Wednesday, September 05, 2007

TT #16 - Things I've been meaning to blog about

Getting way behind on blogging, so here's a condensed 13-fer of interesting internet stories and links.
  1. Top 278 Star Wars Lines Improved By Replacing A Word With "Pants" - This is one LOL list! Thanks to Mike for pointing the way.
  2. Moral of the Story: Buy Some Coffee (or at Least a Scone) - This guy spent too much time mooching Wi-fi from a coffeeshop from his car and got hit with a $400 fine and 40 hours of community service. Yowser! I've been known to mooch Wi-fi and never thought twice of it. They provide it for FREE after all.
  3. Study Finds Companies Firing Employees for Leaving Blog and Forum Comments - Umm, I assume they mean people that leave comments that implicate the company is some way, with trade secrets or bad PR. I'm hoping they don't mean employees leaving nice comments for other Thursday Thirteeners like I do. The IT police is pretty fierce in my company after all. redface
  4. Man fired after employers track his movements on GPS phone - This guy probably had it coming to him anyway, but using the phone GPS to track his whereabouts without him knowing smacks of privacy invasion. Maybe I am super sensitive, working for the company that I do.
  5. Support Breastfeeding Mothers - I was really disappointed that my company decided to block the Moms Rising site. Do they not believe in rights for moms? Anyway, please sign this petition to support the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, which is currently before Congress.
  6. Global Rich List - This humbling quiz challenges your perception of personal wealth. I wanted to crack where the 99% point was and determined that anything over $46k puts you at the end of this scale.
  7. Human-powered gym - I've always thought that it would be cool to power your home using an exercise bike. Double duty, exercise and green electricity.
  8. Clean energy gets gnarly, dude - Forget solar and wind power, this technology harvests the energy in ocean waves (which is of course derived from solar and wind power).
  9. How do Sani-Seats work? - I've only seen these at Chicago's O'Hare airport, and I love them! Fresh seat every time and a little less germ phobia.
  10. Reported security breach at OC airport prompts search, delays - Coming back from California last November, I experienced a security breach at the John Wayne airport where the entire airport was evacuated including passengers on planes. After an hour, we were allowed back in and every passenger had to be rescreened. It was the longest line I have ever endured, miles and hours long.
  11. Let's Say Thanks - Xerox and others sponsor this free service to send printed postcards of children's drawings to the troops.
  12. Dyson Telescope Game - Adam and I have been hooked into this Klotski-like game.
  13. My Fortune Cookie told me: A bird in the hand makes it awfully hard to blow your nose. Get a cookie from Miss Fortune


Cynthia said...

I love #1..."The force is strong in my pants" LOL

Lori said...

Great stuff...thanks for sharing:) Happy TT.

Anonymous said...

Great list. Happy TT!

Sparky Duck said...

I would hate the GPS thing to, except unless the company pays for the phone. Then hes screwed.

Fines for Wifi mooching? sheesh

Anonymous said...

love that fortune cookie (and your iphone). i'm iJealous.