Feb. 19th, 2009

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  • 11:31 The William shatner reading+oratorio of Exodus (with the Arkansas Symphony) is AMAzIng. #
  • 18:23 Course, we only bought as much house as we needed (maybe less) #
  • 21:13 Resurrection challenge?!? #
  • 21:21 JTTEOTN:MN players would know the vertigonous madness chefs must feel from this crazy play-in. Results were mixed for our players too, btw. #
  • 21:26 @RichardBlais hey Blais that reminds me: did they ship that car home from PR for you last year or was that just a display model? heh heh. #
  • 21:39 I want my Hootie but that was a critical error. I wouldn'tve known the steaming trick either, but She should have! Or not do that dish! #
  • 21:51 @MyrnaMinx oh em gee if only. If I did that in my yard right now it would be wine ...upon an ice cube #
  • 21:53 The lick and spank, right into the camera? Best top chef move evar! But it looks premature... #
  • 21:55 @michaellorg dude, weak: Abc.com streaming all 5 seasons crushes your pitiful Tivo. #
  • 21:59 Ohhh Fabio, I think you're done. Stefan too? No room for mistakes guys. Doh! Nice eye-roll-edit on Tom guys. #
  • 22:03 Show's integrity on the line here: Carla won IMHO, but they're reluctant to send Jeff home, and they said he has to Win. #
  • 22:14 Jeff, sorry you lost. But showing class and skills like that, you might have earned a chicken after all. #
  • 22:18 Carla, of course, your (new) trunk is probably FULL of chickens. #
  • 22:45 @bstiteler indeed. Her coq au vin bring all the boys to the yard. Uh. Also, a @richardblais reference, vis a vis chickens laying eggs. #
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Update: As Glenn Greenwald points out, the whole "$70/hour" thing is completely misrepresented. GM and other auto employees are not PAID seventy bucks an hour, that's the total cost per worker. The "journalist" then compares that total cost to the average base salary of a midwest employee, which is around $27/hour. And attempts to spin it as a $70 vs. $27 argument, which the auto workers must "give up" as a "concession" in this situation.

This is not an accurate comparison. Argue if you feel like autoworkers are overpaid, fine. But don't you dare use total cost vs. base salary to do it.
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Right now, me and my boss are sort of the only two people at our company who really have our heads wrapped around this crazy new marketing solution we're going to deploy. Me more from the geeky technocrat side and him from the let's-drive-shit-to-the-bottom-line side. Obviously that's going to change as we push the rest of the knowledge base into the company. But for now it's a cool feeling. Like we accidentally scheduled simultaneous redundant meetings with two different teams about a project. And I mistook the meetings (about the same subject) for the same meeting. Like maybe the original scheduler had sent out two notices--which happens to me all the time.

Well I'm halfway thru the first meeting when I go, "Woah these calendar items are two different meetings and I'm supposed to be at both of them. I hope we're not being redundant."

Afterward I finally got hold of my boss and I was about to be all apologetic because the right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing, when he said "I was just going through the steps of this campaign on the powerpoint slide I sent you, and we're going to operationalize that plan. The team was talking about what we needed to do to make the lists happen after this event."

I said, "Great, because I just used the powerpoint you sent me to talk about the campaign with these two other people and to tell them what content we need for me to build it out and integrate with your lists."

So ... I didn't need to be on the call with my boss because I was already in synch with what he was planning to do. And we knew what the scope of capabilities was because we both understood what was actually going to happen once these snips of content are woven together with the lists the other team is working on solidifying. So what started out as a redundant meeting actually wound up saving time because of this alignment. Daaamn.


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