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Project Management

  • May 29, 2012

Three men were working together on a project: a hardware engineer, a software engineer, and the project manager.  About mid-week they decided to relieve some stress by walking the beach during lunch. As they walked, they came upon an ornate lamp that looked like it came right out of an Arabian Nights tale.  As one of them rubbed the lamp, the hoped-for genie appeared! "Ho! Normally I would grant you three wishes but, since there are three of you, I will grant you each one wish." The hardware engineer went first. "I would like to spend the rest of my life living in a huge house in St. Thomas...

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Fractions Are a Lost Art

  • May 21, 2012

Another gem courtesy of mom.... A farmer passed away and left 17 mules to his three sons. The instructions left in the will said that the oldest boy was to get one-half, the second eldest one-third, and the youngest one-ninth. The three sons, recognizing the difficulty of dividing 17 mules into these fractions, began to argue. Their uncle heard about the argument, hitched up his mule, and drove out to settle the matter. He added his mule to the 17, making 18. The eldest son therefore got one-half or nine, the second got one-third or six, and the youngest got one-ninth or two. Adding up 9, 6, and 2 equals...

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