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(The Atlantic Wire)   Chief Technical Officer out at Business Insider after too much business insider   (theatlanticwire.com ) divider line
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2013-09-11 12:17:13 AM  
Drew has better filters.
 
2013-09-11 01:16:04 AM  
When will people learn that what they say and do on the internet can and will get them fired because it will reflect on their employer.  No matter how many disclaimers they put on their posts.
 
2013-09-11 01:25:36 AM  
"What?  Too much douche?"
www.theatlanticwire.com
 
2013-09-11 02:34:01 AM  

BizarreMan: When will people learn that what they say and do on the internet can and will get them fired because it will reflect on their employer.  No matter how many disclaimers they put on their posts.


Not sure I agree.  This dude openly advertised he worked for Business Insider while openly tweeting on subjects that would normally get him sued in most organizations as an executive.  That's a bit different than biatching about your boss on facebook after a bad week.   Popehat has a nice overview.
 
2013-09-11 03:05:21 AM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-09-11 03:34:53 AM  
If there's any justice in the world, that guy will be working the fry station at Arby's for the foreseeable future. There is no justice, though.
 
2013-09-11 05:28:04 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: "What?  Too much douche?"
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Looks like is managing a pants-hampered-poo. :(
 
2013-09-11 06:05:21 AM  
Damn. With a name like "Packs Dick In son" and a headline like "...after too much business inside her" I was hoping for a filthy, salacious sex scandal.
 
2013-09-11 06:25:19 AM  
Anil Dash

*snicker*
 
2013-09-11 07:55:09 AM  
This dude used the n-word in a tweet? For real?
 
2013-09-11 07:57:49 AM  

mccallcl: This dude used the n-word in a tweet? For real?


Too Alpha to give a fark.
 
2013-09-11 08:02:48 AM  
A reminder: Business Insider is not a legitimate publication. It is a crappy link farming site a la BuzzFeed, HuffPo, etc., only with a Gordon Gekko slant.
 
2013-09-11 08:05:57 AM  
When the Indian dude calls you out for being a he-man-woman-hater, you just know you've over douched.
 
2013-09-11 08:06:26 AM  

poot_rootbeer: A reminder: Business Insider is not a legitimate publication. It is a crappy link farming site a la BuzzFeed, HuffPo, etc., only with a Gordon Gekko slant.


Indeed... "news by intern", basically. And run by Henry Blodget, the biggest panderer during the dot.com bubble. If anything, this guy looks like he'd be a natural for the job.
 
2013-09-11 08:11:00 AM  
Anil dash sounds like either a hit and run butthole surfer or a seasoning for people who like ATM.
 
2013-09-11 08:26:39 AM  
This is why I'm not on Twitter and would encourage anyone here to follow my example.
 
2013-09-11 08:39:00 AM  
"Brogrammer"?

Burn him. Leave the charred skeleton hanging from a yard-arm in front of GoDaddy.com
 
2013-09-11 08:43:29 AM  
Oh no, now he'll just have to start his own hedge fund and live off an annual salary of $50million a year
 
2013-09-11 08:43:32 AM  
If this headline had been a little more applicable to the actual situation it would have been freaking brilliant.
 
2013-09-11 08:47:17 AM  
Brogrammer is brogramming.
 
2013-09-11 08:58:59 AM  

dukeblue219: If this headline had been a little more applicable to the actual situation it would have been freaking brilliant.


oh I know! I was expecting a female CTO being fired for getting pregnant. heh
 
2013-09-11 09:09:22 AM  
"Aviators: on. Collar: popped. Smirk: engaged. A brogrammer at home in its native habitat. "

that one made me chuckle
 
2013-09-11 09:15:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Brogrammer is brogramming.


This has nothing to do with *gramming. I can't believe this dude is real, the whole thing must be an elaborate joke. Has anybody actually met this guy in person?

That having been said, I don't think engineers' personalities should be relevant to their work. But the n-word is inexcusable. And in writing! On a public forum! Unbelievable!
 
2013-09-11 09:29:01 AM  

mccallcl: I don't think engineers' personalities should be relevant to their work.


Problem: he's a CTO, not an engineer.

And also, the engineer's personality certainly matters to how they integrate with the team. Nobody works alone in IT anymore.
 
2013-09-11 09:47:15 AM  
At least it wasn't "business inside 'er".
 
2013-09-11 10:52:18 AM  
My twitter feed was hacked in 3...2....1
 
2013-09-11 11:21:55 AM  
He tweeted that this resulted in him gaining 700 more twitter followers and a bigger Klout score. #tigerblood #WINNING
 
2013-09-11 12:07:33 PM  
artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu

What did this man tell you? Huh? That Twitter is a loaded gun and you will eventually shoot yourself with it.
 
2013-09-11 12:36:42 PM  

Swallow's First Law:


"If you don't want to be treated like a Jerk - Don't act like a Jerk."

 
2013-09-11 01:14:47 PM  
So what's his Fark handle anyway?
 
2013-09-11 01:23:18 PM  

vudukungfu: Anil dash sounds like either a hit and run butthole surfer or a seasoning for people who like ATM.


Better than Anil Dikshiat I guess.

http://www.google.com/search?q=anil+dikshiat
 
2013-09-11 01:38:52 PM  
Pax Dickinson.

Really, Pax Dickinson?

Well how the hell else did anyone expect a guy calling himself that to be anything less than a total douche-bag?
 
2013-09-11 01:42:37 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Pax Dickinson.

Really, Pax Dickinson?

Well how the hell else did anyone expect a guy calling himself that to be anything less than a total douche-bag?


It means peace, penis in male child.
 
2013-09-11 01:48:13 PM  

sendtodave: Agent Smiths Laugh: Pax Dickinson.

Really, Pax Dickinson?

Well how the hell else did anyone expect a guy calling himself that to be anything less than a total douche-bag?

It means peace, penis in male child.


You're on my wavelength. Stay tuned. The regular broadcast will drive you crazy.

/not fun crazy
/the walls are bleeding kind of crazy
 
2013-09-11 02:03:27 PM  
"Brogrammer"  never has a word made me want to lash out violently like that one.
 
2013-09-11 03:20:38 PM  
In other news, a 2nd-rate Buzzfeed knockoff needs a CTO. Because uploading animated GIFs requires his expert abilities.
 
2013-09-11 03:58:25 PM  

Of course he was fired.  The moment he involved the company... he replied to a coworker, when it's arguable that as a C-level executive he was in a position of power and creating a hostile work environment, and opened up the company to direct liability for his shenanigans.

"really, dude? You know we work in the same building right?  Would you like to come call me an asshole to my face tomorrow?
What a douche.
 
2013-09-11 04:45:25 PM  

vudukungfu: Anil dash sounds like either a hit and run butthole surfer or a seasoning for people who like ATM.


He's Mrs. Dash's gay son.

Spicy!
 
2013-09-11 05:21:49 PM  
Not to parrot Gawker/Valleywag too much, but apparently he's involved as CTO in a startup with the woman who recently published an article about not defending sexism in tech because it's a problem and it needs to be dealt with. Boy the universe has a sense of humor.
 
2013-09-11 05:56:10 PM  

TopoGigo: Damn. With a name like "Packs Dick In son" and a headline like "...after too much business inside her" I was hoping for a filthy, salacious sex scandal.


Yeah, me too.
 
2013-09-11 06:27:48 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Not to parrot Gawker/Valleywag too much, but apparently he's involved as CTO in a startup with the woman who recently published an article about not defending sexism in tech because it's a problem and it needs to be dealt with. Boy the universe has a sense of humor.


What did he make a dongle joke too?
 
2013-09-11 07:09:46 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Not to parrot Gawker/Valleywag too much, but apparently he's involved as CTO in a startup with the woman who recently published an article about not defending sexism in tech because it's a problem and it needs to be dealt with. Boy the universe has a sense of humor.


And he was probably the inspiration.

StopLurkListen: He tweeted that this resulted in him gaining 700 more twitter followers and a bigger Klout score. #tigerblood #WINNING


Are there really people who live just to be heard by more and more people? I suffer through so much "Like this page" and "Follow me" all over the internet now, it's not even confined to the hellholes that are FB and Twitter anymore.
 
2013-09-11 07:16:51 PM  
A reminder: in tech-startup-speak, "CTO" just means "programmer who joined the company before there was funding, and was paid with a fancy job title instead because those are free."

/is a startup CTO
 
2013-09-11 07:41:56 PM  

poot_rootbeer: A reminder: Business Insider is not a legitimate publication. It is a crappy link farming site a la BuzzFeed, HuffPo, etc., only with a Gordon Gekko slant.


Seconded. Having read a few Business Insider articles linked here, I'm not terribly surprised that they'd have a cuckoo in the clock. They're sort of the website equivalent of the old-boy high finance slap-and-tickle network where everyone closes ranks when threatened by the plebs. Pre-fall Dan Aykroyd in "Trading Places." The sort of org where "Well, that's just our business culture" is often used as a defense.

They knew all about this hump. They only canned him because he went viral.
 
2013-09-12 02:19:55 AM  

StopLurkListen: He tweeted that this resulted in him gaining 700 more twitter followers and a bigger Klout score. #tigerblood #WINNING


That was my takeaway. Tells you all you need to know about the douche.
 
2013-09-12 11:02:05 AM  
Its so bad you'd think it had been ahcked. No REAL person would be that big of an asshet, right? RIGHT??

/WOW
 
2013-09-12 11:51:16 AM  

plutonium: he replied to a coworker


I would have walked over to his desk immediately and said "you're an asshole". And stood there, smiling.

/otherwise non-confrontaitonal, but that kind of card-pulling demands a response.
 
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