Tag: rant Posts

Being Respectful of People's Time


Today is a grumpy day for me. I haven’t had a good sleep for a few days, and woke up with snot dripping all over my face. That being said, I wanted to point something out on my site. I’ve been told that one of the most disrespectful things you can do in the corporate world is to add someone as a CC to an email. Basically once you’re on an email thread, you’re there to stay, whether you like it or not. Ever remove someone from a CC list? It happens I’m sure, but it’s not the norm. Ideally you’d ping someone on IM or some other back channel and ask a person before adding them to a CC list. “Hey Bob, does this matter interest you?” If it doesn’t interest them, there’s no reason to flood their inbox with a matter they couldn’t care less about. Every time […]

Would Someone Please Fix The Internet? Thanks.


Ok, seriously. The things I would do if I had a few million bucks. I’m amazed to no end how many things about the internet kind of suck. Things that you’d think would be easy to fix, but for whatever reason nobody gets around to fixing them. First company that I need to bash is YouTube. Seriously, Google buys you for 1.6 BILLION dollars and what’s the first thing you do? Stick your head in the sand. How come there aren’t any cool features, or you know, like standard features coming your way. Why do you always screw up the audio/video sync on EVERY video I upload? Another prime example — they STILL only support 4:3 video. More and more cameras coming out support widescreen, and many of the new CCD sizes are actually 3:2, not 4:3. All new camcorders over a few hundred dollars have 16:9 modes in them, […]

Sweet Obsession


I have to ask — what is it with everyone’s obsession to feed each other stuff that’s really bad for you? Every day at work is a constant battle of having to tell people you don’t want cookies, or chocolate, or donuts. It seems like everywhere I go someone is trying to ram a cookie down my throat. I like sweets as much as the next guy, but I’m not sure where this fad came from. I really hate having to tell someone “no” ten times. It’s fun for the first two, and then it’s just super annoying. As someone who has basically had to watch my weight my entire life, I really get upset when people hammer me for 10 minutes straight about some goodies that I clearly don’t want. Ok, I’m done ranting, and no I don’t want any cookies, thanks.