Category Archives: humor

Politically Correct Language: Courtesy or Weakness?

I’ve heard several politicians sneer recently that they were going to tell it like it is and not be concerned with politically correct language. Isn’t it funny how we come up with a label that spins an issue to suit … Continue reading

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Think About It: Hyperlinks

Originally posted on the Tembua website on April 10, 2010. Judging from the number of RFPs arriving, the economy is picking up. Our office has a specific procedure for producing the often complex packets of information that are requested. Each … Continue reading

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Website Security Requirements are Getting Out of Hand

Originally posted on the Tembua website on April 10, 2010. Am I the only one who thinks some security requirements are a bit much? My experience registering on a website: Enter your email address. (OK, no problem.) Create a password. … Continue reading

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The Savage Plant

Originally posted on Tembua’s website. Our former Marketing Coordinator holds a degree in horticulture and at one time ran a business that installed and cared for plantings in commercial settings. Plants wandered in and out of the office with her … Continue reading

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If You Want to Live… (Drawn from conversations in the last few months)

Originally posted on Tembua’s website. If you want to live… Don’t ask the barista to describe in detail every possible variation of the coffee drinks available at 6:30 on a Monday morning. The people behind you in line are already … Continue reading

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The Failed Marketing Device, or: If life gives you (floppy rubber) lemons…

Originally posted on Tembua’s website. Preparing to exhibit at a national conference later this spring, we ordered several small advertising giveaways. For years our signature item has been a coffee coaster with our logo and tag line, and people know … Continue reading

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The Horsefly and the Badminton Racket

Originally posted on the Tembua website. Our office is a serious workplace. Patents, discovery documents, contracts, pre-purchase financial instruments all require exact, precise translation and secure, confidential handling. Package inserts, instruction manuals, and help screens must be perfect. Translations are … Continue reading

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