Monthly Archives - August 2009

I Need A Dumptruck Mama to Unload My Head

With all due credit to Mr. Dylan (“Buick 6”), I’m beginning to believe the secret to life is… discernment.  Making the distinction between what’s valid and the noise [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 28, 2009

Wishful Thinking

We visited a client yesterday located about 250 miles away in northern Michigan.  This was a very cool manufacturing operation.  Short version is they build huge electronic valves [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 27, 2009

Keep It Simple

  In business, the basics almost always prevail.  Yet it’s amazing the amount of time folks waste on the Next Big Thing.  Examples come to mind: The Pareto Principle:  Named [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 24, 2009

Parallel? Or Nano?

It’s interesting to see the future of chip technology – those little things that run our world now – beginning what appears to be something of a divergence. In [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 21, 2009

How Carrots Helped Save the Free World

According to Michael Korda in his book With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain (Harper Collins, (c) 2009), the legend that eating raw carrots [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 20, 2009

“How Many Times a Week Do You Tweet?”

I first heard those poetic words (*) last May at the annual dealer conference hosted by one of our key partners, Sage Software.  They were uttered in the moments [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 18, 2009

Problem solved.

Our server room is always warm.  Probably from having too many servers.  And our I.T. guy, David, politely pesters from time to time about the impending doom of server [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 17, 2009

The Web is Very Unforgiving

   Have you visited the Internet’s Wayback Machine? It’s an archive of over 150 billion old web pages put up since 1996.   You can type in an old web address, and [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 13, 2009

Microsoft Ordered to Stop Selling WORD. Score: David 1, Goliath 0 (Extra Innings Expected)

A Federal district court judge in Texas today ordered Microsoft Corp. to cease Word sales in 60 days. An article in USA Today.com explains that Judge Leonard Davis ruled [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 13, 2009

Sexy Beast

  That there is a genuine Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III Personal Computer.  Circa 1981.  Mine actually. For me, this is where it all started. Back then, the computer world seemed [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: August 12, 2009