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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Busted Blogger, not alone - [3:28 PM]

If you're seeing this in an RSS reader you're fine, if not you probably think I'm on crack for posting a page of blanks. Blogger is still putting extra stuff around my posts which is breaking them. Hopefully they'll issue notes on how to fix it, or pull the extra stuff out all together.

At least we can all suffer together.
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Movie Quotes - [3:23 PM]

David M. Rogers: "Wow. Where to begin?" - Great list of movie quotes.
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Friday, June 24, 2005

Blogger Posting busted? - [2:58 PM]

Is it just me or is the title of my blog posting and the body of the post getting a bunch of caca spaces pushed into the top?

UPDATE: Why is a div style called "clear:both;" being wrapped around my entry? I didn't put it there?
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Movie line of the week answer - [1:00 PM]

Hey, I got a few answers to yesterday's movie line, excellent!

Our winner was Mr. Smalltalk, James Robertson! Congratulations James.

The correct answer was...

Thanks for playing!
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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Jim Dale Interview - [10:46 AM]

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood PrinceHPANA: "Jim Dale talks about 'Half-Blood Prince' audio process." - This man is the voice of Harry Potter and everybody else in his magical world.

If you've never heard Mr. Dale as Harry Potter you're missing out. We'll be picking up the CD versions on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the same evening we get our book(s).
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Movie line of the week - [8:45 AM]

Hollywood!Good morning movie liners, it's been a busy week.

Here's the line, good luck!

Actor #1: You are a civilian. In Hong Kong, I am Michael Jackson and you are Toto.
Actor #2: You mean Tito! Toto is what we ate for dinner last night!

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Microsoft Reviews - [8:55 AM]

Mini-Microsoft: "So you go and follow Mini's advice over the past year and move-on all your poor-performing-process-loving-slack-**s-clunkers, get a tight, high-performing team together to take on the world and then... The Curve comes around and you realize, "Oh, crap! I've got to give out seven 3.0s and all I have are great performers now!"

Yes, it sucks to be you. You're about to flush away 25% of your team's morale for doing the right thing for the company and the shareholders."
- I always hated review time. But what the man writes is true. Everybody had to fit into a nice little bucket, even if you were performing well you could get a dreaded 3.0. Along with the 3.0 is a stigma you're not performing to standards. Get two of those and you're out on your butt, jettisoned, hasta-la-vista, thanks for playing, don't let the door hit your butt on the way out.

I should mention my final review, after declining an offer to move to Redmond, was a 3.0, the only one I ever received.
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Visio Golf - [8:05 AM]

Another cool thing we had at Visio were putting greens around the stairwells of each floor. Just about every evening you could find Richard Miyauchi, Scott LeGendre, and Barry Allyn out on six putting for dollars.Smile, life is good!

Visio putting green

It was a nice break to go play "Around the world". We'd golf around a floor, people were part of the course just like anything else. It was especially fun to go down to the fourth floor because the docs team had a totally cool round workspace that made a nice hazard.

Ahhhh, the good ole days. Thanks John for reminding me of the greens.
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