Archive for July 2006

Hello Kitty, goodbye money

July 31, 2006

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I need a new outlet and hopefully a job to go with it

July 31, 2006

My biggest weakness in life is that I can’t force myself not to care about something. If it’s an interpersonal relationship, I have to fire the person because I cannot be around them and watch them do stupid shit. If it’s a job-related rule, whether related to personal conduct or the way that something is done, it has to be black and white with me, and it has to always be done that way. Otherwise I just go insane.

I am working on something that has already been edited by someone else, but for various reasons it is going through the system again. The document is rife with the first person. What I mean is that the words “I” and “my” are all over the place. The company I work for does not use the first person as a matter of practice.

It doesn’t matter to me whether the first person is used. I use it all the time. See? I just did. And I just did again! And I just did again! At any rate, because the company says no first person in written research, that’s the credo I follow when I am editing stuff for that company. So when I see something that was done by another editor and it has these types of elementary oversights in it, I get livid. The whole point of having a rule about something is to follow it, is it not?

There’s plenty of stuff out there that has gray areas, and that’s fine. But if you’re going to take the trouble to polarize something, don’t let it be something ceremonial. To keep with the subtle analogy, yes, maybe I am about to start World War III at work. We’ll see.

Episode 10 is up

July 31, 2006

Any excuse to talk about Jack Morris, the winningest pitcher of the 1980s, is a good one, really. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIhBdr_qNwc.

Episode 9 is up

July 30, 2006

I will address YouTube’s audio/video shortcomings and talk about my latest poker escapades. See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvI0GaSdZXk.

Best name/city combination ever

July 29, 2006

I just sold something on eBay to someone with the last name Shovel. As if that weren’t good enough on its own, she lives in Flower Mound, Texas!

You can sort of tell…

July 29, 2006

So it seems that I have found the hole in Israel’s logic, but I need someone to clarify a few things for me first.

Okay, so the reason we have Israel is because the Jews say that they are from there and that it is their rightful place to be? Now wait a minute. We can generally tell where someone’s ancestors are from during the past few thousand years by the color of their skin. This has to do with the sun and the weather and stuff like that.

So if the Jews are saying that they belong there because their forefathers lived there, then why are they the only people within 1000 miles of there that are white? It seems to me that if Israelis really belonged there, they would be just as tan as the rest of the locals.

In reality, then, Israel is no different than the United States. It’s just another colony founded by rejected Europeans. No wonder the two nations seem so intertwined.

Anyway, the logic works, so that must mean my given facts must be wrong. Someone should correct me.

Episode 8 is up

July 29, 2006

The rare occasion of me talking shit is caught on camera. I mean, I never talk shit. Not me. Never. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jYX9NQX5XA.

Fine, I’ll go home

July 28, 2006

I know that you have to perform Web site maintenance sometime, but I don’t think Friday afternoon in Silicon Valley is the right time for it. Even we manage to get out on Saturday nights, but on Friday? A lot of us are still working or would at least be trying to. Bad call.

Show that you care… fuck your system administrator today

July 28, 2006

http://www.sysadminday.com

Damn commitments

July 28, 2006

It’s finally cool enough to work from home, but in the heat of the moment (literally), I committed to lunch today, so I am off to the office. Oh well. Next week, if I get my way, I won’t come in at all, and then I’ll really stick it to ’em. But who is this “them” that I am sticking it to? Still trying to figure that one out.