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    Quote Originally Posted by chet View Post
    We could always do it around PAX since other people will be in town.

    And I'll even be in town at PAX! Holy shit, that would be awesome.

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    I haven't been to the new offices, and it would be fun to see them with Qt3 folks. So count me in.

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    /considers taking vacation in Seattle just coincidentally timed to the tour

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    I would definitely be up for this.

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    For those of us who can't attend here's a Giant Bomb tour of the offices hosted by none other than the man himself.

    http://www.giantbomb.com/giant-bomb-valve/17-4014/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    For those of us who can't attend here's a Giant Bomb tour of the offices hosted by none other than the man himself.

    http://www.giantbomb.com/giant-bomb-valve/17-4014/
    Nooo!!! I was so tired... I had just returned from an overseas press event and had spent the whole day with the giant bomb guys - they were great, I was dead tired. How tired? I call the building next to us the "Google Bing Building".

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    I just realized that's the first time I've seen what you look like, Chet. Except for maybe that picture of your ass on Old Man Murray.

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    Google Bing: Sounds better than the original name, Hiybbprqag.
    Last edited by Teiman; 04-28-2012 at 03:21 PM.

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    Bloomberg asks Gabe about the Handbook.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles...osses-at-valve

    The terminology we use internally is “individual” and “group” contribution skills. A group contributor’s job is to help other people be more productive, and in doing that you sacrifice some of your own productivity. It’s a higher stress job and you get interrupted a lot more. People will do that for one project. They’ll say, “I really want to do this game!” and everyone will say “Ha ha ha, you’re stuck with it now.” At the end of the project they’re like, “Gee, that was really interesting but I want to go back and work individually on the next thing.” Some of the highest compensated people at the company are relatively pure individual contributors.
    On another note, are we doing this get together?

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