Monday, March 26, 2007

How can I spend time away from my wife?

Although this is probably not a conscious question we ask ourselves, I'm sure it's a question we answer with our actions. Why is it that we feel we've earned the right to vegetate on the couch after a days work while our wives have been up to their proverbial elbows in "housework." I bet there's only a few of us out there that really knows what that means; "housework." For my family that means laundry and lots of it; cleaning up after 3 young children, (you'd be surprised at the speed with which small children can make messes); doing the dishes; washing the kitchen table; washing the floor; etc. Now, this is all in 1 day's work! What do I do? Sit on my ass all day, & type on a computer.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?

Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate! This ought to be interesting.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Never thought not being a jerk would be this difficult

So, I had to confront an individual at work about an email sent to a customer that contained information that was completely incorrect. The thing is, I had already sent him an email containing all the pertinent information that needed to be forwarded to the customer. He (must have) neglected my email & wrote what he thought to be the correct information.

See, whenever dealing with a customer, you always want to have your information correct before contacting them. It's my philosophy to exhaust all information resources at my company before ever contacting the customer. This will ensure that we don't look like fools; keeping the respect of the customer & the integrity of our company's reputation.

And of course, because I work in engineering, this little boo-boo will directly affect the image of me & my department.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

More on the demise of Internet Radio

I found a few other posts & resources regarding this important topic. Please take a few minutes & read these posts.

Even if you don't currently listen to I.R. it will still affect you. It is/was the future of finding new music. The pompus pricks at the RIAA have no idea what this will due to their business. It can only hurt. Don't forget to sign the petition.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Say goodbye to Internet Radio

If you like internet radio, you better get your listen on while it still exists. As reported by the Radio And Internet Newsletter the royalty rates have changed. Instead of a percentage of total revenue, it is now based on a per listener, per play rate. It's a similar issue that was being discussed back in 2002. But the difference here, is that it's official. (Last time it was only in discussion, not law.) Since the rate decision is so large, (and retroactive through 2006) that many broadcasters will have to pay upwards of 150% of their total revenue. Obviously this isn't going to work, & therefore many will have to close their doors. I think the consensus is that is so large, it might be the first on the chopping block. This is a dark day in music.

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Monday, March 5, 2007

8 Things You Must Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

When your identity is stolen you stand to lose everything, here are 8 steps you must take immediately to protect yourself. This is some great information. And with today's informations systems, it's a bookmark-must!

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