Can I fix the problem with the size of the images?
No I had to adjust it manually
Can I fix the problem with the size of the images?
No I had to adjust it manually
So I’ve finished moving into my new desk at work. I was getting some things set up yesterday and I was trying to pull a group of hanging file folders out of the back of the bottom drawer of my desk.
The group of files was stuck and they were not going to move. So instead of investigating the source of the wedge, I decide “I’m going to muscle them out”. As I did the 4 inch section of files did eventually come loose. Unfortunately for me the potential energy I had stored in them as I wrenched them out of the drawer quickly became kinetic energy as the group of files rotated and the top of the folders smashed into my face. In particular, into my nose.
Had this been the end of the story it would not have been worth telling. So now, having been hit in the face, my first reaction was to lower my head and quickly pull the weapon (stack of folders) away from my face. Can you see where I’m going? Maybe this illustration will help:
That doesn’t help let me zoom in a little closer:
When I instantly lowered my head and simultaneously withdraw the weapon (ala Steve Erwin) one of the metal hooks caught the inside of my nose and tore through the edge of the nostril toward the peak of my nose making my nostril about 25% wider. OUCH!
Of course I thought I just hit myself in the face until the blood started pouring out of my nose. Luckily a co-worker, Judy B . . my angel of mercy, came running when she heard the string of profanities leave my cubical. She quickly got paper towels as I cupped the blood under my nose.
Thankfully there is a hospital across the street and after the bleeding slowed and it became apparent that stitches were in order, I drove myself to the ER where the nurse, Pam, and the doc gave me a hard time about losing a fight to a hanging folder.
Two hours and six stitches later I was back at work.
To be sure that I would not fear the need to file again, I jumped right back on that horse and filed another 10 documents. Yeah Me!
File that one under dumb!
So it’s raining here in Raleigh and the Princess suggested I head up to Blockbuster to rent a couple flicks. So I row my car through the rain and finally make it to the store.
By the way did everybody in Raleigh go the same Blockbuster at the same time?? Man that place was packed.
I picked up National Treasure 2 and Jumper . . . Reviews will follow later.
After waiting in line for what had to be 10 minutes, the uber chipper girl behind the counter says they are testing a new rental plan . . . .” All movies at now just $3.99 and that’s good till Tuesday, if you feel like you want to keep them longer it’s just 99 cents a day”
My response was . . . “you know that’s funny that sounds just like the pricing plan before Blockbuster very publically touted the end of late fees”
Did Blockbuster really think they are going to slip this reversal of their pricing as a “we are testing a new pricing plan”? Do they think Americans are that dumb? Why not come out and say we had to end the no lates fees policy because lazy people were renting movies and then giving them as gifts! Or they were getting taken to the cleaners whatever, , , but “we’re testing a new pricing plan”.?!?!?!?!?
I guess I’ll starting “testing” that other movie place down the block, or the red box by the front door of my grocery store . . . . . but I’ll tell you these will be the last movies I rent from Blockbuster . . . . hell I paid almost $9.00 for what has so far turned out to be one crappy movie (the other is TBD). For $20 I could have bought 4 previously viewed flicks from them. So while I won’t rent movies from them anymore . . . I might use them to buy the ones I like . . . . hey, 5 bucks a movie ain’t bad.
Please for the love of God update your Myspace page. It’s spring, update your lay out, your status update, your profile song, your pictures . . .anything.
Do you still have those photos of you at the Halloween Party on your myspace page? It’s time to update them. Your friends care about you, all except for Tom, they want to know what you are doing.
Let’s have a contest. Post a reply showing your original MySpace page and your updated one. Let’s see who can create the most improved MySpace page. Then send this blog to your friends and challenge them!
So I’ve had this idea for a while. To recreate famous scences from famous movies but do it with kid actors. So today I actually took a swing at having my son Wes recreate that famous speech by Jack Nicholson, as Col. Jessup, in A Few Good Men!
Here is the text from the original scene:
“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know — that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.”
Here’s Wes be sure to stay through the end I’ve included some other famous movie quotes and bloopers:
It was alot of fun and Wes loved seeing himself on the computer . . Because someone is bound to ask I created the video using Ulead Video Studio and shot the raw footage on a Sony Digital Handycam(DCR-SR40).
Sometimes employees do things and you will be utterly amazed that anyone could do something so _______ (fill in the blank . . . .dumb, moronic, insensitive, career limiting, etc.) This can be especially hard on a manager when they manage experienced employees. If you supervise this group and one of these events occurs, your first thought might be -“Damnit . . . They Should Know Better”.
And while I may agree with you I think there is another system at play; our Personal Operating System or (POS). I firmly believe that we are all a collection of our experiences, our hopes, and our failures. This collection, that some people might call “baggage”, affects everything we see and hear. This collection influences our intrepretation of our environment, our view of the motivations of others, and any potential threat that may or may not exist. You’ve seen people like this . . . . “everyone is out for my job”.
If you have one of these moments you may need to upgrade the Personal Operating Systems of your staff. Unfortunately you cannot download the necessary patch or service pack. The key to successfully upgrading the POS of your staff is to share your own code and as objectively as possible share how the world looks through your eyes. This could be seen as determining the parameters (or expectations that you have) of your POS.
I’m not sure as a Manager I have ever had a discussion with my team about what my core expectations are. So I decided to write down as many of those as possible and I came to the conclusion that these were such a part of my being that I thought everyone thought this way and I probably hadn’t shared them in their entirety.
I expect that you are capable of everything I ask you to do. If you are not, you need to tell me; but before doing so ask yourself if I am expecting too much of you or you are expecting too little of yourself. Think of the requirements to be met . . .focus on the problem that needs to be overcome.
I expect that if you have a problem you will have considered the solution yourself first. In doing so, I expect that when presenting the problem to me, or any other manager, you will present your two best ideas for consideration with a particular recommendation. Think of the solution . . . . .
I expect that if your are on my team you will never say “That’s Not My Job!” Think of the opportunity that could be lost . . . .
I expect that if you know something, you will find an opportunity to share it. We operate in an environment with an abundance of work to be done, there is enough for everyone . . . . Think of the next guy (or gal)
I expect that if you need help you will ask for it. I also expect that if you see a teammate who needs help you will offer it. Think of yourself as a member of a team . . . .
I expect that each of you has an incredible future and as such will operate in a forthright manner toward you as I expect I may be working for one of you in the future. And I expect that you will be equally open and honest with your teammates and customers. Think about what you say and do . . .and how it will comeback to you.
In short my expectation is that you will Think
By helping our staff “Think” like us, we will be upgrading their POS and have a direct affect on their work and ensure that the “Didn’t They Know Better” incidents are kept to a minimum.
So my buddy Robert M from work shared a tip with me that he got at a leadership course he is taking. The instuctor said that all leaders should keep journals. The journal will help their development into being a better leader by allowing you to explore your challenges and accomplishments.
OK so I bit. I went out and bought one of those black and white composition books. You know . . . that one’s you had to buy if you were late shopping for school supplies and it was all they had left.
My first entry, started out with an awful introduction of myself, I guess, in the off chance that mine is the journal aliens find thousands of years from now. This is now my personal Voyager. But oddly enough the entries after the first one have become increasingly more theraputic and interesting . . .I think.
What started out as a Journal on leadership has become my own version of a “what happened today” memory aid and a place where I can muse without publishing . . . . .although I expect that it will allow me to develop more content for my blogs. Which should be good for both of us. 😉
As I wrote in that landmark first entry I often feel as though I’m getting little bits of ideas and views about that I’m supposed to do (you know when I grow up) but I lose them under the demands at work and when the next idea comes along. This journal has given me a place to put all of these pieces together and see where it takes me.
So do you have a journal or a diary, how do you use it, how frequently do you write in it and what has writing in it done for you?
Ok, since it’s required to provide the first post really in an effort to see if I ever want to use this site again. I’ll create a news story and see if I like how it turns out. so far word press is pretty easy to use and the navigation and editing is very user friendly and I like to different styles or themes you can select.
If I do decide to keep using this site I’ll discuss some of the things that I love, like My Boys, Coins, Politics, the Web, and Entertainment stuff. I’ll try to keep it interesting and will post as often as I have something to say. I will borrow liberally from others, and most of the time will provide credit where credit is due.
So far I like what I see, I would have liked the ability to more easily embed pictures and video but can link to them just as easily. We’ll see if I post again . . . . .stay tuned.