I was in the computer, when the whole building shook. Nothing really fell, and I could not see any visual damage, but it was a strong quake for this region. Last year we had a minor one at magnitude 3.6.
Here're my sentiment put in better words from a user in the article:
Originally posted by bvermo:
I think this is about Jón's fundamental values. Those are the values that made the company survive through the dotcom crisis and the many years before that. He has always placed his principles and long-term goals ahead of quarterly results.
This is one of the problems for a successful and innovative company that has gone public - it will attract investors who are only in it for the money, and who want short-term results. For instance, it is no secret that Jón had a clash with Morgan Stanley at the shareholders meeting a few years ago. That time he got his way, but in the long term a publicly traded company will have to reflect the goals of its major shareholders.
My guess is that he has saved himself a lot of frustrations, and that the shares will increase in value - but I fear for some of the internal dynamics and values that have made the company and the product what it is. Users will probably not notice any negative impact, at least not in the short run.
Lets really hope that the negative impact don't come at all.
Since I couldn't go to the rally because I am still resting from my Germany vacation that it ended this week, I decided to watch it on TV. Later I was browsing online through Reddit's Colbert Rally page and I found some pretty hilarious comments and pictures from the event!
Here are some funny pictures!
Times New Roman still my default font in my Windows machine!
Kevin Conroy has been the voice of Batman in animated shows, movies and video games for nearly two decades. And during his C2E2 panel, he was asked to comment on Christian Bale's voice in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
The question is obviously referring to the bizarre voice that Bale has been using to portray Batman, which has been the focus of many parodies. And you would think that Conroy would have nothing but positive things to say about Bale, but he surprising sided with the fans by agreeing that the voice is terrible.
He said: Bale is an excellent actor. He just got steered wrong. Obviously someone should have stopped him and said "You sound ridiculous." But no one did. As actors, you have to trust the people on the other side of the camera, because you can't see what's going on. You're working in such a vacuum that you can convince yourself that anything is great. So you need a third eye to tell you that you're way off base. Unfortunately no one stopped him.
When asked if Warner Bros. has ever requested he dub of The Dark Knight, the entire room laughed with Conroy before he gave an answer. Even better, he starts it off with his version of the awesome movie line, "I'm not wearing hockey pads." See it for yourself. (Apologies for the audio mix-up near the beginning)
Here's the problem I have with Bales's Batman voice:
As some fan puts it:
Kevin Conroy is Batman as far as I'm concerned, nothing Nolan or Bale have done is ever going to be as good as the animated series. Whenever I read Batman comics its Conroy's voice speaking in my head.
There you have it! If you feel different about this leave your comments in the blog and vote in the poll.