Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Anyone knows why more men die of heart-attack than woman? 
Life is hard,control is much harder and relationships are hardest. Magic is that ..its not because of yourself, instead, people around you make it hard, harder and hardest for you, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly. And at the end you are the one who has to compromise and if you don't you are blamed for everything which went wrong. Amazing life and amazing people.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

No promises......

Hey baby, when we are together, doing things that we love.
Every time you're near I feel like I’m in heaven, feeling high
I don’t want to let go, girl.
I just need you to know girl.

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms

Here tonight

Hey baby, when we are together, doing things that we love.
Everytime you're near I feel like I’m in heaven, feeling high
I don’t want to let go, girl.
I just need you to know girl.

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms

I don’t want to run away, I want to stay forever, through Time and Time..
No promises

I don’t wanna run away, I don’t wanna be alone
No Promises
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, now and forever my love

No promises

I don’t wanna run away, baby you’re the one I need tonight,
No promises.
Baby, now I need to hold you tight, I just wanna die in your arms
Here tonight.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Time has flown by and I have missed a lot of cool posts and articles on the web, so let's jump right back on track.

Starting out, Mary Jo Foley led me to an article on eWeek detailing current Windows desktop deployments indicating that Windows 2000 is still the dominant OS on the desktop. Windows 2000 accounted for 48% of total Windows deployments in 1Q05. That is down from 52% in 4Q04. Windows 9x and NT accounted for less than 5%, while Windows XP accounted for approximately 47% of deployments. The article goes on to guess that during the rest of 2005 most of the remaining 5% of Windows 9x and NT will migrate over to XP putting it into a tie with Windows 2000. The next step function for Windows upgrades will take place when Windows 2000 support ends in 2007. That could make it a long upgrade cycle for Longhorn, wonder how Microsoft is going to push users to the new OS, maybe make a shorter life for XP?

Moving on, InfoWorld columnist, Mario Apicella posted his opinion on Pillar Data that is funded by Larry Ellison. The premise of creation for Pillar was to create cheaper and easier to manage storage solutions. This was a similar tact adopted by Network Appliance when they first introduced their NAS systems. Now as Network Appliance matures so does their technology and it just might be prime time for a new disrupter to step into the ring. Could the privately funded Pillar cause a disasterous pricing war within the storage business? Can Ellison lock in IT departments like he has done with Oracle databases?

Furthermore, WiMax is a technology that has been picked and panned by industry experts recently. It appears that old MaBell has decided to go ahead with a test of 802.16-2004, the fixed version of WiMax, in Atlanta, Georgia during the end of 2005. An article from eWeek quotes an enginner from AT&T stating, "For a company like AT&T, where we don't have a large local presence, it's crucial to find alternate ways to access those buildings," Nadji said. "The expectation is that there should be a price advantage for the wireless." This is a common application being mentioned by many of WiMax's proponents and I won't pan it until I see it. What's interesting here is that if this were to work, it would solidify the use of 802.16e, the mobile and faster version of WiMax that has not been ratified yet. If 802.16e were to become the platform for offering metro IP networks, could this put a damper on sales of fiber in major metro areas? Articles have stated that metro routes are needing more fiber, but could WiMax put a stop to the demand?

Finally, I had to take a little more time reading through MY recent posting discussing the investing generalization that enterprise software is dead. The posting highlights the changes in the Enterprise Software space taking shape now, primarily service oriented architectures, but he elaborates on "Software as a Service." This is how salesforce.com offers their CRM product, a hosting product that companies pay a monthly seat fee. The product is customizable and is beginning to be adopted on a larger scale (during salesforce.com's 1Q05 earnings call they reported having 267,000 subscribers, adding 40,000 subscribers in 1Q05 alone). Could other companies succeed at changing the landscape for how enterprises pay for software? Might the industry giants make major steps towards adopting this model? There were some interesting links off of Burnham's post that I'll follow up on later in the week.

Signing off for the weekend.

SIMPLY TIME PASS...........

Today, feel the passage of time. Tick every precious minute as it goes by and appreciate the true meaning of time.

Today I had a little extra "time" to count down the "time". Without going into the tedious details of my job, I had a day in which I sat around waiting for an email with feedback on some work I did, for several hours. Upon receiving that email, I would make some quick revisions, send some email, and then go back to waiting around. The counting activity gave me something to do to pass the "time".

I am hyper-worried about the passage of time. A couple of years ago, about 2-3 into my professional life after college, I became extremely sensitive to the idea that I needed to use as much of my non-work time as possible doing things I enjoy. This meant doing many things, including streamlining household chores (I don't consider cooking dinner a chore, it is a hobby and gets filed under "leisure time". I am quite a good cook) to make them as efficient as possible and drinking caffeine to avoid pesky naps. Currently, with the job I just started, I loose approximately 1.5-2 hours of time in the evening (I have managed to keep my morning schedule almost identical). Instead of starting my "real life" at about 3:15 most days, it starts between 4:45 and 5:00. It has made me more efficient. I spend less time watching TV and laying around. I fill as many minutes as I can and then crash at bedtime. It actually feels great

Long Overdue Eulogy....

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If you ever read this with any regularity, you knew this was coming. Really, most of you probably didn't think I would even bother to sign off. This blog became something like an old neighbor: you don't see them out in the yard for a while, so you assume something must have happened. Then one day, you hear that your neighbor is dead, and it's not really a surprise. "Oh, I guess that makes sense," you might say to yourself, or, if you're me, you would say something like, "Oh, he's dead now."

So anyway, those of you who are bitter, don't blame my new job for the end of this blog. If anything, I have more time in front of a computer than I did at my old job. I just don't feel like doing this "thing" anymore. It got to the point where it was more of a chore than fun. "Oh, I've got to go find the book and read the task and then make something up ridiculous to pretend that I did because I'm not stupid/ballsy enough to actually do most of the things I said I did," I can recall thinking on several occasions.

But, it was pretty fun. We had some laughs, didn't we? Anyway, since it is 10 pm on a Saturday night and the extent of my social life is watching the Little League Regional Finals--not even the World Series--and I still get the itch to spread my opinion to the masses, I may go back to my old blog and get that going again. So if you were a reader here, and helped me reach almost 15,000 hits in under a year, which is pretty good for a nobody amateur blogger who doesn't go out of his way to read and/or comment on other blogs, at least I think it's pretty good, stay tuned for a notice to go read about what I think somewhere else. Adios for now...