Blog posts tagged "ca"

Ottoman Turkish Empire Settlement Payments?

February 12th, 2007

TurboTax, as part of filing a California state tax return, just asked me if I was qualified for Ottoman Turkish Empire Settlement Payments? Umm, what are the odds that anyone who was re-settled from the Ottoman empire is still paying taxes in California? Is there a story here?

Laptops, and Sleeping Bags in Sebastopol

August 19th, 2005

Heading up to Sebastopol in a few hours with the Odeo contingent, be back Sunday evening, in time to do some prep for Extreme Usability on Monday.

Interestingly I first met the wonderful/crazy folks behind Extreme Usability (and many of my close friends and colleagues), at Ruckus’ TechToolbox, a (radical) geek camp out, hosted in Sebastapol, a little over 3 years ago, less then 20 miles from the O’Reilly’s campus.

Clearly the spiritual progenitor of FooCamp :)

update: Some notes to come soon, but first FLOSS. In the mean time, check out the Foocamp aggregator

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The Ongoing Assault on Sanity

October 8th, 2002

Its like a bad joke…

Hey! Did you the hear one about the dockworker strike in California?

Yeah, the management locked our the workers and refuses to let them back to work, but don’t worry the president is going to enforce Taft-Hartley, and end the strike.

Ha! Ha! Ha!

What does it mean to force workers back to work who got locked out? I have this image of the Longshoremen being squished through the chain link fences of the Oakland docks like dough from a cookie press, or cheese through a grater.

Everything you know is wong

  • Its not a strike
  • The Longshoremen aren’t opposed to technology
  • ILWU has specifically said it would like expedite any shipments concerning national security but can’t get back on the docks
  • The best way to have a mediation is not for the management to show up to it armed.

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