I am still in Queens. I am in the process of moving all my crap from Albany to Queens. Albany, where my life fell apart. I have 2 computers there, a futon, a recliner, a TV, a queen size mattress and box spring, a dresser, and the other various accoutrements of life. The recent Slashdot article entitled Dot Commers back to the Dorm really hit home. A fellow former Aimster employee even replied. Hopefully I’ll be going back to Dartmouth sometime soon. It’s odd to say that because I really hate(d) my time at Dartmouth. But I guess I’ll be glad to have that chapter of my life completed. Ivy League graduate will hopefully look better on my resume than Ivy League dropout.
I am trying to get unemployment insurance which will hopefully tide me over and get at least some of my bills paid off.
Right now life is a world of shit, but I’m sure it could be much worse. I’m alive and in decent health, so that’s good. And I have a great girlfriend/fiancee who is also alive and in decent health, and if she’d stop smoking it would be great. So things are bad, but not awful, and could definitely be worse.
Well, Aimster seems to be dying a slow and pained death. We were given what will likely amount to our final paychecks, even though I got only 20% of what I was owed. At least it was enough to pay August’s rent and stave off the eviction proceedings. Now I must move out of this shithole (FYI, Albany is one of the shittiest locations in New York state. I fucking hate it to death.) and acquire new employment and other fun items. THE SAGA CONTINUES.
I am still contemplating suing Aimster (and John Deep personally) for the rest of my money. But I don’t know if it is even worth my time. I’d really like to put him out of house and home. Since that’s basically what he’s done to me. But I guess his wife hasn’t done anything to me, so maybe I won’t. But I would like to. Really.
On August 10, 2001, Aimster (Pi2 Products, LLC and AbovePeer, LLC) decided to not pay any of its employees. Instead, they purchased 60 new whitebox servers. What a wonderful business model! Buy many new computers yet don’t have any developers there to work with them. Also, make sure to give no warning or explanation for this lack of funds. Quite awesome indeed. So now it has been 8 days and I still have not been paid. The cell phone I have through the company is about to be shut off due to nonpayment. Advice from the office: pay it yourself and submit an expense report. Haha! It would be truly amusing if it were not so, so sad.
Good-bye Aimster! So much promise.