Friday, October 31, 2008

"People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them." Stephen Covey. [i.e. know who you are, what you value]
"It's up to each of us alone to figure out who we are, who we are not,and to act consistently with those conclusions."Tom Peters,Re-imagine!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"My concern is creating an environment where good people want to hang around."Tom Peters, Re-imagine![Amen.Keep brilliant people challenge!]

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Escher-esque whoa! [USA] FCC vs. Consumer guess who loses? (hint: not the FCC) ;) [USA] - going the way of the dinosaur? Say it ain't so. Anyone else heard this?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Twitter has also become a social activism tool for socialists,human rights groups,communists, vegetarians… vegetarians?
Jay Lo (our own Jennifer Lopez) new Blackberry service activated. I was just there for "moral support". Hey it's Jay Lo ;)
"What the 'suits' need to know about IT (and Social Media) …the effects of ignorance on organizational performance."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Feeling elite now. Microsoft's PDC2008 in L.A. also notes streaming live @ 8:30 PST (P"S"T). No, it's still PDT. ;) []
100-day plan for your new job. Not only, but especially for @steveheye Enjoy!
"The tiny spontaneous, *human act* has enormous power." - Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [wishing for more of this esp. from "corporate types".]
Bloody Monday! 21 3Com phone systems jumped to CST; nice move except it's 1-week too early. Web services out on major POS across enterprise.
♺ @kosso: Australia to filter Internet. epic FAIL! Petition here:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

100% wind-generated electricity. Just switched. It's the right thing to do. Go green. 1 step at a time, in the right direction. Feels good!
♺ @jeffpulver - Act NOW for better (USA) internet Access! []
♺ @loudmouthman, "You should fire your Web agency when..."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nice, slow 2.5mi walk, on a mild Autumn 80F/26C day. Smell of freshly-cut Bayous; the usual Autumn cuttings. Really. Just. Relaxing.
"Cell phones to connect to the internet...sounds strange." 12-Aug-1999 only 9 years ago!
Migrating from closing host (over 8 years!) to new host.Some mobile apps circa 2000, when WAP was an infant, still work w/only minor tweaks!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Have a collegial, supportive…zany, laughter-filled environment...where politics is as absent as it can be in a human (imperfect) enterprise.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The rabbit: a Flemish Giant Rabbit. That's 1 stone, 3 for my UK friends. 1 stone 3! A rabbit?
Annual fundraising kickoff! Star of the event: 17pound (7.7 kilo!) rabbit, compliments of the Houston Zoo - a partner.
Raise hell, constantly question 'the way things R done around here,'and never,ever rest on R laurels.Today's laurels are tomorrow's compost.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"They say improve & maintain. I say destroy and Re-imagine." Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [Well he would say that, and mostly I agree.]
"defrothifies" - newest buzzword? ;) Wie sagt mann auf Deutsch?

Monday, October 20, 2008

The reports of's death are greatly exaggerated. Hear ye! Hear ye! (or see )

Saturday, October 18, 2008

6mi/10k jog today. Finally. Temp has cooled down to 79F/26C. First time in a l-o-n-g time. Felt great. Now knackered. Prolly see Palin @SNL.

Friday, October 17, 2008

RT @steveheye - USA Presidential candidates & phones:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Avoid moderation in all things." Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [man I just love the wackiness; think/do Xtreme everything!]

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Credit to Tom Peters, Re-imagine! on that previous post. I hope he does a 2009 daily desk calendar!
"I want clients who make me dig deep, who push/drag/shove me out of my box (we all have one) and force me to use every ounce of my talents."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CNN - Whistleblower: Oil watchdog agency 'cult of corruption' - "illegal drug use and inappropriate sexual relations"
Relaxing to Robin Trower "Day of the Eagle" - seriously, you gotta catch the whole thing to understand.
WTH? Corporate "Websense" (a Google company) rules just auto-updated & now block/limit sites like Twitter to 60min./day.Changing rules now:)
"Are you still holding true to the DREAM?" -Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [have to admit, at times I seem to lose grasp to the existential yo-yo.]

Monday, October 13, 2008

Santa? Please? - 'Teradata releases 50 petabyte data warehousing appliance.' Drobo that!
Social Media w/ Prime Minister Gordon Brown @ Reuters! , , and

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday night...FOOTBALL! (OK, American Football). New England Patriots vs. San Diego Chargers. Go San Diego! (lived there for SuperBowl!)

Ike Stats by Centerpoint Energy

According to a full page ad in 12-Oct-2008 Sunday Chronicle

  • 6,400 poles
  • 332,045 ft. (62.9 miles) and 828,106 lbs wire & cable
  • 4,463 transformers
  • 1.4 million gallons of fuel for 7,000 vehicles
  • 2.1 million lbs of ice
  • 859,543 meals
  • 94,155 nights in hotel rooms
  • 11,000+ mutual assistance crews from 35 states and Canada
[metric equivalents]
  • 6.400 poles
  • 101.207 meters (101km) and 375.623 kilos wire & cable
  • 4.463 transformers
  • 5,3 million liters of fuel for 7.000 vehicles
  • 952.500 kilos of ice
  • 859.543 meals
  • 94.155 nights in hotel rooms
  • 11.000+ mutual assistance crews from 35 states and Canada

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#Ike: 895,543 meals; 94,155 nights in hotel rooms; 11,000 mutual assistance crews from 35 states & Canada. Largest power outage in Texas.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tell a friend: For a higher cause... 4tzqow is growing:
"Market Power = Story Power = Dream Power." - Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [best $14 ever spent on this 2008 daily desk calendar - inspiration!]

Thursday, October 9, 2008

♥"I am on a…mission. A mission to Drive Dilbertian Cynicism and Cubicle Slavery and Terminal Insipidity out of the Workplace."-Tom Peters.
Zimbabwe inflation hits 231,000,000% (two hundred thirty-one MILLION(!) percent)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"The Future of Beer" What? You talk about a depression... ;)
"Sustained success" is silly. Make today matter. - Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [hard to argue with the latter -- make. today. matter.]

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Getting Things Done" - ultimately is not about 'power' or 'rank'. It's about PASSION and IMAGINATION and PERSISTENCE.-Tom Peters, [♥ it!]

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - Shrinking Columbian Coffee, 270cups down to 240cups, same price(!)
Exploring the new "" offering (3.0 v). Potential. Still some rough edges / inconsistencies. Will plow forward anyway.

Friday, October 3, 2008

"Leadership is...the Ultimate Responsibility! It's an assumption of accountability."-Tom Peters, Re-imagine![Gee, someone tell Wall Street.]

Thursday, October 2, 2008

32C/90F on 2-Oct-2008? Gizza break. And this is Autumn? Anything in the 20C/70F range would be a welcome relief. 29.970404,-95.420627
Dishman#2, brasileiro com paixão. (passion) Also learned of HUGE brazilian sections in Boston! Hello, Boston! May never leave if I ever go.
typo: "...well-aligned..." - kick the "h" out of it. ;)
"Find Heroes. Do Demos. Tell Stories." - Tom Peters, Re-imagine! [Wow, so well-alighned with social media.]

#ike - Day #20

Still "missing".

OK, it's actually .204% (2 tenths of 1%). Day #20, finally.

Massive cleanup (trees, debris) continues in the 5,000 square mile region.

 # of Customers 
CenterPoint               2,258,000 0%           4,606
Entergy Texas                  392,600 0%                 -  
Sam Houston                  115,000 0%                 -  
TNMP                    66,000 0%                 -  


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Dishman Day #2. Day#1. Satellite dish on roof. (where else?) 3-Floor Home. Dishman, no ladder. FAIL. Promised to return,didn't. FAIL#2.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cometh the "dish" man. Post-Ike re-pointing satellite dish from Hubble to TV satellite. I'll miss these ;)

43,000 customers still without power, post-Ike, Day#19

19 days later...

 # of Customers 
CenterPoint               2,258,000 2%         42,902
Entergy Texas                  392,600 0%                 -  
Sam Houston                  115,000 0%                 -  
TNMP                    66,000 0%                 -  


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