Category Archives: Work

The futility of my job

Sorry if I’m dour for a while. I got stiffed on the position I tried really hard to get at work. In many ways, I wish I were eliminated in the first round instead of being dragged all the way … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace John Martin

Last week John was killed in a car accident courtesy of an asshole running a red light up in Georgetown. I received the sad news during my lunch hour Friday from a co-worker. Although John left Apple a few years … Continue reading

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Protected: Rest in peace Scott

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The new gym at work is pretty sweet

The newer buildings at work in Austin were recently completed while I was away on leave and one contained the new gym. It’s not just larger with more equipment (no more waiting for a stairmaster or treadmill) but the joint … Continue reading

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Threw in the towel today…

…after having a futile meeting with my boss’s boss (which was expected in the opinions others and mine), I was struck by a sudden case of icouldntgiveashititis. So I called the sick line to say I’m leaving for the day. … Continue reading

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So will Maggi Picayune be shifting to Volume VI soon?

I wish I knew but while I was home sick, I did do some heavy and deep reflecting over the last few months. Not just about work. Many tangential elements centered around me, me and me! I mean, I have … Continue reading

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1995: Apple Beta begins

April is my official anniversary month of joining Apple but four years earlier, I finally broke through as a temp, I mean “contractor.” I had failed to land the internship spot twice which turned out to be a fortunate matter, … Continue reading

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Sorry if I go dark on the site soon, it won’t be forever

I had a rather crappy weekend despite the nicer things going on in my life. Work has been the main source of consternation and I’ll save the details for the doctor. Will I be leaving Apple? I don’t know but … Continue reading

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Sixteen years at Apple

Holy buckets, where did the time go? I can’t even remember if being at Apple this long was the plan either. Probably not then again I don’t know what was the next destination. Good thing it has worked out given … Continue reading

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Super-crazy-busy week mostly over

After my three-day stint as acting Team Manager went pretty well despite a half-day caused by icy conditions, I received another chance for a full week. It was pretty cool, I mean even cooler than past times. I learned more things … Continue reading

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