I have overheard the damnedest stuff while working in coffee shops. I’ll be writing away while the person at the next table is bellowing into his phone that of course we’re going to win the contract, we’ve paid off the right people and it’s in the bag, and if Martin doesn’t think so then no… Continue reading Better late than never
Sure, Satan has a huge comms budget and a clear motivation to spend it. On the other hand, the contract negotiations are brutal. “I’m a little troubled by this language right here referring to my immortal soul…” “Eh, that’s just boilerplate. Not to worry.” “So you won’t mind if I strike it out?” “I WILL… Continue reading Sympathy (and an invoice) for the devil
Hair of the Downward Dog that bit you?
For a lot of folks, the Internet is pretty much synonymous with the dark arts. Not because it’s evil, but because it’s arcane and obscure. Tell them “Enter these twelve numbers in the ‘DNS‘ field,” and you might as well be saying “Spin three times widdershins and recite the words ‘Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad,… Continue reading The Internet is a series of entrails
I know I have that sales slip here somewhere…