Thanks for Coming in Today

On a spur-of-the-moment gag, I asked one of our Site Management guys to print out a giant “You Suck” banner on the plotter at work for one of my co-workers. Once he started working on the banner, it took on a life of it’s own. Eventually we ended up building a frame and mounting it to poster board so it would be free-standing. Thanks to the ladies in security for the photo.

While most people would see this as childish and immature, anyone who knows the co-worker pranked would say this is right up his alley. So Andrew, Thanks for coming in today.

So Long, Farewell, Adieu

After four and a half years, I’ll be leaving AOL. The company has been through numerous changes in management and direction while I’ve been here, and so I suppose this will be one more (albeit small). I’ve accepted a position as a Sr. Web Developer at Mbira in Chicago, IL. But don’t let the title fool you, the new job is a mix of LAMP development, systems administration, systems engineering, and architecture. My new company provides a web platform for musicians, offering a store front for gear sales at and, as well as forums for musicians at Despite how much I will miss the people I’ve worked with over the last 5 years, I’m extremely excited about my new job and relocating to the third largest city in the US. And now to leave you with something humorously appropriate (*cough*soi*cough*)

Dilbert BOFH