Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Meeting, rejoyce people

Talking about increase in calls of the current quarter (compared to the last quarter) then update a few policies, congratulates the best performers and then read the customer feedback, this is called weekly meeting ... and there's nothing more boring than that (unless you're working in accountancy, and you're knee deep into tax deductibility).

Yes, wearing goggles may create the illusion that you’re awake and save you from dying of boredom – but as marvelous as it looks, this scheme isn't soundproof — Bob had to learn it the hard way.

I'll finish this post with an interesting take at the prospect of Mathematics used for Business purposes on social website  
This Tech Bubble Is Different - BusinessWeek
Because you're worth it!

It's Meeting time, rejoyce people
-- Herbert M. Grindaughan  (former CEO of Grinder Inc.)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

[GCC] 35 - Greg's Little Trick (English)

New Episode is available - Call Center Grinder:

Here's Greg offering a little trick - this follow his last trouble with drinking too much tea during the day.
Greg has a problem with the air conditioning, because of that he's constantly wearing hot clothes - therefor he has to hydrate a lot more.
Anyway, his little trick won't work if the calls are monitored, and could put Greg in a very tight spot during the next review.
But while he hasn't be caught ...

There was Barbara's little trick a while ago, there is going to be more (can't wait for Bob's bag of tricks)

Friday, January 20, 2012

[GCC] 34 - Assume the position (English)

Episode 034 : it’s a revivification of the Episode 001 – but with a twist, because the Boss is played by the irreverencious Bob Prezkovic. The idea behind this strip is : “Doesn’t matter who is the boss, the position assumes that he has to play the bad guy”.

But no worry : This isn’t a real change in the comics hierarchy, Martin Bradford is still around, and Bob a tier2 – it’s just Jim Bishop having a bad dream in technicolor!

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Episode 009 - La belle plante (French version)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Episode 007 - Sous Emploiement (French version)

Normalement il faut dire "sous-emploi" mais comme c'est un mensonge - on dit aussi le "sous-emploi" ment.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

3D simulation in gif

A While ago, I was wondering "Why do we live in a 3D Universe" and "What gives the illusion of 3d" - and how could be simulated the effect with Gimp ?

To my understanding, it comes from a parallax shift and shifting focus between front and background plans ... that's what my last series of 3d gif files is trying to mimic.

And what could be better than Bob's distant cousin Svetlana Prezkovicova for the picture ?!

Oh, and Happy New Year!

For the laughs, have a look at Merriam-Webster Online: 2011: The Year in Words