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But it shall be an awesome mini-van that will haunt your dreams.

This made the rounds a while back and was sent to me by my cousin, Rob. The Best Band Email EVER.

Valley Lodge/Thurs., January 18/10:30pm/Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St. at the corner of Avenue A)

Attention People Of New York City:

Hi. How are you? Super, I hope. Anyway, I was just writing to totally remind you about how my incredible rock band Valley Lodge will be rocking like a four-headed motherf&%ker TOMORROW night (Thurs., Jan. 18, dammit) at the Mercury Lounge (right over there on Houston Street, near all the shops) at the rock-sanctioned time of 10:30pm. We shall arrive on horseback, brandishing torches and drinking the blood of priests as the screams of the undead echo in the distance. Actually, now that I think about it, we will probably just rent a mini-van or something. But it shall be an awesome mini-van that will haunt your dreams. Anyway, I really hope you can make it. It is good to rock and one day we will all be dead and we will not be able to rock as much anymore. And then I shall see you in Hades and you will be all like I wish I had done more rocking in life and then I will be all like Well, I totally sent you that e-mail. Then I will ride off on the horse with the blood and the torch and stuff. It is easier to get that stuff in Hades. In fact, you kind of look like an a-hole if you do not have that stuff in Hades. Anyway, we can talk more about all this tomorrow at the rock show.

Godspeed, Dave Hill www.valleylodgemusic.com www.myspace.com/valleylodge www.davehillonline.com

CD Baby: great customer service email

My cousin Rob just ordered a couple of Joe Purdy CDs from CD Baby. He received the common ecommerce, “your order has shipped” email. But it was somewhat uncommon:

Your CDs have been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CDs and polished them to make sure they were in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CDs into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Sunday, December 11th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby.  We sure did.
Your picture is on our wall as "Customer of the Year".  We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you once again,

Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby

The Joy of Meetings

Great quote from A Gonzo Journal:

Today is going to be a baddd day. I just opened up my calendar for today and discovered I have meetings scheduled back to back all day long. Not just any plain vanilla meetings, today is the day with boring meetings followed by argumentative meetings followed by another boring meeting and then a point-finger-at-each-other meeting and finally a how-we-screwed-up meeting in the evening.

Reminds me of some of my days.