January 22nd, 2004


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jimbojones
05:56 pm - Enemy At The Gates
P33t and I attended a Microsoft "TS2" seminar today. Well, the first half of it anyway. The trainer seemed like a pretty good guy, but the product was... microsoft... and the pitch was, too. Worse, the audience had too many howling yes-men in it that apparently took direction from Ballmer - quite literally BELLOWING their love for Microsoft at odd intervals.

I, of course, wore my FreeBSD "Daemon Crossing" golf shirt to the event. I don't think anybody noticed. I also pretended it was Grand Theft Auto III and slewed the car semi-sideways around the turns on all the up-ramps in the parking garage on the way to the top... sometimes WITH handbrake pulled. I'm pretty fucking sure people noticed THAT, but none of them were mall rent-a-cops, so it's all good. =)

The most amusing bit was getting a free T-shirt - the trainer had a stack of T-shirts, which he informed us he was going to give people for answering questions. The question was "why couldn't you connect Outlook to Exchange over the internet before Exchange 2003", and my answer was "because Outlook and Exchange needed completely unfirewalled network access because they communicate using NetBIOS and all sorts of really nasty RPC calls." Me, I'd assumed that they must have implemented a new protocol that DIDN'T require RPC calls just to read your fucking mail in the new Exchange... but, um, no. Turns out they just built tunneling RPC over HTTP into the new Outlook and Exchange, which the suddenly rather disconcerted instructor explained as he acknowledged that, yes, I'd hit the nail on the head, and tossed me a T-shirt.

As of when P33t and I bolted - after a little over two hours of seminar - that was the only T-shirt he'd given out, and he gave it to me for trash-talking Exchange. Leet. =)

 
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta

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[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 06:05 pm
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I call bullshit on the music you are listening to: I am guessing that you feel like that song, but something much less apropos is actually playing (if anything at all.)


 
[User Picture] From: ravenword
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 06:16 pm
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Next you'll be suggesting that he wasn't actually listening to the Village People while writing the last one!


 
[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 06:29 pm
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Oh no, that one is perfectly believable. I'm sure Jimbo listens to that song at least on a daily basis.


 
[User Picture] From: tenaciousg
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 10:32 pm
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you know him at least as well as i then.


 
[User Picture] From: tenaciousg
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 10:32 pm
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so, is the PeeP living at your place now??


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 10:34 pm
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no, he was just down here for the seminar. he's getting his own place here in columbia sometime in the next couple of weeks though.


 
[User Picture] From: tenaciousg
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 10:37 pm
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cool deal. i'll have to visit you guys.

did Peep come into some mad money???


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 22nd, 2004 - 10:39 pm
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he's going to be working with me.


 
[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: January 23rd, 2004 - 02:55 pm
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wearing a frilly dress, singing village people songs?


 
[User Picture] From: tenaciousg
Date: January 26th, 2004 - 03:56 pm
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well, i guess that is a yes then.

if you can tear him away from Wolfenstein, that is.


 
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