Two weeks ago, I got hammered with one of this winter’s nasty “bugs”. I’m slowly recovering, but even now, am easily fatigued by normal tasks. The last two weeks have felt like a forced march, like walking under water with full pack.
For the last 12 hours or so, it has been so bitter cold outside that anyone fortunate enough to have shelter must have felt at least a fleeting, reflexive sense of appreciation for that humble fact.
Used to be that contempt for authority was a core American value, especially when that authority was an insufferable boss.
One is hard-pressed to find even a shadow of that cherished iconoclasm in today’s blogosphere, and I’m hard-pressed to understand why.
Take the case of Dianna Abdala, a 24 year old Boston-area attorney who has become famous recently for a series of emails between her and one William Korman, a potential employer.
In a huffery/puffery because Abdala declined his job offer (he reneged on his original salary offer, so she decided to open her own practice), Korman threatened – in writing – to discredit her among his fellow attorneys, which tells us that we are not exactly dealing with Chief Justice material here.
Putting his threat into action, Korman forwarded the exchange to a friend, it was leaked to law firms on two continents AND to the press, including Nightline, and the rest is history.
Oh, Apple, touted for your avant garde design and cutting-edge technology – is this the best you can do for writing?
Adding yet a new dimension to the unreality that is our current political environment, Harry Whittington, the 78 year old Texas attorney who was shot by Dick Cheney and suffered a heart attack as a result, did the following:
A grotesque example of “User Error” as an excuse for lousy, abominable programming practices: check it out.
It’s a real Nor’easter out there, and we have 12 more hours to go.
CapeCoder has new life, with a solid start to what could be a six-month contract, within a reasonable commute.
This followed a brief interlude on someone else’s payroll, which helped to keep the bank balance in the black this month.
The anti-food fascists in the American medical community were put in their place – hard – this week.
The instrument of their comeuppance? An eight year, $415 million federal study of almost 49,000 women which concluded that low-fat diets have NO effect on reducing the incidence of heart disease, stroke and breast cancer.
You read that right: NO EFFECT.
I was having a pretty good weekend – upbeat meeting with my best client yesterday; dinner, lots of laughs and a movie at a friend’s house last night; and finished a huge pile of laundry early enough to do a couple of productive transfer station runs with Peter today.
Then around 4 pm this afternoon, things went downhill, fast, and I started unravelling.