Telemachus and HTTP

Freshness Warning
This article is over 14 years old. It's possible that the information you read below isn't current.

I apparently need to get out more often. The pastor in church told the story of Telemachus walking across Asia and Europe to get to Rome, where he climbed into the floor of the Colosseum and demanded that the gladiators stop their fighting. He was killed (some accounts say a gladiator did it, some say the spectators did so), but he accomplished his goals—that was the last gladiator fight in Rome. The date was January 1, 404.

I immediately thought, "404: Gladiator not found."

demonsurfer
July 27, 2004 12:22 AM

LOL

digitalneal
July 27, 2004 2:22 PM

i love this post! very funny -- and no, you shouldn't feel too geeky. i actually laughed out loud in my office. well done... nm

Ben
August 2, 2004 2:27 AM

Hee!

doppler
August 14, 2004 9:02 PM

Reminds me of when our organization was planning a large event. Several activities were to take place in Meeting Room 404 at the Austin Hilton. During an all-staff planning meeting, my boss, who is a non-geek by most standards, wryly quipped "I can never find Room 404." I think about three of us among the 50 or so staff gathered there caught it.

Trackback from Null Sphere
August 22, 2004 3:29 PM

Geekitude is a way of life

Excerpt: Written by: Kalsey I apparently need to get out more often. The pastor in church told the story of Telemachus walking across Asia and Europe to get to Rome, where he climbed into the floor of the Colosseum and demanded that the gladiators stop their f...


Your comments:

Text only, no HTML. URLs will automatically be converted to links. Your email address is required, but it will not be displayed on the site.

Name:

Not your company or your SEO link. Comments without a real name will be deleted as spam.

Email: (not displayed)

If you don't feel comfortable giving me your real email address, don't expect me to feel comfortable publishing your comment.

Website (optional):

Follow me on Twitter

Best Of

  • How not to apply for a job Applying for a job isn't that hard, but it does take some minimal effort and common sense.
  • Movie marketing on a budget Mark Cuban's looking for more cost effective ways to market movies.
  • California State Fair The California State Fair lets you buy tickets in advance from their Web site. That's good. But the site is a horror house of usability problems.
  • Customer reference questions. Sample questions to ask customer references when choosing a software vendor.
  • Comment Spam Manifesto Spammers are hereby put on notice. Your comments are not welcome. If the purpose behind your comment is to advertise yourself, your Web site, or a product that you are affiliated with, that comment is spam and will not be tolerated. We will hit you where it hurts by attacking your source of income.
  • More of the best »

Recently Read

Get More

Subscribe | Archives

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

Subscribe to this site's feed.

Contact

Adam Kalsey

Mobile: 916.600.2497

Email: adam AT kalsey.com

Twitter, etc: akalsey

Resume

PGP Key

©1999-2019 Adam Kalsey.