New office

October 21, 2002 at 11:20 pm | blabbing.

Got the new office space up on running this weekend after some hassle with the network router… “IP we don’t need no stinkin IP”. Now all we have to do is wait for PacBell to get there shit together and switch over our phones…. Many thanks to the extra sets of hands involved including my girl alanna. Maybe now I can get my head far enough out of my ass to return phone calls and open the mail.

Marketecture

October 17, 2002 at 10:27 pm | blabbing.

The word of the day to describe Microsoft’s new .NET

Great quotes and other stuff of the day

October 10, 2002 at 8:43 pm | blabbing.

Never argue with an idiot, they’ll only drag you down to their level then beat you by experience. (Not sure who actually said this, though everybody uses it. Sounds like Groucho Marx to me.)

RIAA’s obligitary business plan post:
1.Screw customers
2.Screw now former-customers
3.Censor the internet
4.???
5.Profit!

We live in a world where lemonade is artificial and soap has real lemon.

Several pigeons were put into identical boxes that would spit out a food pellet once every minute. Within a few minutes one pigeon was hopping up and down constantly, the second was continually spinning, and another wouldn’t stop bobbing his head… It turns out tha t they were assuming that whatever action they were doing when the food first was dispensed was causing the food to be released, so they would continue to do it indefinitely to keep the food coming! If A is happening, then it MUST be a result of B. Hmmm, sound familiar?

Great Weekend

October 7, 2002 at 11:54 pm | blabbing.

Great weekend where Alanna and I looked at Subaru Outback sports. No heavy sales pitches and car crap, it was nice we got to drive it and see what we are missing. Turns out my friend Bob was out buying a Subaru Legacy in Oakland on the same day.

Other things that I did this weekend would be:

  • Strickly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park.
  • Saw old friend from years ago Sonja for the 4 time in like a 2 weeks.
  • Went to Lowes and got some tools and stuff and almost got in a crazy road rage thing with some weirdo people in a Jeep Cherokee.
  • Had a nice hotdog cookout to enjoy the weather.
  • Watched “Signs” for the first time. (OK movie, but the Dolby sound kept cutting in and out)

Great Article about uniforms and the american workplace

October 5, 2002 at 12:00 pm | blabbing.

“There are two things going on here. Companies make the uniform ‘not a uniform’ by making it look casual. And then they nullify the casual aspect of it by putting people in something that advertises who they work for.”

“Historically, uniform-wearing workers of low status were not considered valuable advertising tools for their employers, but that has changed in recent years. The rise of the “corporate casual” uniform reflects the way we think about class today. The chasm between rich and poor is wider than ever; but our work uniforms seem to reassure us that, dressed a certain way, we can all pass as middle class. And selling the middle class to the middle class is what corporate culture is all about.”

By Carina Chocano