The T in IT: Mr. T endorses Hitachi Gear

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Before I give the links to the videos, I want to give the typical disclaimer:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, views, discussions, etc. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by HDS, my wife or anyone else for that matter and does not - in any way - reflect the views and opinions, positions/etc of my employer. This is my personal, largely python-related blog. Not my employers.

That being said: A few months ago, I discovered (much by accident) that HDS (Hitachi Data Systems) has started a viral marketing compaign involving Mr. T - yes, the man from the A-Team (whose face graced my lunchbox as a child). Note that massive "lulz" were attained when watching these.

Without passing judgement or in any way stating a direct opinion, here are the videos, in order of creation:

For additional amusement, I will direct you to the Archivas (before we were bought by HDS) viral/spoof/etc video that made it to youtube, here.

10 Great Tips on How Not to Be the Obnoxious Newcomer in Your Workplace

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10 Great Tips on How Not to Be the Obnoxious Newcomer in Your New Workplace: "You've just joined a new company and are all fired up to change things—stat. While your enthusiasm is commendable, you might want to proceed slowly at first. It's too easy for your helpful (and very possibly dead-on) observations and suggestions to be seen as criticisms and demands."

My question: Can they do a followup, "how not to be the embittered cynical old coot" or "How not to eyeball new technology with dismay, distrust and a long stories about how "you used to have declare variables in the constructor back in the days and you loved it""?

(Via digg.)

Zing of the Day

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(IronPython presentation, displaying accessing the CLR features in Python making windows and things in the UI) Presenter (Microsoft Employee): "What's you're favorite color?" People: "Blue Blue Purple Blue... etc" Presenter: I'll use green Person in back (paraphrased): "Typical Microsoft response to Customer requirements!"

Another Quote Presenter (Microsoft employee): The reason we called this CLR is because we... Oh, I'm being taped aren't I? Uh, we used a certain search* engine and found all references of Python + CLR pointed to IronPython.