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Lunch with Todd

2001-10-25 16:40:00+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

I used some lingering ailments as an excuse to take a day off from work and "sharpen the saw" yesterday. Had lunch with Todd. Was reminded of the many reasons I like Todd, he can sit and listen to personal discovery without saying "I told you so", even when he did. I think a bunch of us are bouncing around, looking for something invigorating to do, trying to see ahead of the curve and beyond the current trends of trying to sell more flash.

[ related topics: Todd Gemmell Work, productivity and environment ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:06+00 by: meuon

I've tried to think like Dan and see ahead of the curve... Skidmarks into the ditch are all I get.

It takes a lot of optimism to believe what you come up with.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:06+00 by: ebradway

I need to get out there and hang out again soon. I'm unemployed - again - and it's looking like I'll be calling Gary Hasty before it's all said and done...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:06+00 by: Dan Lyke

Mike, the trick is to be off the brake when you actually start the turn, make the first part of your turn fairly sharp to absorb the rest of your speed, then accelerate out into a late apex.

But I guess that's just how you get through the curve.

Eric, shall I keep my eyes open for work out here?

#Comment made: 2001-10-26 17:01:07+00 by: TC [edit history]

Wow, if lunch rates a flutterby post, I guess we waited too long to sup together. I enjoyed lunch too and needed some of those conversations to start up again.

Eric 'come out west laddy, we'll pickle your liver at Scotch Night'

Mike/Dan the trick to beating the curve in your metaphor is attacking the apex at an oblique angle with gratuitous application of the accelerator. One of two things tend to happen.

One your friction coefficient is greater than your latteral acceleration and you cheat Newtons 3rd law, thus beating everyone through the curve.

Two a lots of technical things happen usually containing the word 'catostrophic' sumed up with the word 'bad' and you are a char mark on the outside of the curve.