Month: April 2006

Fear and Pressing in Central Texas

I’m off to a business trip tomorrow and wanted to treat myself to dry cleaning and pre-ironed shirts every morning while away, so I took my load on Tuesday to my local dry cleaner. I dumped the pile of shirts…

A Joke…

Q: What do you get when you hire a right-wing commentator and a reporter to the White House?A: A Common Porter. Someone to shoulder the burden of “Message of the Day” for a debased chief executive.

ERCOT’s Fair Weather Operations Center

For those of us needing to keep large infrastructures up, but not in the Homeland Security fold, utility web pages of agencies (e.g., water, power, dams, and transportation) are great ways to know what’s happening. Today ERCOT lost balance of…

Celebrating Freedom, Remembering the Enslaved

On this Pesach holiday, let’s remember: Holocaust survivors freed from slave labor Freedom for women and African-Americans Liberation of gays, lesbians and transexuals from the shackles of shame Still enslaved and yearning for freedom: The poor and disadvantaged in Israel…

The Sins of the Fathers

Haredi Jerusalem is aboil over a teenaged father being charged and jailed for admitting killing his infant son, threatening violence in the streets of Jerusalem. Passover did not spare the Jewish babe killed during the month of Nissan. The Tenth…

Intel using Apple as a Whip for PC Manufacturers?

I had two interesting conversations this past week. One was with some Intel mid-range folks, who were pushing really hard for my organization to embrace the new Intel Macs. We’re currently freezing all Apple purchases, because some of our key…

Democracy & the Middle East

In my last post I went over the vote count. In that analysis, Kadima had a 61-seat majority among its solid allies: Labor, Meretz and the Pensioners’ Party. That majority, with the decision today to move one seat from Labor…

Kyoto Meets Komen

I can’t run the only organization that has this problem. On one hand, our plant management folks are talking about the millions of dollars we can save each year in deploying power management software on our computers. With over one…

Progress at the Speed of Demographics

The 17th Knesset elections are over, and unless something drastic occurs, Kadima, with its kleptocratic leadership and legacy agenda from Ariel Sharon, will form the next government. The election results were Sharon’s last vote of public confidence, especially in light…