October 27, 2000
The numbness is fading...

On Monday, my right hand guy at work, Joe, told me he was quitting. We've worked together for 5 years and done some remarkable things. We started as nobodys in the company and are now viewed as the leaders of change and innovation. He's taking a great position with better pay, title, and challenges, so I can't fault him for leaving. But the news left me feeling like I'd been kicked in the stomach. While change is good, change is hard. I'll someone new and move on, but things will never be the same as before. We still all eat lunch together, but something has changed already.

After about a week, I'm pulling out of my funk, paritally bouyed by my brother's success in buying a Playstation 2. They are going on ebay for over $700 easy. 10 hours outside to save $400 bucks? I'd do it.

Last night I released something into the Napster world. A favorite band of mine played live on the radio. I recorded it on my computer. I trimmed the WAV into four songs and converted it to MP3. I even added the ID3 tags so it looks nice in WinAmp. I dumped the files into my /Music folder, turned on Napster, and went to bed. This morning, I searched for them myself and found indeed, they had made it out into the world. I don't think of myself as a pirate. I consider readers here to be my friends and I just wanted to share the music I heard on the radio with you. (Think the RIAA will buy that?)

For your linking pleasure I present The Naked News, Don't read at work!, a raffle I want to win, my latest victory in UO, and the obligatory link to the disgusting pictures of dioxidized.com.

Have a good Friday.

Posted by michael at October 27, 2000 08:18 AM