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7th February, 2003. 9:04 pm. I@W Special Update(chiefidiot)

Hey kids,

I just got some great news! Alex Jay Berman, contributor and I@W reader, will have his own regular column at ComicBookGalaxy.com. You can check it out via I@W, or just click here.

Good luck, Alex, and

Take care,

Kelly

Current mood: excited.

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7th February, 2003. 11:08 am. Idiots @ World(fiorebrilliante)

(Again, apologies for the cross-post.)

From CNN.com -- "For only the second time ever, President Bush plans to raise the national terror threat level from "elevated" to "high" -- "orange" to "yellow" on the government's warning system."

1.) And exactly what is raising the threat level going to do to *help*people? Unless mid-level anxiety on a national scale with no clear way to alleviate it is a *good* thing.

2.) "For only the second time ever"? Excuse me, but this warning system has been in place for less than two years, if I recall correctly. What is this *ever* crap?

Current mood: annoyed.

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7th February, 2003. 9:14 am. Look! Funny white stuff!(chiefidiot)

Hey kids,

You're nobunny till snowbunny loves you! and I do. Check out this week's issue at http://www.idiotsatwork.com!

Take care,

Kelly

Current mood: accomplished.

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2nd February, 2003. 11:34 am. I've got issues...(chiefidiot)

Hey kids,

Don't pass out from shock or anything, but the latest issue of I@W is up at http://www.idiotsatwork.com.

Be well, everyone.

Take care,

Kelly

Current mood: accomplished.

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17th January, 2003. 5:48 pm. Another week in tech support(kikikimi)

I guess today was my day to accidentally insult customers. My job pretty much means I'm on the phone all day long, but sometimes I still have problems with people's voices. Mid-morning, a person calls in to ask about DreamWeaver. I put them on hold, I go to look up something, and then pick up the phone again "Ma'am?" (more manly voice this time) "Yes Miss?" "Oh, no, I'm sorry sir. I'm really having problems hearing today." I still don't really have a clue if that person was a female smoker in her fifties or a young man with high voice.

And then I think I might have annoyed a nun when I called her Ms. instead of Miss or Sister.

It's been a fun week all around. Yesterday, it was wrong numbers on file and hard of hearing people.
me:"Hello, may I speak to Mr. Barclay?" (not the real name).
Voice on Phone: "Why yes, yesterday was my birthday. How did you know?"
me: "I don't know ma'am. Is there a Bob Barclay there?"
Voice: "No, you must have the wrong number. But how did you know it was my birthday?"
me: "I'm sorry, ma'am. Have a nice evening."

Current mood: amused.

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17th January, 2003. 1:44 am. now I've seen it all....(jmcgready)

Flatulence Filters this model's named the SBD...

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16th January, 2003. 10:45 pm. Idiots Asleep(chiefidiot)

Or at least that's what I'll be doing after posting this.

New issues is up at I@W</a>. It's a good one, too - lots of new features and some really funny stuff. Check it out - you won't be disappointed.

Take care,

Kelly

Current mood: accomplished.

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7th January, 2003. 11:57 pm. The MacWorld SF Keynote(fiorebrilliante)

Ok, to be fair, this was principally cool. The new iLife software, while vaguely reminiscent of AT&T's mLife if a nice integration, Safari and Keynote look cool (though right now Safari isn't supporting Hotmail), and the new PowerBooks are interesting. I am the creator of I@W, though, and thus, must nitpick. Thus, here are the Top 10 Gaffe's in Stevie Boy's keynote.


10. He began by talking up Japan iPod sales, which intimates that U.S. sales must not be impressive enough to show.

9. Early on, Job introduced iPod-friendly clothing - another sign that Gap is taking over the world. Steve said that the iPod ski jacket will be available everywhere next year, yet somehow the jacket is a limited edition. Oh, and it's $499.

8. By reporting that he knows that 68% of people who check out the Apple Switcher site are Windows, Steve admits that They are watching, and collecting personal data. Sounds a little too much like the Evil Empire (aka Microsoft).

7. Speaking of the Evil Empire, maybe we should rethink extending the Office Party promotion - collusion with the Evil Empire is never a good thing.

6. Every time Steve Jobs says a product is "hot", he sounds gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It is MacWorld San Francisco.

5. JagWYRE, JagWYRE, JagWYRE. English, English, English.

4. Steve, as always, talked about new products being "the biggest in history", as if computers as we know them have been around since the Paleolithic.

3. Safari could get Apple sued by O'Reilly. O'Reilly already has an online data retrieval system called Safari.

2. The iMetaphor mentioned in the Safari presentation (Jobs referred to the brushed metal skin used in most current iApps as a "metaphor") - Steve-o, metaphors are language tools, not iTools.

1. Vern Troyer and Yao Ming in a commercial together? Way to piss off the tall and the small.


That's all folks. Comment, or add your own. This will also appear in this week's issue of I@W.

Current mood: cheerful.

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4th January, 2003. 1:34 am. Site update(chiefidiot)

Hey kids,

You know you want it, a hot, steaming, pile of I@W!

Head on over and get it, and don't forget our LiveJournal community at http://www.livejournal.com/community/idiotsatwork.

Take care,

Kelly

Current mood: accomplished.

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20th December, 2002. 11:47 am. On the week before Chrstmas...(chiefidiot)

Hey kids,

A new issue is up at idiotsatwork.com! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Take care,

Kelly

Current mood: accomplished.

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