17 May 2000 scottyo   » (Apprentice)

Toilet Economics:
We buy a generic toilet paper (Always Save). When we picked it up at the store last week, the yellow wrapper had a little stripe on it that said "New and Improved!" I mentioned to my partner that we needed to check the old packages to see by just how much they "improved it". Well, they shrank each roll by 20% (350 sheets down to 280). What that means is now we have to buy 5 packages to get the same amount of TP as 4 packages provided before. The price of a package is the same, so that amounts to a 25% cost increase!!! And they had the gall to stamp "New and Improved" on the package. That is just pure evil. The "economists" don't factor in shit like that when they calculate rates of inflation. Unfortunately, the shit will eventually hit the fan, and nobody will notice in time, that there isn't enough toilet paper....

Job Search:
I reiterate: There is no fucking IT worker shortage. If there were, I would have a job by now. The true shortage is in intelligent Human Resource personnel....

Python is really cool. I am reimplementing my numttt data structures to use dictionaries a little more. I may never get this done, but it at least helps pass the time....

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