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Play hard. Work even harder.

Saturday we decided to go hiking in the foothills of the mountains to look for some waterfall, where you can dive into the water. I had no idea there would be almost twenty of us hiking.

Here are at the beginning of our 3 mile round trip hike.

We’re following the leader, the leader, the leader… Unfortunately the different leaders we had took us the wrong way twice. It turned out to be an extreme hike, lasting 4.5 hours.

We thought this helicopter was for us, but they were air lifting someone else off the trails.

Two of the jumpers calculating their jump. Yes, there is water down there.

Larry, being extreme. He better tuck those arms in before he slams into the water and bruises his arms.

The next day we really wanted to get out so, we invited some friends over. Tender Greens was closed so we went to the same pizza joint we always go to had a few slices.

We were having a good time having some drinks when I got a phone call from work. The office flooded.

This is after the water came down from half an inch in the entire office.

Paper towels that did their job. They absorbed water. Unfortunately there was a lot more water.

A whole mess of power strips that got messed up in the water. You can see one actually shorted and caught on fire, but fortunately there was water to put it out.

We spent all day using steam cleaners to suck the water out of the carpet. Finally the professionals came in with the big guns. We’ve still got a lot of water in the floors and walls, and we found out our neighbors got a lot of water through the wall we share.

We moved some of the employees out to one of the dryer rooms. It’s a LAN party!

My New Office/Batcave

I was getting bogged down with work that I’m not even supposed to be doing in the office, so I moved myself away from the other employees. Yes those are all my computers.

Don’t call me a nerd or I’ll kick your ass…online.

The m@ Cave

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This man is my hero. Why do I assume it’s a man? If you are seriously asking that question, perhaps you should question your understanding of current social gender roles. Take a look at the rest of his office setup. I think I should become an Internet vigilante and fight injustice from a secret hideaway like this.

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Time to Dump Microsoft Office…For Real

Are you tired of paying for Microsoft Office? Maybe you don’t pay for it and you’re just tired of trying to circumvent the registration while pirating it. No more!

OpenOffice 3.0 has been released. Actually it’s not officially released until Monday, but the servers have the final copy up already. It’s a free alternative to Microsoft Office that I have been running since version 2.0, but this latest version shows a vast improvement on the polish and ease of use. It’s the first version I would say is usable by the masses. Grab your Windows copy here. What’s even better is that this version of OpenOffice is now Mac OS X native for all you running Intel processors.

Why should you care about open source? Open source breeds competition and improvement. Not everyone gets that, so let’s boil it down to something everyone understands, the dollar. Open source is free. Tell the boss you can save the company a ton of money and implement open source. Then ask him for a percentage of the money you save the company.

Workout at Work

I ran across an awesome infomercial for a device that is supposed to gyrate your hips while sitting at work.

Can someone tell me how the fuck you are supposed to get anything done in this chair? I love how the lady in the infomercial says, “You can hardly call this work,” as she struggles to hang on to the desk. That’s because she is holding on for dear life instead of getting her shit done. As the boss’ son there are not a lot of things I can do to get myself fired, but bringing this chair into the office might be one of them.