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Beloved British nerd comedy The IT Crowd is at long last coming back for its finale special. Creator Graham Lineham announced at a conference in Germany yesterday that this 40-minute episode — which he’s been talking about for years — will start shooting in a few weeks. According to Bleeding Cool, stars Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry will all be back, and most of the delay can be chalked up to their variously busy schedules. Remember, if you have an emergency, go ahead and call 0-118-999-88-199-9119-725 … 3.
Moss, Jen and Roy are coming back for a finale, but in the meantime let them help with your 9-5.
How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By “The IT Crowd”
1. Work is repetitive, and dull, but with a little thought, it doesn’t have to be.




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2. Personalize your space.



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3. A dance break will do wonders for your morale.



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4. Be focused. Don’t let idle chit chat distract you.



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5. Accept that you won’t get on with everyone.



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6. Know how to negotiate.



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7. Always strive for the superlative.



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8. Give praise where praise is due.



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9. When hosting events with colleagues, be prepared in advance.





(via How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By “The IT Crowd”)

Beloved British nerd comedy The IT Crowd is at long last coming back for its finale special. Creator Graham Lineham announced at a conference in Germany yesterday that this 40-minute episode — which he’s been talking about for years — will start shooting in a few weeks. According to Bleeding Cool, stars Richard Ayoade, Chris O’Dowd, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry will all be back, and most of the delay can be chalked up to their variously busy schedules. Remember, if you have an emergency, go ahead and call 0-118-999-88-199-9119-725 … 3.

Moss, Jen and Roy are coming back for a finale, but in the meantime let them help with your 9-5.

How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By “The IT Crowd”

1. Work is repetitive, and dull, but with a little thought, it doesn’t have to be.

How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By "The IT Crowd"
Source: Tumblr.com

2. Personalize your space.

Personalize your space.
Source: turnlol.com

3. A dance break will do wonders for your morale.

How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By "The IT Crowd"
Source: Tumblr.com

4. Be focused. Don’t let idle chit chat distract you.

How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By "The IT Crowd"
Source: Tumblr.com

5. Accept that you won’t get on with everyone.

How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By "The IT Crowd"
Source: Tumblr.com

6. Know how to negotiate.

Know how to negotiate.
Source: Tumblr.com

7. Always strive for the superlative.

Always strive for the superlative.
Source: Tumblr.com

8. Give praise where praise is due.

How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By "The IT Crowd"
Source: Tumblr.com

9. When hosting events with colleagues, be prepared in advance.

When hosting events with colleagues, be prepared in advance.

(via How To Get Through Your Work Day, As Told By “The IT Crowd”)

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, L.A. Noire, Portal 2, and Batman: Arkham City.
Continue on below to check out the recipes for each of these wild creations, as well as images of what they should look like!
 

ELDERFLOWER SCROLLS: SKYYRUM

A sweet yet heroic epic, pairing elderflower presse with spiced rum to cast an exotic spell over your taste buds.

What you’ll need:– Skyy vanilla vodka– Sparkling elderflower presse– Spiced rum (Sailor Jerry)– Orange peel
We’ve based this whole drink entirely around a series of highly amusing Skyrim puns – but luckily, it’s also delicious.
First, create a sugared rim by dipping your high ball glass into the vanilla vodka, and then into a plate of sugar. Now put ice into the glass and pour in 175ml of the presse down the side (the inside, of course). Add a measure of spiced rum on top of that, and garnish with an orange peel dragon’s tongue.


UNCHARTED 3: DRINKS DECEPTION

Seeking adventure? Ignite this Goldschlager and overproof rum depth charge then plunge it into a ginger beer ocean.

What you’ll need:– Ginger beer (You could use Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer if you fancy more of a kick)– Goldschlager– Overproof rum (“we use Wray and Nephew,” says James)– Cinnamon– A box of matches
Like the Uncharted games, this drink is one big action set-piece.
Grab a highball glass and rub lime juice around the rim before dunking it onto a plate of sugar, then pour in 175ml ginger beer. Next, get a shot glass and pour in 10ml of Goldschlager, followed by 15ml of overproof rum, poured over the back of a spoon. You can now carefully light the shot and sprinkle cinnamon over the top from about 40cms to get an impressive flame. Then blow it out and drop the shot glass into the ginger beer.


THE MODERN WARFARE FRAG GRENADE

Earn maximum experience points by priming and consuming this explosive concoction.

What you’ll need:– Limoncello– Crème de Menth– Jagermeister– Baileys– Energy drink– Black vodka
Not so much a cocktail as a military exercise, this mission features two shooters colliding in an energy drink combat zone.
Start by making a Soap MacTavish – get a shot glass and pour in limoncello, then Crème de menth. Now concoct a “Jagernaut”, which is Jagermeister, then Baileys in another shot glass. Now get a half-pint glass and fix a “Makarov” – pour in your energy drink of choice, plus a shot of Black vodka. Now, wedge your two shooters in the mouth of the half-pint glass.
Your first step is to pull the pin on the Soap Mactavish, by carefully yanking the glass free and downing the shooter. This will of course, result in your Jagernaut depth charging into the Makarov – now drink the resulting combination. That’s right, it’s the ultimate shooter-’em-up.


L.A. NOIRE: TRUTH, LIE, STOUT

Solve the case of the Black Russian by interrogating this tasty mix of Kahlua, vodka and Guinness.

What you’ll need:– Kahlua– Vodka– Guinness (“We use the bottles of Guiness original,” says James)
To reflect Rockstar’s stylish noir thriller, we wanted a sophisticated, smooth drink with a classic feel, and an edge of darkness about it.
Truth, Lie, Stout – based around the three responses that lead character Cole Phelps can make during interrogation sequences – is the result. Take your choice of glass and start with 25ml measures of Vodka and Kahlua, then top up with Guinness. “You should stir before drinking to move the booze around,” adds James.


THE PORTAL TWO

The finest beverage breakthroughs from the Aperture alcohol research labs. Drink them in the name of science. You monster.

What you’ll need:– Blue Curacao– Vodka– Lemonade– Cointreau– Rum– Orangina– Small tumblers
This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game.
For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in.
“You can mix the portals together if you like,” says James. “It’s a very orangey flavour, which we thought tied in with The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.”


BATMAN: ARKHAM PARTY
The caped crusader better have some paracetamol in that utility belt – this isn’t so much a cocktail as a super villain fist fight.

What you’ll need:– Midori– Vodka– Crushed ice– Blue Curacao– Sambuca– Cranberry juice– Rum– Popping candy– Fresh Mint– Sugar syrup– Blackcurrant coulis (you can buy this in bottles or jars if you don’t want to make your own)– Champagne
This shot set sees some of Gotham’s most dastardly villains taking on the Dark Knight.
For The Riddler, pour 20ml of Midori down the inside of glass, then add 5ml of vodka over a spoon. For a Mr Freeze, crush some ice and pour it into your shot glass, followed by 10ml of Blue Curacao and 10ml of Sambuca. Your Joker is made from 15ml Blue Curacao, cranberry juice and rum with a topping of popping candy (“You’ll need to stir it up with a straw to get the colour,” says James). Then we have a Poison Ivy, grown from 15ml of rum, a fresh mint leaf (or a dash crème de menth if you prefer) and sugar syrup.
Finally, create your Batman/Bruce Wayne shooter with 5ml of blackcurrant coulis and champagne. Now let the flavour battle commence!

(via 6 Must-See (And Drink) Cocktails Inspired By 2011′s Top Video Games | Geeks of Doom)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,Uncharted 3: Drake’s DeceptionCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3L.A. NoirePortal 2, and Batman: Arkham City.

Continue on below to check out the recipes for each of these wild creations, as well as images of what they should look like!

 

ELDERFLOWER SCROLLS: SKYYRUM

Skyrim Cocktail

A sweet yet heroic epic, pairing elderflower presse with spiced rum to cast an exotic spell over your taste buds.

What you’ll need:
– Skyy vanilla vodka
– Sparkling elderflower presse
– Spiced rum (Sailor Jerry)
– Orange peel

We’ve based this whole drink entirely around a series of highly amusing Skyrim puns – but luckily, it’s also delicious.

First, create a sugared rim by dipping your high ball glass into the vanilla vodka, and then into a plate of sugar. Now put ice into the glass and pour in 175ml of the presse down the side (the inside, of course). Add a measure of spiced rum on top of that, and garnish with an orange peel dragon’s tongue.

UNCHARTED 3: DRINKS DECEPTION

Uncharted 3 Cocktail

Seeking adventure? Ignite this Goldschlager and overproof rum depth charge then plunge it into a ginger beer ocean.

What you’ll need:
– Ginger beer (You could use Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer if you fancy more of a kick)
– Goldschlager
– Overproof rum (“we use Wray and Nephew,” says James)
– Cinnamon
– A box of matches

Like the Uncharted games, this drink is one big action set-piece.

Grab a highball glass and rub lime juice around the rim before dunking it onto a plate of sugar, then pour in 175ml ginger beer. Next, get a shot glass and pour in 10ml of Goldschlager, followed by 15ml of overproof rum, poured over the back of a spoon. You can now carefully light the shot and sprinkle cinnamon over the top from about 40cms to get an impressive flame. Then blow it out and drop the shot glass into the ginger beer.

THE MODERN WARFARE FRAG GRENADE

Modern Warfare Cocktail

Earn maximum experience points by priming and consuming this explosive concoction.

What you’ll need:
– Limoncello
– Crème de Menth
– Jagermeister
– Baileys
– Energy drink
– Black vodka

Not so much a cocktail as a military exercise, this mission features two shooters colliding in an energy drink combat zone.

Start by making a Soap MacTavish – get a shot glass and pour in limoncello, then Crème de menth. Now concoct a “Jagernaut”, which is Jagermeister, then Baileys in another shot glass. Now get a half-pint glass and fix a “Makarov” – pour in your energy drink of choice, plus a shot of Black vodka. Now, wedge your two shooters in the mouth of the half-pint glass.

Your first step is to pull the pin on the Soap Mactavish, by carefully yanking the glass free and downing the shooter. This will of course, result in your Jagernaut depth charging into the Makarov – now drink the resulting combination. That’s right, it’s the ultimate shooter-’em-up.

L.A. NOIRE: TRUTH, LIE, STOUT

L.A. Noire Cocktail

Solve the case of the Black Russian by interrogating this tasty mix of Kahlua, vodka and Guinness.

What you’ll need:
– Kahlua
– Vodka
– Guinness (“We use the bottles of Guiness original,” says James)

To reflect Rockstar’s stylish noir thriller, we wanted a sophisticated, smooth drink with a classic feel, and an edge of darkness about it.

Truth, Lie, Stout – based around the three responses that lead character Cole Phelps can make during interrogation sequences – is the result. Take your choice of glass and start with 25ml measures of Vodka and Kahlua, then top up with Guinness. “You should stir before drinking to move the booze around,” adds James.

THE PORTAL TWO

Portal Cocktail

The finest beverage breakthroughs from the Aperture alcohol research labs. Drink them in the name of science. You monster.

What you’ll need:
– Blue Curacao
– Vodka
– Lemonade
– Cointreau
– Rum
– Orangina
– Small tumblers

This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game.

For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in.

“You can mix the portals together if you like,” says James. “It’s a very orangey flavour, which we thought tied in with The Orange Box, the compilation in which the original Portal appeared.”

BATMAN: ARKHAM PARTY
Arkham City Cocktail

The caped crusader better have some paracetamol in that utility belt – this isn’t so much a cocktail as a super villain fist fight.

What you’ll need:
– Midori
– Vodka
– Crushed ice
– Blue Curacao
– Sambuca
– Cranberry juice
– Rum
– Popping candy
– Fresh Mint
– Sugar syrup
– Blackcurrant coulis (you can buy this in bottles or jars if you don’t want to make your own)
– Champagne

This shot set sees some of Gotham’s most dastardly villains taking on the Dark Knight.

For The Riddler, pour 20ml of Midori down the inside of glass, then add 5ml of vodka over a spoon. For a Mr Freeze, crush some ice and pour it into your shot glass, followed by 10ml of Blue Curacao and 10ml of Sambuca. Your Joker is made from 15ml Blue Curacao, cranberry juice and rum with a topping of popping candy (“You’ll need to stir it up with a straw to get the colour,” says James). Then we have a Poison Ivy, grown from 15ml of rum, a fresh mint leaf (or a dash crème de menth if you prefer) and sugar syrup.

Finally, create your Batman/Bruce Wayne shooter with 5ml of blackcurrant coulis and champagne. Now let the flavour battle commence!

(via 6 Must-See (And Drink) Cocktails Inspired By 2011′s Top Video Games | Geeks of Doom)

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RocketHub: Working Jedi Holocron
RocketHub is a place where people can go and ask for donations for things ranging from programs to crazy devices. Sometimes the projects are bunks and others are unquie and creative. One such creative project is one by Rob Petkau, who is asking for donations to create a working Jedi Holocron. The Holocrons from the Star Wars universe are devices which hold vast amounts of information ranging from libraries to blueprints to spaceships, but in this case, Petaku has created a working 16GB portable hard drive in the shape of a Sith Holocron which you can purchase from his website Genesis Custom Sabers.

What Petkau is asking for donations now is to create one in the shape of a Jedi Holocron. The difference being that a Sith Holocron (as shown in the picture) is in a triangle shape where as a Jedi Holocron is in the shape of a square. Currently Petkau is asking for $9000 in donations to create 100 working Jedi Holocrons which would cover the costs of the parts.
What is cool about this is not only can you look like a true Star Wars fan by having a Holocron portable hard drive, but they are not cheaply made Holocrons either. All Holocrons are made from anodized aluminum parts are precisely machined to securely hold the acrylic crystal pyramid. The pyramid functions as a prism, refracting light in interesting ways. Depending on your viewing angle you can see into the heart of the Holocron mechanism. Best of all, when the USB connection is active, the heard of the Holocron glows, as if coming to life!
The Jedi Holocrons would glow blue, while the Sith glows red. Currently you can purchase the Sith Holocrons for $260 which I presume will be the same price for the Jedi Holocrons as well.
Jedi Holocron Donation PageSith Holocron Information



 






Read more: http://www.tekgoblin.com/2012/01/19/rockethub-working-jedi-holocron/#ixzz1k1tiTN31

RocketHub: Working Jedi Holocron

RocketHub is a place where people can go and ask for donations for things ranging from programs to crazy devices. Sometimes the projects are bunks and others are unquie and creative. One such creative project is one by Rob Petkau, who is asking for donations to create a working Jedi Holocron. The Holocrons from the Star Wars universe are devices which hold vast amounts of information ranging from libraries to blueprints to spaceships, but in this case, Petaku has created a working 16GB portable hard drive in the shape of a Sith Holocron which you can purchase from his website Genesis Custom Sabers.

JediHolocron2 300x225 RocketHub: Working Jedi Holocron

What Petkau is asking for donations now is to create one in the shape of a Jedi Holocron. The difference being that a Sith Holocron (as shown in the picture) is in a triangle shape where as a Jedi Holocron is in the shape of a square. Currently Petkau is asking for $9000 in donations to create 100 working Jedi Holocrons which would cover the costs of the parts.

What is cool about this is not only can you look like a true Star Wars fan by having a Holocron portable hard drive, but they are not cheaply made Holocrons either. All Holocrons are made from anodized aluminum parts are precisely machined to securely hold the acrylic crystal pyramid. The pyramid functions as a prism, refracting light in interesting ways. Depending on your viewing angle you can see into the heart of the Holocron mechanism. Best of all, when the USB connection is active, the heard of the Holocron glows, as if coming to life!

The Jedi Holocrons would glow blue, while the Sith glows red. Currently you can purchase the Sith Holocrons for $260 which I presume will be the same price for the Jedi Holocrons as well.

Jedi Holocron Donation Page
Sith Holocron Information

 



Read more: http://www.tekgoblin.com/2012/01/19/rockethub-working-jedi-holocron/#ixzz1k1tiTN31