Archive for: July, 2011

"Destructo Kitty"

Normally when one thinks of a kitten one thinks of a gentle, loving bundle of joy but our Double Stuffed little Oreo has become the bane of my existence!  The total destructive bill in the past 2 weeks has been enough to have me wonder if having Kitty Stew for Sunday dinner may be in…

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How do you turn off all connections or better yet…should I???

I find myself wondering what I did before I became so darn Social?   Even being fortunate enough to be one of the first round of Google+ testers!

Google Tries, Microsoft Flopped, RIM Failed but can Alibaba do it?

I just got an interesting alert that there may be a new hired gun in town when it comes to doing battle with Apple for global dominance of the Mobile market!  For most people Alibaba is best known as a Steak House in Kitchener Waterloo, ON or the leader of the medieval Arabic fabled 40…

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The End for RIM, Electric Paper AirPlanes and Smart Phones

There has been a lot of speculation about the imminent demise of another Canadian Tech Giant with the layoff of 2,000 jobs at Waterloo, ON company Research in Motion (RIM).  The fate of this Southern Ontario king of all things Tech has not been finalized and shifts in senior leadership as well as the realignment…

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Good and "FOSSy" – Part 2

Yesterday I looked at the Consumerization of IT and the entrance of the iPhone, iPad and other consumer devices into regular rotation for accessing the Enterprise Networks.  The Cloud has become the great equalizer, whether it is the Private or Public Cloud, many of the great things that we take for granted needing to be…

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Good and "FOSSy" – Part One

It seems like ages ago but back on July 12 (the best day of the year…bar none) I wrote a post looking to the Free Loader Factor within the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Community.  In the next couple of days I want to dive into how the concept of Open Source has entered…

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Sales People and Superstitions

For those who know me they know that I am very methodical and analytical.  I look to my statistics and past performance and identify areas of opportunity and growth.  What those same people may not realize is that there are several things that I do that are based on some rather irrational superstitions and rituals…

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What will tomorrow bring?

In a constant battle of self discovery/improvement I look to tomorrow as more than just the day after today.  Technology has made it possible for me to be able to look at my efforts today and forecast what the likely outcome of tomorrow will be but that is only if all things remain equal!  Having…

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Conditioned Air…Life is good!

With our luck, now that we have an Air Conditioner the summer will be over, no more heat and we will have no use for the Air Conditioner we bought yesterday but the fact that it physically sucked the humidity out of our living areas in less than one hour yesterday is truly a testament…

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Good News…I didn't melt yesterday!

As the mercury rose to a new record 36.4 C (97.2 F) and the heat index pushed that the way that temperature felt to above 40 C…I need to buy a t-shirt that says “I survived Heat-agedon!”  I can honestly say that for my colleagues in the Toronto office of where I work…I feel sorry…

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