It was night and it was morning and I got the form changed by my previous employer. I don’t think they really wanted us to go to court when we could rather go some place nice, so they changed it quickly. So there I was on day five. Passed the scrutiny of three security guards [...]
Archive for May, 2008
It was night and it was morning and it was a week later before I was relaxed enough to give it another go. Signed in on the photocopies at the three security guards. Only, this time, one was scanning us with an electronic stick which I suspect is programmed to tell him whether your cell [...]
And it was night and it was morning and I went back for day three. You guessed it: completed the photocopy security form and headed straight for Hidden Bosom. She went through the forms and I could see that this was the first time she had ever laid eyes on me. You guessed it (again): [...]
And it was night and it was morning … actually three nights and four mornings. Don’t laugh, it was a lot of forms I had to complete! Then I went back for day two. I headed straight for Hidden Bosom before she could even think of overheating and presented her with the forms duly inspected [...]
I have been trying to sort out my UIF (unemployment insurance) for three weeks. It started the week after I was laid off when I visited the local UIF office. At the door there were three security guards, and I had to write the date, my name, ID, cell number and time entered, on a [...]
Web 2.0 is Web 1.0 with experience
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them – James Baldwin Because this is true, we need to be aware that we must practise what we preach. One way in which I see this happening is in the “new Internet culture” (if you want [...]
A few hours after my previous post, this popped into my inbox: http://www.trinetizen.com/blog/2008/05/gen-y-7-things-you-need-to-know.htm http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/why_gen_y_is_going_to_change_the_web.php If you are my age and you care about the youngsters like I do, go there and especially watch the slide show at readwriteweb (the second link) Gosh we live in exciting times!
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time – Rabbinical saying. Isn’t that appropriate in the present time? If we teach our children only what we know, they will fall so far behind, they will never even enter the 21st century. That is the excitement of the 21st [...]
One can hardly heap enough praise on Lee and Sachi LeFever for their blog Commoncraft. If you want to know how RSS, podcasting, wikis, social bookmarking, social networking, Twitter, blogs and many other tools work, this is the place to go. They use video in the most creative way to make difficult topics easily understandable. [...]
In a recent discussion, a remark was made that a good manager is not a good manager but merely a good manipulator of people. So what is the difference? A manager creates a relationship with subordinates, a manipulator does not; A manager is a mentor, a manipulator is what it says, a manipulator; A manager [...]
“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles of life: facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and, in the process, discovering our own unique potential.” – John Amatt, Organizer/participant, Canada’s first successful expedition [...]
I read all the books that promise to change your life. Everyone of them changed my life. Because of that I have had so many changes in my life that I woke up this morning and found myself back where I started.
“Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.” – Arthur Koestler. I always thought creativity could best be illustrated by the question: “Why do scuba divers fall backwards over the side of the boat when they dive?” The answer: “Because if they fall forward, they [...]