Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thanks all

Well it seems our work has had some effect on Holomove. Up comes the compeuppance.

The board of Holomove is in shock and it will take a while to figure out what to do. But now that Dr. Gough is back, I don't think the company will go astray again. I mean, who's gonna mess with the undead? Things will change for the better. Slowly, but surely. No IPO now, but when we’re ready, we’ll do it the right way.

Thanks to all that have kept in touch and all that helped in their own way. Unlike some, you made the right choices.

I'm not sure what lies ahead. But I would not be here if not for you and I appreciate it. Once more, to all the friends of Nathan, thank you and goodbye.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Last video post

I tried to keep this live from the inside thing going as long as I could. No beer. No music. No video. No opinions. Just work. So you won't find any more video blog updates here. I hope you all have a good weekend.

I'm back

Caught up on some sleep and I feel a lot better. Sorry for the unnecessary drama. Keeping calm and being rational is my new mantra. So it's not the dream job anymore. Eliza did a good job of talking me off the fence. I even managed to keep my cool after being asked to work on some survey Erik wants, right as I was heading out the door. Not that I was hired to do web forms. Breathe in, breathe out. I am just going to keep my head down and focus on the job. Just wanted to give an update and I'll keep the posts coming again. Thanks for all the support.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


A lot has happened since my last post which I can't talk about. Sorry to be so vague, but until I can figure out how to react and what to do next, vague is the new black. I don't know what to do and if I figure that out, if I can do it alone. Are my friends here even my friends?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Audible sigh

I would be willing to let all this stuff go as kooky happenstance, but then there's this

which was the stack of notes and papers I like to call my non-traditional organization system. Obviously meant for me to find, obviously asking for something to be done without just asking. I have enough to do and enough to worry about. I got three calls from work while at lunch. I would like to just worry about one thing at a time (chew, swallow, then work). Actually I would like to not worry about anything. I am in serious need of a snow day. Damn sunny Southern California. I'm not sleeping enough, I am cranky, and work isn't fun anymore.

Freyja Capital

So tipster OwnD let me know that a new image has appeared on the flickr site from the crossword puzzle.

By means of pixel-magic-bar-code deciphering, it says

Freyja Capital being the company paying the bills. And where Erik works and the CEO used to work. Okay... not sure what to make of it, but thanks for keeping an eye out for me.

I'm actually going to try to not be a stress ball today and not work through lunch, snack, dinner. There is probably enough food in my keyboard to sustain me for a couple of days at least. Jay keeps telling me to chill out and keeps giggling about something he's done. It is harder to stress out when someone is giggling like it's middle school again. Lunch!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm stressing out here

Things are so hectic here. We aren't working fast enough, there are not enough results. Everyone is stressed out and it's starting to take its toll on me. There's the work. There are questions about my relationship with Eliza, whether that's a good idea. And there are these puzzles that were once fun, but now getting stranger. And probably rightly so, there is the though that I should be careful about what I say on the this blog.

I'm just one huge ball of stress and I don't know where to turn. I'm going to implode or explode, but there's gonna be some 'ploding for sure. Something has got to give.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Okay okay

So maybe I overreacted on the beer thing (thanks for the support/you should no better). Lesson learned. No more beer at work. But Jay decided there might be a more childish, yet reasonably acceptable way to blow off a little steam in office. We did wait till the Erik and George had left. Getting smarter.

And this is the thanks I get?

Sigh. Spirits low, folks.

I was thinking I should it go, but before I could even get this post up, the CEO mentions it again. So much for "we want you to feel comfortable here," "we are all about teamwork." I suppose trust falls and name games would be better way to encourage teamwork? We we all willing to work last weekend to keep schedule, but Erik closed down the office for repairs. In my experience, there are two fuels for teams. Coffee and beer. Stress and relief. This wasn't a kegger, it was just a couple of beers. Am totally off base?

Not so sure

Okay, between having too much fun with Eliza this weekend and nearly forgetting Mother's Day, I still have pestering thoughts about the crossword puzzle. If I follow Alex's logic, there's got to be something more to this puzzle. Something hidden important locate to me puts up two immediate questions: What is that something and Where should it be located?

As Greg and Scott pointed out, all the (intelligible) stuff in the puzzle is:

I am not sure what to do with Teddy Clippers etc. as it doesn't make any sense. The puzzle was just sitting out on Dr. Gough's desk. So it makes me think the answers are right in front of me. Maybe I'm just bugged by the fact that I didn't figure out the puzzle myself.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Gotta love HR and their glacial pace. After eating grubs and rain water for a month, I've finally gotten paid. That'll be my note of the day on starting any job. Prepare to get to work quickly and get paid slowly. Time to pay off the plastic (good thing interest rates keep dropping). But now that I will actually be able to save, they need to go back up. We may be in an "economic downturn" as a country, but I am in a full on recession.

Trying to shut things down here and get my weekend started. Don't forget it's Mother's Day this weekend!

Blogging while you work

Well this was going to be my video post for yesterday. But every once in a while, they want me to do a little work around here. Go figure. And at the end of the day, I have plenty to occupy my time as you might imagine.

Anyway, George our CEO stopped by to thank me for some advice I gave him on IP phones. I just looked at a couple review sites and figured out what was the seemed to be right for his needs. I've never used one before, but IP -> computers -> developer -> Nate. He's a nice guy so I was happy to help. And being CEO, I doubt he really has time to look these things up. I might go mad if I were in meetings and on the phone as much as him. Gotta love the open office which lets anyone and everyone just swing on by.

And thanks for the twitter adds, but there's been nary a tweet. I am already struggling to keep up with the blogging thing. Twittering might overwhelm my positronic matrix.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Checking in

Sorry, I have been pretty swamped with work. Personal life is beyond great. Work is busy but fulfilling. Sometimes when you're living your life you forget to blog about it. And besides doing my normal job, there's a lot of things going on to process.

The crossword puzzle I found actually contain message (thanks Nicole): "hidden something important locate." Okay... And apparently there are Holomove packages out there that don't make any sense to me. I mean the site just launched on Monday, everyone is pretty jazzed and working hard. Life is good, I kinda want to leave it there.

This was supposed to be a fun blog (funtastic as Arcas says), so I'm going to try to get back to that. More later.