And that smell? Burnt flesh...
Archive: November 2010
And that smell? Burnt flesh...
Why you're a pawn in Facebook vs. Google
Hold on a second. Are you super sure you want to import your contact information for your friends into a service that wont let you get it out?
Here'e the not-so-fine print. You have been directed to this page from a site that doesn't allow you to re-export your data to other services, essentially locking up your contact data about your friends. So once you import you data there, you won't be able to get it out. We think this is an important thing for you to know before you import your data there. Although we strongly disegee with this data protectionism, the choice Is yours. Because, after all. you should have control over your data.
This design comp, and the "Chamber of Commerce" screenshot are my most recent additions to this collection, as well as being the latest assignments handed in to my "Interactive" Web Design class.
Dog training techniques in the workplace?
It’s not that far-fetched
By the editors of Briefings Media Group
If only we could train our co-workers as easily as we train our dogs, what a wonderful world it would be. A well-trained dog will quickly respond to a single-word command. Yet with thousands of words and multiple communication channels at our disposal, convincing our human companions to do as we wish sometimes seems impossible.
Of course communicating with our co-workers is more complex and challenging. But some simple principles apply across the board, like these:
* Words matter less than actions. Imagine telling a dog not to jump on you by patting it on the head as you say in a baby-talk tone “Don’t do that … Nooo, don’t do that sweetums.” Your words will sound like the adults in a Charlie Brown cartoon, and the dog will translate that “Wah wah wah wah” as “Yes, good dog! Do that again!”
In the workplace, that’s akin to telling an employee that something is “important” as you check e-mail and send text messages during the conversation. And saying “Good job” without any enthusiasm may as well be “Wah wah wah wah.”
* Everyone cares about—SQUIRREL! A dog’s natural instincts are to chase squirrels and check pee-mail around trees. After training, though, a dog understands that he’ll be rewarded if he pays attention to his human’s commands instead.
Your co-workers have their own interests too. They care about their careers, their goals, their projects. To hold their attention, you must explain why it will be in their best interest to listen to you.
* People are as different as cats and dogs. Try to train a cat the same way you would a dog and see how far you get. People respond to styles of communication differently too.
For example, Kit is annoyed by Don’s socializing and chatter, and Don thinks that Kit’s abrupt, bottom-line way of communicating is rude. No wonder people can end up fighting like cats and dogs. As often as possible, tailor your style of communicating to fit the person you are speaking to, and you will be much more successful than if you use a one-style-fits-all way of communicating.
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Contact these c***s***ers. Let them know how you really feel...
So, here's what they suggested for me:
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
Computer Systems Engineersl'Architects
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
Social Science Research Assistants
I had to find an open-source OCR application just to avoid a little typing, but I do recommend this one to people.
(I hate Staree. Her list was sooo much cooler...)
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