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Daily Archives: April 27th, 2008

The infamous blue stapler

When my dear cousin made reference to my stapler story asking if it was “a red swingline stapler” I had no idea what the hell she was talking about. I was searching Google images for a picture of the stapler in my story when I found the reference she was talking about.

I’ve never seen the movie “Office Space” nor have I seen the TV show. Everybody tells me I would like it. I guess I’ll have to check it out.

In the meantime, here is a picture of the stapler that started the quest (not the actual stapler but it looks just like it).

Salary Theorem: The less you know, the more you make


 Postulate 1: Knowledge is Power.
 Postulate 2: Time is Money.

As every engineer knows: Power = Work / Time
And since Knowledge = Power and Time = Money
It is therefore true that Knowledge = Work / Money .
Solving for Money, we get:
Money = Work / Knowledge
Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of Work done.

My daughter came by this morning.

She had an ultrasound this week. 

I’ve seen my grandchild’s first picture.

I am completely overwhelmed and can’t even begin to describe the feeling.

Mid-October can’t get here soon enough…