Me

Anniversary

August 6, 2002

Today is, I can hardly believe it, my one year anniversary of working at Persistence Software. I am thankful to have what is by any measure a very good job.

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HBI on “nice guys”

July 24, 2002

I saw more than a little of my (older) self in this rant at HBI. I’ve come a long way since my younger days, but reading this made me cringe. I wonder who I would be with if I had learned some of these lessons earlier.

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Investment advice

July 13, 2002

If you had bought $1000 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49. If you had bought $1000 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then traded in the cans at a redemption center for the nickel deposit, you would have $107.

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A 50/50 split

July 6, 2002

Thinking about the difference between the public and private sectors, I realized that my professional life is roughly split between the two. I was in my first job, at UC Berkeley, for more than five years. I recently hit the point where my professional life after UCB is longer than the time I spent there.

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Back from NYC

May 9, 2002

Rochelle and I just few back from NYC, and boy are our arms tired.

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Upgrades are dangerous

April 20, 2002

At work yesterday our IT department installed a bunch of updates on my computer. I always worry about installing updates for no reason, but they wanted to do it, so I let them. Maybe I shouldn’t have…

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Magic numbers

April 9, 2002

For years I’ve lived with hundreds of unanswered e-mail messages sitting in my Inbox at home, which causes me to ignore most of them. With a little motivation from some magic numbers I’m getting ahead of the situation.

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Shoveling

April 9, 2002

An ode to a startup, and what it’s like to be inside, shoveling.

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Odd Todd

April 7, 2002

Odd Todd is probably the funniest of the various “I’m unemployed and have lots of time, so I’m going to document what’s it’s like to be unemployed on the Internet” sites.

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Unemployed Theo

April 7, 2002

Unemployed Theo is an amusing little web site that lets those not in the technology industry see what the life of a dot.bomb victim is like.

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The Guy I Almost Was

April 3, 2002

The Guy I Almost Was is an online comic that tells you where “cyber-culture” really came from, with a reminder of how much the early ’90s sucked. Suddenly the dot.com bubble doesn’t seem so awful anymore.A fun read, recommended. The Guy I Almost Was

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Work Hard, Play Hard

March 29, 2002

Seeking to “narrow the focus of the drug war to the true enemy,” Congress passed a bill legalizing drug use for the gainfully employed Monday.

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