Not that I’m comparing Yahoo vs. Microsoft to WWII.
Frankly, I thought the Microsoft/Yahoo merger would have been ok. At least Microsoft respects its engineers and has some money to invest in Yahoo products. The worst-case scenario for me was a merger with NewsCorp.
But that is over (for now). I join my fellow Yahoo’s with a sigh of relief and big hopes for getting some shit done and moving our company up. Thanks Jerry for giving us another chance to make this company great.
Yesterday was the International Workers’ Day (May Day). We not only got that day off, but today as well. Don’t tell anyone, but I still logged in and worked on Yahoo stuff both days. Just don’t let Sarkozy know, I’d hate to have my visa pulled for not taking the required time off.
Today I used my extra time for shopping. I was hoping to buy an Aeron chair for work, as the provided chair is killing me. I could buy an Aeron off ebay in the US for about $600. It costs about $400 to ship it. But, could I get a similar price in france? $1,000 is roughly equal to about 650 euros right now. The same chair in a Paris store is selling for only 1,700 EUROS! Ouch!
Needless to say, I didn’t buy anything during my shopping expedition. I did look around. More importantly, I walked around, enjoyed the weather and got this great shot of Pont Neuf.
MyPlayList is a new web site that lets you search for a band and sit back while it finds music and images off the internet to create a playlist. The images come from Flickr and the music comes from wherever it can find good stuff.
The playlist options seem to be limited to bands with a virtual presence on Flickr. I couldn’t make one for Alice Donut or Three Mile Pilot. However the recent revival tour of Slint allowed the following play list to arrive.