Feb. 15th, 2017

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I was driving today listening to Dr. Laura. She's a fucking bitch at times, and other times she's pretty sweet and smart. 

A mother of 5 was calling, telling her that she's 44, her youngest is 5, and she worries by the time the kids grow up she'll be 60, no life etc., and her days are full of worries etc.

Laura started telling her that ok, never mind, everyone's every day has a crap in it, so it's like this with everyone.

REALLY? My days are beautiful. What crap? Just don't give up, ever, and there will be no crap (I believe). Ok, I'm just lucky, ok, I know. A car accident can happen any time. But is it a big problem, really? I don't know.

Then on some other channel some other host was telling that your blood pressure may rise to dangerous levels when you watch a politician you hate talking on tv. Wait, why watch? You don't like it, you don't watch it, right? Easy!

So I started suspecting that there's something wrong with the humankind (and something right with me).

I don't know, my grandmother never complained. Well, she did, at times, complained about her own stupidity. But you know what kind of people complain about such things. No stupid person does.
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 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ivan Davtchev <ivand@google.com>
Date: Jul 18, 2007 2:05 PM
Subject: Fwd: GWS help for launching Russian virtual keyboard
To: "Vlad Patryshev (нрзб)" <vpatryshev@google.com>

Let's sync up - this is rather weird and surprising. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ann Mei Chang < annmei@google.com>
Date: Jul 18, 2007 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: GWS help for launching Russian virtual keyboard
To: Ivan Davtchev < ivand@google.com>, Ben Smith < ben@google.com>

I don't think that shipping any project will be quite so easy.  I'm sure other issues are bound to arise, and we need to have an engineer who is able to own this.  For a variety of reasons, I have asked Vlad not to continue working on this project, so we will need someone else to drive this forward if it is important.


From: Ivan Davtchev [mailto:ivand@google.com 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 1:47 PM
To: Ben Smith
Cc: Ann Mei Chang
Subject: Re: GWS help for launching Russian virtual keyboard
 
Thanks for replying. Let's talk at your earliest convenience as this is important. I am not looking for any significant commitment from your team. I was looking to have a GWS eng just have a quality face-to-face conversation with the engineer on this project and go through the issues that he is facing. Email and throwing CL's over the wall has not worked well in the past for this project. 

On 7/18/07, Ben Smith <ben@google.com> wrote:
Hey Ivan, neither Ann Mei nor I are willing to dedicate engineering
resources to this project as it currently stands. If this is really
important, we should sit down to discuss how to staff it and how to
move forward. 
  - Ben


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ivan Davtchev <ivand@google.com>
> Date: Jul 17, 2007 5:33 PM
> Subject: GWS help for launching Russian virtual keyboard 
> To: "Vlad Patryshev (нрзб)" <vpatryshev@google.com>,
phython@google.comscotty@google.com
>
>
> Jim, Scotty, Vlad:
>
> Can we all sit down next week to go through the outstanding issues for
> the launch for the Russian virtual keyboard on www.google.ru?
>
> This is an important OKR for the Russian team for this quarter, but I
> know Vlad has had a difficult time getting some tests to pass before
> he can launch a 1% experiment on the front page. 
> I think a high-bandwidth engineer conversation in person will help
> figure out what needs to be done and how to do it. I will bring my PM
> half-brain along to make sure I can help with administrative issues 
> etc.
>
> If you do not mind, I will put some time on your calendars. In the
> mean time, feel free to sync up on this over email or however you
> like!
>
> --
> Ivan Davtchev 
> Product Manager, Int'l Search




-- 
Ivan Davtchev
Product Manager, Int'l Search

This fucking bitch, Ann-Mei, now in Washington, was for some reason trying to take my keyboard away from me. She failed, but well, eventually it lead to my being kicked out. Because, you know, initiatives are usually punished if you don't have some nobilities supporting you. She probably wanted me to beg, which I don't know how.

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