Jason Giecek -- Tinkerertink69 -- was one of the earliest people on my Open Salon friends list.
I consider him a littermate, since we joined OS about the same time, and his demented overnight posts from the bowels of gambling casino IT hell made me howl with laughter.
When he was "outsourced" by bean counter jackals, all of us knew what had happened and were appalled. Still, he attacked the issue with his customary wit, irony, humour and sarcasm, and when he recently…
My God, but we were a disreputable bunch of gibbering, ink-stained, booze- and nicotine-fueled hacks. Well hell, we were expected to…
You had to have been part of it to know what it was really like. This story is true. George was real, the equipment was real, the circumstances were real. Don't get me wrong, I loved it all passionately -- but we were the lowest form of life at the paper. Herewith, one of my earliest online posts.
It's 1 a.m., and nearly the end of another long day in Newspaper Bureau Hell. Couple of accidents caused by the snow in the morning, court case in the…