Swimming with the Razorfishes

Thursday, September 22, 2005

I'm playing with AOL's AOL Radio software. The music is a little heavily compressed, but otherwise pretty interesting. I just listened to the all-Ozzy all the time channel. Now I'm on the Doors channel. I think Al Green is next.

Ha! That little Tourette's rapping kid is in a new movie.

There is some shitstain who has somehow hooked into one of the weblog pinging services, posting a spam reply whenever it sees a new post in the weblog. I'm not sure if it is coming from blo.gs, technorati.com, weblogs.com, or blogspot.com, but it sure is annoying.

Where the hell did Flickr go?


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Some Thursday Randomness

Me stepping into the elevator...
Woman: HBO, huh?
Me: Yes. HBO.
Woman: You guys are too expensive.

Me walking down 42nd Street...
Homeless guy, looking me directly in the eyes: Starbucks!

Interviewing tip:

Say your resume lists your past employment chronologically, job 3, job 2, job 1, most recent first.

And, understandably, if you are a software developer, particularly a contractor, jobs can be somewhat similar. That makes sense.

But for the love of God, don't just copy / paste the same bullet points to all three jobs.

Dell's DJ Ditty. They should just stop trying to design things. It just makes them look like a bunch of 30 year-old, geeky virgins.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Fashion Week
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Good bye summer. I celebrate your passing.
Take your heat and sun. Take your humid air. Go in peace.
I welcome autumn. Its changing leaves. Its chill. Itchy sweaters and apples.
I'll see you soon enough. Let me enjoy this time.

I'm watching the new series E-Ring. Wow. Bad writing. It is as if the writers had to meet a certain level of cliché.

I just booked a flight. I'm taking Air France to Bologna, Italy on 11/17. Perhaps I will tour the Ducati factory and bring home something special.

I'm you will be in the area, do say hello.

Monday, September 19, 2005


The Claw
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Abstract Monday.

Wahington Post: A state judge Monday sentenced former Tyco International executives L. Dennis Kozlowski and Mark H. Swartz to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison. ordered Kozlowski to pay a $70 million fine and Swartz to pay a $35 million fine. [State Supreme Court Judge Michael Obus] ordered both men to pay a combined $134.4 million in restitution of illegal bonuses back to Tyco.

Given that Kozlowski known net worth is near half a billion dollars, and that he has surely hidden God knows how much of Tyco's money offshore, I don't think the sentence was terribly harsh. He'll be out of jail at 64 with hundreds of millions of dollars to his name.

How to start an interview off badly:

Me: Thanks for coming. Before I start asking you questions, are there any questions I can answer for you? Is there anything I can tell you about the company, the development environment, typical projects, tools, etc...?
Candidate: Yes. What do I have to know for this interview?

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Matthew Mahon has a cool site. Click around and explore.

Dylan is in heavy rotation right now on Radio David Byrne. I wonder what that is all about?