THE GEEK CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

June 18, 2008

Always Complete Your Hotel Surveys.

—— Forwarded Message
From: “Rockey, Kevin”
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:36:16 -0400
To:
Conversation: St Martins Lane
Subject: St Martins Lane

Dear Mr Hodgson
 
Further to your recent stay at St Martins Lane, thank you very much for taking the time to complete our website survey which has been forwarded to me.
 
Guest feedback is most important to us and your review will assist us going forward to ensure we are meeting our guests’ preferences and exceeding expectations.  Your overall positive responses and kind comments are very much appreciated and I am obviously delighted that you enjoyed the hotel.
 
Your specific comments on Sonia and Emily in particular will be noted on their files and shared with their managers, and I am very pleased that they demonstrated our core values and ethos so well.
 
Mr Hodgson, congratulations on becoming an uncle to Blake Thomas Batty, our congratulations also to your sister, and I hope you all have an opportunity to stay with us at some point!  When you have made a future reservation, please let me know the booking reference number so that I may personally oversee your stay, including complimentary upgrade and complimentary bottle of champagne.
 
I look forward to welcoming you back to St Martins Lane.
 
Warm regards,
 
 

June 6, 2008

Do not mess with Townie Town.

Mike @ 9:54 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: boston sucks,Morality/Ethics

[The Youtube video was taken down over the weekend. Here is a replacement.]

May 28, 2008

Catch-22, kthxbye

Allen @ 12:57 pm   |  Comments Off on Catch-22, kthxbye
Filed under: Corporate America,Morality/Ethics

[I received this instant message from my manager today.  Our corporate divison has had problems making its income forecasts lately.]

4:31:48 PM: xxxxxx@xxx.com: Allen,  was wondering since I have other people working on your client – have they capped you at 40 hrs/week?

4:38:05 PM: xxxxxx@xxx.com: I am going to send you a note – everyone needs to be billing all of the hours that they work.  is there work for you so that you can bill 44 hrs/ weeek? thx

4:39:45 PM: Me: i will try :-)  but i don’t really have work that requires going overtime.

4:40:37 PM: xxxxxx@xxx.com: we really need you to start working and billing 44 hrs / week.  we don’t wan tyou to bill anything you don’t work but everyone in our division is being asked to bill OT if appropriate. thx

May 15, 2008

Invading Burma: Redux

Mike @ 5:54 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Firearms,Food,GIKKU Approved,Morality/Ethics,Travel

Apparently, some pretty smart think tank people in Washington are reading Gikku.Com, because they seem to be coming around to the idea of a humanitarian invasion of Burma. It turns out that the US Navy happens to be in the area conducting some war games, so it would be pretty easy to go up the Irawaddy Delta to deliver supplies to all the people who are…well…dying.

That might be nice.

Time Magazine seems to agree with us.

It’s being covered in Slate too.

Even my friend Robert Kaplan, who’s a fellow at Center for a New American Security thinks it might be kinda cool, as expressed in a recent New York Times editorial.

April 29, 2008

Fire-n-Ice

Mike @ 1:43 pm   |  Comments (3)
Filed under: Lust,Morality/Ethics

That chick was HAWT!!! Btw, your apartment is on fire.

On Apr 28, 2008, at 11:10 AM, “Bad Todd”
wrote:

> Mike,
>
> Thanks for sending over that tasty dish the other night for ice.
> Wish we could have come over but my friends had their infant with
> them which made it a bit difficult.
>
> Dave in unit 7 called me out of concern. He said your smoke alarm
> is going off and it smells like smoke around your unit. I tried
> calling with and could not reach so I thought this may catch you.
>
> Call me if you need. 617-XXX-XXXX. I am in Maine otherwise I
> would try to help from here
>
> Bad Todd

April 13, 2008

Twisting the Minds of Infants in Style: Brooklyn Museum

Allen @ 1:20 pm   |  Comments Off on Twisting the Minds of Infants in Style: Brooklyn Museum
Filed under: Morality/Ethics,The End Is Near

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Takashi Murakami exhibition, Brooklyn Museum.

March 7, 2008

He had a “hand” in the dismantling of FARC.

Mike @ 5:13 pm   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: GIKKU Approved,lol*,Morality/Ethics,Travel

Ivan Rios, whose real name was Manuel de Jesus Munoz, was one of six remaining members of the leadership council of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

“The FARC has suffered a new, major blow,” Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said, according to The Associated Press.

Rios was killed by his own chief of security, who offered items including the rebel leader’s severed right hand as proof of his death, the AP quoted Santos as saying.

March 4, 2008

Yes Senator Obama

Mike @ 6:11 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: Food,GIKKU Approved,Morality/Ethics,Travel

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West Village, Manhattan, 3-3-08

February 22, 2008

Gaming the System

Mike @ 2:36 pm   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: boston sucks,Morality/Ethics

Last night at the democratic debates, the phrase “gaming the system” was used over and over again. Allen and I remarked on this while text messaging incessantly to each other. We wondered: can we “game the system” too, just like big pharma and oil companies and people who are trying to avoid joining Hillary’s healthcare plan?

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While we consider that, observe the snowstorm from my office window here in TOWNIE TOWN.

January 19, 2008

Salaryman Reunification Schedule

1.19.08: Mike Boston, Allen LA, Ben Boston
1.20.08: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.21.08: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben DC (Current knowledge: 1.20.08)
1.22.08: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben DC (Current knowledge: 1.20.08)
1.23.08: Mike Boston, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.24.08: Mike New Jersey, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.25.08: Mike Upstate NY, Allen NYC, Ben Boston
1.26.08: THE END TIMES: Mike NYC, Allen NYC, Ben NYC

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