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February 11, 2005

random stuff...

so i am doing some reading and learning for stuff i am working on right now. came across this term "Principle of Least Astonishment". i had not heard this used before so i went digging. i found this and this.

February 13, 2005

new ride...

so about 3 weeks ago melissa was in a minor car accident which ended up totaling her car. so i traded in my TT and we got 2 new cars. she is in a 2001 VW Passat 1.8T manual. i got my butt into a blue 2004 VW R32 (new). i just took some pictures today but i don't really have the time right now to throw together a page for them so if you wanna take a peek check out this right here.

i have to say that this is a major step up in terms of driving performance and fun. naturally asperated V6 delevering 240HP and 230'ish FP of torque to an all wheel drive platform that is practical is pretty fun. the car drives and sounds amazing. i cannot wait to get it tinted and do a couple more things to it.

February 23, 2005

second suit...

so the second class action lawsuit has been filed against EA. the lawsuit claims that EA software engineers should be eligable for overtime pay. the following is a quote from the gamasutra newsbyte:

Since 2000, California labor law has exempted some professionals in the software industry from overtime regulations. Companies do not have to pay workers overtime if they make more than $41 an hour and engage in advanced work that is creative or intellectual in nature.

Hasty's lawyers contend that Electronic Arts' software engineers should be eligible for overtime because they "do not perform work that is original or creative," have no management responsibilities and are seldom allowed to use their own judgment.

wow, this guy has a crappy job. my work everyday is creative and original. i am counted on to use my own judgement. i hope this guy realizes that it is these lawsuits that are going to do more damage than good as we try as a company to improve work-life balance.

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