Thou shalt not covet

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NIKON D70 - 1/60 sec, f5.6 at 50mm

Tim at work, (one of the ones that didn't ruin a good thing for the rest of us) said to me today "thou shalt not covet". I kind of agree, but bloody hell, NZ$700,000,000 is a huge amount of cash. Who would have though a NZ Internet company could ever sell for such an unbelievably huge amount of money. It's inconceivable. That's Silicon Valley ludicrousness!

Even if you got me really pissed and then asked me to extravagantly guess how much a great NZ based internet company could be worth, in my wildest dreams, I wouldn't have gone anywhere near $700 million in cash.

It guts me to think that what I do for a living could earn that much cash here in New Zealand. As my fearless leader tells me, aim higher, you'll do better. But bloody hell, that is aiming higher than the moon.

Just hearing about it gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. So I'm a media free zone for the next 2 weeks. I'm not going to watch TV, or use the internet for any news or entertainment, read any blogs, read the newspaper or listen to the radio on the way to work.

This is not entirely a bad decision anyway. The Acadamy Awards are on right now and I'll do almost anything to avoid that circus too (incuding not linking to them).

Although I wonder if Veronica Mars will be there? OMG!!!!
"Thou shalt not covet"
"Thou shalt not covet"

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Posted: Monday, 6 March, 2006 19:11

Captured: 2006:03:04 18:47:21

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  • WOW! this is an amazing shot!! good work!
    Darren Wood - Monday, 6 March, 2006 20:39
  • awesome shot dave. you should think about joining flickr and putting some of yours on there!!
    manda - Monday, 6 March, 2006 22:36
  • Have to go with the flow here and also commend that dam fine photo! But man couldnt you have found a better link for Veronica Mars? She deserves better than that Dave, better than that.
    Daniel - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 8:41
  • Man you guys are a fickle bunch. I don't think I've ever spent less time on taking a photo or potatoshopping it, and I get 3 people saying they like it. No I won't be joining Flickr, I have everything i want right here. And the only way Veronica Marrs would be better is if she was naked. In my home. And Gabba wasn't there. Or the kids.
    Dave - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 8:46
  • make that four people. awesome shot...i think i even wowed silently to myself
    karen - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 9:05
  • Seriously good photo....what's it worth? te he
    Michele - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 9:28
  • Hate to ask, but is that Schott Crystal?
    Rik - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 10:20
  • Yes, and one of them is chipped. You gonna replace it?
    Dave - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 10:27
  • No, but you should be able to get a replacement thru First Glass in Takapuna
    Rik - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 10:33
  • I was surfing the net and I came across your post about <i>Veronica Mars</i>. In case you haven't heard, <a href=""></a> started a <a href="">$4,000 Shower, Season 3</a> postcard campaign. Considering the low ratings for the past few episodes, this show needs all the support it can get. If you're one of those fans who think VM's renewal is guaranteed, then you should read our <a href=>"Season Three - No Guarantee"</a> page.
    backup10 - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 16:25
  • I prefer this one to tomorrows (no - I can't see in the future)...sometimes those most simple of shots please the most.
    seriocomic - Tuesday, 7 March, 2006 23:15

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