“Out of Office”, add some quirkiness and a picture to it

We have seen the OOO (Out of Office) automated message and it will be more apparent as we head into the holiday season. These OOO, OOTO, OOF message are of often boring, straight forward, but why not breath some life into the OOF.

The “Center for Out of Office Excellence,” a cheery, not-so-serious site to help you create your own OOO (out-of-office) memes just in time for the holidays. Upload an image, choose a design type, revel in the joy of OOO and share it with your friends.

My Out of office might go something like this

I am will be on a mission from Dec 24 to Dec 25 and will be unable to address any work related emails. If you see me sneaking around your house in a red suit and a fake beard, go back to sleep!!

OOF message

Or for all those desert rats out there, here is an OOO for you.

Out of office

 

Back from a haitus

It’s been over a year since I worked on the site, and I am excited to be back. Besides coming back, I made a quick update to the look of the site and dropped the 2010 look. With the holiday season upon us and the year coming to a close, it might be a good time to think about next year’s resolution. Don’t think I need to hit the gym any further as I am 130lbs with my wet clothes on, so I will have to think about it further.

Within the last 11.5 months, I have to count my blessing for my health, family, exciting career and travel adventures. At work, I have seen lots of great initiatives and team growth, not to mention Microsoft making great strides. Guess I have to think long and hard for the next couple of week and come up with an actionable list.

 

p.s. – It’s interesting to see a potential presidential candidate that is looking to build a boarder to keep out the Mexicans, and to “bar all Muslims from entering the United States” a few days ago. Fear of the unknown, and the determination to dominate TV time is a dangerous combination.

Celebrating our best friend – Fluffy (1999 – 2014)

Today, our “special kitty” left us for a better place after spending 15 awesome years with us. My friend, my family member, my Fifi – you will be greatly missed by your family.

You graced your presence before us when you were a kitten by adopting us, and we clearly remember how frighten you were when hid under the dishwasher – but you came out because of a rolling ping pong ball that you were curious about.

We will miss waking up with you sleeping above our head, or snuggling between our arm and chest. And the morning presence as you lay on our chest and start purring. We will miss the hide-and-chase game around the house, or the cat fight which you will come out ahead. We will miss those big round eyes, and the chubby little paws – which you will sometimes put in our mouth to wake us up.

We survived three hurricanes together, and you have travelled to more states that most cats in their 9 life time as you accompanied us through our journey. We will greatly miss you and cherish the memories we had together.

Our story began in 1999, when you adopted us and we were never cat lovers – but could not say no that cute face with round marble eyes. My girlfriend at that time walked over 3 miles to buy some cat Special Kitty cat food, and a cat food-water bowl… …as you put on a valiant fight for the last few days, we end this chapter by saying Goodbye and until we meet again my ol friend.

 

Fluffy, 'Pretty-in-white' close up - May 13 2008
Fluffy, ‘Pretty-in-white’ close up – May 13 2008

 

"Showing you my cute paw" as he was sleeping next to me - Feb 1, 2009
“Showing you my cute paw” as he was sleeping next to me – Feb 1, 2009

 

Just rolling around and being comfortable - Aug 24 2008
Just rolling around and being comfortable – Aug 24 2008

 

Fluffy after a shave Jun 5 2008
Fluffy after a shave Jun 5 2008

 

Fluffy all dolled up - June 30, 2008. Both of them are the love of my life
Fluffy all dolled up – June 30, 2008. Both of them are the love of my life

Although most people will say that he is a cat, but he will always be in our family and always loved.

-Seoh, Mia, Eric

 

 

Google will use you / your picture, unless you Opt out of Shared Endorsement

Google updated their privacy policy once again, and like Facebook – they got lots of chatter and flack. Through Google Plus, Google will take your reviews you have left for products and/or places and display it on search results. Your Profile name and photo might appear in Ads via Shared Endorsement.

So if you are not a big fan of being monetized without getting a royalty – here is what you needs to do.

Number icon Google’s new Policy
Pull up the policy here
Number icon Read n Opt Out
Scroll all the way and uncheck, then click SAVE.

google-plus-endorsement-page

Microsoft Surface 2 lands with Delta Pilots as Delta purchase 11,000 Surface tablets

Delta Airlines to use Surface 2
Delta Airlines to use Surface 2 and go paper-free by 2014

Microsoft is celebrating another win for its mobile devices. Delta Airlines announced that it is equipping its 11,000 pilots with Surface 2 tablets to replace the traditional paper document flight bags. Starting with Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft, pilots on 700 planes will leave behind their 35-pound flight kit in favor of the second generation of Microsoft’s tablet product. The move to tablets will help the airline save on fuel costs, as well as cut carbon emissions by 26 million pounds, according to the airline. Delta also said that all cockpits will be paper-free by the end of 2014.

Microsoft Press Release:

“The Surface 2 will run on the Windows RT 8.1 platform and provide flight crews real-time access to essential tools and the most up-to-date flight-related resources including key charts, reference documents and checklists while saving the airline $13 million per year in fuel and associated costs.”

According to some unconfirmed sources, Apple’s iPad was being considered as a solution but Delta picked the Surface 2 ultimately.

Microsoft Surface 2
Microsoft Surface 2