Thursday, 29 September 2011

Project Status: Hilarious!

(migrated from my Tripod blog on 11/05/2011)

I spent part of my lunch hour phoning various Winnipeg computer stores, in search of a particular item I need to help complete one of my projects...

Four out of five conversations went like this:

CSR: Good afternoon, (computer store), how may I help you?

CJ: Good afternoon, how are we doing today?

CSR, Not bad, thank you.  What can I do for you?

CJ: Well, I'm looking for an IDE DVD-ROM drive.

CSR: Well, we really only carry the burners.  Will that be alright?

CJ: Hmmm, it'll work, but I'm really only using it as a reader. What colours do you carry?

CSR: Colours?

CJ: Yeah, I'd prefer to have one that matches my case.

CSR: Oh, I get it.  Sure, what colour were you after?

CJ: Aged beige.

CSR: Aged Beige?!

CJ: Yes sir.

CSR: Er, I think we have darkish-gray/black or white in stock.

CJ: White?

CSR: Yes sir.

CJ: By "white", are you talking about that typical computer whitish-beige?

CSR: I guess so.  Is that not what you meant?

CJ: It's close, but no.

CSR: I've only ever seen these two colours, sir.  In fact I've never even heard of "aged beige".

CJ:  You knoooow... that sort of yellowy-beige colour that all beige computer parts become when left in the basement for an extended period of time?

CSR: *click*

Computer store people have no sense of humour.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Autoresponder: Out of Office

(migrated from my Tripod blog on 11/05/2011)

Hello folks,

I'm taking a break from, well, everything until mid-November.

I've finally decided to make some time for a few (real world, non-internet) projects I have in the works, which will keep me tied up for the next month or so.  I get to put my creative mind and design skills to good use in a real-world capacity, so I'm happy there!

In other news, I've left the Twitterverse.  Tired of it rather quickly.  The "important" people (and organizations) whose tweets I followed all have blogs or websites, so I'm not left out in the cold.

See you all after Remembrance Day.

PS: So... whattaya'll think of Art Deco?