Friday, May 26, 2006

I'm off to the Grand Canyon in a few hours. See everyone in 1½ weeks!

(Ugh... I have to catch the 5:20am ferry. At least it should be on time since it's the first run of the day -- most holiday weekend ferries have trouble keeping to the timetable.)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The folks over at Overheard in New York have a new, related site: Overheard in the Office.

Including gems like this:
Boss: Where the hell were you? I need to call someone.
Assistant: I was in the bathroom.
Boss: But I needed you.
Assistant: You told me to be more efficient, so when nature called, I answered on the first ring.

151 El Camino Drive
Beverly Hills, California

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Good or Evil?

I'm beginning to wonder if this being good thing is paying off. So I ask you:

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ah, sometimes I love the New York Times. Their review of the upcoming Da Vinci Code movie describes it as "Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling primer on how not to write an English sentence."

I couldn't have put it better myself.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The job interview from hell...

You sign in at reception for your interview. Before you get a chance to sit, someone comes by, mumbles your name, and asks you to follow him. The next thing you know, you're fitted with a microphone and are being interviewed on live TV about the Apple vs. Apple case.

Sounds like a bad dream. However, it happened to Guy Goma [WMV], a candidate for an IT job at the BBC.

The man they were supposed to be interviewing -- Guy Kewney, editor of -- was sitting in another reception area watching the interview, somewhat astonished.

I've been extremely busy. Recapping the last few weeks:

  • Tam and I went to Denver for her brother's wedding (29 Apr). Much fun was had seeing the extended family again, especially the younguns. My niece and nephews are growing by leaps and bounds...

  • We've also been getting ready for our rafting trip down the Grand Canyon with friends from college. Tamara leaves in a week (she's doing the two-week trip); I'll head down a week later (for the one-week portion) and meet them half-way.

  • Work's been insane, as usual. There's one guy on the current project (which I'm offloading today -- yay!) who has taken it upon himself to constantly refactor everyone else's code. This also means he's constantly introducing new bugs (as well as reintroducing bugs we've already fixed) during a period when this project is supposed to be stabilizing.

  • Today I've officially started working the Microsoft Project plan for the project I'm managing. Alas, does this mean I've entered the managerosphere?

  • Still trying to sell my house in Pittsburgh. The folks who originally put in an offer but then backed out have hired an attorney . So I get to deal with that now. I also just found out that the rains that have been hitting New England hard have started to make their way toward Pittsburgh and have caused a leak in the family room, and a tree has caused some damage to a fence. It never ends...

So nothing terribly exciting has been going on. Thanks to being an Amazon employee, I don't have much of a personal life...