Valentine's Day Silicon Valley Style - Page 2
" Have you tried (spanking) her?"
"It's never only about (spanking). You know that."
"Well, I have to disagree because if you grab (her) with the help of (fags), her behaviors and markers......."
WHAT? Did he just say markers? And then I hear the words that make me blush - because I realize how off the mark I was in my eavesdropping skills. He said..."yadayadayada metrics.......yadadad workflow".
But of course. Two young guys in Silicon Valley having a heated debate on Valentine's Day - they could only be talking about one thing. What was I thinking?
This is what they had really said:
"Yeah, I am actually feeling bad about the relationships too. How would you rate them?
" I am not sure, I thought I could solve it because of the new version"
"Really? Which version are you talking about?
"Yeah, well after version 5 - I mean, talk about drop off."
"I know. I was banging it out for months - I just can't keep it up anymore."
"And it's costing a fortune, right?"
"Yeah, but that's not really my problem. I have to start by assuming that I know everything about them - what they think is funny, not funny, political biases , taste, religion....and I should be able to glean enough info from this, but in the end I still can't completely encircle the data and grab the outliers accurately.
" Have you tried just ranking them?"
"It's never only about the ranking. You know that."
"Well, I have to disagree because if you grab the data with the help of tags, behaviors and markers....."
It was just another day in Silicon Valley - red roses, love stories and romance aside.