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August 19th, 2005


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01:13 pm - How to acheive company wide fame + meme.
I work for a fairly large company. The current count is ~650 people with a little less than 10 offices all over the country.

Every so often (an average of 1.5 weekly), there are seminars. At these seminars. There are free lunches, so naturally I'm not one to duck a seminar. They've been doing a new run of them, so they're all nice & powerpoint driven. They're also recording the talks and syncing them up with the powerpoint. Neat stuff.

This particular one was on effectively writing requirements and during the part about avoiding general phrasing, "user-friendly" comes up. So the presenter (my boss) turns to the class and says "Can anyone name an interface that's undeniably user-friendly?"

So I said "Nipple."
"Err...Nickel?"
"No, no, no. A nipple."

Insert auditorium laughter here. I wonder how many of them knew the aphorism "The only intuitive interface is a nipple". It's a well established fact that the word "nipple" evokes humor (Really! Go up to a random person and say "nipple" to them. Their first reaction is to smile or laugh _every_ time).

It wasn't until I got back and a cow-orker said "can you please confirm that you said nipples are user-friendly?" that I realized what sort of legs that comment had. Not only was I sitting in the front row of that auditorium, but it was being recorded, and other sites were teleconferenced in.

I'm half expecting that I'll be asked to travel to one of the other sites and someone'll say "Hey, aren't you the nipple guy?"


1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.

1.~How did you meet testing4l? I'm not really sure. I've known him for a REALLY long time. He's a great guy. Really.
2.~What would you do if you had never met rebekie? I'd be significantly more bored with KoL.
3.~What do you honestly think of georgie2032? Too unsure of herself. Really crazy ideas in her skull (in a nega way). Far too British. ; )
4.~Would or did squeekiemouse and deang go out? You know, apart from the slight age difference, that actually MIGHT work. Oh & that squeekiemouse is dating someone ATM.
5.~Have you ever liked uglyzebras? Yeah, he seems like a neat guy. Anyone who can fall in love with a 3d mechanical drafting utility can't be all bad.
6.~If talnkyo died tomorrow, what is one thing that you would need him/her to know? That he's a BASTARD for not coming to game night more often.
7.~Would relsqui and thegoldengnome make a good couple? Probably not. The whole beethatbumbles thing would put a stop to it, methinks.
8.~Describe philled2thebrim in 3 words: Completely, utterly Square.
9.~Do you think knight3d is hot? No way. XY.
10.~Would talnkyo and stonesundial make a lovely couple? stonesundial + * in my mind seems like Bad Idea Theatre.
11.~What do you think of when you see deang? 802.11g was the last thing I remember chatting with him about.
12.~Tell me something humiliating about thegoldengnome: Hmm. I dunno. He drives a hybrid. It'd be more efficient if it weren't wasting gas charging that electric generator, but that's all I've got.
13.~Do you know any of ucdemu's family members? Her mother & father. Lovely people with unquestionably good principles on raising a kid (goat or otherwise).
14.~What's koneko666's favorite color? black probably, but by rights, it oughta be fire engine red.
15.~On a scale of 1-10 how cute is childlike_fancy? 5. I don't know her nearly well enough to raise her beyond said point.
16.~What would you do if anarchodandyist just professed their undying love for you? Take a crash course in Latin to figure out what exactly she said to me. Then...err...I dunno. Probably get arrested. ; )
17.~What language does squeekiemouse speak? Techie. It's so cute 8)
18.~Who is bloodlossgirl going out with? That guy with the well named dog. I don't know his actual name though =/
19.~Is joeyclaren a boy or a girl? XY.
20.~Would cmoog and anarchodandyist make a good couple? Nope. cmoog isn't nearly strange enough. He'd be driven batty.
21.~Who do you think babe_of_beyazit would be great with from this list? With the exception of her being straight, anarchodandyist.
22.~When was the last time you talked to knight3d? ~3 weeks ago over cribbage.
23.~What is uglyzebras's favorite band? Hmm, I totally have to guess. Front Line Assembly? Die Krupps?
24.~Does relsqui have any siblings? Yep. 1.
25.~Would you ever date ucdemu? The only immediate negative is religious, but then again, I did date a devout Catholic. Sure! Why not?
26.~Would you ever date philled2thebrim? No way. XY.
27.~Is babe_of_beyazit single? Last I checked, but single is a bit odd for her.
28.~What is koneko666's last name? Not a fan of throwing this out there, but if you drop some letters from Armadillo, you'll get his last name.
29.~What is cmoog's middle name? Mud? ; ) No idea.
30~What is georgie2032's fantasy? IIRC, it was marry a rich guy and hire a cute maid for him to shag.
31.~Where does joeyclaren live? In his parent's house in Berkeley.
32.~Would you make out with testing4l? No way. XY.
33.~Are rebekie and ucdemu best friends? Nope. They'd get along totally though.
34.~Does philled2thebrim like koneko666? Possibly. I don't know anyone who dislikes koneko666 overtly.
35.~How did you meet cmoog? boyfriend of an old high school friend mentioned geeky tendencies. I investigated.
36.~Is knight3d older than you? Nay. I'm an Old Fogy (tm).
37.~Is stonesundial the sexiest person alive? No way, but she _is_ related to her 8)

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From:sleepingzebras
Date:August 19th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
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New Order :)
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From:testing4l
Date:August 19th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh man! I shoulda known that! At the _very_ least I should've said A-Ha.

I wasn't even close. Eek. =/
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From:aaronlehmann
Date:August 20th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
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I got "37.~Is testing4l the sexiest person alive?"
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From:relsqui
Date:August 20th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
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Yes. Yes he is. 8)
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From:aaronlehmann
Date:August 20th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)
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He disagrees with you apparently.
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From:relsqui
Date:August 20th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
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He's wrong. ;)
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From:testing4l
Date:August 20th, 2005 09:28 am (UTC)
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Actually, I don't necessarily state that I'm not the sexiest person alive. Just that I wouldn't make out with me at the present moment and that I'd need a sex change.
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From:aaronlehmann
Date:August 20th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Are you related to stonesundial?
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From:testing4l
Date:August 20th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Have you forgotten April Fool's so suddenly?
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From:relsqui
Date:August 20th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
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14: Not even close. It's teal. :) I've never felt like I know him well more than I did while typing that.
16: What? She's totally legal. I'm not sure what your point is. :P
20: He's not nearly punk enough; so would she. :P
28: Hahahaha.
32: "
37: Teehee. <3
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From:testing4l
Date:August 20th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
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14. Ok, but by rights, it should still be fire engine red.
16. Nah, we'd probably end up playing broom hockey in hallways.
20. Yes, but cmoog has a way lower tolerance.
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From:georgie2032
Date:August 21st, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
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>3.~What do you honestly think of georgie2032? Too unsure of herself.
>Really crazy ideas in her skull (in a nega way). Far too British. ; )

Bah, humbug! What crazy ideas do I have in my skull?

>30~What is georgie2032's fantasy? IIRC, it was marry a rich guy and
>hire a cute maid for him to shag.

Oh... you mean like that one...

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From:peidran
Date:August 22nd, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Hey, like, what's your email address?

(and could you make www.unicoimports.com a serveralias for unicoimports? Thanks!)
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From:testing4l
Date:August 22nd, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
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All set up 8)
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From:voyager640
Date:August 25th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
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Aw, come on, you and square would make a good couple...

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