I am flying to Nashville, TN, USA today for GPUG Summit and the pre conference Dexterity and GP Power Tools training I am presenting. Here is something fun, but with a serious underlying message.
A few days ago, the company that 40 years ago invented the “hook and loop” fastening, Velcro, released a funny video begging people to stop calling the fastening “Velcro” regardless of who actually made it.
They are trying to address the issue where the name of one of the most popular brands for a product becomes synonymous with the product itself. This becomes a problem as it is difficult to maintain a trademark when everyone is misusing the brand name. There is a legal ruling about not being keep a trademark that has become part of the common language.
I am a great fan of James Veitch, you might remember his videos and presentations on how he deals with spam emails. There are not many people who can get email spammers and scammers to beg him to stop emailing them.
If you have not seen James in action, check out his YouTube Channel: James Veitch.
It has been a while since I posted a Friday Funny post or a puzzle for you to solve. So today this shall be rectified. Here is something to keep you entertained as I travel to Fargo, ND, USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.
The following Mathematical Challenge is one that is causing confusion all over the interwebs and is one which I believe can have two legitimate answers. However I would argue that only one of those two answers is actually correct.
This is from a little while ago (March 2016), but it is hilarious… especially if you enjoy cycling like I do.
Before you read any further, let’s start with a challenge: Grab a pen and a piece of paper and draw a men’s bicycle from memory, include as much detail as you can.
How did you go? Could your drawing actually work
My colleagues Steve Endow MVP from Precipio Services and Andrew Dean from Envisage Software have been busy creating a video about the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs and it is awesome.
It is a parody of Dire Straits – Money For Nothing and will surely spread around the interwebs like wildfire.
Continuing the James Veitch’s series on spam, here is his latest video. If you have not watched the previous videos, click on the links below:
Isn’t YouTube a wonderful time waster. I came across an awesome Star Wars fan film that I just had to share….
Star Wars: Downunder is a 30 minute Star Wars fan film which finally answers the age old question, that has confounded many a film buff before: What would happen if you crossed Star Wars with an Australian beer commercial.
Answer? Star Wars Downunder: an epic tale of the good, the bad and the thirsty. Directed by Michael Cox and written by Bryan Meakin and Michael Cox, Star Wars Downunder, is half an hour of action, special effects and lovable Aussie larakins