People I Would Like to Steal From

October 31, 2006 at 8:38 pm (Uncategorized)

 I would love to have more visual content on here, but I am a sucky photographer and much too inept with Illustrator and the like to make funky graphics with ease and skill. So it would be so easy to find  fabulously talented artists and STEAL everything I could ever want. But I’m much too soft for that. Bigger companies I’m just scared of (they can track me down at night when I’m not wearing my tin foil hat), and individual little artistlets are just too fluffy to offend. So while I wait for everybody I like to get on Creative Commons or some other smooch-friendly deal, here’s a few links to funkiness. I’ll just pretend they’re actually on the blog and everything will be JUST FINE. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Monkey Employment Classification System

October 31, 2006 at 4:07 pm (work)

Charlton Heston and “Friend”

The MECS is not a system for classifying simian acitivities, but my very own ranking system for jobs, based on our friends, the monkeys. As famously not pointed out by Charlton Heston, monkeys are dangerous if armed, but they also offer important services for today’s busy executive. The MCES system is as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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Three things today

October 30, 2006 at 10:00 pm (work)

1. Nerds with power. Scary.

2. I have found a job that incorporates several elements from my perverse childhood fantasies: a) lots of typing, b) getting up at strange hours, and c) categorising and/or organising. Also featuring later favourite, grammar-nazism. I’m finding it a little disturbing how well I’m adjusting to Dilbertistan.

3. Is it just me or is WordPress (fabulous though it is in many ways amen) slow?

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Cosmetics of Evil

October 7, 2006 at 12:09 am (politics)

My friend recently directed me to an ancient link about the labour practices of the cosmetics company Lush Canada. The article featured in a 2000 issue of A-infos, “a multi-lingual new source by, for, and about anarchists” (let the reader beware), and states that the workers at the Lush Canada manufacturing centre went on strike when their employer said they could not organise and actually fired some of the workers for joining a labour union. Allegedly. Read the rest of this entry »

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