.. the war has begun

We all knew this was going to happen. Google finally came out and said it. FU Microsoft, we’re going to beat you. My take on it is that they’re going to be able to beat them. Microsoft has become that sleeping giant that IBM was back in the 1980s. I remember a quote from an IBM Executive when Bill Gates was negotiating his deal with DOS. It was something along the lines of “Well the money is in the hardware anyways.” Boy was he wrong. Whoops. Somehow I have a feeling that Bill will be quoted saying “Well the money…
Read more →

The Flix

I know it’s rather silly to make up your own words or phrases, but I increasingly find it necessary. As new products and services come out, it’s harder to keep track of all of them. So in an effort to make my life easier, I make up words or phrases for things. I have a few examples: It’s really cumbersome to say to someone “I’m going to put The Aviator on my Netflix Queue.” At least, for me it is. When someone asks me if I’ve seen a movie and I have it in my Netflix Queue, I’ll usually respond…
Read more →

Now that’s scary

True Story: Someone was in the application process to work for Google. After going many rounds and meeting with many people who adored this person, was eventually turned down. The reason was that a board of supervisors decided that the college GPA of applicants needed to be 3.50 overall. This particular applicant only had a measily 3.4. What a shame. Evil empire or pure genius? I’m leaning towards evil empire. I know that there are engineers in that place that never graduated from college. What GPA did they have exactly? A cough is heard the boardroom. To think I really…
Read more →

Anyways, the explanation

It seems everytime that I do any type of online journaling, I either get bored with it or make a mistake. I’ve promised myself that neither of these things is going to happen this time. Previous attempts were made going in with the best intentions. However, as history has shown, best intentions is not always the best course of action. Look at Brett from Pulp Fiction. I don’t want to end up like him. Ok, enough of the sarcasm. A few ground rules and statements for this blog: I am not going to talk about work. I can’t and I…
Read more →

1 4 5 6