.
Then at 5PM, I remembers to start the chicken stock I was gonna do at noon.
So it’s simmering until I get up. Ought to be either tasty or blah! 12 hrs or so on the stove (I do get up at 5, somethimes)
We use Outlook at work. It is old and needs to replaced. I am waiting for something new.
g’nite ce — that sneak peak is way forking kewl
hey starbuck — so good to see your fonts again. sounds like you had a semi-good day dood
Final opening in late October with Masquerade ball. So excited. Wish I wasn’t 60 years old.
your age doesn’t prevent ya from going ce — i think a masquerade ball would be a wonderful evening!!!
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looks like folks have headed to sleep early tonight
I’m feeling some relief. Layoffs have been telegraphed for months. Last week financial press was saying 20-30% would be cut.
Today the official number was 15%.
End of the day an exec unofficially let me know I shouldn’t worry.
hey wmd – oh no. i’m so glad you got word your job is safe but wow, how horrible…
time for me to assume a horizontal position peeps. thanks for letting me hang out here with ya tonight. hope to see ya tomorrow night for muppets
Recruiters were after me once the rumors hit the financial press. Like sharks smelling blood in the water.
I think the market for engineers is still pretty good. I’m concerned about other colleagues.
good night. I need to sleep soon too.
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 2:00 pm PacificCarbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global EconomyChat with Mark Schaprio about his new book. Hosted by Steve Horn.
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