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Feb. 24th, 2006 @ 06:00 pm Best demotion ever
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Despite getting promoted to the lowest rungs of management as a technical lead, I've moved over to a new group that employs more of a hippy commune style of management where we all make decisions together and pretty much do whatever we want. Just to show off why I fit in well here, we're all vying to be the Head Asshole. It's a spinoff project from my previous one, so I do have to deal with my old management every so often, but otherwise we're left alone to actually build cool stuff rather than playing the political game of convincing the government to pay us to develop cool stuff. While I am working on mostly cutting edge stuff, some of our code is older than me: BattleZone.

Being in corporate office space rather than on a military base does convey certain advantages. I can(and in fact am supposed) to be on AIM while at work. Only one RFID card to get in rather than multiple checkpoints with armed guards and a bunch of security doors just to get to my cube. It's also rather nice to bring items that were on the base's prohibited items list(including things like personally owned memory sticks, cell phones, iPods, and music CDs). This group even has our own music server for shits and giggles. It's in a much better location too, as I can actually walk to lunch at a variety of places(Chipotle and Panera topping my list). Despite all of my efforts to curb my caffiene addiction, they've figured out here that giving the folks free Starbucks coffee nets them better code.
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From:doki
Date:February 25th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
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At first I thought, "oh no, music CDs!" until I remembered that the DRM on some of them can screw up computers. -_-
From:zombiesrah
Date:February 25th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
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But most people don't know what a rootkit is, so they shouldn't care, right?
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From:queftzefoni
Date:February 25th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
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I had a root canal once. It sucked.

Actually I didn't.
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From:alazrael
Date:February 25th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
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Holy crap. Does this mean that I can ask you how work was without you saying "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you"?

Of course, you might say that for fun.
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From:bogosort
Date:February 27th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Who says that I wouldn't kill you for fun?
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From:drfell
Date:February 25th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
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Dude. Sounds a little too cushy. You need to do a spinoff project in the Gulag next.