Archive for October 2014

Free Friday Fun: Daylight Savings Time Explained

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So there is a lot going on in the world today and I’m working on many posts that will vent my spleen and share my thoughts with the interwebs. In the mean time, I thought it would be nice to take a step back and watch another fun video from CGP Grey. As I’ve already... Read more »

Catholic Bishops veto of gay-friendly Synod not a loss for Pope Francis

  Conservative bishops in the Roman Catholic church voted against language that had been “hailed as a historic warming of attitudes towards gay people”  according to  The Guardian. In the final report of an extraordinary synod on the family which has exposed deep divides in the church hierarchy, there is no mention – as there... Read more »

Call people by their chosen name or know that you are being a jerk

I have one of those names (Michael) that people like to truncate (Mike) or kidify (Mikey) or even use a far out nickname (Mickey).  Like many Arthurs, Charles and Peters, I took a stand after college and declared that I would only answer to ‘Michael.”  This didn’t go well with 1) older people  2) my... Read more »
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7 things I hate about LinkedIn

<strong>Endorsements:   </strong> WTF in the <em>Seventh Circle of Hell</em> are these?  Like my thespian friend really knows what virtual management is any more than I understand the subtle nuisances of <em>Tantrum Ballet</em>.  I only connected with that actor in the first place because you never know if he has a cousin who is in my industry.  Or is hot.
When I made a profile in the year two thousand something, Social Media wasn’t a thing and networking was regulated to collecting business cards at job fairs and alumni events. For the electronic/online version, you basically had Plaxo and I’m not sure what else. The one reason I joined LinkedIn was because I am awful... Read more »