May you live in interesting times and come to the attention of people in power.

Microsoft makes a bid to acquire Yahoo!.

Ballmer’s letter to Yahoo: We want you
Ballmer’s memo to his troops

Which, in a way, is irritating to me: I had planned to write a very long post about the sorts of questions one should ask when one is interviewing at a company–which was going to include a bunch of snide remarks about the hand that is currently feeding me. (Things like asking managers you’re talking to about their plans to promote from within, the types of software methodologies they use–and what to watch out for.) But today: um, I like my paycheck. And the announcement means anyone connected to the purple Y! will probably be receiving extra scrutiny.

Including idiots with tiny little no-nothing blogs like me.

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