Month: May 2011

Home Sweet Home

If there are typos in this post I apologize I am currently hurdling south on I75 towards Pittsburgh and typing with my thumbs.  I have been away from the Burgh for the past two weeks for a combination of fun and work trips that’s taken me from Switzerland to Vegas…

When I Have This Kind of Weather on a Holiday…

…you don’t get much of a blog post. That said, I have had a few miscellaneous thoughts on my mind that I thought might entertain you: LinkedIn’s IPO scares me a little bit.  When you compare it to Twitter and Facebook, I think it is the weakest social network… I think that…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Tech Art Edition

If you’re near Columbus and you’re looking to see sauerkraut in the museum, I’ve got just the thing for you.  The Hopkin’s Hall Gallery on Ohio State’s campus has the piece of art above.  The little robot is drawing a pencil line across a piece of paper powered only by the huge…

Pushing The Boundaries of the Law

One thing that a new startup does is allow a company to push the boundaries of the law.  I’m not saying you should try to break the law, I am saying that a startup can afford to take a lot more risk in the area then an established company which…

Travel Day

I’m in the air and then on the road today, so you’ll have to do without my typical wit and wisdom.  I would suggest rocking out to some Tom Cochrane though if you get the chance, it’ll be on while I’m driving up I75 through Michigan this afternoon. Also, if…

You’re Never Really Safe

Last week I tried to make a post about IT Security and failed (silly poor internet connection in Switzerland).  The good news is, I did some more thinking about the subject and got a chance to talk it through with a couple colleagues and I have some more thorough conclusions…

Guest Post: Don’t Milk Your Cash Cows

On the Author: If you’re from the South Hills of Pittsburgh you’re no doubt familiar with Rollier Hardware on Washington Road (if you’ve been in Pittsburgh a while you were familiar with it on McFarland Road too); but did you know the family run business has a multi-million dollar e-commerce…

Long Term, Short Term and Strategic Thinking

A lot of people talk about operating in the short-term because there is more certainty.  This is totally valid, your job isn’t likely to change in the short term and neither is the demand for it.  Your company, your customers, your costs, your growth and your funding aren’t likely to…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The FRA Edition

I passed through the Frankfurt airport going to and from a work trip this week; that’s right ladies and gents I was in the home of Kraut, Germany.  I tried to snap a picture of the kraut (which wasn’t tough to find even though I only had a few minutes…

Saturday Musings: Rapture Obsession

So some idiot put together some stupid stuff in the bible and managed to predict the rapture today.  To me, this isn’t news, If I had a nickel for every time I heard when the world was going to end I’d be rich.  The question to me, is WHY would…