Why I got fired from Apple

Thursday 16 March 2006

Not me, I didn’t get fired from Apple. Eirik Ott, also known as Big Poppa E, got fired from Apple. He’s a slam poet, and he has a video explaining (and demonstrating) why: Why I Got Fired From Apple. It’s a funny performance, and a funny story.

Seems to me that Apple acted foolishly. The poem was private to Apple until they fired him, and now it is becoming very public.

BTW: Anyone know why Google Video uses enormous negative numbers for their ids?

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Giacomo 10:39 AM on 16 Mar 2006

BTW: Anyone know why Google Video uses enormous negative numbers for their ids?

Because they plan to, one day, reach an enormous amount of hosted videos...?

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Damien "Christ, what an asshole" Katz 11:57 AM on 16 Mar 2006

It looks like the ID is a randomly generated 64 bit number and whatever converting to text considers it to be a signed value (long long).

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Damien Katz 11:58 AM on 16 Mar 2006

Heh, Forgot to change my nick. You're probably thinking "Christ, what an asshole".

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Florian 6:55 PM on 16 Mar 2006

Interesting aproach on webdesign Big Poppa E has. Fond of images and maps he is, each new site ages takes to load. Changes to site painfull they are. The dark side of web-design this is.

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