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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shouldn’t You Be Working?

posted by on June 26 at 15:50 PM

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Maud Newton links to this really neat New Zealand website that hides short stories and poems by authors like Dickinson, Twain, and Fitzgerald in Microsoft-looking documents so that you can read at work without fear of being fired. I’m actually fond of the way that some of these pages look; there is a bullet point presentation of Tolstoy that works quite well.

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I can't seem to access My Computer or my Recycle Bin. Shame. Those would be cool places to put misc stuff.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 26, 2008 3:57 PM
2

a) I don't use that horrid default XP theme

b) Programmers should never, ever need to use PowerPoint, and my coworker just walked by and said "What is THAT?" Fail.

c) I shamelessly sport Google Reader on my screen all the time, anyway.

Nice demonstration of flash though. It vaguely reminded me of those old games (Leisure Suit Larry was one, I think) with the "Boss key" that would bring up a fake office-type app that usually looked nothing like any interface on any computer, ever.

Posted by w7ngman | June 26, 2008 4:10 PM
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It doesn't work out for mac users either but still pretty damn cool.

Posted by crispy | June 26, 2008 4:13 PM
4

@3 -- It worked for me on a Mac.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | June 26, 2008 4:21 PM
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But you're on a Mac then you're not at work to begin with, are you? As far as I know they don't even use them at Apple.

Posted by elenchos | June 26, 2008 4:35 PM
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Can they do anything with NSFW?

Posted by yucca flower | June 26, 2008 4:51 PM
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Their Flash killed my browser sesh! Awesome! I love Flash!

Posted by Fnarf | June 26, 2008 5:26 PM
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Yes, please find some way to do it with porn.

Posted by sepiolida | June 27, 2008 9:19 AM

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