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Green Checkie Sale

Hey, how many people got tha green checkie? My fingers are all over and I am still counting.

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Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
I bet you can't actually list more than ten people with a green checkie? Go ahead, try it. I'll eat my words if you prove me wrong.
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 11th, 2006
1. John Topely
2. muppet (had once)
3. Mark TAW
4. Dennis (had once)
5. Philo (he's had it, too)
6. Joel
7. Michael Pryor
8. Eric Sink
9. Simon Lucy
10. Bob Walsh

heheheh what do I get?
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
i win i win
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
that too on company time i win
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
you've still got three to go ...

> more than ten people with a green

Notice the "more" and "with" words.
Permalink PNII 
January 11th, 2006
that's not fair
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
I did say more than ten (fingers all over and still counting?). And had once doesn't count, since had once doesn't equate to has now. So far you have:

1. John Topely
2. MarkTAW
3. Joel Spolsky
4. Michael Prior
5. Eric Sink
6. Simon Lucy
7. Bob Walsh

Keep counting...
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 11th, 2006
if I keep counting them, like you insist, they count to 14 and then 21 and then that way...that's wayyyy more than 10.
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
bugger, am I not?
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
but I dig the pattern. like, only noble laureates will get checkies. dix like me: no. no checkie for dix.
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
Don't forget the interns.
Permalink SomeBody 
January 11th, 2006
Sath,

What's the obsession with Green Checkie? It's not really a million dollar nobel prize, so why bother?
Permalink JD 
January 11th, 2006
* its free
* its negotiable
* i can boast about it
* it ain't cost me no dime
* i will exchange it for favors like sex with girls I like and a job at MS
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
Funny, I wasn't aware that a green checky was 'negotiable'. I think you're dreaming again, Sathy.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 11th, 2006
yes, it is highly negotiable - by endorsement - and you can use it and still have it with you.
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
I believe all the FogCreek employees have one too....someone i'd never seen post but identified himself as a fogcreek employee posted in BoS a month or two ago and had one...some long south asian sounding name I think. That said i'm not sure why anyone would want one, it seems more like a job of tedium then glory. It would be neat if Joel offered a blue or red check or something for people that are regulars so they can be "fogcreek certified" or whatever to really be Phil or Mark Warner or whatever, get a login etc....
Permalink Phil 
January 11th, 2006
I am just being a brat. I don't really need one.
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 11th, 2006
Geeks. He claimed he could "...exchange it for favors like sex with girls I like and a job at MS" and you carp on another, lesser claim, that checkies are 'negotiable'.
Wherein you totally missed a chance to get a dig in, like: "Whoa! If *you* can exchange it for favors like sex with girls, it must be worth a *fortune*!" That sort of thing. But no, you go and take him all serious and shit.
Geeks...
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 11th, 2006
> exchange it for favors like sex with girls I like and a job at MS

Not worth it. I'd trade my green checkie for, say $10k, though.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 11th, 2006
>Not worth it. I'd trade my green checkie for, say $10k, though.

Isn't it all the same? - the three options?

[g, d, r]
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 12th, 2006
Nah, the going rate for sex is much closer to $200.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
Not when you qualify it "with girls I like".
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 12th, 2006
Girls you already know and like, or just generally having your pick at the whore house?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
Could be either. If the former, the price could be much greater than $200. Fuck, it could be MARRIAGE, which no man should pay.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 12th, 2006
It could also be $0.

On the other hand, it could be the hell that Mat Hall is going through.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
sharkfish is gonna *love* this thread.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
It's never ZERO. It's at least dinner and generally the best you can get away with is a week of phone calls and a guilt trip.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 12th, 2006
No dinner. The phone calls... maybe, maybe not. The guilt is generally your hangups, not hers.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
Shhh Mark quit spoiling it.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 12th, 2006
Sathy - there's a guy named Baba or something that has a green checky also. And you forgot about Tyler Griffin Hicks-Wright.
Permalink nathan 
January 12th, 2006
Babak. His name is Babak.

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.263475.4
Permalink nathan 
January 12th, 2006
Ah thats the guy with the long name I was thinking of
Permalink Phil 
January 12th, 2006
I've a good mind to use my amazing green checkie powers to delete this thread as my name was spelt wrong!
Permalink John Topley 
January 12th, 2006
If we deleted for name mispsellings, I'd have to delete every thread that mentioned me. And I'm using the abbreviated version already!
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 12th, 2006
Good point Mak.
Permalink John Topley 
January 12th, 2006
I wanted to point out that. I made a typo but Ian was a copy cat. He copied and pasted my stuff and then said I was wrong. :-)

News about Mat Hall? What's he going through?
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 12th, 2006
I copied the misspelling intact in order to be true to the original. Though to be fair to John Topley I should have appended a [sic] after his name to make it clear that I saw the error but let it stand. My apologies to John.
Permalink Ian Boys 
January 12th, 2006
It's not negotiable. They can only be issued by the Bank of Joel. Any attempt to transfer one will result in revocation of all rights and privileges.
Permalink Philo 
January 13th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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