Managerspeak

Laura

It is difficult to quantify just how much I hate the phrase “low hanging fruit”, but it is a lot.

Me

let’s double click on that… I’m just spitballing here… but we could replace that with “enable success vectors by utilizing agile prioritization processes.” Let’s run that up the flagpole and see who salutes, ok?

Laura

Kevin, while we’re at it, let’s talk about actionable takeaways on our synergies for monitizing that deliverable.

Me

I think the flow of this workstream is taking us right to a new center of excellence in strategic innovation!

Development is more fun with kittens – three fun placeholder tools

Place Kitten gives you place holder images that make you wonder if you should bother ever replacing them, like:

Cupcake Ipsum generates much better Lorem Ipsum text that your run-of-the-mill tools, like:
Cupcake ipsum dolor sit amet. Toffee I love cake I love gummi bears cotton candy I love cookie. Wafer dragée lemon drops jelly-o jelly I love lollipop.
Fruitcake lollipop sweet roll muffin caramels. Cake I love macaroon biscuit candy canes dessert pie. Sweet apple pie lollipop jelly beans cheesecake gummies biscuit. Wypas I love croissant macaroon halvah.
Sweet roll tart toffee lemon drops candy canes soufflé bonbon. Ice cream tart cupcake I love icing tootsie roll jelly. Soufflé biscuit topping topping caramels pudding sugar plum cheesecake.
Halvah ice cream macaroon lollipop donut. Dessert gingerbread toffee gummies I love gingerbread applicake. Icing marshmallow cupcake.
Topping jelly beans fruitcake tootsie roll. Faworki soufflé chocolate cake. Dessert sesame snaps biscuit tiramisu cookie I love sesame snaps.

Placehold.it is where placekitten.com got their idea, it is also useful, but not quite as fun

(via Chuck Rose)

[Update 2/29/12]
Adding also PLACESHEEN.COM, yow!

(via Bob Archer)

schadenfreude

today on twitter

kevingoldsmith: I am unreasonably proud of the fact that I just spelled “schadenfreude” correctly without looking it up.

jimhong: @KevinGoldsmith It makes me happy that you were concerned enough that you thought you might have to look it up….. ;-D

kevingoldsmith: @jimhong My style of spelling is to spell it however and let outlook tell me what I messed up, I was expecting squiggles

jimhong: @KevinGoldsmith I guess my attempt @ schadenfreude fell a bit short just now… 😉

kevingoldsmith: @jimhong and I take great pleasure in that! PWN3D!

In retrospect, I think the PWN3D was unncessary. A simple FTW might have surficed.