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

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

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

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

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

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...

...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

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

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.



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    63 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    18 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

    But, flagging works, too.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    can people come and take a look around instructables hq?