Friday Funny Articles
For several decades, facility professionals have been told that technology will signal the dawning of a new age of efficiency and productivity. But anyone who has lost a presentation, a spreadsheet, a report, or an essential database due to a virus, worm, or other computer glitch would argue to the contrary…BIG time.
For facility professionals, restroom signs are pretty standard and straightforward. Or ARE they? Around the world, the universal language of biological necessity has a much more creative flair.
Now this prank has been knocking around online for more than a year, but I’m sure some people have never heard of it. It’s pretty funny and purely harmless.
A series of viral, campy animations has been hitting the Internet over the past few months. These timely snippets come from the Hong Kong-based company, Next Media Animation. The latest covers the recent outbreak of bed bug complaints.
This Friday Funny actually ends the week on a bittersweet note, particularly for those who consider themselves fans of the late great Liberace. After 31 years of operation, the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas will close its doors this Sunday, October 17, 2010.
A German inventor has come up with the Intelli Chair—a chair that emits sounds from seatbacks and cushions to suggest when users should make posture adjustments or take breaks from sitting.
This past week, there were two interesting elevator related news items. The first was a piece examining elevator rider body posture. The second explained the safest way to survive a free fall in an elevator.
In the 80s, certain industries went a bit overboard with employee training videos in a desperate attempt to train the largest number of people in the shortest period of time (and at the lowest cost). The results were cringe worthy.
How did the facilities and operations people get 100 curious cats out—from behind walls (with power saws, apparently), exposed ceiling rafters, and all sorts of other unlikely places—in time to open one London area IKEA store to the public the next day?
Ever since computers became part of the workplace, users have struggled to keep their machines up and running. So what’s a user to do? Call tech support. Easier said than done, as illustrated by this collection of “real” tech support nightmares.