Friday, August 10, 2007

msb-0184 Okay, I'm waiting...

msb-0184 Okay, I'm waiting...


---- "Bottom Of The World" by: "Tom Waits"

Feedback comes first, so...

There is, none except for Miss Chris and I trading words on my blog, but that's okay... I'm kinda busy...

Dang. Another show that didn't turn out like I thought it would.

I mean I was all ready to play you some rockin' heavy tunes by "Toxic Virgin" [ ] and some other kick-ass bands and next thing I know, I'm waylaid and set adrift on some nostalgic, mournful tunes by "Tom Waits" [ ]

---- "You Can Never Hold Back Spring" by: "Tom Waits"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

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Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

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---- "Hold On" by: "Tom Waits"

Feed Me comes third, so...

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That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

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---- "Alice" by: "Tom Waits"

Main Topic: "Okay, I'm waiting..."

And while I'm waiting, I'm listening to the history of "STAX" records on PBS. (Yeah ... I'm writing this in short snatches of time over a span of several days and nights. Temporal continuity is a luxury none of us can afford anymore in this "always on," 24/7/52 world.)

Holy sit and God damn!

Thank god and the little fishes for PBS.

And fuck the RIAA that I can't play any of it for you.

These guys were great.

Oh god da-m-n.

I "loved" Otis Redding.

Isaac Hayes had talent.

Kee-rist. The incredible talent of those days.

In the mean while, I'm currently waiting on lots of things to happen and patience has never been my long suit.

---- "Another Man's Vine" by: "Tom Waits"

Main Topic, part deux:

Okay, I'm currently having my days filled up with conference calls and carefully crafting emails which express what the company needs and what the company is able to do for the client without over promising anything and using "proper English" (an all too rare skill these days on "both" sides of the phone line.)

Thank whatever kritterz you go for that I'm able to listen to music while I wait (and "mute" is never farther away than the space bar :-)

There is an overwheming amount of mediocrity around these days.

I just spent almost an hour listening to a discussion that would have been eliminated with a simple off-handed reference to variable scoping.

But its not for me to tell people that the solution is right in front of their noses, well not without collecting a big fat fee.

I shudder to think about how I'd explain a A.I. "white-board" memory system with a partially persistent implementation to these people. (That depends on how much is required of the system from a point of view of recovery. As far as I'm concerned a user should be able to undo and/or redo everything since the last committed run-unit-of-work.)

I'm boring you. (Hell I'm boring myself!)

I promise to try and avoid shop talk from now on.

---- "How's It Gonna End" by: "Tom Waits"



Miss Chris said... could never bore me!

Charles-A. Rovira said...


I suppose being bored is a lot better than being sent running from the room screaming: "Where's the darn kitchen knife when you need it? The big one!"