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Jewcy’s First Birthday

A message from Craig Leinoff, Jewcy's Tech Guy… Dear Jewcy Readers, At approximately 6:30 p.m. on November 15, 2006, Jewcy magazine staffers gathered together to watch ceremoniously as the "Send" button was pushed, triggering a thousands-strong email notification announcing Jewcy … Read More

By / November 16, 2007

A message from Craig Leinoff, Jewcy's Tech Guy…

Dear Jewcy Readers,

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on November 15, 2006, Jewcy magazine staffers gathered together to watch ceremoniously as the "Send" button was pushed, triggering a thousands-strong email notification announcing Jewcy Magazine was online and public.

A lot has happened since then. Mike Weiss bought a dog. Izzy adopted a cat. I got a haircut. Joey had bowel obstruction.

But the memories aren't all good. A 3-month standoff with Comcast ended badly in early Spring when Mike Morlitz screamed, "Give peace a chance," and an ATF sniper got hot under the collar and accidentally plugged him between the eyes. Tahl bought us a new graphic designer the next week, but while we like Tara, she just didn't have Morlitz's afro.

When we had to say goodbye to Amy a month or so back (her name didn't have the requisite four-letters that everyone else's did) and Maya came on board, we realized things were gonna be different. We were gonna have to get our Weekly To-Do's in on time. These are the sacrifices we make, however.

Anyway, because the rest of the staff doesn't speak to me except to offer abuse and insults, I don't really know all the accolades and exploits of Jewcy's past year. I don't know anything about The Surge; I don't know anything about the egg on Abe Foxman's face; and I sure don't know anything about Jewcy becoming the world's biggest Jewish media website (after JPost and Haaretz in Israel).

What I do know is because I'm the only one with the tech savvy to change things on the site, I basically have an open forum to the masses. And I choose to use that forum to wreak havoc and destruction on all my enemies.

But it's late, and I want to go home soon, so I've decided, instead, to post a picture of a turtle with a balloon that I doodled in my notebook during a particularly boring, Michael Weiss-dominated office meeting.

I don't know what prompted this masterful creation, or why it says "45 MAIN, DUMBO – ALL YOU, BUDDY" (our office address, plus, apparently, a self-congratulatory annotation), and I don't get the mis-perspective'd catapult launching a baseball into what appears to be a soggy paper bag. Hell, I don't even understand the bulleted notes I made. But I do recognize genius when I see it.

Check out our original launch video here. And if you're lucky, I might just put up another video showcasing the exciting life and times of the Jewcy staff.

Until next year… Craig

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