Monday, August 27, 2007

Some perspective please

Like many tech/business reporters (well okay ALL so-called mainstream media types), I’ve been through some job stresses of late.

Change is good and all that but stress is stress and it's easy to get caught up in it. You know, rapped around your own axle. Then something snaps you out of it.

Case in point: On a recent trip to Toronto, the car service guy and I chatted curbside while we waited for his driver. He said he’d been a flight attendant for 25 years, with Pan Am and others.

“Why did you leave?” I asked.

“I went through and survived three hijackings. That was enough,” he said. He was on one flight on which several passengers were executed.


See what I mean?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

They're having so much fun they may puke...

The current Foxwoods ad is so damn perky someone should shoot it. Or me.

Harried-looking couple arrives and transforms (poof!) into a fun-loving duo. Watch them dance! Watch them toast each other! Watch them win!

Only problem is they're trying so hard it's like watching Sammy Davis Jr. laugh at Sinatra's jokes. More panic than fun.

Anyone else wish that the chip the guy flips to the doorman would lodge itself in his own esophagus?

Microsoft Hosting Stack Makes Gains Vs. LAMP

Netcraft numbers show the Windows Server/IIS combo making inroads on Apache territory. See this SearchITchannel story.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

SAP Makes Mid Market Push Bigger

ERP kingpin SAP continued its midmarket push this week, announcing 33 new partners offering small and midsize business solutions in North America—26 new Business One partners and seven All-in-One partners.

Story here.