Category Archives: Business

This Thing IS On, If Only I’d Remember It

I am not one for resolutions on account of a mere calendar change, but that demarcation has had me fretting about my neglect of blogging. Nor am I that free to start up again in a big way, with other … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Business, Economics, Politics, Writing | Leave a comment

This is Why I Love Walmart

I remember reading The Gift of the WalMagi last year and was happy to see it republished.

Posted in Business, Economics | Leave a comment

Parting is Such Savory Sorrow

As I posted previously, I had so much planned for the spouse’s week away visiting family. Muck out and rearrange my room. Deep clean the whole place. Go through 20-something computers, computer carcasses, etc. Maybe, just maybe, work on web … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Business, Childhood, Family, Humor, Money, Music, Programming, Tech, Video, Writing | Leave a comment

Jobs

It occurs to me that my policy posts have been somewhat peripheral to what matters so far. I’d started a post on the debt ceiling a few days before the deadline, which while not of this policy series was related … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, Politics | Tagged | 1 Comment

Space

The Obama administration is actually on the right track regarding space policy. It’s the only such thing I know of that he’s right on, and there’s no internally consistent logic on which the position is predicated. It’s just weird. But … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, Politics, Tech | Tagged | Leave a comment

King of the Forest: TSA

One of the next things to come right to mind if I were in charge is what to do about the TSA and airline security. “Nothing” would be a better answer than the security theater and harassment we have now. … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, Politics | Leave a comment

Atlas Shrugged Part 1

I went to see Atlas Shrugged in Bellingham Saturday, that being the handiest option, an easy 38 miles away. In brief, I iked it. I could pick nits, as some have done, but all in all, a good effort and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Business, Economics, Movies, Politics, RealityBucket, Snark | Leave a comment

Messy and Fluffy

Rob May has possibly his best post yet, which rang a huge bell with me, on both business and personal levels. Not surprised, mind you, just that it’s cool to see someone come out and say it, reminding me of … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Family, Memories, Money, Work | Leave a comment

Toil and Trouble

My first reason for blogging this was going to be my exclamation part of the way through: “I didn’t know Hallmark owned Crayola!“ Then I got to the part where Zubbles were mentioned, which clarified my confusion. When I saw … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Divine Hamster, Family | Leave a comment

Writing

Obviously I like to write, or I wouldn’t be here and as voluminous as I often become. Blogging, though, it’s more like journaling, journalism, letters, idle commentary, that sort of thing. (Well, I suppose there might be bloggers who don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Books, Business, Memories, Work, Writing | Leave a comment

Atlas Shrugged

I’m extremely pleased it will be playing in Bellingham, Massachusetts on opening weekend! That’s not super close, but it’s an easy drive, not utterly absurd for an event movie, and not in the city. I didn’t want to be tempted … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Business, Divine Hamster, Economics, Money, Movies, RealityBucket | Leave a comment

Crazy Dream

I just remembered that earlier I dreamed that the owner of the law firm that was my company’s main client scheduled a meeting with me to discuss whether it would be viable to have me take back over their IT … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Tech | Leave a comment

Computer Show Shock

I went to my first computer show in 1992, almost 19 years ago. I used to go regularly, buying parts to build or fix my own machines, or ones for other people. It was the place to go. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Geek Practitioners, Memories, Money, Tech | Leave a comment

Focus

While this and some others in the collection are new blogs, even if ultimately old content will be ported here to consolidate my writing under one roof, some are old blogs, and it is no secret I’d neglected them for … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Business, Money, Tech, Work, Writing | Leave a comment

Get a Job

Mining my endless bookmarks under the “blog this” category, here is one from last year, always relevant, Get a Job, Any Job from one of the first bloggers I ever read, Joanne Jacobs. I wish that back in 1988 I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Music, Work | Leave a comment

Generation C

This is far more comprehensive, but I’d recently had thoughts of my own along the lines of the Rise of Generation C. Always interesting to see I am not alone.

Posted in Business, Carnival of the Capitalists, Tech | Leave a comment

Book

Been thinking about writing a book about my personal experiences with a business, which would mainly be lessons in what not to do, and would include some tech and personal angles. It’s been on my mind a long time, but … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Business, Writing | Leave a comment

Entrepreneurship Rules

I am particularly struck by item six out of Ten Entrepreneurship Rules for Building Massive Companies, regarding releasing a first product too late. I had personal experience with that, from the perspective of one of the “release now” partners foiled … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business | Leave a comment

More on the Merger Plus Wireless News Generally

Fear the merger? Don’t fear the merger? Mileage varies! Maybe everybody loses and it’s unthinkable, or maybe the industry overall is so vibrant there’s no need to block it (which we all know has no bearing on whether or not … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Economics, Geek Practitioners, Money, Politics, Snark, Tech | Leave a comment

Yuck! T-Mobile Swallowed By AT&T

Subject to regulatory approval, of course. I have T-Mobile, and have been known to complain, but that has more to do with having a horrible phone over the past two years. An alleged “BlackBerry,” which sensibly is no longer made, … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Tech | 1 Comment

Failure to Innovate

What ails Kodak.

Posted in Business, Carnival of the Capitalists | Leave a comment

“the ball bearings shouldn’t be asking the driver about the grease”

Reprint of a 1986 article about the famed Microsoft IPO is fascinating reading. I especially love the quote from Gates that became this post’s title.

Posted in Business, Carnival of the Capitalists, Crossposts, Tech | Leave a comment

Book Writing Question

I’ve had a book idea in mind for a few years, but in part due to the Kindle and 99 cent success stories am newly excited about getting around to it. Thing is, while a business book, it’s true and … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Books, Business, Crossposts, Writing | Leave a comment

Missing the Point

I work part time for a pretty large company. I’ve been there almost two and a half years, which is forever in terms of their retention, if hardly the longest in my location. It’s a bit like human mortality, in … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Business, Crossposts, Work | Leave a comment

Geek Practitioners

This is another in the series of posts explained/introduced here, on subsidiary blogs.  This is one of my more troubled ones. Geek Practitioners spent a long time as the name for a business I was starting as a sole proprietorship … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Business, Family, Geek Practitioners, Money, Tech | Leave a comment

Carnival of the Capitalists

This could get long.  It’s another in the series of posts explained/introduced here, on subsidiary blogs. Carnival of the Capitalists was one of the first blog carnivals, following Carnival of the Vanities, but instead of being general, was dedicated to … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Business, Carnival of the Capitalists, Economics | Leave a comment

Cloud Backup Trends

Rob May has a great post at the company blog at Backupify on trends driving cloud backup. It sounds right to me, particularly the parts about data portability, it being managerially smart to prepare for black swans, and users being … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Programming, Tech | Leave a comment

Bizosphere

Here’s another post about an associated blog, the concept of these having been explained in the first one. Bizosphere started out as a great idea for a domain name, a takeoff on blogosphere, but of course with an orientation on … Continue reading

Posted in Bizosphere, Blogging, Business, Economics, Work | Leave a comment

This is Going to Be Interesting

As promised, I just started the presumably slow process of reposting content from earlier blogs, starting with my first and third posts from my first blog. The second of those touched on one of my pet topics, the need to … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Books, Business, Family, Programming, Tech, Writing | Leave a comment

In The Zone

I run a small tech business, where we do pretty much everything. Despite having set out to do software development, we also build and repair computers, provide technical support (primarily to law firms), act as an outsourced IT department, and … Continue reading

Posted in Accounting, Books, Business, Jay Solo's Verbosity, Old Reposts, Programming, Tech | 1 Comment