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the plights of popularity

2014-7-1I’ve had LinkedIn described to me by various people.  If they are over the age of 30, they say something like “It’s a social network for professionals.  It’s for professional networking. You should get a profile, It’s good for your career, it’s not what you know but WHO you know.”  If they are under the age of 30, they say something like “It’s basically an online resume, a lot of jobs you can apply for using your LinkedIn profile.”

Although, in MY experience, LinkedIn is pretty much just a spamming annoyance.

Something you should know about LinkedIn:  If you have it, and you have me as a contact through facebook or email or ANYTHING, i’ve probably received at least three notifications saying “(person) is waiting for you to respond to their invitation to join LinkedIn”… a simple inbox search shows that I have 47 invitations/reminders to join this site… so it’s not quite 2508, but i mean, it feels like it.

 

 

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Ten thousandth visitor!

2013-9-26

I have done some “tech support” for people after their computer has gone through a couple of “winning link” clicks.  -shudder-.  The depths of those ravaged machines is a hell I care not to go to again.  Basically, it goes like this:  IF you’ve lived more life without computers than you have with, chances are you’ve clicked on one of these links AT LEAST once.  just admit it… and LEARN from your mistakes!  Don’t click these links ever again!  for crying out loud!  please.
Lately, i’ve been getting tons of facebook spam.  It usually goes something like this:  “You look interesting.  Send me an email @ ______.  I’ll hook you up with some stuff.”  I don’t even know what that means.  Maybe it’s Carly Rae Jepsen-esk?  It’s just crazy, so call me maybe?  I probably get three a week.  At first, I was like “Oh man!  Some dude from russia thinks i’m interesting!” And then I was like “WAIT A MINUTE.  Russia isn’t real!”  Just kidding, russia is real.
This blog post is very… nonsensical.  I think it is because I am writing it Wednesday night at 11:07, when normally I would draw it in the morning, I can’t today because of meetings and stuff.  So I guess i’ll end it.  Hopefully you like this comic.  I’m sure you can think of someone to sarcastically forward it too.  😉

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The University of Phoenix

cg52 100I don’t know if these still exist, but when I was young we would get junk-mail flyers for “mail away” universities where it’s like “YOU WANNA BE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR!?  YOU TOTALLY CAN! GIVE ME MONEYS LOL” and then you pick your dream romanticized career, and then I guess you are accredited?  Anyways, for some reason, I get a copious amount of emails from the university of phoenix, trying to get me to become a CSI, and it reminds me of those glorious flyers… but i know there are many schools like this, like Devry institute… “Get your BA!  but it won’t transfer to any other university.”  Is it really a BA then?
You know what i’m talking about, The kind of school that has their ads on SPIKE TV in the middle of the day because they know that a bunch of 20-something slackers are at home watching “When things explode: Ninjas vs the world” and are simultaneously dreaming of having a girlfriend and some kind of larger purpose in their life?  (I can write this because this was totally my situation).  the type of institution where your credentials rely on the amount of money you’d like to spend, and not on your ability to perform any kind of physical or mental task?

Anyways, I have nothing against people who go to these places and further their careers… I just wish that the schools would take me off of their mailing list.  Honestly, i have no idea how I keep getting put back on it.  I mean, Sprott Shaw community college!  Come on!  I don’t even LIVE in Abbotsford.  But I guess I don’t live in phoenix either.  Happy Friday!