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I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you

October 11, 2006 · 2 Comments

The briefest lunch today resulted in drbrain winning1 at CCR2 (he wins the least) and him giving me the gift of blog. Here goes.

There was talk of stale object errors, one of a few complicated issues which have been impacting the sites of late. In our journey to make it up and make it happen we have arrived at an inflection point in our travels. It’s time for us to temporarily lay down our bindle stick3 and pause by the tracks to contemplate stale object errors, memory leaks, bugs and other puzzles of our own creation with the hope of improving site stability and performance. We know it’s been frustrating at times but we’re happy to have you along with us on our collective journey. We’ve made some great progress the last two days – thanks for all your help reporting issues to us. We couldn’t do it without you, our fellow 43T hobos, leaving us easy marks4 along the way.

So, that was lunch talk. I split early to attend a memorial service in Gig Harbor which reminded me that there is sad comfort in celebrating a friend’s life. But when the love is gone we are truly lost. Tell someone you love them and find your way again.

1 In CCR “winning” is actually losing (or loosing5). So, if someone wins at CCR that means they actually lost and had to pay the bill.

2 CCR = credit card roulette. CCR is a game whereby everyone at lunch hands in their credit card to one person called the “shuffler”. The shuffler then shuffles the credit cards under the table and the “picker” picks the winning credit card. The “winner” wins and pays the entire bill and is granted the privledge of assigning the act of blogging to any of the “loosers”. CCR was brought to us by Jason at 37 Signals.

3 Bindle stick is a collection of belongings wrapped in cloth and tied around a stick.

4 Easy mark is a hobo sign or mark that identifies a person or place where one can get food and a place to stay overnight.

5 “loosing” is a reference to the most popular mispelled goal on 43 Things, loose weight (it’s actually supposed to be lose weight). Sadly, these same people are known to pull over near Reno, NV for “lose slots”. Thankfully there are about 2,000+ people on 43T that want to loose weight and 14,000+ people that want to lose weight.

Categories: Lunch

2 responses so far ↓

  • goblinbox // October 16, 2006 at 12:12 pm | Reply

    My favorite bathroom graffiti of ALL TIME:

    “Stoners are loosers.”

    Followed by, in another hand:

    “Nice spellin’, redneck.”

  • Blaze // October 17, 2006 at 4:27 pm | Reply

    By the way, the 43places signup doesnt work properly. I just spend ages trying to sign up and it did all sorts of stuff and then apparently I was already logged in?. Wierd.

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