Recently, there seems to be an inordinate amount of bad luck surrounding my family. My wife passed out in February and crashed her car with the girls in it – thankfully everyone was ok – but it could have been tragic. As a result of that medical event, my wife can no longer drive for […]
The challenge for any IT manager is how to meet business requirements with technology. More often than not, those requirements dictate rapid deployment. The cloud excels at this, since the infrastructure is already available and waiting to be used. Rapid deployment, just as fast-food, does not guarantee quality, however. In fact, the performance and reliability […]
First there were servers. Each server had a single purpose. In some cases, 90% of the time, they ran idle — a big waste of resources (processor, disk, memory, etc.) Then there were server farms, which were groups of servers distributing loads for single applications. Distributing loads to multiple servers allowed for higher loads […]
A leader is a driver, meaning that leaders must be good decision makers and must be capable of choosing a destination. When judged in hindsight, the destination must be meaningful and productive. Just like a driver of a car, a great driver will act upon the passenger-spoken words, “We need to take the next exit.” […]
Why are we not using drones/UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to scour the ocean for Flight 370? With all of the news about how UAVs can stay aloft for lengthy periods of time, why have we heard nothing about them being deployed and used for the search of flight 370?
Why are cell phone kill switches a bad idea? Let’s consider a couple perspectives. Good People with Good Intentions Someone believes that their cell phone has been stolen, so they call the cell phone company to report that their phone has been stolen. The cell phone company triggers the kill switch. 5 minutes later, […]
So, I just made that up. But I truly believe that this is becoming an epidemic due in no small part to the heads-down “connected” culture that we are all a part of today. There is no substitute for a face-to-face conversation, where there are real consequences for bad behavior, innuendos, or blatant and […]
Last night I had a dream that the republicans and democrats were backing hockey teams. The republicans were backing the capitols, and the democrats were backing the devil’s. Whoever scored the first goal wins, but there was one caveat — both teams needed to touch the puck before anyone could score. The game started and […]
In life, I have found that often times the most qualified driver is the passenger.
For any doubters of evolution, look closely the next time you drive down a highway. Look to the side of the road at all of the debris. Look in between the lanes at debris. Is there more in those places than in the center of the lanes? Of course there is. That’s because as cars […]