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Protected: Appliance repair sinks to new Lowe’s

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Travelex rant

Wow, so Travelex managed to screw me pretty royally.  Pretty fitting considering I’m in the UK where they know a little something about royalty.  This is a pure rant so if you aren’t interested, I highly recommend the Solar roadways … Continue reading

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Advanced travel Tip #65: How to survive the desk at the @Hampton Inn

Have you ever stayed at a Hampton Inn?  If so, chances are very good that you have run into their particularly perverse room floor plan.  Most of the Hampton properties I’ve visited have this floor plan so I assume it’s … Continue reading

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Latest revelations concerning the NSA

BREAKING NEWS! It was revealed today in secret documents leaked to this reporter that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is actually a division of Claus Industries, LLC, a company synonymous with its eponymous founder and CEO, Santa Claus. We … Continue reading

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The multiple personalities of AllClear ID

On leaving IBM, I initiated the process to roll my 401K over to my IRA.  The fund manager sent the requisite forms – already filled out with my SSN, contact info and the account numbers to effect the transfer – … Continue reading

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Soverign by design

Over at moxytongue.com, Devon writes: I am challenged by questions concerning the structure of #VRM tools that are built for “Me” in a personal data context, versus the structure of #VRM tools that are built for “Us” in a market … Continue reading

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Applying software’s customer interaction models to hardware

If you haven’t heard about Vendor Relationship Management, you should take a look.  As a consumer, VRM gives you more power in the relationships with your vendors, even if they don’t participate.  But for vendors who participate, VRM transforms the … Continue reading

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On my last visit to Jersey City, a friend expressed some surprise that I booked at Candlewood Suites.  It happened to be the closest place to my customer’s office but it also has ample desk space and power outlets on … Continue reading

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Not your father’s hobby store

As a kid I was always tinkering with something.  I spent half my free time scrounging IC chips, electronic components, wire, wheels, belts, enclosure parts and anything else I thought might be useful.  The other half of my free time … Continue reading

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