Introduction: How to Party at Instructables When the CEO Is Out of the Office

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Instructables CEO ewilhelm is in the office today so the Instructables development team decided to cut loose and party!

(Let us know if anything at the site got broken as a result of our messing around - we'll fix it!)

Step 1: Get Sauced Up

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The first step to a good party is to find something tasty to drink. We raided Tim Anderson's "wrong cabinet" and found our way into his home made batch of kombucha.

Interaction Engineers make excellent look-outs.

Step 2: Take the Party to the Server Room

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Once your all fired up on kombucha the next logical place to bring the party is right into the server room.

Find some stuff that looks important and unplug it!

We were first drawn to all the pretty CAT-5 cables coming in and out of our network hubs.

Then we found the really important stuff - local servers!

Step 3: Play Some Games

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Find some expensive looking electronics (in this case a few satellite TV boxes) and play leapfrog with them. Remember to hold onto a fist full of network cable that you stole from the server room in the previous step.

Two-person shopping cart races through the hallways is also an exciting addition to any office party.

Step 4: Surf the Web of Pleasure

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At Instructables HQ we obviously do a lot of work on the internet. Most of the time we spend online is therefore business related, but sometimes it's nice to just relax and browse the net for fun.

Step 5: Stop Anyone Still Trying to Work

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Find anyone who is still managing to work and STOP THEM!

Who knew there were so many uses for network cable?

Step 6: What Happens at the Party Stays at the Party...

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...Well, not when you work at Instructables where it's part of the job to post instructables about the things we do.

Office parties can be a gateway to office romance. Here randofo gets some action from the largest Insructables robot sticker ever!

Step 7: Dance Dance Dance

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What party is complete without dancing?

Large front desks are not only great places to spread out and work, but also make great places to do the can-can!

Step 8: Take a Nap in Something Complicated and Important

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As the party winds down your probably going to have a few people who need to rest. I can't really get good sleep unless I am passed out at the top of a one-of-a-kind electric harp made by Squid Labs.


ewilhelm (author)2007-05-04

I'm praying that my next stop has free wireless so I can check on the site, and this is what I find!?!? This is definitely going on everyone's performance review.

GorillazMiko (author)ewilhelm2008-01-27


Derin (author)GorillazMiko2009-07-23

The next IBLES hq fun activity features you.

duck-lemon (author)ewilhelm2008-03-25

Are you thinking what i'm thinking? (24 hour video surveillance with cameras mounted in the instructables robot stickers and life size models and pictures with laser security guarding the cucumbers!!)oh your not... Figures. I think i'll go eat a cucumber.

Warlrosity (author)duck-lemon2009-03-23

Have Fun

Derin (author)duck-lemon2008-10-17

we can add cages hung on an rope that fall when they mess with stuff and lights up a huge "THEY MESSED AROUND" sign at the front door

Derin (author)duck-lemon2008-09-28

it can also be lemon-duck

ewilhelm (author)ewilhelm2007-05-04

ps - FLAGGED!!

Berkin (author)ewilhelm2009-01-22

Can't the admin just usually delete anything he or she likes...? LOL

But, flagging works, too.

A good name (author)ewilhelm2008-04-27

Why would an admin need to flag something? Lollllll...

benthekahn (author)A good name2008-06-27

You thwarted his logic.

A good name (author)benthekahn2008-06-29

I know. I'm so skilled.

thermoelectric (author)ewilhelm2008-08-11

How did you post this comment then if you are going to wait until your NEXT stop?

rachel (author)ewilhelm2007-05-04

That's right - I can see them now: EVEN MORE BADASS THAN I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT We expect gold stars as well, and maybe a lollipop.

Derin (author)rachel2008-06-29

ahh i wished i was an intern!you get so much fun!

ewilhelm (author)rachel2007-05-04

Also, it's Friday. Why are none of you wearing ties!??!?!?!

thermoelectric (author)ewilhelm2008-06-26


Derin (author)ewilhelm2008-04-27

oh hi they messed wit ur stuff

xproplayer (author)ewilhelm2008-03-28

go fix the local severs we need instructables online!!!!

sharlston (author)2009-06-06

can people come and take a look around instructables hq?

jessyratfink (author)2008-10-07

This is kinda what we did every night when I was there. But without breaking the internets. And more movie watching.

I missed movie watching?! Which movies?

Billy introduced me to The Rock, starring Nicolas Cage. It was amazing! We also watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, Teeth, Gattaca, Idiocracy... I don't remember if that was it. :P

yokozuna (author)jessyratfink2009-04-30

Gattaca is one of my favorite movies. But then again, I have a lot of favorite movies.

thickneckarts (author)2009-03-19

bowmaster (author)2008-09-02

How do you serf the net after the server room stuff?

jenkat (author)2007-05-04

Nice! I've bubble wrapped/rolled a co-worker at work once. It's great fun doing it to those you don't like, cuz you can then ship them off!

Rishnai (author)jenkat2008-08-11

Bubble wrap and then a friendly roll down the stairs is fun, unless the stairs in your building are real pointy. My friend and I do that at his apt. building every time we get large amounts of bubble wrap. Even better, bubble wrap roll-racing!

nerfer192 (author)2008-01-09

oh man i wish i was part ofthe staff..... though id have to move to CA and im not old enough anyway.

Derin (author)nerfer1922008-06-29

me too

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-23

Every time Eric sees this Instructable, things happen at the Instructables HQ.

Bad things.

Derin (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-27


CameronSS (author)2007-05-08

Are the giant Robot stickers for sale? I want one!

noahw (author)CameronSS2007-05-08

I printed out just a few of the giant stickers to give away at Makers Faire in two weeks. We don't have any for sale right now, but I will definitely get in touch should we ever often them. Of course, if there was ever an instructable worthy of such a sticker, an instructable so giant, so sticky, so amazing that it just had to be rewarded with the worlds biggest robot sticker, how could we say no to printing one out and sending it to the author?

Lithium Rain (author)noahw2008-04-23

Oooooo...what would be worthy?

GorillazMiko (author)noahw2008-04-16

Ooooh.... do you guys still make more?

Jake Turner (author)2008-04-12

I'm gonna guess that's NoahW passed out "drunk" in the last picture- with a capped bottle in his hand.

heliosrising (author)Jake Turner2008-04-17

He was going to drink it, but then he passed out before he could find a bottle opener.

T3h_Muffinator (author)2007-05-04

YAY! I hope Eric's out for a day when I'm there!!

noahw (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-05-04

I'm sure Eric is bummed that we had fun while he was gone. He likes to tear things up just as much as we do. Fear not, we'll have lots of fun things to do this summer! ;)

T3h_Muffinator (author)noahw2007-05-04

By the way, I'm really loving the new layout! Thanks, Instructables Team!

Zorink (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-12-19

I envy you.

T3h_Muffinator (author)noahw2007-05-04

HAZAHH! I'm sure this summer will be fun, even without those extra-fun things to do!

Brennn10 (author)T3h_Muffinator2007-05-04

Josh, you are so lucky you get to go intern there! I'm jealous!

lug big lug (author)2007-11-25

you should of seen the party we did... the pres. and CEO were gone. the whole 10 story building was partying! we tied up over 30 people with networking cables, electrical cables and a whole bunch more things. me and 14 other people took turns watching for the bosses, but they never came =)

drummonkey92 (author)2007-11-02

'Instructables CEO ewilhelm is in the office today' don't you mean 'is not in the office today' also, this isn't even an instructable... more of a record of events! i'm not angry just very dissapointed that such mistakes were made by people who should be flawless leaders lol just kidding, this site is amazing

zachninme (author)2007-10-14

When did Eric get a hold of the cloning machine? I'm blaming Noah, for obvious reasons...

noahw (author)2007-06-18

That's a good point! Why isn't there an instructable on the electric harp? I wonder if it's inner workings are top secret....

zachninme (author)noahw2007-08-22

Does it even have inner workings?

(I know that this is an oldie, but this ible still makes me laugh :P)

qvan43 (author)2007-08-22

yeah ! That's true...Most of the people do that, even at work !?...:}}}

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