I’ve just started reading a new blog – Seth Godins’s blog. I forget how I got there, I forget why I was there – but there I was and some of his posts are pretty compelling. Outside of my area of expertise – but useful. I related this posting a lot – one about “Please Go Away (angry)”. Reminds me of many experiences in a store that may or may not be mentioned in the following paragraph. I remember going into that store one Christmas season to buy a video camera. They had dozens of them on display. Every single one I picked up that I liked – when I found someone to help me (takes a long long time) they would query the computer and say “nope, out of stock – won’t be in for two weeks”. I really wanted to know why they are on display still – this happen more than ten times. One time they said “we don’t have it here – but they have it in Baltimore (over 70 miles away). You can drive over and pick it up”. I was like – you cannot have it shipped over here? I’ll pay? – nope, we don’t share stock like that. I ended up buying a laptop that year – from another store. I really detest going there anymore.
Then I saw this “Improv Everywhere” page. V is for Vengeance maybe instead of Vendetta. I really enjoyed reading that – I can just see how the management there would react. I used that example in my seminar today though – on SQL Injection. I said “if 80 people have the time to dress up as Best Buy sales associates – think about how much time they have to try to hack your application!”. I was just laughing as I imagined how the sales management at a Best Buy might react under these conditions. Bravo.
Have you ever wanted a user manual for something you own (electronic/whatever). If so, maybe this site has it. Be nice to be able to upload to it – or contribute. Get all of the manuals online. I used a similar site to figure out how to program my universal remote when I got a new TV. Funny how those guides just disappear over time.
Klaatu Barada Nikto. What more needs to be said. Another person with way too much time and a huge sense of humor. I wish I could have done that.
I don’t know whether the picture in this one is funny or plain scary. What would you do if you found that in your garden? I’d run away…
And I just liked this one for the smile effect.
3 seminars down, 1 more to go. Looking forward to being done, getting back home (Saturday afternoon – going to see Megan play in a soccer match when I get back). Will be home for one and a half weeks – should be nice.