27 Aug 2002 FarcePest   » (Journeyer)

-- I LIVE -- AGAIN!

That VOICE! Coming from the MECHANICAL BEAST! It's HAUNTINGLY FAMILIAR! I'd recognize it ANYWHERE -- even after all these DECADES! And those words: "I LIVE -- AGAIN!" Who can FORGET such words? Not ME! I've heard them TOO OFTEN!" -- Megaton Man #2

Two years between diary entries is quite a while...

Well. Around September 2000, the company I was working for (comstar.net) got bought by Globix, which shortly thereafter began it's rapid swirling motion around the bowl. Globix filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy in March 2002. In April they closed my office in Athens, GA, and by the end of May, it dawned on them that gee, maybe they should stop paying me. (They are still paying me anyway.) Globix went from over 900 employees worldwide (perhaps briefly as many as 1200) to less than 300 (closer to 200) today. Atlanta went from 50+ to about 1/10th that. My own prediction is that they will be a memory by 2004.

Oh well, at least I got to go to (and speak at) OSCon 2002.

Anyway. Maybe I'll start hanging out more on Advogato.

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