June 4th, 2001

lung

I hate it when random strangers send me IM's.

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ICQ History Log For:
112900569 Carmen_Yin
Started on Mon Jun 04 02:30:53 2001
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Carmen_Yin 6/4/2001 2:21 AM ur new friend arr...........!!!!
Nicholas - 6/4/2001 2:22 AM *blink*
Carmen_Yin 6/4/2001 2:23 AM what blink ..???
ur eye arr .......???
Nicholas - 6/4/2001 2:24 AM Have we ever chatted/spoken/emailed/anything
before?
Carmen_Yin 6/4/2001 2:25 AM no.....
\where u from ..????
Nicholas - 6/4/2001 2:26 AM Um, no offense, but I've got enough people to
keep track of without random strangers on my
list.
Carmen_Yin 6/4/2001 2:27 AM do u always offended people...????
Nicholas - 6/4/2001 2:27 AM I offend people quite often, yes. :) It's
part of my charm, I'm no afraid to do it.
Carmen_Yin 6/4/2001 2:28 AM and ur're offended me too ........1!!
Nicholas - 6/4/2001 2:28 AM Oh well. Life is tough.
Nicholas - 6/4/2001 2:28 AM It builds character.
  • Current Music: The Who - Boris The Spider
lung

Word.

Just spent a few hours chatting with some friends - and MY COUSIN! Yay! :)

So nice to have visited everyone. Now I don't feel quite as much like an outcast.

And now, I'm tired and going to BED. G'nite all.

(I just realized, my play list has almost none of my goth music on there. Wow. I've got a Nick Cave cd and a few MSG cd's but nothing else. Gotta rip my SoM cd's tomorrow night and maybe some of the other stuff too. Yikes.)
  • Current Music: Beastie Boys - Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim mix)
lung

Analysts are so stupid.

From a cnet story:

George Weiss, Analyst, Gartner

Unix and Windows fight back

Linux will threaten but not replace Windows or Unix as the OS that corporations prefer in all server tiers through 2005. Linux will move through three phases of acceptance. In Phase 1, Linux battles for corporate credibility in network services, with early adopters enthused by Linux's robustness and low cost. In Phase 2, Linux gains durable roots--particularly in Web servers and clustered server farms--partly at the expense of Windows 2000 and costly Unix/RISC solutions. In Phase 3, ISV enthusiasm for Linux increases. But Unix's mission-critical scalability and availability, strong Windows 2000 upgrades, and potentially heavy migration costs throttle broad ISV enthusiasm. Increased complexity and insufficient skills will also retard corporate acceptance.

Success will get complicated and expensive for Linux distributors since value will come from an OS/middleware software stack and services. Most ISVs will commit resources only to the top two or three Linux distributions. Some Linux vendors will inevitably fail; others will merge or be acquired.

IBM boldly stated that in 2001 Linux will surmount the chasm separating it from the enterprise. If so, IBM is best positioned to capitalize. However, Linux faces multiple chasms (such as standards, ISV support, skills, scalability, and availability), any one of which could stop the show and leave IBM as the most exposed vendor. IBM will likely continue pushing Linux harder than corporations will accept and may have to adjust its enthusiasm to more rational levels.

The dot-bust has sobered the dot-com speculative frenzy rather than condemned any technology. Linux IPO makers did not suspect the lurking disaster. Today, Linux no longer guarantees a successful start-up and is often buried within the application context (for example, server appliances). That seems about right. Linux is valuable for what it enables you to do and is not an end in itself.

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Those three steps sound somewhat accurate. The only problem is, IDIOT, that WE'RE ALREADY INTO PHASE THREE!!! Christ, what a moron. Unless that was written over a year ago, he's a moron. Complete moron.
  • Current Music: Nine Inch Nails - The Great Below
lung

Urg.

Blerg.

Feh.

Want to go home and sleep and upload piccies to website and sleep more. And chat with friends. Did I mention I want to sleep? In case I didn't, I'd rather like to sleep.
lung

Awesome idea.

I totally know how to get us to profitability BEFORE the end of the year!

The HR person is going around having everyone fill out the life insurance policy paperwork, since apparently a lot of people never did. I did so I'm ok.

But anyway, a lot of people are sitting around saying "I can't think of who to list as my beneficiary". So I've got it - list the company as your beneficiary. It removes the question of who to list, and when we need to get rid of people, we can really get rid of people. Not only will it save us having to pay for silly things like severance pay, but we can actually profit from every death. No more layoffs! Now, people who are underperforming or who aren't critical to the company will wash up on the shore of the river.

Is that perfect or what?

I'm a bloody genius*.


* - Pun most gleefully intended.