Drama

Cisco VP Goes Tony Soprano on Employees: Tracking Down the Company’s Memo Leaker Is ‘Now My Hobby’

Mr. Quinn (Photo: RIP.edu)

When you hire a former CIA operations officer to be a VP at your tech company, you have to expect that he’ll bring a little of his spy training with him. Such is the case with Cisco VP Mike Quinn, who is so furious at a memo leaker inside the company that he has threatened to make tracking down that sonofabitch his new hobby.

When Mr. Quinn found out that a member of the Cisco “family” had leaked a memo regarding responses to a bit of negative press, he went all Tony Soprano on employees’ asses: Read More

Brogramming

Some Sparkling Wit at Microsoft Slipped ‘Big Boobs’ Into Random Code

Guys, it's not THAT big of a secret. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Is it possible that Microsoft is partially staffed by developers who are, literally, 12-year-old boys? Maybe we’re dealing with a Big situation, here? Because we’re pretty sure that’s the best possible explanation for this, from NetworkWorld:

“Some chucklehead working for Microsoft thought it would be funny to slip a thinly camouflaged sexist remark — “big boobs” — into software code that connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft’s HyperV virtualization product.”

We could easily work ourselves into a tizzy over this. But instead, we’ll take a cue from our unflappable high school principle and say: Guys, we work on the Internet. It’s going to take a lot more than some juvenile reference to titties to shock us.