Saturday, June 18, 2011

Been busy ...

Having one of my periodic low-availability stretches. I've got a hundred odd emails to respond to, a trade paper copy of AI War to get out the door, various other tasks I've promised people ... and I started a new job about 8 weeks ago that's been mostly a disaster. Very nice people -- horrible mess. Won't name the company, but really, the only thing I've got to compare this to is a couple of experiences with startups that went belly up. These guys are a 100 million a year in revenue and aren't going to fail, but it's 1995 in this particular IT shop. The *rest* of the company seems to be well run (or they'd be out of business, given the mess in IT) but man, in the universe of "didn't know what I was getting myself into," this is a world beater.


ditmars1929 said...

Yeah, Dan, that's the way of it. But I hope you get it sorted out and at least get your employer to a reasonable place.

Um..if you don't mind my asking, because I know you are not a fan of one of your own works, could you possibly speak with Bill Stewart, I think his name is?, and get "The Ring" available on Kindle? Also, I know you'd like to revise/re-edit it, but either edition would be most appreciated. Any chance, my friend?

Tom said...

Hey Dan, I was wondering if you'd be willing to give your take on the recent rash of high profile hacks and other assorted attacks on corporate and government networks.

Do you think the conflict between the players and Datawatch is still a valid take on the future of our networks?

Good luck getting the business end of things under control.