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Mark H
Narcissistic Personality Inventory - http://personality-testing.info/tests...
Narcissistic Personality Inventory
So, I'm not self sufficient nor an exhibitionist nor vain, all of which I agree with, but zero superiority? Hardly! I'm the greatest! - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Mark H
Pussy Power: An Ancient Feminine Law of Attraction Tool - http://www.aphroditesapprentice.com/twin-fl...
Pussy Power: An Ancient Feminine Law of Attraction Tool
"There is an ancient secret power that resides deep inside every woman. And meow, is it sexy! This eternal Sacred Feminine energy is the stuff of life, of passion, purpose, and pleasure, and when tapped into can attract all things your heart desires. This includes attracting your Twin Flame Union. I call it “Pussy Power” – a primal life-force of erotic power that is generated in the female body. It’s not only related to sexual energy, it’s related to anything having to do with creation from the etheric world into the physical world that we live in, from Heaven to Earth." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"There is a little tool called a 432 hz tuning fork that is very cleansing of the water in your body, and water holds onto memory and trauma. To heal out sexual fear, shame, abuse, and stuckness in the lower chakras, banging a 432 hz tuning fork and placing it spread-eagle next to your lovely leg-connector (your crotch area), you can heal out tremendous amounts of fear, grief, anger,... more... - Mark H
Well. - Spidra Webster
Umm - Stephen Mack
That pussy appears to have had a close encounter with Aunt Flo. - Eivind from Android
Eivind, I can see your experience with Aunt Flo must have been at a distance. Of macroleagues. - Spidra Webster
Stephen Mack
As a schoolboy in England, the sports rotation for PE classes included nature walks on Wimbledon Common, cricket, football, rugby, and rifle shooting. I learned how to shoot a rifle at age 11. I have not touched a firearm since. #saturdayff
And by football I mean soccer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One time playing cricket, I was silly mid on, got too close and got whacked on the temple by the runner's bat. The cut bled ferociously, trickling down all over my cricket whites. Five stitches, I believe. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
When we were younger, it was rounders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) instead of rugby. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jenny's #saturdayff from today (http://friendfeed.com/kellih...) reminded me that I took horseback riding lessons at the same time (but not as part of PE, private lessons that my parents arranged). It all seems so exotic to me now, but as a boy I just took it for granted that everyone learned how to shoot and ride in their childhood. - Stephen Mack
Your PE was a bit different from mine: rugby and cricket were there but we had cross country running and tennis in place of your walking and football, and we obviously were a bit behind the times because instead of rifle shooting we had to make do with throwing javelins. - Mark H
This is SPORTA! - Spidra Webster
Winters in Ohio meant lots of indoor PE activities. Probably more from trauma than actual ratio of sports chosen, but what I mostly remember playing was dodgeball. Oh, and the required dance portion of PE in middle school was square dancing, because it was the one least likely to get the teacher in trouble, though she would have taught breakdancing if she could. I always got paired with the guy who had warts on his hands. - Holly's favorite Anna
Bluesun 2600
I have to say that I didn't expect that for the reveal of what &/or who Missy is. #DoctorWho http://t.co/llkOZH9pdO
I have to say that I didn't expect that for the reveal of what &/or who Missy is.  #DoctorWho http://t.co/llkOZH9pdO
You might be in the minority; almost everyone I know saw that coming weeks ago. Still good, though. - Mark H
Really, I wasn't expecting that. But it does fit quit well I'm really looking forward to the second part. - Bluesun 2600
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Why am I drawn to narcissists? Why??? Argh!
Because usually they're awfully charming! - Tamara J. B.
^^this - Corinne L
Yep. *solidarity fist bump* - vicster
Don't I know it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A psychoanalyst might wonder if someone important in your life hadn't ever said that you can't love someone if they can't love themself and you'd then taken it to extremes but a more likely answer might be that narcissists tend to look nice and people generally like people who look nice. Both very human responses. - Mark H
More like the case where a scant light seems all the brighter in those brief moments it shines on you. But it's never gonna be enough, and the pursuit ends up costing more than accepting life in the shadows. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Because we're just too damn pretty. - Steven Perez
Interesting article about being attracted to narcissists:http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog... - Corinne L
Andrew C (✔)
I get "walrus", but for the other, I don't think "toothbrush" is anyone's first thought on seeing that style. http://t.co/nrOKNpHhpX
I get "walrus", but for the other, I don't think "toothbrush" is anyone's first thought on seeing that style. http://t.co/nrOKNpHhpX
True, but it really did used to be a popular style called "toothbrush". Poor Charlie Chaplin tramp.... - Spidra Webster
Yes, we've got a comedian over here called Richard Herring who just spent a year or so (probably as long as his tour circuit was) sporting a toothbrush moustache in a comedic attempt to hijack the style back from its current Germanic overtones. - Mark H
And "Adolf" used to be a popular name. (See, for example, "Adi" of adidas...) - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Amit Patel
Scarfolk Council: Investigation & Prosecution Pigeons (1973-1979) - http://scarfolk.blogspot.com.au/2014...
Scarfolk Council: Investigation & Prosecution Pigeons (1973-1979)
"If an IP pigeon lands nearby, please fully comply with the following instructions:" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"1. Remove your clothes" … "2. Adopt the positions as illustrated so that evidence may be collected." … "3. Answer any questions transmitted via the IP pigeon's portable, 2-way broadcast system." … "4. Stand by while your crime is being assessed. Your sentence or fine will be printed on ticker tape in 3-5 minutes." - Amit Patel
One of my favourite sites after discovering it this year. - Mark H
it's a modern classic. you getting the book? - Big Joe Silence
Most likely. - Mark H
Micah
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Why are you in the ground? - Meg VMeg
Well....... trying to pull a 400-ft fiber optic cable through a length of underground pipe. Full of water. Which, turns out, was 420 feet of pipe. So then I pulled it all back out. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Whoopsies. - Meg VMeg
I didn't do the measuring, was just the muscle. :))))). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"We need some muscle. Someone... send for Micah." - Mark H
Mark H
The Chemistry of The Colours of Blood - http://www.compoundchem.com/2014...
The Chemistry of The Colours of Blood
"Halloween’s almost here, which, for a large number of costumes, will require a liberal dousing of fake blood to complete the look. You probably already have a pretty good idea of the reasons behind the red colouration of human blood that fake blood mimics. However, red is not the only blood colour available – it also comes in blue, green, violet, and even colourless varieties – and this is a result of the specific chemicals that make up blood in different organisms." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Quantum weirdness is everywhere in life – Johnjoe McFadden – Aeon - http://aeon.co/magazin...
Quantum weirdness is everywhere in life – Johnjoe McFadden – Aeon
"Beneath all these quantum solutions to puzzling vital phenomena, we find ourselves with a deeper mystery. Quantum coherence is an immensely delicate phenomenon, depending on those in-tune particle waves. To maintain it, physicists usually have to enclose their systems within near-perfect vacuums and cool them down to very close to absolute zero temperature to freeze out any heat-driven molecular motion. Molecular vibrations are the mortal enemy of quantum coherence. How, then, does life manage to maintain its molecular order for long enough to perform its quantum tricks in warm and wet cells? That remains a profound riddle. Recent research offers a tantalising hint that, instead of avoiding molecular storms, life embraces them, rather like the captain of a ship who harnesses turbulent gusts and squalls to maintain his ship upright and on-course. As Schrödinger predicted, life navigates a narrow stream between the classical and quantum worlds: the quantum edge." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Attended a speech by Jim Al-Khalili (mentioned in the article) last month on that subject. - Mark H
Wow, that must have been interesting. Anything stand out? - Todd Hoff
It was a general overview of quantum biological processes with the most amount of time spent on the way robins navigate. It was difficult to concentrate fully on the talk as it was held on a glass-bottomed boat in an aquarium with sharks, rays, and turtles swimming around, with the turtle often coming up to the boat and slapping it with its flipper much to everyone's amusement. - Mark H
That sounds fascinating - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @bettylies: No one ever said Renee Zellweger's old face was beautiful until she got a new face.
The first time someone told me I looked like Renee Zellweger, I looked so confused they had to tell me it was a compliment. - Heather
Awww, she was cute like a doll with those squinty eyes. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
But if you have that kind of squinty eye - I've got them - you hear things throughout your life like "ooh, you've got thieves eyes!", so I can understand the desire to change. I wouldn't spend the money because I've got other things to do with it, but I can see why she did. - ellbeecee
What was wrong with her face? I thought she was cute. - Eric - ill subliminal
I know it's coming from a good place, but you guys just called her "cute", not beautiful. It's a small distinction but when "cute" is all you hear it gets old. - Heather
It's how she feels that really matters but I just wish she could have changed her looks to something less ubiquitous. I'm sure her looks had a large impact on the success of Bridget Jones and that following it directors/producers thought "we want someone cute/quirky like her!" and there was only her around. Now, if they want someone like her they're going to have a load of alternatives.... more... - Mark H
Mark H
"All the NFL logos, if they were proper british gentlemen!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Stephan
Sometimes it feels like the outsourced IT folks get paid by the number of follow up questions asked. Actually reading emails must not pay nearly as well.
This contrasts with our offshore team who ask no questions ever, not even amongst themselves according to some of our staff who've paid a visit; they sit in absolute silence, doing the work they're paid poorly for, and doing it poorly too. So poorly that it drives the rest of us insane and leads to a lot of instructions to do things again but the bosses know best and they know they can... more... - Mark H
Better to ask then not ask. - Me
This company goes through a lot of people so you are always dealing with inexperienced people. I let this issue simmer on purpose; I have been unable to connect to one of our remote systems for two weeks. - Stephan from iPhone
Mark H
Hilariously Irresponsible 1930s Novelty Items - http://flashbak.com/hilario...
Hilariously Irresponsible 1930s Novelty Items
Hilariously Irresponsible 1930s Novelty Items
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"Here are a bunch of socially irresponsible and politically incorrect products from the 1938 Johnson Smith & Company Catalogue of Surprising Novelties, Puzzles, Tricks, Joke Goods, Useful Articles, Etc." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @rodimusprime: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE! http://t.co/alyK5cWDR8
RT @rodimusprime: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE! http://t.co/alyK5cWDR8
why?? why did you share that?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Showed my missus. "And this is why we need to destroy the rainforests as soon as possible." Her words. - Mark H
Piotr Nasrecki wrote up that encounter on his own blog: http://thesmallermajority.com/2014... - John (bird whisperer)
Mark H
My project manager bought assorted chili peppers at a market at lunch today. As the afternoon wore on he gave in to temptation and sampled a few. The first was a Padron; reasonably hot according to him. The second was a Christmas Bell; quite sweet apparently.
The third was a Scotch Bonnet. Only it wasn't a Scotch Bonnet. It turned out to be a Habanero. The result was swollen, very red lips and quite a speech impediment which caused quite a lot of amusement. - Mark H
He then decided to go to the toilet. I warned him to be careful what he touched before he went, he nodded, mumbled something, and left. When he returned he looked in pain. Apparently, despite washing his hands twice before venturing into the cubicle... he didn't quite get it all off. The descriptions over the next few minutes went from "tingling" to "a bit uncomfortable" to "this is really quite burny now." - Mark H
Last week this same project manager bought some Naga peppers and persuaded his project coordinator to eat one. This led to extreme sweating, tears, much moaning, vomiting, and curling up in a ball at his home that evening for several hours, plus all the associated pain that comes with post-chili evacuations you hear about. - Mark H
Personally, I hate chili and can't understand why anyone would want to eat anything that hurts. - Mark H
I totally agree with you,food is to enjoy not to be in pain. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Peppers are delicious in most cases and I love spicy food, but if you're in pain there's no point in eating it. - Anika
I thought Scotch Bonnet was just another name for habañero peppers. Poor guy! I've heard the theory is that serious pepper addicts are in it for the pain - the body sends out substances in reaction to the pain and it's those they get addicted to. https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum... - Spidra Webster
:( - Anne Bouey
I love peppers, but yeah if I find myself curling up in a ball, then no way, but I've never had them that bad. fwiw fyi, wear gloves when chopping peppers if you wear contacts and I'm speaking from personal experience. - Halil
Dish soap works better than hand soap at removing hot chili oils from your skin. Rubbing alcohol, even high proof vodka in a pinch, can help too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
and use cold water not hot, hot water just cooks the oils into your skin, same goes for washing fishy hands - Halil
What Anika said. I get tingly fingers a lot from chopping peppers. Unfortunately, I have a pesky habit of rubbing my eyes after chopping said peppers. >.< - Jenny H. from Android
Mark H
London Underground: Designs for Tube trains unveiled - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
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"Designs for 250 London Underground (LU) trains have been unveiled as part of an upgrade which could cost about £16bn. The trains will be installed on the Piccadilly, Central, Waterloo & City and Bakerloo lines from the mid-2020s. [...] For the first time on deep-level sections of the Tube, the 250 trains, which are expected to cost up to £2.5bn, will have a mechanised air-cooling system built in.They will also have improved accessibility, with step-free access from the platform and more space for wheelchair users." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Drooling at the thought of "mechanised air-cooling" on the tube because those things get a little toasty. - Mark H
gone are those good ole days of being stuck in a tunnel for hours on end on the northern line and people passing out ;-) - Halil
Yeah, that's definitely a good thing for pubtrans. What do you think about the rest of the redesign? - Spidra Webster
I like it, looks airy and will prevent families/friends from accidentally being separated in tube rushes. Also, from a safety point of view, it will be far easier to render assistance to people in need down the carriage now. The other thing that comes to mind is that train scenes will be more challenging now, chasing spies/criminals etc on the tube without any doors to hinder them will make for interesting and imaginative scenes since you can't simply wedge the diving door anymore. - Halil
They should've just made tunnel floors moving :) - порция распятых младенцев
Jessie
Maine Now Quarantining People for Setting Foot in Dallas | Dallas Observer - http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairp...
Maine Now Quarantining People for Setting Foot in Dallas | Dallas Observer
"In a move that makes Highland Park ISD's response to Ebola seem thoughtful and measured, Maine School Administrative District 58 has placed a teacher on paid administrative leave due to parental fears of her being exposed to Ebola. The teacher's crime? Attending a seminar held by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium in Dallas." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"To Unfair Park's knowledge, she didn't seek out the bodily fluids of any Ebola sufferers while she was here, nor did she play with Bentley the dog. She did, however, stay at the Hilton Anatole, exactly 9.5 miles away from Texas Health Presbyterian. That's right: If Dallas were to follow Maine's lead, basically the whole city would be getting paid to stay home on Monday. Good idea." - Jessie
Just minutes ago I watched Shepard Smith's comments on Ebola on Fox and then I read this. Everything in your country is currently wrong. - Mark H
I just saw someone wheatpasted a poster pic of Obama with "Ebola Importer" onto a street sign in Pasadena. Pasadena is usually more sensible than that. Any folks from Northern Europe want me as their mail order bride (preference to those who live in social democracies...)? - Spidra Webster
Surely Eivind has friends ... - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Bluesun 2600
"'Provocative' sex toy Christmas tree leaves Parisians blushing" via World news http://ift.tt/1sZgNE5
"'Provocative' sex toy Christmas tree leaves Parisians blushing" via World news http://ift.tt/1sZgNE5
for real, that's a butt plug if I ever saw one. go Frenchies! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Somewhere a Frenchman is holding a tiny, plastic Christmas tree in his hand and wondering just how the order went so very, very wrong. - Mark H
Alas it's made by an American sticking it to the French as it were - Steve C Team Marina
Mark H
Ever been stopped in the street by a former winner of Big Brother who then discussed with you how shaved orangutans were used for sex?
Just me then. - Mark H
Mr Tickle? ETA, oh I don't think he won, did he? - Marina's Godmother :-)
No idea. This was Pete Bennett. I didn't recognise him; my colleague did. But then Pete spotted my camera and came across for a talk. Nice guy, topic of conversation notwithstanding. - Mark H
Was he the guy with Tourettes? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Yes. - Mark H
Mark H
"Invaders from Mars is a remake of the 1953 film of the same name. The filmmakers love for the original is on full display here. Jimmy Hunt, the actor who played David in the original, puts in a an appearance, and one of the aliens from the 53 film can be spotted in a pile of junk in the school basement. On a whole, the film does preserve a lot of the feel of a 50’s alien invasion flick, but it also has a very 80’s vibe to it. The whole film actually looks very Spielburg-ian. You know…lots of people carrying around flashlights, zoom-ins to windblown faces staring at something amazing, and enough lens flares to give JJ Abrams a tingle up his thigh." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Much of the cast plays their roles just a bit over-the-top, or extremely over-the-top in the case of Louise Fletcher. I’ve got to believe that was intentional. It doesn’t quite bring the film to the level of parody, but it makes it clear that Hooper and his crew recognize the sillier side of 50’s alien invasion flicks and are, in fact, celebrating that fact." - Mark H
Love the 50s version; never seen this one, though. - Mark H
The 1953 film was a masterpiece, the remake... not so much. If you haven't seen the original, the full movie is here: http://youtu.be/REc1iR_ME4c - Ken Morley
Micah
How do you login to Friendfeed? (via FB, via Twitter, or native Friendfeed username/password)?
Username/password. Old school! - Mark H
same - Meg VMeg
FF username/password - John (bird whisperer)
ff username + pwd - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
FF username/pw - Corinne L
likewise - Anne Bouey
Username and password. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
User/pass - Cult Hero from iPhone
FF username/pw, once the email system worked again and I changed the PW.. but there have been times I logged in with FB. - Me
FF username + password. By the way, it seems like FB/twitter login is not working anymore, but thanks to Anne password reset is working once again, which is quite helpful for those who have trouble logging in. - naltro
ff username and password - did from Flucso
Username and password - Pea Bukowski
ff username/password - kika23
ff username/password, if I need to relogin - Walt Crawford
via Facebook, my ff login quit working a long time ago and I had to create a new account. - Greg GuitarBuster
username pw - Eric - ill subliminal
FF username/password. i long ago (mid-90s) became very good at memorising them, even with policies forcing a change weekly or biweekly and disallowing duplications within a certain time frame and requiring non-alphanumeric characters. - Big Joe Silence
Username/password - Spidra Webster
FF user/pass - Invernomuto
ff username/password. - bentley
Native, since the beginning. - Julian
That's good to know, naltro, appreciate you mentioning it. Belated thanks, Anne. - Micah
FF username/password - Minciaroni™
Same - Rodfather from Android
ff username/password. - Sei Dee già Pulp
ff user/pswd - cogitabondo
FF username & pass. Had long forgotten the other options even existed. - rönin from FFHound!
Username and password - Jakala from Android
(robot roll call!) - Meg VMeg
Did someone say password reset works again? Has Ian tried it? - bentley
(Cambot!) - bentley
(Gypsy!) - Meg VMeg
(Tom Servo!) - bentley
(Crooooooooooooow!) - Meg VMeg
username / password. - Andrew C (✔)
FF username/password - Stephan from iPhone
Old school. Anybody still use the FFtogo login for mobile devices? I haven't used that in years. - Joe
FF username/password - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
FF log in - WarLord
FF login. - vicster
Native - DB, Lil LB's Dad
FF login - ellbeecee
I have a cord sticking out of the wall. I just plug it in to my brain and there are all you lovely people. The electrical contractor charged double. Uh... I mean native. - SAM
U/P. Always. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Username/password. - C to the A to the J..Hey! from Android
via FB - Brent Schaus
FF username/password - Tamara J. B.
Native - ello fizgherard
FF username and password using Chrome, username and remote key in Youfeed and Flucso. - Stefano. Wondarbroot
Username and password - chiaratiz™ from Android
User/password - Sabrina Briganti from FFHound(roid)!
Userid/pwd. - Steven Perez
username/password - Professor Al
username/password - lady frattaglia from Android
My issues stem from the fact my account is so old, I never get any email notifications so it makes changing anything impossible - Iain - locked out of ff
Ffhound. User/pass on regular web. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Username and password - Smeerch
username/password - piesio
username/password - Non sono Bob
Username/password - mario leone
Until last week Facebook login. Now user/pass. - GePs from Flucso
user/pass - corax from Flucso
username and password. - Jim #teamFFrank
native on PC, ffhoundroid on phone - Pete
Native - Amir
FF username/password - ebru
ff username/password - Sleepers
User/pass - Charlo††e Flax from Android
FF username and password - Minchi ♡
u/p - miki
u/p - Aldo Oldo
username/password - In Do
username/password - d☭snake
I think I'm going to have to make a change. In Firefox, I'm currently logged in using the FB login. I started Chrome today and it wants me to login (I guess that cookies expired). The FB login isn't working. Reading the above comments, I'm thinking I should switch back to native FF username and password and reset the password. I'm concerned that I'll lose my current working profile and have to rebuild from scratch. - Greg GuitarBuster
Mark H
"Psychic" Sally Morgan's "revelations" about dead cyclist upset girlfriend - http://www.independent.co.uk/incomin...
"Psychic" Sally Morgan's "revelations" about dead cyclist upset girlfriend
"The dispute comes as a video has emerged online in which John Morgan, who is also his wife’s manager, verbally abuses and threatens a man who had been handing out leaflets to people arriving at one of her shows in London. [...] In the video, Mr Morgan approaches Mr Tilbrook and warns him that he is being sued for libel. Mr Morgan then makes threats including, “I’m gonna knock you out one day” and “one day you’re gonna be lifted and you’ll disappear somewhere”. Daren Wiltshear, Mr Morgan’s son-in-law, then arrives. Mr Morgan says: “Right, so I’m gonna hit you in a minute, I’m gonna knock you out.” Mr Wiltshear adds: “I’ve seen him do it, and you really don’t want him to do it.” After further legal threats, Mr Morgan says: “You know, you look pale. Are you on drugs or has someone shagged you too much? One of your boyfriends been up your arse?”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
The video's well worth watching. - Mark H
Iain - locked out of ff
Damn. Coming down with the flu.
The full flu? That sucks. - Eric - ill subliminal
*hands over tea and chicken soup* - Kirsten
*sends tissues* - Larua Boats from Android
Feel better soon! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
oh, man. i hope it's brief and mild. flu can bite me. - Big Joe Silence
Booooooooooooooo - Meg VMeg
:( - Anne Bouey
Colleague of mine - younger than me at mumble-mumble years of age - just had to have a flu shot as he's been diagnosed as diabetic in the last year and this makes him a risk apparently. He was the youngest person in the clinic by at least thirty years by his reckoning; it was a coughing, creaking, moaning hell of a wait. We all have this joy to look forward to. - Mark H
I had the flu already. IT WAS AWESOME. Shitty, I meant to say shitty. - Zamms
What is this "had to have" re flu shots? Around here, at least, it's a fast process, it's free, there's herd immunity, and flu really isn't any fun. And, hey, if you're under 45 and hate shots, you can get the mist instead. - Walt Crawford
:-( - vicster
It's that time of year! Hope you're feeling better? - Halil
Iain - locked out of ff
I just sent you a bunch of suggestions for adds. I hope they got through. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Joe, you bet they did. Thanks so much, I was so touched by that. Cheers! - Iain - locked out of ff
sorry that I wasn't around Iain. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Mark H
There seems to be quite a difference between insomnia - which I sometimes suffer through - and deliberately staying up through the night. Insomnia makes me tired but that's all. Right now I've had just over three hours sleep since Tuesday night on purpose thanks to work commitments and I'm feeling spaced out as all hell.
Oh, yeah - I've had that. I think part of it is that with insomnia I do spend a large amount of time at least attempting to relax. If I'm staying up that many hours in a row, there's a good chance I'm working pretty hard at something that requires at the least a good amount of mental energy. - Jennifer Dittrich
They better give you a nice relaxing vacation after this. - Anika
There will be no relaxing vacation. However, I got paid quite well and time off that exceeded that spent doing the work. It doesn't help that I've had this afternoon off and tried to get some sleep during it but I don't find sleeping in the daytime comes easy; four hours in bed probably equated to about 30 minutes of actual dozing. - Mark H
Mark H
From midnight through to maybe 04:00 or possibly even later I'm going to have to babysit a code deployment for a client. We have deployment personnel but the client has insisted on having a developer present in case of any problems. I've done most of the work so work insists that that means me. I was given 24 hours notice of this.
I've already indicated that if there are any problems I'll simply tell the deployment people to fail over to the backup site because deployments are not the time and place to tinker with code so my presence is pointless. Still, here I am. - Mark H
Just before leaving work this evening the client sent an email to my project manager outlining some post-deployment tasks they'd like me to do during the day tomorrow. My manager emailed back saying I wouldn't be available but someone else could do some of them with the remainder having to wait until Friday when I would next be in. The client was shocked that I wouldn't be available the day after a large deployment. Three hours sleep in 48 is more than enough for anyone, right? - Mark H
In summary: I hate this client and I hate my work, so not a lot different from any other day. - Mark H
We weren't supposed to have to work anymore in this millennium. Our robot slaves would labor while we enjoyed the fruits. What happened? #haciendaporfavor - Eivind
Stephan
A friend of mine has been a hard-working, loyal employee. Although he doesn't agree, all the signs are there that he was set up by his employer to fail. After 33 years he is now being discarded like trash.
Loyalty in business rarely works both ways. I keep telling a colleague of mine there's no benefit to him getting stressed at work and putting in extra time as he'll get no thanks from above and will get as shafted as surely as if he'd not bothered. - Mark H
This happens, too often I'm afraid. - Eric - ill subliminal
the mistake i made 15 years ago when working in publishing. - Big Joe Silence
I agree with you all. Another example of how employees shouldn't feel like they owe anything. - Stephan from iPhone
Loyalty should be both ways - in the age of fungible employees not so much - WarLord
Being loyal doesn't mean not being prepared. - Todd Hoff
True, Todd. He should have seen some of the signs. He seems unwilling to fight it. - Stephan from iPhone
Mark H
Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlins Postcards c.1970 - http://flashbak.com/sevente...
Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlins Postcards c.1970
Seventeen Fabulous John Hinde Butlins Postcards c.1970
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"In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the prestigious John Hinde Studio, based in Dublin, produced a series of elaborately staged photographs that were made into popular postcards - sold at Butlins holiday camps throughout the UK. In those days more than a million Britons had a holiday at Butlins every year. Three photographers, two German (Elmar Ludwig and Edmund Nägele) and one British (David Noble) took photographs to Hinde’s detailed and meticulous instructions. Each photograph utilised a large casts of real holidaymakers acting out roles in huge, beautifully lit ‘narrative tableaux’ of Beachcomber bars, gardens, outdoor swimming pools, ballrooms and snooker halls. The Somerset born Hinde sold his company in 1972 to pursue his love of painting." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Halil
"New research found that the average price of renting a property in Greater London is now £1,412 a month, compared to £694 in the rest of the UK" That's £353 pw!
seriously? O_0 - Halil
As ridiculous as Silicon Valley and NYC are compared to the rest of the US. :( - Spidra Webster
£353 per week is more than my monthly mortgage on a three bedroom terraced house in Portsmouth. Admittedly, we did buy at the bottom of the housing price curve, but it's pretty ridiculous nonetheless. - Mark H
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