Wednesday, February 15, 2006

ANDY LANDREWS INTERNET SPACE 2006

I thought long and hard about the best way to kick off my
adventures in retro-employment, maybe I watch too much TV, too much Comedy Central…Actually I don’t because Office Space was on AMC a week or so ago. I love that movie, probably because it’s so scary-real.



SAMIR:
"What did you steal?"

PETER:
"We'll call it a going away present."

*Office Space 1999

Today was my last day of work at Dogpile.com, and like Peter, I decided to take a going away present. Only difference is, I took ten or so...

That's right Dogpile, the last laugh is on you. You may not be Inatech, but I think you said goodbye to the best tech guy you ever hired. Think you won’t be calling me back??? oh you’ll be callin…

Oh.. Dogpile is a search engine that’s all the search engines wrapped into one, a Google sort of company that existed before Google ever Googled…but better.

The peeps are pretty coolio at Dogpile, their programmers were nice to me, taught me a few things, but sometimes I kind of felt invisible, kind of like being around my super-capitalist-fat-cat dad….well, now that I think about it, just about my whole family ignores me.

Even after that time I drove over Mrs. Naiman’s cat statue next door with my dads BMW, they just called to tow truck and had him drive me to the airport.

Yesterday I was told it would be my last day working at Dogpile,,,which really really suks. It was kind of a McJob-temp thing, but I had hoped that’d it be more permanant. But they let me go. The suits were kind enough to NOT have me escorted out by security, and I was able to hold onto another persons temporary key card that I got when mine was being made. Their mistake.



So in the name of fun, and adventure, and Office Space, I decided to come back to the office after hours take a few going away presents. Armed with an open airline ticket, and a bag full of stuff. I’m going to see how good Dogpile is at finding THEIR stuff, not everybody elses…

You shouldn't ever keep the VPN login on a post-it just laying around. Does Lawrence ever clean up his desk? Yeahhhhhhh........right........

So Dogpile? You want your stuff back? Those company party pics that somehow went missing....that conversation about Silver that I recorded last Friday at happy hour when Bruce and Deana weren't looking....Thomas Brixley Lancaster, you may need to call Harvard about your diploma. HA-HA!

Come and get ‘em Arfie…Dogpile, if it’s not you, it’s the great webosphere’s turn.

I’ll post pretty soon when I’ve started the misson…stay tuned…
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