I'm a little obsessed with West Wing repeats on Bravo. I saw one today that encouraged me to write a little to this blog.
The episode features a young Republican lawyer tearing apart a senior White House staffer on live TV. She lambasts the Democrat's poor education plans into oblivion and makes a fool of the staffer.
Her arguments are so crisp and her performance is so impressive that the President requests she be hired as council. The young Republican lawyer visits the White House intent on turning the job offer down. She does not want to support the terrible policies and the lackluster Barlett staff.
After a few hours waiting at the White House to decline the position, the young Republican lawyer begins to think differently. In a dinner with her Democrat friends later that night, she explains.
Did you meet anyone there who isn't worthless? ...
The people that I have met have been extraordinarily qualified, their intent is good. Their commitment is true, they are righteous, and they are patriots. [after a moment, with tears in her eyes] And I'm their lawyer.
End of my West Wing life analogy.
Nick Gray WFU:
here's my overheard stock tip for the day--
Nick Gray WFU: buy on the rumor, sell on the news
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Sure, there's some bad news today - BuddyGopher is sort of borked.
The good news that picks me up is that after about seven continuous months of not being an American cellular customer, I got a mobile phone today.
Specifically, a Danger Sidekick II from T-Mobile. My mobile number is 404-518-9842.
Danger is easily one of my favorite companies. I've got this weird obsession with the Danger - it's just SO good. The operating system is amazingly intuitive while remaining extremely powerful. Anyhow, it feels great to finally be back in the owner's circle.
BuddyGopher now has a Development Blog. I'm going to try to be more vocal about the things we work on.
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Nick Gray WFU: how's Manhattan?
cvzak: I went to a comedy show last night, which was outstanding in its own right, but then at the end, Yo La Tengo came out for an acoustic set.
UPDATE cvzak Fact: the best and cheapest ATMs in NYC are found at Mcdonalds.
mahlenmahlen: one thing Google mentions is that they have 2000 computers set aside to do MapReduce computations for people
mahlenmahlen: the cluster can grep a terabyte of data in 2.5 minutes
mahlenmahlen: and I'm thinking, 2000 machines that don't even face users? crazy\
Hong Kong television channel Cable TV showed hundreds of people taking part in the rally, waving Chinese flags and chanting "boycott Japanese goods" outside a branch of the Japanese department store Seibu.
One angry demonstrator tried to block the view of a Cable TV cameraman because he was using a Japanese camera. "You're using a Sony camera," he said.
sorry for the late reply. i don't really have any inside info about that thing, other than the fact that i was working that day and my supervisor came up and told me about it and told me to keep an eye out. also, i saw the paint ripped off the wall where the painting had been hung. i guess he used double sided tape or something.
i do have some exclusive MET news though: some workers knocked over a folding screen and ripped the hell out of a renaissance painting worth $2 million. pretty intense. also, there were a lot of crazy leaks the other day because of all the rain.