The Job

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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Replacing the file system

March 13, 2002

A colleague asked me if Microsoft’s initiative to replace their aging file system with database technology was anything like what Be did in BeOS. The answer is no, and the reason is because it’s not a very good idea.

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Neuhaus chocolates

March 7, 2002

We’ve tried a lot of others, and Neuhaus chocolates are the world’s best.

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Writing for the boss

March 4, 2002

Someday someone I work for will read this. Hopefully they’ll like it, because I’m not stopping.

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