Archive for August, 2008

Rackspace’s IPO meltdown

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August 27th, 2008

For the most part, the IPO market has been horrible this year. In fact, according to a report from Reuters, only three IT (information technology) companies have gone public this year.

Despite this, web-hosting company Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) still went ahead with its IPO this week. And, it was pretty bad for investors. On its opening day, the stock price plunged 20% to $10. Ironically enough, Wall Street was hoping that the Rackspace deal would help spark the IPO market.

Take from Nifty News

It would be funny if it weren’t true…

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August 20th, 2008

So my younger brother started a new job waiting tables about a week ago. This is a good thing because he lost his job at a sandwich shop a few weeks before for using profane language in front of a new hire. I expect there were other reasons, but that is a story for later. So he has had this job for for about a week and has already managed to call in a day. His actual excuse was that he had been up all night wrestling and grappling with his homosexual room mate (sounds fun doesn’t it) and was too tired to get up and go to work at the crack of noon. His excuse to his employer was that our mother was out of town and that he had to babysit for our sister. Anybody that knows either my younger brother or my sister knows that neither would he ever babysit, no matter how dire the circumstances, nor would she entrust her seven week old child to him even long enough to go to the bathroom, but I expect that this is one of those excuses that doesn’t brook argument from an employer. His rational for calling in was that he was too tired to work and had spilled a drink on a customer the day before. He was afraid if he went in, they would fire him. Solution – call in. Of course he was very broken up about having to miss work so to console himself, he decided to go to dinner with his girlfriend at Olive Garden while he should have been at work.

Now I told you that story so I could tell you this one! I found all this out when he called to ask for a ‘loan’ to go to ’school’ Needless to say, I didn’t exactly jump right on that one. I’ll let him play back me and the rest of the family the cash moneys he owes us before I volunteer to loan him more. A stable job and solid work ethic (and the ability to complete the classes he enrolls in) would go a long way too.

Until next time….

The wisdom of candy…

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August 20th, 2008

Nougatocity \nu-gat-a-si-tE\ (noun). A heightened yet fleeting state of accomplishment that makes you realize how unbelievably unmotivated you normally are.

Quote of the day:

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August 20th, 2008

“So did it rain like a cow pissing on a flat rock at your house last night?”

Quotes of the day:

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August 12th, 2008

Taken directly from despair.com

“Agony: Not all pain is gain.”
“Apathy: If we don’t take care of the customer, maybe they’ll stop bugging us.”
“Beauty: If you’re attractive enough on the outside, people will forgive you for being irritating to the core.”
“Burnout: Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you”
“Challenges: I expected times like this - but I never thought they’d be so bad, so long, and so frequent.”
“Change: When the winds of change blow hard enough, the most trivial of things can become deadly projectiles.”
“Consulting: If you’re not a part of the solution, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem.”

Quote of the day:

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August 4th, 2008

“She’s gullible and I’m bored. We’re PERFECT for each other!” -How I met your mother