Monthly Archives: December 2008

Happy New Year!

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I’m a big fan of New Year’s Day.  Not only is there a lot of high-quality football (OK, and hockey) to watch but there are generally great leftovers and no rules on eating all kinds of bad snack food while you do your best speed-bump imitation on the couch.  Of course, I like it for other reasons as well. Continue reading

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My I.T. Department

The A8N VM CSM, an ASUS microATX motherboard
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One of the joys of being self-employed and a one-man band is that I know the guys that run all the departments.  The head of finance is lost sometimes but he has good people to call.  The head of marketing seems crazy but he gets results.  The Chief Strategy Officer is a genius.  The travel office is a mess.  We outsource legal.  And then there’s I.T. Continue reading

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Happy Boxing Day!

In many countries around the world, Boxing Day is celebrated today. I’m not quite sure, given our primarily British roots, why we don’t celebrate it here is the USA although we do partake in one of its big customs, shopping. The day is often called St. Stephen’s Day (while this has nothing to do with anything, that’s also one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs), and it is based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society.

I love the notion but why only one day? Maybe all of the changes coming to this country and the world will get us back to the notion of “we” over “me”. Sounds so 60’s retro, I know, but I’m finding it interesting how so much of what began in the 60’s and was written off (maybe killed off is a better term) is coming back. With our first president that was born in the 60’s (1961 – the year Kennedy was inaugurated – scary, isn’t it?) coming in to office, I think we’ll see even more of that happening.

Enjoy the day – hopefully the lines are long – the economy could use the boost!

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