Traffic Volume vs. Commute Time

Warning: this is a rant. I’m not expecting people to take it seriously. All helpful suggestions and critiques will be regarded through the lens of someone who’s ranting. The Washington DOT keeps a huge amount of data about traffic that travels the state and Seattle is wired within an inch of its life. The result of…

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Sir Ken Robinson on Education

My boss sent this my way a couple of days ago. I put off looking at it since it seemed like it would be work-related and we all know that in the weeks preceding and following Christmas It Is Forbidden to Do Work. In any event I watched it today and finally characterized it as…

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Bold Predictions

Peter O’Kelly boldly predicts there will be fewer bold predictions from analysts in the future. This reminded me of a BYTE article I was working on a decade ago. It was an update on Windows NT, I think. In any event, I re-read the original BYTE article and it included an analyst firm’s prediction about…

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RTB Finished

One of the meetings that our division inflicts regularly schedules is called “running the business” (formerly they were called “rhythm of the business” but I think someone noticed that we don’t got rhythm). Our team had its RTB meeting today. It went well, with Adam Nathan delivering a stellar demo and Paramesh (my PUM) delivering a stellar…

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The Blogging Process

Who out there just writes and posts their blog entries, and who spends time and edits them? Just curious…

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Power Outage

This morning, building 41 lost power. Steven Wilssens (one of the PMs on my team) and I were just settling into some deep conversation when everything went black and the fire alarm started whooping and periodically saying, “Lobby, lobby, lobby” in an awful mechanical voice. So we all adjourned to the Building 26 cafeteria for…

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