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Weekly Update for December 16

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Weekly Update for December 16

The intrepid staff at Weekly Update has been busy doing some investigative journalism (some might call it snooping) to prepare for this week’s edition.

The results are eye-opening and in some cases cringe-worthy. Anyway, I’ve decided to use the more mundane, and less offensive, pieces of information we’ve gathered to present our annual staff Christmas wish list.

Here it goes:

Ian Smith: A muzzle for Marty.

Marty: An Ian Smith piñata.

Steff: A one-way plane ticket to somewhere warm.

Keith: Beer flavoured…well, beer flavoured anything actually.

John: The perfect opportunity to reveal to the world that he is Banksy.

Jan: An alarm clock for Brandon.

Brandon: A later start to the work day.

Dave: More things to watch out the window.

Jean: Fewer volcanoes in Guatemala.

Nathan: A desktop water cooler.

Sandra: One-way glass for her office.

Ian T: A dog sled so he won’t ever have to walk to work.

Jim: A muzzle for Marty.

Kevin: More walking, less limping.

Michael: Race car pyjamas.

Rachael: Approval for her design of the Velsoft laser light show.

Mark: Les Nessman walls around his desk.

I could go on, but things get even weirder - right, Ian K?

As usual, all I want for Christmas is world peace, and perhaps a 1kg jar of crunchy peanut butter.

What’s In the Pipeline:

  • Dan is writing Visio 2016 Part 2.
  • Jan is working on elearning courses.
  • Kevin Henderson has just finished writing Safety Supervisor and is now researching Delivering Winning Webinars.
  • Ray is doing QA on eLearning courses.

Tech topics:

  • Added BCC field to the workflow email step.
  • Work is in progress on an improved tabled of contents.
  • Work is in progress on a page templating feature
  • Work is in progress on a clone page feature.

Course Count:

Here is the official count of courses for both courseware and eLearning, broken down by Computer and SoftSkills.

ComputerSoftSkillsTotal Courses
Courseware273152425
eLearning708152860

Did you know: Nova Scotia leads the world in exporting lobster, wild blueberries, and Christmas trees.

It is estimated that 400,000 people become sick each year from eating tainted Christmas leftovers.

Christmas trees are edible. Many parts of pines, spruces, and firs can be eaten. The needles are a good source of vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine cones, are also a good source of nutrition.

Frustrated at the lack of interest in his new toy invention, Charles Pajeau hired several midgets, dressed them in elf costumes, and had them play with "Tinker Toys" in a display window at a Chicago department store during the Christmas season in 1914. This publicity stunt made the construction toy an instant hit. A year later, over a million sets of Tinker Toys had been sold.

In Britain, the Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551, which has not yet been repealed, states that every citizen must attend a Christian church service on Christmas Day, and must not use any kind of vehicle to get to the service.

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