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San Francisco Gay Pride Parade

July 5th, 2006

Idiot and All
Pisces (Feb 18 - Mar 19) If you really want to make the life changes you talk about, then take action now. You've been living in your head too long.
Wednesday. Ah, yes. “Living in your head too long.” A rude thing to say, don't you think, or is this one of those admonitions where I should go with “the truth will set you free”? There are three things I can do to bring this along, two of them I can start tomorrow. The third may well take care of itself as I heard the same rumor from two different sources in the building this morning: that our IT head count was going to be cut by fifty percent worldwide by the end of the year. That would take care of any thoughts I might have of staying on and not retiring. Then again, there are rumors and then there are rumors and there have been a number of rumors over the last number of months about cutting the head count, most of them cutting us by thirty to forty percent: proles, managers, directors and vice presidents. Quite honestly, given our performance, we deserve it. We've already lost a couple of vice presidents and, they say, more will follow. Fifty percent across the board? I'm home free!


I note Ken Lay has died of a heart attack at the age of sixty-four, one year older than I. Although I haven't built or destroyed a single billion dollar company in my years and I've avoided the stress of dealing with spending the rest of my life in jail after being convicted of a felony, you never know how your pipes may be holding up under the pressure, how much stress you've actually managed to survive. Hence my reaction to the horoscope. The truth, whatever the source, is still the truth. Even if you kill the messenger.


There are other forms of idiocy underway at the moment which have put me into a better mood. That and the bottle of sake I have sitting in the kitchen. I'll undoubtedly discuss them here pretty quick, what with me being an idiot and all.


The photograph was taken at the San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a Nikon D2x mounted with a 70-200mm 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/500th, f 2.8, ISO 100.