Posts Tagged "emmis interactive"

Getting a Flu Shot, Fear of Needles

Last month, thanks to Alexandra and our company’s Wellness budget, we had someone come in to work and administer free flu shots. I’m pretty uncomfortable with needles (who isn’t), but decided I did want to get a flu shot this year.

When the nurse arrived, I was quick to jump in line first. I just wanted it over and done with. I think Jane and I both got our forms at the same time, but I ended up finishing first.

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Emmis Interactive: Test-A-Palooza

A week or two ago, I was added to a project that would later be called “Test-A-Palooza” (a name we voted on, collectively). We’re rolling out some new functionality and tools in our current sprint, and wanted to get more folks involved in the testing process. In particular, we’re adding in a newer version of Tiny MCE, so we wanted to make sure things were functioning as expected.

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Window Washers

A week or so ago, we had people going up and down the exterior of our building – washing the windows that line our floor (facing onto Jackson). I’m fascinated with the guys who do this sort of work, as it involves a lot of manual labor done at a fairly precarious height. As they were coming down, I opened up the blinds to get a better view. Though this wasn’t the first time I’ve seen them work, it’s still pretty mesmerizing.

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Halloween Costumes in the Office, 2011

We did end up having a few folks at the office dress up for Halloween, which was always a great thing to see. I was talking with AJ in the weeks leading up to Halloween, and was figuring it would just be the two of us in costume. When I arrived, I was happy to see a few more folks in costume:

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Goodbye, Darren

We learned last week that, sadly, Darren is going to be leaving our company to focus on his family. He’s been a key player for the last three and a half years, serving as our QA Manager – keeping our tools and our code in check, and helping oversee our sprint/deployment process.

On Friday, we had a series of events to celebrate his last day. There was a lunch at the Berghoff… and then later in the afternoon, there was a small gathering of folks in the kitchen.

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Helicopters in the Office

Last week, Chris C brought in two helicopters he had purchased on Amazon. They’re super lightweight, and can be charged up via USB (the one above is being charged up in his office).

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Mike Thinks He’s a Funny Guy

I came back to my desk last week to find my camera had been moved. When I went to check the photos on it… I saw that Mike had left me a little surprise for me to find. So, I figured it only made sense for me to return the favor, and to leave a little surprise on the blog…

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Goodbye, Brian

Last night, a few of us met up at Villain’s after work to meet up with Brian, and to wish him a fond farewell. He’s due to start a new life abroad, and will be attending the International Journalism MA program at City University London. On top of that, he’ll also be working on his Kickstarter-funded book, London and a…

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Emmis the Menace: Tournament, Game 1

Our company kickball team, Emmis the Menace, walking down the Jackson Tunnel to the Blue Line stop. Today, we entered the Tournament mode, where it’s single elimination – on loss, and you’re out of the bracket. Our opponents this time were Straight Kickin’ It (Game 2). They had beaten us 10-6 last time around, but we played them early on…

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RPS Battles, Continued

Our second Rock, Paper, Scissor tournament continued this past week… with a few folks returning to the office, after being out for vacation. Kashif had a slew of games to play, and matched up with Alexandra right near my desk. It was a very surreal Western movie-style battle, as I think Alexandra spotted Kashif from across the office… and they…

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Emmis the Menace: Game 7

We showed up to our last season game to find Skinner Park taken over with a lot of people. Near Left Center, there was a small hot dog stand that had set up shop. Near Right Field, there were a ton of people and kids more or less camped out. When I was in the outfield, I swear I was…

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