Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)

Zawodny made us lose a day.

We have a room with a door where we squeeze a few engineers that get to work on feed-related stuff for Google. Like anyone living in close quarters we're prone to passing viruses, colds, and a few days ago this Ryan vs. Dorkman video we saw linked from Zawodny's blog. The keyboard clatter stopped and several Emacs and Vi instances awaited their next command, idling without input.

Jerrrremmmy? Where's the sportsmanship? Esprit de corps? When the 9th Marquess of Queensberry returned noisily from a Tennyson play to give us his conflict commandments didn't he declare no funny stuff?

All I'm saying is - I see Yahoo!'s secret plan now. "We'll keep posting mind-blowing, well-choreographed amateur lightsaber duels until they're too distracted to code." I can sadly confirm that this is pretty much an excellent plan.
posted at March 20, 2006, 4:32 AM


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