Saturday, November 27, 2004

The most unusual resume in history

Now this is a resume!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Roger, Wilco

Those of you who do or have done work in the military sector may be familiar with the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet, or phonetic alphabet, that is commonly used. It's a handy way to convey letters and numbers over the phone, for example, when it is important to differentiate between like-sounding characters.

Well, in honor of Alex's "honorable discharge" from the service of Asynchrony, I'd like to propose a slightly altered version of the phonetic alphabet (okay, really altered) that, if Alex were put in charge, our nation's military might actually be using. For those of you who know the man, and I suppose for those of you who don't, that would be an entertaining, if not altogether frightening, prospect. Congrats, Alex, on your new job. We'll miss you -- and your unique lexicon!

BBravoBea bea
J JulietJew or Joes
PPapaPowder or Pimp
TTangoTile (as in basement floor)
WWhiskeyWhite man
YYankeeYo or Yomama

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Dave Chaney awarded five year jacket

Originally uploaded by fourworlds.
Nate McKie presented Dave Chaney today with an Asynchrony jacket to commemorate five years of employment...and he looks marvelous in it!

Monday, November 15, 2004

Photos now available

Photos from the party and the meeting are now available.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Sexy new McDonalds clown

McDonalds has a new commercial in Japan featuring a well...go see it for yourselves.

P.S. For full effect, right click the movie
and change the speed setting to slow.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

I hate to even mention this but Microsoft launched beta of new search engine

Now that they're losing the browser war to Firefox, Microsoft has decided to go against Google with their new and improved search engine. Check out the incredible description as provided by a Microsoft spokesoman:

"It's good enough. It gets the job done. And it puts Microsoft at the table to play with everybody else."

I don't know about ya'll, but that doesn't sound very compelling.

Features include:

-- return specific answers, such as facts, definitions, conversions and calculations, to certain direct questions by tapping content from Microsoft's Encarta encyclopedia;

-- launch specific actions from the MSN Search interface, such as listening to song samples and buying and downloading songs from MSN Music;

-- narrow search results according to various parameters, such as geographic location, news content, language, images, Internet domains, Web site address and Web pages' popularity or creation date.

Monday, November 08, 2004

New plug-in allows post-its on any website

Opine-it is a new plug-in for mozilla (or that other browser) that lets you discuss and comment on any webpage on the internet. You can right click on any site and leave a comment..

Friday, November 05, 2004

New add-on for Google Desktop Search

GDSPlus is a free add-on that allows you to specify what extensions the new Desktop Search tool from Google will index. This includes the ability to add new extensions not yet supported by Google. You will be able to search the contents of any file that can be indexed as text. Examples include:

  • .xml, .sql, .bat

  • .log (mIRC and Trillian)

  • .cs, .vb (Visual Studio .NET source code files)

  • .frm, .bas, .cls (Visual Basic 6 source code files)

  • .wpd (WordPerfect), .rtf (Rich Text File)

Additionally, adding non-ASCII file extensions such as .wav, .rar, .png, .psd etc. will index just the filenames for search (PDF content is still not searchable, however). You can also remove support for any of the extensions that Google included and you do not want indexed.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Spammers found guilty

"A Virginia jury's conviction Wednesday of a brother and sister in the nation's first felony prosecution of spammers is a landmark victory in the war against unwanted junk e-mail, industry experts said."

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Free Corporate Blogging Primer available

The CorporateBloggingBlog has just released a free Corporate Blogging Primer. Content includes:

  • Corporate Blog - A Definition
  • The Nature of Blogs
  • Reasons for Corporate Blogging
  • Six Types of Corporate Blogs
  • Read Blogs
  • Publish Blogs
  • 14 Steps to Your Business Blog
  • What Corporate Bloggers Say