I'm not cynical; I'm just too honest.

Back when I worked at GoDaddy, my fellow tech support drones would joke about my negative assessments of Microsoft and its software. As one co-worker put it, "If Bill Gates ever gets assassinated, I know who to blame." (The management, on the other hand, didn't find me funny -- they just said I had a negative attitude.)

I just want to point out that a negative attitude isn't always a bad thing. For example, here's a Usenet post where someone in the U.K. thanks me for remembering something negative about Internet Explorer, because the information might help him keep his job. Yep, MSIE's bad security almost got the man fired, but I saved him by being the only person in the newsgroup who remembered a Microsoft security hole.

Of course, if he had been working here in Michigan, I would have let him rot because I'm still unemployed, and then maybe I could have applied for his job.

Posted at 11:27:17 PM EST on 18 November 2003 from Trenton, MI