Silicone Valley arrogance

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« In the recent archives of this blog I referred to Uber’s arrogance, and in one post I claimed it exists from the former CEO all the way down to the man or woman who wrote text to me. “Arrogance” might not be the right word, “stupidity” might be better . . . either way the following text will support my point. London has terminated Uber’s license to operate though Uber remains active in London until appeals are exhausted. The former CEO is on record claiming London’s admin is tech phobic, which is arrogance as I see it. The former CEO in effect was saying, “you don’t like us, so you have a problem”. The current CEO is trying to be more gentle by ass-kissing his way into good standing. One of the things Uber is accused of not doing is reporting crimes to London’s police. This stupidity ranks with the stupidity of the Catholic church not reporting child-sex crimes. I continued saying the text written to me about bike routes was arrogant, and in this case, “arrogant” is the correct word. Tech people have reason to believe non-tech people know less about tech than they do, because chances are tech people know more. It’s understandable and forgivable she or he assumed I did not know how to bike-route google maps. What is less forgivable is he or she did not take the moment to bike-route google maps himself or herself. The person who wrote me had the restaurant and customer address at his or her fingertips, and failed to take the moment to enter the two addresses into google maps, and then choosing car and bike to compare. From Vito’s Bakery in Secaucus to Hilton Meadowlands the distances are two and fourteen miles respectively. In addition to a rushed diagnosis the person who wrote me demonstrated mental laziness. It’s a massive collection of little things like this similar to the massive collection of evidence of stupidity in DC (ie. Anthony Weiner, sentenced yesterday). This same collection of negativity is accumulating in Silicone Valley. It would be awesome if I could be part of getting Silicone Valley to see themselves more humbly from the outside. It’s not too late the pluses credited to Silicon Valley remain way ahead of minuses. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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Uber knows

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind person at Uber: I had a bike assignment that required cancellation, because it could not be complete on a bicycle. The car route was two miles and the bike route was fourteen miles. The time of a fourteen mile bike ride is more time than the customer was willing to wait. I was compensated, and the cancellation is not on my record . . . grazie to Uber. What remains is this email sent from uber to me on the occasion of the cancelled trip. Your company is awesome, and it has grown so quickly, but this email is an example of the arrogance of companies that retrospectively proves to be the reason another company is leading. Whoever wrote this text said to me I should do something he or she did not take the time to do. He or she said I should choose, “bike” and be routed properly. He or she assumed I did not know of the bike-route feature. He or she assumed educating me was the solution. He or she is wrong. I know how to route myself properly on a bike. A more effective solution will come with Uber looking deeper into what causes systematic arrogance from the former CEO to this memo. He or she should look at Uber first. Thank you for your time and attention. Sincerely, Tom Doody »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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Uber wants ¿Quiet? solution

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind person at Uber: Today during dinnertime on my nearlincoln account I accepted a delivery for McDonald’s, and when I arrived it had been cancelled. My account shows Uber paid me nothing for my efforts. With this text I am seeking compensation for my efforts, and any future cancellations. The reality that your company has decided not to pay drivers for cancellations is inconsistent with well-established business practices. With this text I pledge to pursue compensation with intention of making this the next Uber bad press facing uber if I’m ignored. I’ve read this week the mess your former CEO has made for your company in London, and I’m giving you the opportunity to solve this emerging problem quietly. Please consider my request. Sincerely, Tom Doody »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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marijuana is safe

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Marijuana is classified by US law too severely, so people like me have seen a lifetime of not-negative use with severe penalties. Naturally and finally we’ve challenged the overclassification with legalization in a few states, and the progress is halted and will probably reverse with Trump. While opiates are killing people at a rate near car crashes it’s a foolish time to talk about loosening drug laws. Opiates and marijuana should not be considered the same under law and should not be considered the same in thinking or in conversation. In retrospect if marijuana had been properly classified over the recent four decades, then people like me would not be troubled reconciling drug laws with marijuana. We need smart drug laws, and not drug laws that are determined by politics. Marijuana is safe and not addictive, and opiates are dangerous and addictive. Laws must reflect the risk. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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Colin scores

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Colin Kaepernick’s protest is brilliant. Colin lost NFL employment, which is not bad considering the treatment of black men who protest. Tommie Smith and John Carlos made a similar protest decades ago, and they have reason to feel their support from the Nation was small. Colin has reason to feel his support is small, but Colin would be wrong. The reaction to Colin is grande. Today’s news say’s Colin’s protest has spread into MLB, which is big, but modest spread was already credited to Colin. The more lasting milestone is how Stephen Curry was able to get his team a reverse White House invitation. Trump berated Curry tweeting the White House is a place of National honor, and James, “It was a place of honor until you showed up”. The President is faulted for trying to suppress free speech, but his effect is the opposite. When Rocket Man of DPRK executed his brother by hungry-dog attack witnessed by many it was suppression of free speech in the most egregious fashion, but Trump’s tweets are a celebration of free speech. Colin has reason to be happy about these weekend events. Colin has reason to feel the Nation supports him. Colin has reason to believe I support him. In addition to all the circumstances that put Colin in the spotlight bigger than the NFL QB spotlight he was already enjoying I like Colin. I confess partly his hairstyle, which is reminiscent of Dr. J, but my fondness for Colin extends beyond fashion. Colin is thoughtful, and deliberate in his actions, and his future is bright. Colin Kaepernick is cool, and I wish I could consider him a friend. btw during my tapping on this text Juan Carlos, el hefe of this panaderia La Gran Via NJ near the Lincoln Tunnel, came near me, which triggered a return of my fear I’d be evicted for using a laptop on a busy Sunday, but . . . ONE: Juan Carlos now likes me TWO: Juan Carlos surrendered to my nuscience THREE: Juan Carlos is tired FOUR: Juan Carlos accepts my phone and bluetooth keyboard. Juan Carlos: ¿All of the above? »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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1bag12K USD

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Hana sold a 12K USD bag this week. It was not until college that I understood the concept of, “coming out”, and I considered out-not-out as binary. Recently prompted by the public disclosure by Barry Manilow I came to understand, “out” differently. Everyone who thought about it for a moment realized Manilow was gay . . . maybe almost everyone. In his private and family life everyone knew he was gay with evidence of his marriage to a man, so Barry’s, “out” was a bit of an anticlimax. If I went searching my facebook friends I would find several, “out” on social media including, “in a relationship with” or “married to” someone of the same sex. All this preamble for one reason: “out” is not binary, and “out” on social media is the ultimate, “out”. I have or had a friend named: Steve who’s out with his financial success including posts of his luxury car purchase and wine collection. My cousin Drew posts with his private plane. Drew and Steve are, “out” with their money. I have other friends most people would consider rich, but they’re with their money like Barry was with his sexual attraction, which is: everybody knows it, but they’re short of full social-media disclosure. I’ll tag a collection of people trying to get all those with money while not outting anyone who prefers a lower profile. The reason I’m tagging money is because Hana sold a bag for 12K USD this week. Only a few people will understand why this is an uncommon claim: Hana can hook people up with a Birkin or Kelly by Hermes without delay. Matching bag and color takes some time, but once the buyer’s intention matches inventory it’s hers without undue delay. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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biz bottlenecks

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear my Indian amigo: Where you are right now with negotiation of tax-preparation fee with Grant Thornton is both predictable and maddening. On their side, so many companies never see the year of business that follows first-year tax preparation, so cutting a deal to get a company though a startup seems smart yet most companies don’t see the next year anyways, so their reduced fees never proves itself as an investment in the future. It’s brutal, and they’re no ¿Winners? Yes, there are winners, and I am currently confident Amromed and the people who care about Amromed will win. I’m seeing your instinctive sense about business. No matter what our company documents say an American company is going to see the American as having the highest level of authority, which is me. My age also puts me higher at quick glance. You seem to know the reality of reversed authority, and you show it by engaging in negotiations with Grant Thornton leaving me as an advisor. It’s also encouraging Kamlesh has engaged with you rather than bumping the negotiations to Lloyd. You have reason to feel tortured by US tax law and the process of preparing US taxes. The tax process is demanding and a startup does not have the money to pay an experienced pro to handle it, so it’s you, and me, and the pros at Grant Thornton. Here we are reaching a milestone of this challenging process, and they ping a grande fee . . . ¿What? Crazy. Running parallel timing to taxes is doppio delayed invoice payments, and you’re also absorbing this delay in a way that impresses me. I’ve had trace amounts of anxiety tied to first-year tax preparation, and . . . here we are . . . extension and final deadline. Amromed’s future is hitting a bottleneck of pressure threatening its future. I believe in you as a business leader, and I enter the weekend feeling optimistic. . . . . October 15 once seemed so far away, ciao Tomas btw que tenga un buen fin de semana »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us

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