First steps in the Hi-Tech sales world

December 20, 2007

The difference between men and boys.

Filed under: funny, gadgets, humor, Personal, Startup, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — . @ 1:31 pm

I am reaching my 31st birthday in an alarming rate. Today, I went eating with the guy that sits in the room with me today. We went to an Italian restaurant. Sitting there having our lunch, talking about important things. The stock market that is very much painful, yessir. Globalization, open markets, venture capitalists.
Finishing our lunch, we wandered out of the restaurant, and naturally, without even discussing it, walked into the toy shop across the street. There, on the floor, was a bargain. A small remote controlled car, on sale. we grabbed 2, and took them to work.
After charging them, we took them for a ride. It takes 42 seconds to cross the entire company from side to side.
It has been a busy day. Being a championship holder is tiresome.
It took exactly one day for two guys in R&D to go out and buy 2 bigger cars. Now there is the Product gang, against the R&D gang. Our cars are faster, theirs are bigger and can apparently ride over ours. Tomorrow we set up a challenge course with tables and stuff and see who makes it through first.

An old saying goes – The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys…

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December 11, 2007

New computer?

Filed under: gadgets, Personal, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — . @ 9:48 am

I currently own a small computer farm. There is a computer at work. There is the desktop with a ”20 screen I bought when I started University. It still works OK. I have an old laptop. Old. Heats up like a bastard and the screen works on every 3rd try.
So theoretically I work on 3 computers. However. The Desktop overheats, and is really slow. The Laptop barely works. The screen is big, heavy, takes the whole table, and heats the room.
So. To buy or not to buy?
If I want to buy, do I go for an expensive, super system, or the cheapest thing money can buy. Does more room on the desk justify a flat screen when the old one still works?
Do I go nuts and buy a small expensive apple laptop, just cos I want to? 🙂 I will be 31 in a couple of months…
This dilemma has left me wondering, and buying nothing for over 5 months. Indecision as the number 1 savings program…

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July 1, 2007

How to be cool, 2007

Filed under: funny, gadgets, humor, Personal, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — . @ 2:14 pm

When I was a kid, being cool was easy. A BMX bicycle, a new remote controlled car, a T-shirt from the right company. Growing up, at the university, it became more difficult. Trips abroad, a nice car, going out with the hottest babe…
Now, somehow, I thought, nay, prayed that these stupid rules have gone with (the wind) growing up. How very wrong I was.
Tragically wrong. And now there are categories. There is no universal cool.
There are the trivial things. What Laptop you carry, what gadgets you own, what cell-phone you use. That is peanuts.
But there are groups in your life. and each has their own holy grail of coolness. How can you possibly compete?
Just today, heading to the cafeteria, I found out how uncool I really am so many times. 1st, I stopped at the IT (The support guys) room to say hi, and found out I’m lame because I have no idea that everyone is angry about the last episode of Stargate (That’s SG1, not Atlantis, of course). On the way out, seeking comfort with the one support guy that is not a Sci-fi geek, I was told off because I didn’t know about his new portable DVD/TV/flash drive/coffee maker thingy that he bought.
At the cafeteria, I realized I have no idea that striped shirts are out this season from the reception girls, and that everyone is talking for ages about that new band. What? Am I still listening to maroon 5? They are so yesterday!
My best friend told me off for still having a paper calendar, and how in the world can I still not be a member of the Linkedin.com web2.0 community?
I have yet to download and watch the last “Lost” episode.
I haven’t seen “trasformers” yet.
I haven’t gone snowboaring.
I haven’t got an Ipod.
and the list goes on.

But then I calmed down. I’m better than this. I’m in my early 30’s. I look good. I have a wonderful girl that is the world’s envy. I read. I see movies. I go out.
I refuse to live by the code of the Borg, or the vulcans, or the Guauld. I refuse to be a slave of the new gadget. My 1gb mp3 player is more than enough for my annual jogging day. I don’t need an online community that helps me find other people that spend their days hoarding names on their virtual profiles, of other name hoarders. I will not spend every penny on a new palm/mp3/gps/tv/ toy, the size of my wallet, that will either be outdated or lost in a week.
And damn it, I look good in my striped shirt.

With that in mind, and with an uplifted spirit, I left work early to have a fun evening with my girlfriend. Driving home on my scooter went fine, other than almost hitting a wall as my eyes trailed after that jerk that passed me with the new Honda bike.
My god, that’s one cool bike.

Here is another cool guy…

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