Catapults, bars and online tests
Jul 17, 13
by George Butiri
Got a desktop catapult from Groupon for Ethan. I love that site, and their app. So easy to use. Browse and buy. Done! We buy stuff off of there almost every paycheck. It’s almost like an upscale yard sale. I don’t use it too much for the food stuff, but mostly for the little trinkets and junk. When I first set it up, I set up the sides upside-down, so I had to take it apart and put it back together again. And, since we don’t have regular glue, I had to use crazy glue, or super glue. You know, the hard stuff. And all this at lunch.
After work, we had our offsite meeting and it was nice to talk shop again. I don’t understand why we put so much emphasis on building new meanings for words. Example. Progressive enhancement, responsive design, all these words are new terms for things that have always been there. We just decide to make them sound cooler by using different words to describe them. For example, Garlique. It’s not a brand new technology that helps you reduce cholesterol. It’s garlic for goodness’ sake. But now it has a cool new name and I have to remember that. Stupid! Call stuff for what it is. It’s a garlic pill. I bet these are the same people who think that the water flushes counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere exclusively. Whatever.
I took an online assessment test for programming, and it was horrible. I got great score, so it wasn’t the difficulty, it’s just that the test was so outdated. It was on HTML and PHP. You know, tables and stuff. And ereg? You can’t even use that in the latest version of PHP. Anyway. An interesting mix of events.