Archive for August, 2006

A Good Day

Posted: August 26, 2006 in Uncategorized
Usually days balance out.  Some good happens, some pain-in-the-butt stuff, a lot of neutral, etc.  One step forward, then 3/4ths step back kinda thing.
 
Yesterday was different.  Almost all good stuff happened… !
Nice to have that kind of day every once in a while.  Highly recommended.  <smile>

Pluto Fired

Posted: August 24, 2006 in Uncategorized
I don’t know why I’m so bummed but redefinitions on a cosmic scale seem to unbalance my world.
 
Take this morning’s news:  Pluto is no longer considered a planet
 
Our solar system now only has eight official planets, not nine.
 
I just figured out why I’m so bummed:  It feels like a galactic step backwards in progress, doesn’t it?
 
After all, we’re supposed to be discovering more, not reclassifying to less?
 
It’s time like this where the world sorely misses Captain James T. Kirk:  If he was still running the show, he would have protected Pluto by kicking the International Astronomical Union’s ass — at least 420 of the 424 astronomers who voted — and the last four, Spock would have mopped up with his Vulcan death grip.  Then, Captain Kirk would have delivered a brilliantly impassioned speech, the music would have queued, we would have cut to a quick commercial, and by the time we returned, the vote would have been overturned.  Just like in the preceding 80 episodes.
 
Sigh.
I always enjoy Jeremy Zawodny’s random observations.  I laughed out loud at this one:  "Oh Shit!  Meteors!"
 
So, just when you think it can’t get any worse, here’s something to look forward to. <smile>
The difference between MSN and YHOO is this:
 
If there’s a pixel on the screen, MSFT will want to know how that pixel can help support other pixels on other screens.
 
In contrast, if there’s a pixel on the screen, YHOO will scream, "why the hell hasn’t someone sold that pixel?!"
 
That, in a nutshell, is the difference between thinking like a tech company… and thinking like a media company.
 
Might explain the operating/financial result differences between MSN and YHOO, too.