My old friend and co-worker Mitch Gelman, Executive Editor and chief muckety-muck for CNN.com for the last several years was feted before the new year as he left CNN, Turner and Atlanta for greener pastures out in Colorado where his wife is in veterinary school. Mitch and I started within a few weeks of one another back at CNN/SI, he taking the path into the editorial world while I moved more and more into technology. He’s one of the smartest guys I know, with tremendous instincts as a journalist and manager. He will be missed around these parts. In this image above, Simit (on the plasma screen above Mitch) does his best impersonation of Mitch being pissed off, if I recall correctly.
Early this morning, Turner launched the new NBA.com – and our intrepid ads team was there at the dawn of crack (5ish) to make sure our piece of the puzzle went smoothly. Check out the site, it’s pretty spiffy, if you’re into that whole basketball thing.
Pictured above are the crack team of staff from our Turner Digital Media Tech and Turner Sports Interactive teams as we relaunch the ad systems on Nascar.com today. I played a key role, bringing two dozen hot donuts (from Krispy Kreme, of course) and a humongous box of coffee. The launch went swimmingly, of course – this is a great team to work with!
So I keep a lot of messages in my inbox. Mail.app on the Mac rolls that way – with lightning-fast searching by keyword in any field, I have a system where I flag messages for follow-up (or now, with Leopard, using the ‘to-do’ flag). Long story short is that I keep *everything* in the main inbox for ease of access along with some project-based smartfolders. When our Exchange system reminded me that I was over the space allocation and with Trotz 2.0 due any moment now, I was doing some housekeeping this afternoon to archive off to my local drive all of my September messages. That left me with 6,666 messages in my inbox. Coincidence? Good thing this didn’t happen on Wednesday – that would have been far too spooky. Of course, having been born on June 6, 1966 (6/6/66) also makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up as well.