Seen on El Reg. Too good not to repost.
To be fair
While we're on the subject of fairness, I've eased off my criticism of "junk food" in recent years, as it's become increasingly clear that pretty much all "pre-made" food (i.e. not grown in your allotment) is essentially junk anyway, especially the stuff labelled "healthy". Not to mention the fact that the Powers That Be® constantly flip-flop between claiming something is an essential elixir of life and, basically, it'll kill you. In other words, I no longer know what to believe, so I have to assume that all claims, one way or the other, are just speculative bullshit.
Now I just eat whatever. Mostly bacon butties. I've often wondered why there has never been a multinational "Bacon R Us" in the vein of MacDs, Hell, it'd be my No1 feeding trough, if it ever happened. Seriously. Sod those utterly tasteless, virtually fat-free patties of minced beef from Hamburg. Give me huge wads of artery-choking bacon any time. Really, any time. Wake me up at 3AM on a Tuesday, if you like, just make sure you come bearing huge pallets of bacon butties, shrinkwrapped for freshness.
As for the arguably inappropriate use of Windows for, well, pretty much anything other than the PC Desktop, meh! I used to care. I used to stand on my upturned (and now empty) bacon box and scream obscenities at anyone daring to suggest using Windows for display terminals etc., spitting bacon bits onto the crowd (of one ... typically a bemused policeman) as I vented my spleen. But once I realised how much precious bacon I was wasting, in my futile efforts to bring salvation to the unwashed masses, I just gave up and went back to eating bacon full time, thus guaranteeing a short but blissful life.
I mean seriously, who wants to live forever anyway, especially without bacon? This irrational obsession with immortality is ill-conceived. An eternity without bacon isn't a good quality of life, it's a cruel and unusual torture. You might as well say wouldn't it be great to live for 200 years, where every day I have someone driving knitting needles through my eyeballs, while hedgehogs chew on my testicles. Well no actually it wouldn't, now that I think about it.
So bring on the greasemongers, and super-size me!
But there is some hidden truth inside of that rant, regarding the food hysteria. Closely related to light bulb hysteria. I mean, mercury based low consumption lights used to be the shit aand the fucking saviours of the day, then they started to report they were made of mercury (duh) and were toxic and polluting and dangerous. They started reporting just before they introduced LED in the market by the way.
Naturally, both technologies became less reliable when they went mainstream, and the manufacturers introduced the lower cost and planned obsolescence they'd enjoyed with incandescents.
If you can find new-old-stock of the original Philips AmbientLED 17 watt bulb ... buy them.
Here's a good leadership lesson: If you treat your volunteers as if they were your most valuable resource, they will respond by becoming your most valuable resource.
On the other hand, if you treat a volunteer who has decades of experience and mad skillz by ignoring, second-guessing, and micromanaging him, he's going to walk. If I wanted to be treated like a dumb pair of hands I would go work for my neighbor's landscaping business.
Learn some fucking respect.
Here's a good leadership lesson: If you treat your volunteers as if
they were your most valuable resource, they will respond by becoming
your most valuable resource.
I treat my volunteers as if they were my most valuable resource and it usually does not work very well.
Managing volunteers sucks so much :(
What about entitled Gen-Z'ers? Millennials are all in their 30s now.
Which Generation are You?