Monday, November 29, 2004

Bill Cosby should die in a fire

Bill Cosby should die in a fire
I work with "White A$$holes" as well. However, I did not graduate from college, I did not have any real world experience to qualify me for the job.
I got it because of the ability to sell myself; I spoke "The Kings English" at a job interview to work for "The Kings People" because the "King" would pay my rent and my insurance, and my power and my phone. Oh, and I work my hind-quarters off. On one hand, I agree with you that not speaking 'proper english' should not be directly equated to stupidity any more than southern accents should connotate any lack of intelligence. However, it is the current language of BUSINESS that you need to be fluent in where appropriate. Knowing only slang and speaking only slang is much like wearing only Fubu. Its not going to cut it in the business world. I'm fairly certain the CEO of FUBU has wears something other than an oversized hoody. If you want what someone else has, and they run the game, then you need to play their game, beat them at it so you can make your own rules. If you feel 'keeping it real' means knowing how to interact with only the friends you grew up with, then by all means do as you wish. However, that is your choice and not the world's fault if you are successful in the world because of it. A note of caution: If you do succeed, and I would truly be happy to see you do it, realize that you will be just as quickly labeled the 'Black A$$hole'.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Zugg Software :: View Entry - My first Blog entry!

Zugg Software :: View Entry - My first Blog entry!
Well, it's nice to see another programmer completely enamored by yet another technology to learn.
It is truly a wonderful thing to see a 'completely different' approach that looks the same as the original.
I can now go on with my life knowing I am not alone.

On the other hand, I now have to play catch up because I am blogging from here instead of add one to my site.
Technically I have an excuse for not updating my site, what with the twins comming and all. But thats for another day.

For now, I will enjoy the fruits of Zugg's labour on a trusty MUD whilst my PS2 gathers dust.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Marketing Failure and a New Beginning

I am beginning to wonder if there isn't a niche market for help desk inquiry optimizers. With the advent of Blogs and smart cross-refrencing newsgroups, one post can be seen by literally millions of people. However, it appears my little unsolved technical issue may have gone unanswered because it may have gone unviewed.

If that is the case, then my problem is not a technical one, but one of marketing. It is times like these that a Help Desk Inquiry Optimizer would prove most fruitful.
She would not need any technical expertise in the field of the question, but merely a pizzaz or flair for 'Marketing the question' correctly.

She would ask questions like: 'What does my Subject line say about me?'; 'How does the subject line make me feel after reading it?'; 'Do the view counts reflect the importance and need of this inquiry in relation to the global economy?'

I'm thinking of starting a company to handle this. We would be helping people help people to help people. I would advertise it here, but I don't feel good about promoting the business with the Title as it stands. I suppose I need to seek my own help. Would that be considered 'In-sourcing?'

On the other hand, there is that ever remote possibility that I am alone in the universe we call Biztalk Post Installion Mishaps. Yet that seems a bit far fetched.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Good sign, bad sign - Search Results

Why I don't follow 'sponsored links'
While searching for help on 'failure to decode...' error on Sharepoint 2003, google suggested this site.

Search Results

The first thing of note is that it is itself a Sharepoint 2003 site.
So I entered the word 'decode' in the search box and recieved:
"Your search encountered an error. If the problem persists, contact the portal site administrator."

Bad sign. I moved on.
I don't think they're quite ready to assist me.

Looking for a sign.

Signs Never Sleep
Apparently, neither do I.
I do like signs though. I'm always on the look out for typos or generally humorous signs.
Unfortunately that is their profession, and there isn't a single mistake. However, the last sign is the cutest, more fashionable DEAD END sign I have ever seen.

I suppose that's my consolation prize d-jour.

Failure decoding embedded permission set object.

Random Acts of consistency.
It's never a good sign when the 'solution' to a problem actually involves the word 'Random'.
It would have been at least tolerable had the randomness ended in some measure of success.

Failure decoding embedded permission set object.

Senseless witticism

It's three AM, and I'm still at work.
I'd given up pondering the meaning of life and settled for the meaning of code.
It seemed mathematically simpler.

It's 3:30.
I was incorrect.