Feb 28, 2002
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Happy Birthday, Julianne!
Feb 27, 2002
In the boardroom...I'm sure this went on for a few hours and at the end the gentlemen with a few flapjacks short of a stack won out. I'm sorry Heather. Sadly, I don't know if this is the last we will hear of folks being let go because of the views expressed on their websites. In the meanwhile, I found Heather's Amazon Wishlist so you can send her a 'Sorry your company is so lame' gift or you can always send her some cash.
VP 1: Man, I can't believe it. What a great site. Clean design, insightful funny jibes at the company. Who would have thought she would have the time...
VP 2: (Cuts off VP1) Shut up! She made fun of me for saying 'productize our deliverables so that we can optimize our solution cycles' at the Christmas party. That's not funny. We really do need to do that... productize our solution... I mean deliver cycle... YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. We have to fire her!
VP 1: It's true though, that Asian database administrator always has his IM set to 'mad'. That pisses me off too.
VP 3: Gentlemen I think we are missing the point. We were hired to be the thinkers at this company and we can't have our employees running around willy nilly thinking other thoughts than 'company approved' thoughts. Blah, blah, blah...
VP 1: (Thinks to self) Man, this is like a 'Brave New World' I should really have finished that book in 10th grade college prep English. Maybe I would know how to handle this situation instead of acting like a neutered twit.
Feb 26, 2002
Rancher Guy: Uh, hi...Then he was gone in a whiff of smoke in his rusted pickup. Off to find the bull. On my street. Yep. I love this neighborhood.
Me: Hi, can I help you?
Rancher Guy: Yes, and I know this is gonna sound like a stupid question but... uh... have you seen a bull around here? One of mine got out last night. It's light brown, pretty big, kinda mean looking...?
Me: Uh, no but I'll keep an eye peeled.
Rancher Guy: Thanks anyway, here's my card. Page me if you do see him, thanks!
Feb 25, 2002
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Feb 19, 2002
Allison and I have registered. Shopped. Returned. Bought a station wagon. Shopped again. Gone to childbirth preparation classes. Visited the doctor, many times. Toured the hospital (it's only 15 minutes away if I drive 90!). Been to showers for Allison. Planned for her to stop work at the end of this month. Played classical music via headphones to the womb. All of this for a little tiny kid.
Whenever I think of any of this as hard work though, I am reminded, not by Allison, that I don't have to force the thing out of my uterus. I'm sure it's all worth it though. The baby is already hip to good music. Yesterday, in the car he/she kicked like wild for Beck and seems to be a Get Up Kids fan as well.
This is gonna be fun.
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Feb 18, 2002
Now that it's practically 1999 again, I am ready to meet with venture capital folks again. If you are a VC please give me a jingle. I won't even ask for anything north of $2M this time. I promise.
Feb 17, 2002
Feb 15, 2002
I wonder if any company can act like a bank without acting like a bank?
Feb 14, 2002
Feb 13, 2002
About Net Folders and Outlook 2002Anyone out there know of a workaround for this problem? I think Office 2004 will come with a swift kick in the teeth at no additional cost.
Microsoft Outlook 2002 discontinues support for Net Folders.
Net Folders are Outlook folders you could use in earlier versions of Outlook to automatically share information from your computer across the Internet. Information you placed in Net Folders in an earlier version of Outlook is still available to you, but not to any other user.