Tribute to carpboy

<carpboy> so i had printed out the pre-reg for AB <carpboy> and left it in the kitchen <carpboy> and my dad just saw it and was like “oh, when’s this?” <carpboy> “mid-april” <carpboy> “yeah? it’s in boston?” <carpboy> “not just a clever name, dad.”

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January 10, 2003

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From a press release…

“… The remaining company will be renamed Monster when the spin-off is complete at the end of the first quarter. TMP plans cut its work force by about 800 employees and take about $100 million in charges in the fourth and first quarters related to the transaction, which will be structured as a tax-free distribution […]

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January 9, 2003

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Newtype and New Hype

I discovered that my credit card was only charged once by Newtype USA even though I ordered subscriptions for both myself and Lizzard. I e-mailed and discovered that mine apparently never went through (even though I got two confirmation e-mails). …but that’s taken care of now. Yesterday and today I’ve been working on pages related […]

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January 9, 2003

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Monster usually does layoffs only on Tuesdays…but they let some people go today. Pretty unexpected. Some friends of people in my department too. They seemed to mostly be in Product Management…which doesn’t make a lot of sense to do now…right in the middle of a major product change. (There will be a big site redesign […]

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January 8, 2003

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Shopping spree

After work, I drove down to Natick to hit a few stores. I went to A.C.Moore to get a box frame (to put Burned Gundam in), spent most of my $25 gift card at Borders on the Princess Mononoke DVD (which I finally got after having it on my Amazon wish list for years), traded […]

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January 6, 2003

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I hate timesheets

At our weekly department meeting yesterday, Christine told us that we’d need to start filling out timesheets daily. ARGH! That’s one of the things I absolutely hated having to do when I worked for The Monster Board four years ago. Except for the occasional consulting job that required me to count my hours, I have […]

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January 4, 2003

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Yeah, shame on me. Whatever.

I got a smack on the wrist today for coming in about 20 minutes later than usual without calling to say I’d be in later. Yeah, I overslept a little bit and then discovered I had to scrape my car when I got out to it this morning. Blah. Got my Christmas presents from Lizz. […]

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January 2, 2003

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