... Right now Iâ€™ll just say this: in many of the ways that are important to me as an engineer, SiCortex succeeded. Yeah, that's right. We set out to do something very difficult and risky - to place a bet on computing that's...Read more
... "Cab Ten-Twenty-One, do you know where you are? The customer is waiting!"
This must be 1021's first night on the job. After getting hired, all newbies are supposed to ride around with an experienced driver for a couple nights in order to learn the ropes. But it seems 1021 either lied, telling the owner he already had...Read more
The MBTA says the agreement with unions representing 500 workers will save the T $1.66 million or about 1% of the estimated deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The workers had been scheduled for a 4% pay increase.
The T's largest union, the Carmen's Union, has not yet agreed to a wage freeze. Speaking of them, the T's zero-tolerance cell-phone policy goes...Read more
Mr. D is in major de-clutter mode and is trying to figure out if he should keep or get rid of a variety of items he's bought for the classroom over the years but never used, including a disco ball:
... This is the sort of novelty lighting you buy at Spencer's in the mall. I've always had this vision of roller-skating around the...Read more
Erin McElveen details the case of David Donatelli, an executive at our very own EMC, who left for a better deal at California's HP, only EMC sued and now he can't go because of a non-compete clause in his contract, which is legal in Massachusetts but not in California.
Folio reports that Boston/Framingham-based IDG today cut 8% of its US staff and smushed all of its business-to-business publications into a single unit. This comes atop 10% pay cuts for B2B employees last month.
Paul Conley (who actually broke the story), discusses.
Ed note: If anybody needs to hire an outstanding online video and audio editor suddenly free of his previous responsibilities, let...Read more
This morning, apparently. Anybody know more?Read more
Tom LeCompte recently became a Boston cab driver. He's blogging the experience:
... Then, from the back, I heard bodies shifting in the seat, the sounds of murmuring and kissing, of clothes being pulled at and unbuttoned. I glanced up at my rearview mirror, but saw nothing. They were clearly taking advantage of the rear seat couch.
"Say it," she whispered.
"Say it,"...Read more
I work from home. Now that it's getting warmer out, I'd love to get my work done in the fresh air. But I can't think of any place that:
* Has reasonably comfortable benches
* Has shady spots (can't see the laptop in the sun)
* Is near a public WiFi access point
* Isn't next to noisy traffic
* Is...Read more