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By Gedvondur (Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 12:40:53 PM EST) Hulver-Overlord, music, stupid, travel, write moar, sex with eggrolls (all tags)
Back to San Jose next week for three fun-filled days with the herps and derps in my office.


With our big re-organization in October, I got a new job and a new boss, neither of which fit me particularly well.  I am sticking with it because I think its bad policy for me to give up on a position this early in the game.  I'm just irritated that I got switched out of what I came to this company to do after only a year.  But I do have to admit, that was nobody's fault. Who could of predicted that the company would lay off for the second time in it's history and do a massive re-organization?

In regards to the ongoing SOPA controversy going on in Washington, I heard a quote (although I can't attribute it...too lazy) that said: "It's like we are going to operate on the Internet with no surgeons or doctors in the room."  That sums up quite nicely how silly SOPA and PIPA are.  DNS de-listing is like saying you can't get a phone call if your name isn't listed in the phone book.  Silly politicians.  Silly corporations and their slavish devotion to a dead business model.

Music companies, (record companies) are really a strange group.  They leave piles of money on the table, alienate their customers, and generally behave in a manner that is so clueless that I simply don't understand it.  I can get that perhaps Apple had to show them the way to sell music in the new digital economy.  Fine. But why haven't they replicated that for themselves?  Why do they continue to give Apple a big cut of the sales?  They could start their own thing, they could partner, heck, there are a lot of things they could do. But instead, they spend money and time alienating the public, who never has had a good opinion of record labels anyway.  So much money wasted that could have been theirs with just an ounce of reasonableness.  There must be a bunch of old men in a record company back room somewhere who are too proud and too angry to admit that they will never be able to go back to just selling CDs. The only other explanation is that they are brain damaged.  The only reasons I can see are stupidity or hubris.  I suspect the latter.

Anyway I expect you folks to get busy writing diaries.  When MY diaries, so sporadically produced are only separated by three others there is a problem. So here is the deal.  I will write more diaries, and so will you.  I am looking at you in specific, Hulver-Overlord. I know you are in the throws of business and happiness, but at least let us share in that vicariously.  We are going to have to send Herring around to make sure you aren't dead otherwise.

I've got Blues Traveller's "But Anyway" stuck in my head.  What is stuck in your head?
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I misread herps by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 04:17:02 PM EST
as herpes and wondered just what kind of office you worked in.


Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 04:27:16 PM EST
Well we DO network more than anybody....
"So I will be hitting the snatch hard, I think, tonight." - gzt
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