…to jump in on inter-Gormogon activities. However, Reader SO decided to test the waters so to speak regarding this post with the following:
I noticed that the attachment on the latest Interoffice Memo was in the Excel 97-2003 .xls format, rather than the newer .xlsx format. I’m sure this was simply an oversight caused by Excel 2007’s abominable habit of defaulting to compatibility mode. Unfortunately, most of the prettier colors available for use in highlighting certain species and their favorite feeding areas–for instance, American Alligators under the Tcho-Tcho Tourney Room–will not be saved when using compatibility mode.
Of course, such subtleties are probably of little interest to ‘Puter, so perhaps it’s all worked out for the best.
Your faithful minion,
Let me pull back the curtain just a bit (too much might burn your eyes). SO is partially correct that there is an issue with the file attachment but it’s not the one indicated. See, ‘Puter, short for Ghettoputer, kicks it old school style when it comes to his silicon-based computing platform (a/k/a computer). Good luck trying to get Excel 2007 to even load on his…ahem…”computer”. In fact, ‘Puter’s ‘puter barely loads a the ’97 format of the Excel 97-2003 format. No, what Mr. SO should have pointed out was the botched filename. It should have been: moatpop.xls – well within the DOS 8.3 file name restrictions.
We appreciate the mail, and daring to dive in on the internal memos is brave indeed. So, hopefully, this peek
under ‘Puter’s skirtsbehind the curtain will help educate SO and the rest of the minions. Thanks!
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.