First off: I will be at the AERO in Friedrichshafen next week, and will be signing books at the Fliegermagazin booth on Friday 11th from 11:00 to 13:00. Actually, it’s bigger than a booth, because they have a huge area for themselves in the middle of hall A5 (A5-325), so it’s really easy to find. Hope to see some of you there! Even if you already have all our books, just stop by to say hi!
About todays strip: All the non-American readers among you might pause and wonder if we misspelled aluminium. Well, no one knows exactly where the fine line between misspelling something or spelling something the American way is exactly, but in this case it is perfectly fine American spelling. “Nucular” is still wrong though.
It seems Hans really has his ears on the ground when it comes to investment. He probably should read a bit further into the subject of Bitcoin before investing more money in it though. By the way, we’re accepting Bitcoin in our online shops! We only had one order paid that way so far, but, as Hans said, it is important to go with the times. I am pretty sure that cryptocurrencies are here to stay, and it feels exciting to witness their birth. It’s like being there at the beginning of the internet, although it is probably a long way before those things are as stable, easy to use and widely accepted as e.g. email.
Looks like Roost Air is late to the party! A lot of airlines have been operating as NPOs for many years now. Although, actually, I haven’t heard of many airline bankruptcies recently. Instead, I hear more and more horror stories about how airlines treat their employees though. The most ridiculous thing I heard was about something called “pay to fly”, meaning that some pilots pay the airline, instead of the other way round. Can any of you confirm this? Words fail me when trying to think of what to call that, if it is true.
In many organizations efficiency actually would be increased, if one was to conduct an experiment like this one here. The crucial point is to select the right participants. I work alone, so I can’t really relate, but I always hear stories from other people, about how suddenly work becomes easier, and everybody’s happier if a certain person doesn’t show up for work.
I think this applies to 95% of all jobs that can be considered “not so bad”. Of course, then there are also the jobs that fall into different categories, such as either “bad”, where you’re probably surveilled all the time, or it is immediately apparent if you’ve been slacking, or, on the other hand, “awesome”, where you don’t mind to be working at all, because it’s fun and/or challenging and fulfilling. So, which category does apply to your job?
Aah … accounting! Did you just read that “aah” as a relaxed sigh, or more as a nervous scream? The answer might tell us something about yourself. Not if you like accounting or not (because, let’s be serious, who does?), but if you are a cynic and can laugh at even the nastiest things that life can throw at you. I know I sometimes laugh like a mad scientist when I do my taxes! Mwha. Mwhahahah! MUHAHAHAHA!
And it looks like he just bought some 30 year old second hand chains on Craigslist and they came in a 60 year old box. Well, a penny saved is a penny earned!
Another example of how deep and philosophical musings are often started by chance or even mistake.
Hope you all had some enjoyable holidays and a great New Years Eve! Does anybody have any new years resolutions? I hope you’ll all continue put up with us throughout 2014! May it be a great year where all your wishes come true!
Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope you all are as lucky as Chuck and get many presents. Big, expensive presents. After all, that’s what Christmas is all about!
Just kidding. The older I get, the less I care about getting any presents at all. By now all I really want is to spend time with my loved ones and see people be happy. When I was a kid, I always heard grown ups express opinions like that, and it boggled my mind how somebody could say such a thing and keep a straight face.
I don’t know how many of you already know this, because I didn’t make a public announcement on this website or in our Facebook group, but 2013 was a very, very special year for my wife and me. Because, a few weeks back, our first child was born! Today, the three of us will drive out to my in-laws for the first time and will celebrate a very special Christmas this year.
I hope all of you out there will also be able to enjoy these holidays and have a great time with you family, friends, or whoever you spend them with!
Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? I haven’t. I’m stuck at home with this terrible cold that just won’t go away. Well, at least I know I’m not alone, since half the country seems to be sick. Hm, maybe next year, I’ll factor in the fact that I usually get sick around this time and really buy my Christmas presents in time!
To be fair, everybody embellishes things on his or her resume, right? Not me, of course. But this is mainly due to the fact that I don’t send out resumes because I am self employed.