Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Like high-pitched death knells

Once again, the microwave in the office breakroom sits empty, with three seconds left on its cooking timer. I have noticed this phenomenon no less than ten times since I started here. Clearly, somebody here has a phobia of the microwave's finishing three beeps.

7 Talked Back:

At November 23, 2005 at 11:39:00 AM CST, Blogger kristen said...

or else they don't have enough patience to wait those last 3 seconds before they starve to death without their special nuke-em meal!

 

At November 23, 2005 at 12:10:00 PM CST, Blogger kristen said...

oooh oooh i see the banner on the top of the window for the first time ever! it's the kitty! hooray! ps. i like your fancy buttons too.

 

At November 23, 2005 at 12:24:00 PM CST, Blogger historymike said...

Yes, what a lazy habit.

If they have this 3-beep phobia, at least they could be kind and hit the CLEAR button.

 

At November 23, 2005 at 12:29:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

I went back later in the day and the same microwave had 49 seconds left on it. Talk about cautious!

 

At November 23, 2005 at 12:37:00 PM CST, Blogger Scott said...

Stan, how did you make those "buttons"?

 

At November 23, 2005 at 2:08:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

I looked for another button that looked like it, that was 80 x 15 pixels, and saved the image to disk (right clicking on it). Then I opened it up in MS Paint and tweaked it around a bit. It's really really basic, low-resolution work that pretty much anyone can do.

Then I uploaded the image to flickr.com, where it gave my a permanent link to the image that I can use elsewhere, like in the links list.

 

At November 23, 2005 at 2:09:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

I used MS Paint because that's all the computer at work has available. It's all you need anyway.

 

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