Friday, August 29, 2003

Lost time...

I recently bought a TiVo. I've been watching the joy on my friends faces for years, but haven't had the experience for myself until now. So it is with both joy and horror that I report to you that it is reasonable to watch a 2 hour program (in my case "The Defining Moments of the Tour de France With Lance Armstrong") in 1.25 hours! That's right, I saved 45 minutes of my life last night, and got to bed at a much more reasonable hour. Maybe someone should start a class action lawsuit against MPAA for all of the lives that they've taken. Think about it:

291,922,359 Americans * 4 hours daily viewing = 1,167,689,436 hours of TV * .37 commercials = 432,045,091 hours wasted / (77.2 years average life expectancy * 365 days * 24 hours) = 638.86 lives lost per year!

Phew. I'm gonna go read a book now.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

The pitch...

Tonight I'm making the first pitch for a software position on my new team. We've found a really talented engineer, and are planning on giving him the choice of which team to work on. In as much as one can be persuaded about what is cool and interesting, I'll be endeavoring toward that end. If it works out, I'll be 50% of the way towards completing my hiring goals.