Tipping Hooters Style

If you work at Hooters, you probably will be making a decent amount of tips depending on the attention you give to your customers. You probably will be able to get some more if you show that you care.

The last moment just before the tipping, you can remind your customer you care is when you present the bill. Here is a tip for all you hooter girls: make the customer feel special, and you can expect a nice fat tip on top of the overpriced burgers and chicken wings.

Now I need to find a good way I can expense this one…

Hooters-receipt

Halloween Seasonal Searches

Almost Halloween, so you can expect people to start to put up some of their decorations. I saw the following in a front garden, and thought it was funny.

Halloween grave

This year is our first year of Halloween in San Jose. No more celebration in the Castro in San Francisco, and probably a lot more kids at the door. Better go buy some candy, and order some decorations for Halloween or some Halloween costumes on eBay. 

Last week the keyword Halloween costume was ranked number 5 as most popular keyword, a 23% rise over the week before. Now I get it how people can make a huge profit from ranking high on the keyword Halloween Costumes.

Now you can even get a Barakula mask, which would be interesting to wear if you are going to a Halloween party where a lot of Democrats will be coming.

Barakula

What is interesting is that no big brands are ranking on the first page of Google on Halloween costumes. It’s only specialty sites focused on selling costumes that make up the top 10:

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5,000 Miles Journey of a Keyboard

A couple of weeks ago my buddy Joost de Valk tweeted the following message:

Ok who can tell me where I can get a DiNovo Edge Mac edition in Holland? It's frustrating to click Adwords ads and find just the pc edition.

I know how frustrating it can be, you want to have a new gadget but you are not able to get it in The Netherlands. So I tweeted:

@yoast you need me to buy it in the US, and deliver to the NL?

So started a short conversation how we would get the keyboard from A to B.

@TheNextCorner seems like that would be a good solution... Amazon doesn't ship it to Europe... When are you here next?

@yoast my wife is traveling next week on Monday. She would be able to mail it to you...

@TheNextCorner :D that'd make my day :) DM me your PayPal and tell me what it'll cost :)

And so started a 5,000 miles journey of a designer DiNovo Edge for Mac keyboard across the world.Keyboard-5000-mile-journey 001

Eventually, it was not my wife but one of my colleagues, Chae, who took the keyboard as hand luggage to The Netherlands.

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He gave it to Luke, another colleague at Marktplaats, who finally had a coffee with Joost to deliver the keyboard.

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The new set up of Joost looks really sweet. I’m looking forward to all the new plug ins for WordPress and the radio shows he will deliver through this new keyboard.

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The 5,000 miles journey of this keyboard would have never happened without Twitter. Maybe Joost and I would have talked over Skype or chatted through IM, or even over email and the subject would come up, but I highly doubt it.

Rolls Royce Barbeque DeLuxe

Now that is what I call a Super Deluxe Grill. It’s the Rolls Royce under the Barbeque.

Rolls Royce Barbeque

On any hot summer day, you don’t have to be scared all the BBQs in the park are occupied, just open up the hood of your Rolls Royce Ride, scrape off the flies, and start grilling…

Booth Babes Help In Getting Attention

Walking around here in the exposition hall on the A4Uexpo in Amsterdam, it is interesting how people try to get you into their booth. One way always works: having some sexy booth babes. Only nobody will remember what kind of product you are selling.

Still, it shows the 3 P’s of the Internet work, as this particular booth is for an online poker website. They also publish a calendar per year. I got myself a signed calendar!

Booth Babes

Booth Babes

Cloning already exists

So many people are afraid of cloning. If I see the little video below, I say, let it come…

If there is Live, the Dutch will find it…

Nothing else to say… speaks for itself.

Recession Bagels

It's Wednesday, Bagel Day! Happy Bagel Wednesday!

A couple of weeks ago, our company changed the bagel supplier. They changed from Noah's Bagels to some other bagel baker. And while the quantity increased, some people think the quality of the bagels is lower. I personally think it's still great we get bagels every Wednesday, which allows me to have a breakfast in the morning!

One comment we all had to laugh very hard about was that somebody called these Recession Bagels.

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Surf the Internet in 3D

Would you like to surf the Internet of 2020? Now you can!

Check this out:

3D Computer Setup

Original source: 3D-Stahl-Display

The system on the photos above is made with two 22'' flat screen displays providing 1680x1050 pixels of resolution. This self constructed and self made model is for sale in this auction only without screens. The special optical half mirror plane is new too.

How it works?

The 3d driver flipped in realtime the right image on the top display horizontal so that you see the correct back flipped image on the special coated 50% mirror.  On the back-screen you see the normal left image through the half mirror. Because of image separation via classical linear polarizing 3D technique you get an impressive perfect 3D image in your brain with fantastic Stereo3D quality !!!

For 1,777.- EUR this mounting could be yours!

Spaghetti with meatballs

This was sent to me and was worth posting here:

For 2 years a man was having an affair with an Italian woman.
One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant.

Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, He paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18.

She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born.
To keep it discrete, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write 'Spaghetti' on the back.
He would then arrange for the child support payments to begin.

One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife.
'Honey!,' she said, 'you received a very strange post card today.
'Oh, just give it to me and I'll explain it later,' he said . The wife obeyed and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted.

On the card was written:
Spaghetti,
Spaghetti,
Spaghetti,
Spaghetti,
Spaghetti.
Three with meatballs, two without..
Send extra sauce.

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Picture under creative common from Flickr:  benimoto