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When feature creep invades my WordPress

So I just opened WordPress to post an article and was suprised at how much visual clutter I have by default. Mind you I was able to shift things around and get it to look usable, but why include features when I’ve never used the Excerpt, Writing Helper, or Slug ever.

I turn to the below image to see what I mean;

Are we becoming de-sensitized to visual clutter for the sake of convenience?

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Does it pay to do a good job?

At my place of employment I show up 10 minutes early to make sure I’m in the office before my work day starts. I, like most of my co-workers do this, and it gives us time to get ready for the day ahead. I’m sure that most other people, at most other people do the same thing. But have you ever wondered why?

There are exceptions to that rule, and it makes me wonder how and why someone can do this, and I can only come up with one thing, and thats a lack of respect for their job, and their boss. Case in point, at my job, there are maybe two or three people who routinely, and by routinely I mean ever day come into work 5 to 10, sometimes 20 minutes late. Now, I don’t think its right for these people to come in late, and still get paid as if they were there on time, but I’m convinced its happening, and it also shows a complete lack of respect for the people I work for, and the schedule they’ve set in place.

And what really pisses me off is the fact that they don’t seem to think that they have to do a part of their job, leaving me to feel guilty, and I end up doing twice as much work as they do. I, and others I work with have brought this up to our managers, and they’ve been told to pick it up, but alas the work still doesn’t get done.

You know what, I probably wouldn’t care about this if they came to work, did their jobs, worked as hard as the rest, and went home on time. But this isn’t whats happening. It’s more like, they come to work late, work the bare minimum, leave the rest to be done by others, and get paid the same as everyone else. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So, it makes me think, do I slack off, socialize and get paid the same, or do I continue to do my job, get paid the same, and feel better, knowing that I do a better job. I’ll stick with the latter, thank you very much.

Beer, beer the magical fruit

As most of you aren’t aware I started my “summer” vacation this afternoon. I say summer because its starting in August, albeit the tail end of the month that is.

To make matters better my brother in law and his GF have been visitng for the better part of a week.

For some reason all I wanted to do when I got off work this afternoon was have a big cold beer, to which I did in spades.

I don’t know what it is about a pub and its ambience/atmosphere that I like so much but I always seem to drink more when I’m not at home then when I am.

Maybe its because the experience is drawn out over a couple of hours, or maybe its because of the lighting, sound, or whatever but I seem to drink a shit load more when I ams in a social atmosphere enjoying good food and conversation at a pub.

I’m off to relaxing and enjoying the mental break that is “vacation”

Later

When what a parent says doesn’t matter.

Recently I was watching Canada AM and they were talking about how a 12 year old girl had taken her father to Quebec Superior Court over a punishment that she didn’t like.

Whats awesome about all this is the court ruled in favour of the child……………… I’ll wait a few seconds while you let that sink in.

And I’m sure your asking what the punishment was? She wasn’t allowed to go on the end of the year trip with the rest of her classmates. Wow. So now, in Quebec at least, children can take their parents to youth court if they don’t like a punishment.

The girl was punished after she had sent inappropriate photos of herself online, and chatting online in inappropriate chatroom. When it was discovered that the house rule had been broken her dad took away access to the Internet.  When it was discovered that she had gone to a friends house and done the same thing again that was when he told her she was not allowed to go on the trip.

Talk about taking away a parents rights to enact a punishment fitting the crime. My question is three fold;

1. Why did the courts system let a case like this get that far?

2. When did a parent loose the right to punish their children as they see fit?

3. When is the case history of the offending judge going to be reviewed for any other inconsistent rullings?

I couldn’t find an article online, but did find a site that was discussing it here

Is this thing on???

After years of procrasitnation and utter defiance I think its about time i grow up and start posting my random rambling like everyone else.

Care to join me in this journey??