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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Romanian signs in Holland

One would have thought that the Dutch would have employed a Romania speaker to review these signs.
Perhaps they have.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Australia gets its first Lady in history

Breakfast


A h(i)yst(o)erical day in the Australian Politics.
The first female Prime Minister has been sworn in, after the incumbent has been left to cry in a corner.
An immense feeling of victory for feminists and a strong sense of betrayal from people that have voted Kevin Rudd in the office not so long ago.

The sobbing we had to have.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Talking to machines


Today I was called on the phone by a robot from Telstra wanting to know about my experience two days ago when I could not get through to speak to a human.

It is fascinating. You must try it.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Breaking the glass ceiling

Bossicus - Mark Roberts

Men are in the majority among managers, top executives, and higher levels of professional workers whilst women are still concentrated in the lower categories of managerial positions. Both visible and invisible rules have been constructed around the malenorm, which women sometimes find difficult to accommo- date: male and female colleagues and customers do not automatically see women as equal with men, women tend to have to work much harder than men to prove themselves, and sometimes they have to adapt to maleworking styles and attitudes more than necessary. Furthermore, women tend to be excluded from the informal networks dominated by men at the workplace, which are vital for career development. The problem is compounded by employers’ assumption that women, unlike men, are not able to devote their full time and energy to paid work because of their family responsibilities. Consequently, women are not given as many opportunities as men to do the more demanding responsible jobs, which would advance their careers. However, there is evidence to show that once women attain the upper levels of management, attitudes towards them are not much different to those towards men.

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/gender/docs/RES/292/f267981337

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Honey, did you change the Picasso in the iArt frame in the lounge?


The launch of the iPad raises a legitimate question.
How long before paintings on the wall will be replaced by iFrames that download any paintings stored in the iArtstore for a meagre $0.99 a piece, on a 24 month plan with your preferred Telco.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Humour in Adelaide

Incidentally, there are no powerlines for miles around this sign.