Best. Meeting. Ever.

It was… magnificent. Just like old times. There were four “layers” of corporate hierarchy present. All three levels of management present were named Mark. The business vs. IT dynamic was in play. The whiteboard was filled with illegible scribbles. It lasted two hours. The CEO talked for almost all of it. And there were bingo words. Glorious, marvelous bingo words…

  • retrogressively
  • synergy around
  • repeated references to the “shape” of files
  • bring to the table
  • action items
  • the real future
  • vision

I feel… so young! Thank God I have my wine course tonight… 🙂

Fascinating and horrifying.

Cleaning Needed, in the Worst Way.

Not for the squeamish. (NYT article, don’t think you need a login – if you do.)

I have a strange fascination with some of the down and dirty aspects of “everyday life”. (Hence why Stiff was so fascinating.) Plus, after we had the fire, I found out about all manner of things they do to clean up that I never would have thought of – ozone machines and hand-dipping slides and whatnot. This is just another version of “disaster recovery”, really.