Not only could you watch as ordinary "Software Engineers" became "Technical Leaders" (and you knew they were either a grade 11 or 12 by then and could then guess at their bonus percentile) there were pictures! So you could tell who was shooting for the stars when they replaced their first day digital camera picture (yes I was so happy to have left Southwestern Bell/SBC and at $54 the stock could only go up!) with an executive portrait in a suit and tie and the blueish Sears portrait studio style backdrop. And any directory.cisco.com blog entry would be incomplete without stories of the SPA engineer[s] that used curl-cron jobs (or whatever) during the "Hundred Year Flood" (the term Chambers gave to the big round of layoffs in the Spring of '01) to track which organizations and individuals we "impacted."
But the best were the cage matches. You picked (and printed out) a crusty old distinguished engineer that had the vagrant/professor look down and imaged him battling the VP/GM of some switching BU that looked like the bully that kicked your ass in 7th grade. And you watch them fighting, brawling, swinging, until one was left standing. And you would shout, "Two Man Enter: One Man Leave!"
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Oh yeah if you are taking the day off (I haven't logged into the VPN once!) and are looking for a fun read, check out Robert Hansen Loses His Sh*t Over Google Gadgets. A classic cage match, Cisco Austin Building 3 style.