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Posted: 12/21/2005 6:53:23 AM EDT
So I was giving a web presentation / demo on a unit testing tool that I wrote to some contractors that we hired to do some Oracle porting for us. The participants were here in VT, in Boston, and in India. I was demoing the tool by sharing my PCs screen while talking on the teleconference. I was about finished with the presentation when one of my coworkers popped an IM on my screen.



What are they asking for, blowjobs?



I was mortified and closed the IM window ASAP. The real problem is that the entire presentation was being recorded for training purposes.

So, let that be a lesson to you all: don't leave IM up when sharing your screen with people all over the world.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:54:35 AM EDT
Ouch. Anyway to edit that out?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:55:03 AM EDT
That's like the lesson I learned in the corporate world: "don't say fuck in a national conference call"


I work for my fucking self now.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:55:34 AM EDT
ROFLMAO!!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:56:13 AM EDT
Oh...man.......that sounds like something that would happen to me!

You poor bastard.....you have my sympathies...that seriously sucks!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:57:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:
Ouch. Anyway to edit that out?


I don't have access to the recording since I did not setup the conference...I'm hoping no one notices it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:00:20 AM EDT
A finance guy I know got off a video conference with his boss and exclaimed "That was fucking waste of time".

The video had closed down, but the audio didn't. He lost his job over that one.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:02:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:04:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic: I was mortified and closed the IM window ASAP. The real problem is that the entire presentation was being recorded for training purposes.
Alt-F4, Alt-F4, Alt-F4!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:07:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:
So I was giving a web presentation / demo on a unit testing tool that I wrote to some contractors that we hired to do some Oracle porting for us. The participants were here in VT, in Boston, and in India. I was demoing the tool by sharing my PCs screen while talking on the teleconference. I was about finished with the presentation when one of my coworkers popped an IM on my screen.



What are they asking for, blowjobs?



I was mortified and closed the IM window ASAP. The real problem is that the entire presentation was being recorded for training purposes.

So, let that be a lesson to you all: don't leave IM up when sharing your screen with people all over the world.



A lot people I know have a presentation login to their laptop or computer that is bare bones (no personal docs, pics, or programs) just so that they can avoid this sort of thing. For example, in XP people often go to recent files to bring something up and in the list if everything you recently opened (including those stuffed pooper pics).

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:16:19 AM EDT
I was giving a demo through a projector in front of about 50 people. I had to go to a URL, but fat-fingered it.

It took me to a porn site that had some chick with a dick in her mouth and her ass.

Talk about "oopsie"
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:25:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:26:46 AM EDT
all-time classic
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:27:37 AM EDT
This is why I use a secondary program. I use DeadAIM. Not AIM. It has tabbed windows, so IM's simply appear inside an already open IM window as a tab, and DO NOT pop up on the screen.

You can open one window, minimize it, and never have to worry about an IM popping up.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:30:41 AM EDT
I was forced to take some technology class... Much of it was Internet based and on the giant screens infront of class. All the friggin time porn pop-ups would pop up, it was sort of funny considering the instructor was a fairly old lady.

Not nearly as funny and the above though.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:32:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By COZ_45:
I worked with a guy that made that mistake.

He was giving a presentation at the monthly manager's meeting, and a popup from his wife says..

"The Job Offer just came in the mail honey!"

He had his sound turned up too...


No one missed it.


He no longer works here



Of course not, he got the job offer. DUH
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:45:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 7:46:11 AM EDT by pyro6988]
I am sorry but that is funny

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:53:59 AM EDT
Bwahahaha.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:59:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
I am sorry but that is funny




Sorry Cynic......I got to agree with this.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:04:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
I am sorry but that is funny




Sorry Cynic......I got to agree with this.




Me three....
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:13:28 AM EDT


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:24:14 AM EDT
Man I can only wish something funny like that would happen during some of those boring meetings I have to sit though.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:22:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
I am sorry but that is funny




Sorry Cynic......I got to agree with this.


I think it's funny too. The guy who sent the IM was sweating it all morning. Turns out that no one in the meeting saw it but me. They'll have a suprise when they play back the recording.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:57:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:05:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
This is why I use a secondary program. I use DeadAIM. Not AIM. It has tabbed windows, so IM's simply appear inside an already open IM window as a tab, and DO NOT pop up on the screen.

You can open one window, minimize it, and never have to worry about an IM popping up.


I don't know if this program does the same thing, but I have Gaim, which is AIM without all the BS. I wouldn't even dream of using any Instant Messenger at work.

BTW-That really sucks Cynic. I hope your employer noticed that.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:09:28 AM EDT
You think that's bad....my boss found my blog about work last week.

Her: "Um...I think you ought to take that down."

Me:""
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:20:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
I wouldn't even dream of using any Instant Messenger at work.


This is the corperate IM, not AIM.


Originally Posted By deej86:
BTW-That really sucks Cynic. I hope your employer noticed that.


Don't think anyone noticed. Besides, it is not my problem...I didn't send the IM.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:25:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCynic:

Originally Posted By deej86:
I wouldn't even dream of using any Instant Messenger at work.


This is the corperate IM, not AIM.


Originally Posted By deej86:
BTW-That really sucks Cynic. I hope your employer noticed that.


Don't think anyone noticed. Besides, it is not my problem...I didn't send the IM.


I see now. Nevertheless, they're misusing company IM.

And what I meant was I hope your employer noticed this d*ckhead sending the IM.
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