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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Free Funny Programmer's Memoir


A guy who survived the dot-com craze and lived to tell the tale is free here. It's pretty funny, well-written, book-length. Enjoy!
 
Old 11-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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Thanks for the link!

Uhhh... then again, maybe not ...

You see, I followed a couple of links from this, more-or-less at random, and wound up here, and ... by about more-or-less halfway down, I felt that I was stuck in a Woody Allen movie on speed-dial.

Y'see ... while I have nothing in particular against Woody Allen ... he is certainly a bitch-rich bitch-famous director (ahem...) ... he also is quite obviously someone who has never, in his entire :ba: life, set foot outside of the borough of Manhattan.

Consequently, he:
(a) cannot conceive of any universe outside of:
Quote:
Everything made me feel poisonous. Xeroxing some papers, I saw one of my co-workers had left his phone bill, sealed and stamped, in the box for outgoing mail. It made me so mad I didn't know what to do. It scared me that things like this brought me close to boiling. I was afraid I'd boil over and do something I didn't want to do.
and (b): Simply takes it for granted that "this ol' boy from Tennessee" actually has no choice but to "give a Rhett Butler" about it. (Trust me on this: you can put anything you want in an outgoing mailbox, and I won't even "become unglued" if you forgot the stamp. Nope, not a chance of me winding up on "COPS" because of this...)

Am I supposed to prefix my next line (and you know perfectly well what that "next line" is ...) with, "I hate to inform you that..." ??

Good. Don't tell Woody, either. I suspect we'll all be happier if you don't. Mr. Allen, after all, became a very rich man by selling neuroses to all those neurotic people in Manhattan. And I feel much better ... ... for living a 889 road-miles away.

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