Posted on September 30, 2011 by Keith
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The end of another week and I’m pleased to return us this Friday to our food theme. Before I do, yesterday’s post was number 800, according to WordPress. Thanks, as always, to you guys for encouraging me to keep writing!
Most of us have heard the term sauté. It comes from the French for “to jump,” which is what the things in a pan are to do when one is using this technique. You’ve probably seen it a million times on any cooking show – the cook is standing there, flicking his or her wrist and a pile of stuff jumps up out of and back down into the pan. I’m not sure if you’ve ever tried to sauté with that technique but it’s a great way to get your kitchen floor washed because the odds are you’re going to put a bunch of food on the floor. Which of course raises a business point. (more…)
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Posted on September 29, 2011 by Keith
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Last night marked the start of the Jewish New Year. I didn’t go down to Times Square to see if they were dropping a giant knish at the stroke of sundown – probably not. L’Shana Tova – a happy and healthy New Year to all of you.
One of the things Jews do over the next 10 days (or at least are supposed to do) is to reflect on the year gone by and think about where it took you on life’s journey. It’s not really as much about looking back in my mind as it is about looking forward. Oh sure, one is supposed to think about where one strayed from life’s path in terms of dealing with other humans and human codes of conduct. We get a day of fasting next week to get that sorted out. But it’s also a time to think about a fresh start. Which, of course, promoted a business thought. (more…)
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Posted on September 28, 2011 by Keith
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I’m sorry I didn’t get a post up yesterday. The day sort of got away from me due to a death in the family. Fortunately, it was an old PC and not a person. Unfortunately, it was the one serving as the host for all the printing on my network. No big deal, right? Install the printer on another PC on the network and all is well. Well, not so much.
The deceased machine ran an old version of Windows – the new one runs XP (which is now an old version of Windows…). While all the Windows machines on the net can print without issue, the MacBook that’s my primary computer can’t. Oh sure – it sees the printer, it spools to the printer, but something seems to get lost in the translation since the printer just pauses and stays there. Which of course got me thinking about business. (more…)
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