To my knowledge no fruit exists that I dislike. Those who know me, know that I eat and enjoy eating almost all things. Every day I make shakes with lots of seeds, fruits, vegetables and berries. Maybe if I consumed an African magic berry I would dislike both strawberries and melon but then again, maybe they just have to be treated accordingly. That is why this blog should be about the rotten kind.
There are many types of rotten fruits. Our planet is not a kind place and it has never know peace. On average the human monkey scheme, slander, trap and plan cruel actions. When I was employed by IBM I was taught not to unhook nor penetrate where we should not. It is not in the spirit of blue IBM. Also unhooking behavior is considered juxtapose to devious, and both savage and brutal evil that in turn, like karma, eventually would be measurable on our bottom line. I am totally aligned with this mindset. Several times in my business life my company have experience unhooking. One of these companies is currently under scrutiny for corruption and the management is being legally crushed. Grateful that those who can actually do anything about such things doesn’t turn their blind eye.
To accentuate without name dropping a specific rotten fruit. “Somebody” stole the source code of one of my private hobby projects by accident. It was an algorithm that might eventually have solve the impossible puzzle contest for a million dollar. Though the algorithm was far from complete the idea how to address to problem was so smart I tell ya. The rotten fruits had no clue to what they had acquired…
Today I know, via logic deduction, who it was back in the days that made a data burglary at our office. It was as early as 2006 but Opiin was already a clouded SaaS architecture as such there was no disruption to our production systems and our customers did not experience any downtime. We lost a bunch of documents and had to rewrite things like internal documentation, bookkeeping, contracts and our pipeline was exposed. The only real setback was we did not recover a distribution agreement we had been negotiating with a Norwegian company. It’s not being Sherlock Holmes or anything. The question is really just to identify the motive and then continue deduction observing years of business Denmark. It is much like when your mind return to a memory and eventually come up with a plausible answer to that situation. I ended up having a name for a sit down if I was ever asked to name someone for a dinner arrangement or alike. Of course the dialog would be totally off the books.
Life events like this can be game changing and the impact was considerable for my private life. Our office and business location was the basement of my private home. To my family the feeling of security and privacy in our own home was disrupted. We did not claim any insurance, only peanuts for replacing my laptop and a couple of hard disks cut out of the servers running our test environments. As a business we really lost a lot of intellectual capital. We should have fetched a pile of gold but due to miserable journalism and the mistrust of what and why this actually happened we did not.
It was a lesson learned and we managed to stay alive, yay. We also established a hole new set of physical security and established processes for various critical areas. How fortunate our business architecture, already then, was so mature and much ahead of everybody else.