Saturday, December 31, 2005

I just got this bit of spam sent to me: "The Body Bouncer, taking the gravity out of sex!"

The diagrams are highly amusing, though probably not safe for work. I wonder at the mind(s) behind this sort of oddity.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Fifteen minutes

I am completely exhausted and am on the verge of burnout. I'm also very annoyed that I managed to send out exactly zero cards to people, but I might still do that -- they just won't be Christmas/Chanukah/Festivus cards.

Tamara and I have been in San Diego since Saturday night, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working. Quite the contrary; in fact, I got to participate in another all-night conference call on Monday night and have been answering e-mails and phone calls every day (yes, including Christmas).

I have been working ~100 hours/week for the last four weeks. If I were paid hourly, this would be great. Alas, my base salary covers all hours worked.

This is just nuts. I can't believe that I've only been at Amazon for four months and have already become so seemingly essential that people need to reach me 24x7.

Monday, December 5, 2005

Making a list, checking it twice...

If you've moved and haven't sent me your address (or I've never gotten your address) and you would like a card...

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Strange voicemail

I got this on my mobile's voicemail last week. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it -- it's a bunch of random sound snippets and some music. If anyone knows what the deal is with this, please let me know.

600k MP3 file, 5:03

Assuming the caller ID wasn't spoofed, it's from (571) 723-6732, which is in the DC area.

Thursday, December 1, 2005

I'm watching the snow fall over downtown Seattle from my seventh floor office window. The top of the Bank of America Tower (BoAT) down the street disappears in the clouds.

It's quite pretty, and I wish I had a camera.