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February 2007 Archives

I was at lunch today sitting in the sun at Whole Foods the local hang out for the Boulder Tree Hugger Elites. I was listening to the guy next to me prattle on about how fresh pistachio butter was so much better that the stuff that comes from a jar when I ran across a comic called the Quigmans by Buddy Hickerson in the newspaper I was reading. It went a little like this:

I was walking through the park listening to my iPod and talking on my iPhone looking for a place to sit and work on my iMac and I saw this homeless guy and it kinda made me feel iGuilty.

It is interesting that many of us have become accustomed to toting around such expensive gear. I did a quick inventory of my travel backpack and found the following:

1. iPod Video
2. Sony PSP
3. Bose Noise Canceling Headphone
4. HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop
5. Nikon D70 Camera
6. Treo 650 PDA Phone
7. Sprint Broadband Card

Apparently the following is true about me..... I am iGuilty too.

Technorati Tags: iPod, iMac, iPhone, iGuilt

Posted February 27, 2007 1:33 PM
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Dell Computers has not been famous as of late for listening to their customer base and has been racked over the coals for various customer service issues that have hit the press. However,
it appears that they are now making an effort to listen and actually act on recommendations from users. They recently set up an electronic suggestion box and one of the submissions urged Dell to consider building an inexpensive Linux based PC and they announced today that they will.

It will offer a pre-installed version of the open source desktop application suite OpenOffice and other Linux based applications. The price point seems solid and could give the struggling Dell computers a leg up in the market.

Technorati Tag: Dell, Computer

Posted February 26, 2007 2:39 PM
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My wife Dawn sent this to me last week I'm not sure if she was trying to tell me something or just passing on a joke email.

1975: Long hair
2007: Longing for hair

1975: KEG
2007: EKG

1975: Acid rock
2007: Acid reflux

1975: Moving to California because it's cool
2007: Moving to Arizona because it's warm

1975: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2007: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

1975: Seeds and stems
2007: Roughage

1975: Hoping for a BMW
2007: Hoping for a BM

1975: Going to a new, hip joint
2007: Receiving a new hip joint

1975: Rolling Stones
2007: Kidney Stones

1975: Being called into the principal's office
2007: Calling the principal's office

1975: Screw the system
2007: Upgrade the system

1975: Disco
2007: Costco

1975: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2007: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1975: Passing the drivers' test
2007: Passing the vision test

1975: Whatever
2007: Depends

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things..

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

The CD was introduced the year they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?"

"I'd walk a mile for a Camel" or "de plane, Boss, de plane"

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Posted February 23, 2007 7:18 AM
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We are making this announcement at TDWI today but I thought I'd let everyone who couldn't attend know that we are growing again. Last August we launched BeyeNETWORK.co.uk our first global gateway site. The UK site has been a terrific success and is doubling its audience every month.

Today we are announcing the launch of our new Global Sites

Look for regional content and local language coming to these sites soon as we grow out services into these markets. Companies wishing to advertise on the gateways should contact our Boulder office.

Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, BeyeNETWORK

Posted February 20, 2007 7:59 AM
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Well it's official the traveling had begun for 2007. I was in London two weeks ago working to drive our UK initiatives and on Monday I am going to Las Vegas to attent TDWI. I have to say I am really looking forward to it. We have a huge schedule of appointments and a full day of podcasting on Tuesday. The show looks poised to be another big success for the folks at TDWI so if your in the area I would highly recommend attending.

On the side of announcements and fun the Business Intelligence Network is hosting our 2nd Annual Poker Tournament at Caesars on Tuesday evening. Give me a call if you want a seat! Last years "card shark" Kym Wootton will not be able to attend so perhaps the rest of us have a chance.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the conference!

Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, TDWI, Poker, Caesars, Las Vegas

Posted February 18, 2007 2:46 PM
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