Pay your Invoice

Years ago when I first started to work for myself I found out quickly that a lot of people want your work but when it comes to paying they either take their time, forget or consistently try to renegotiate. Of course old ladies were the worst in the area of retweeking the deal. At the …

56 Page ITunes Agreement

The other day, I went to update my Audible app and was presented with a 56 page agreement.   It was 56 touch size pages but I still think that Apple is going beyond reasonable.   Agreement here One of the things that it says on the itouch is that if I click "agree" I …

Cloud Computing Ontology

Cloud Categories  There are three families of clouds. They were given Latin names by Luke Howard in 1804. They are Cirrus (curl of hair), Cumulus (heap) and Stratus (layers). There are 10 main types of clouds made up of combinations of these families. Clouds are also grouped by their height above the ground. Each cloud …

Manage Impossible

One of the major issues today in the workplace is expectation management.  I have read a lot of books on leadership and project management but still have had personal challenges in sorting out how to manage what seems to be unrealistic expectations. How do you manage unrealistic expectations?  I don't have a secret formula or …

You are being poisoned.

I just read an article here  http://www.prevention.com/7foodsthatshouldnever/index.shtml from Prevention magazine about foods that you should not eat.  It got me thinking.  You are not allowed to send someone a letter with poison in it.  You can't legally poison someone ... right?  According to this article, we are being poisoned and we are effectively poisoning our …

Basic Searches

I work in an industry where knowing information or gaining information quickly is very valuable.  There have been days that people have lined up outside our office door with questions.  While I definitely appreciate the fact that people come to me and my team and trust us to provide the answers they need, I think …

Eight Ideas

Eight ideas:   While working for Lockheed Martin some years ago they had a program called Creative Central.  While the program itself was lacking because it didn’t have greater corporate support it did something for me personally.   Every day I had a car ride that with traffic could amount to an hour or more and …

Where are we going with cloud concepts?

We are getting ahead of ourselves again with technology concepts that bring old ideas back as if they were new. The reason why SOA was such a great concept is because it is an approach to a problem not an all encompassing solution to everything. I am not a developer and I really have no …

Pulling it all together PPMT

The DoD has a tool called Forge.Mil USJFCOM_J89_v3

Personal Brain and MindMapping

I guess it has been a while since I posted to this blog.  In the age of everything everywhere is seems that we can be overloaded with everything from everyone all the time.   I have been working on ways at work to sort through this problem.   It seems to haunt us all.  Whether we are …