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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



July 2006 Archives

I have never been a huge fan of sushi but recently Jim McManus and Steve Dixon over at Sun Microsystems have been trying to convert me and I have to admit they have been a bit successful. I have been eating california rolls for lunch and while in Las Vegas a few weeks ago I had sushi for dinner at Mandalay Bay.

With that said I'm not sure if I'm ready to make sushi part of my computing experience however if your a dedicated sushi connoisseur this USB drive might be for you?


Posted July 23, 2006 10:57 AM
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Normally I avoid politics in my blog but I couldn't resist on this one. Last week I mentioned that the Net Neutrality Act was being debated in Washington and how important it could be for all of us who use the Internet. This week Ted Stevens Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee shared his insights on the subject and frankly I'm terrified that this guy is in Washington setting policy for our use of a technology that he clearly has no clue about.

His handlers should be ashamed of the job they did prepping him for this speech. I'd suggest that the Senator step aside and allow informed policy makers to debate this subject.

Just to help you sleep a little better Senator Stevens is also President Pro Tempore (PPT) of the Senate and third in the line of presidential succession, behind the Vice President and the Speaker of the House. Makes you want to run right out and make a donation to the Heart Association on behalf of Chaney doesn't it.

Listen to Senator Stevens here it will make you laugh or cry one of the above

Posted July 17, 2006 3:05 PM
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Gnomedex wrapped up last night with a party sponsored by Microsoft. The event was held at the Experimental Music Project (EMP) located near the base of the Space Needle. I got a personal tour of the Seattle Music wing of the EMP from Dave Derderer guiarist for the Presidents of the United States. Daves roots in the Seattle music scene go back long before the emergence of Nirvana and Heart. It was a little surreal to be chatting with a guy who's guitar, picture and videos were playing in the display. Dave treated us with an imprompto jam session upstairs along with Doug Kaye and another Gnomedex attendee.

To top off the evening I won a U2 edition video iPod, more on that in my next pst.

Posted July 2, 2006 10:59 AM
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I have to admit John Edwards was a pretty good sport yesterday when he joined us here at Gnomedex. Putting a politician in a room with 300+ hard-core technology experts can be a tough place for a guy like Edwards. Many of the questions posed were non-political and occasionally laced with colorful language. Edwards took it in stride and even agreed that he needs to work harder to speak like a real person instead of a political candidate. I commend him for embracing internet technologies such as blogging and podcasting to get his message out.

The following picture ran in this mornings edition of the Seattle Post Intelligencer:

Posted July 1, 2006 10:04 AM
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