Category Archives: Empire

The Enormous Computer Corporation

No, it isn’t

Life in Austin has not been pleasant recently.  We lost several people on our team to buyouts and layoffs at the same time as a huge spike in workload, and all of us left are run into the ground.  (Probably … Continue reading

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My writ doesn’t run

This afternoon someone from one of our client companies asked (well, demanded really) that I dispatch a replacement battery to one of their end users whose laptop battery wasn’t charging.  The difficulty in this arose because the user is in … Continue reading

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Empirical changes

The effect of which is, I will stop doing what I have been doing for the last three years and do something else instead. Continue reading

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Dammit, dammit, dammit

I overdrew my checking account by $300. Continue reading

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Feast or famine

Fortunately I had other work not requiring the servers to be up. Continue reading

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Now that I’m sure

Now that H-hour is fifteen hours away and I’m certain it’s going to happen, I can say this. Continue reading

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Top performer

Actually, a lot of someones noticed. Continue reading

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Re-defining the limits of the possible

And now I know how many exchanges it’s possible to dispatch in a week. Continue reading

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It’s been a busy week in Empire Lake

Yet more re-defining of the possible in my job . . . . Continue reading

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I get to re-train

I’ve started feeling bored at the Empire—and when I start to feel bored is when I start to get dangerous, both to myself and to others. Continue reading

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