The Unswerving Cycle of Rage + Revenge

The current administration in the U.S. is transmitting a message that rage and revenge are appropriate reactions and solutions to problems. History illustrates the folly of this mindset. Acting from an emotional center of rage and revenge leads to certain peril and impacts the raging and revengeful individual and everyone and everything around them. End…

“I Dunno”

Around here, we’re preparing to move into a new house, which means going through things, throwing many away, uncovering other precious gems. It’s always an introspective experience to stumble onto artifacts, proof of moments long past. It is odd how stumbling onto a trail left by the past comforts us into the future. I found…

All in the telling

The latest technologies, including cloud, social, anything mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have and will continue to transform business, especially the customer experience, which still revolves around the story. Storytelling is still the centerpiece. Nothing new there. Storytelling has been the centerpiece since before anyone could even write….

On perfect, little packages

Few things in this world reach perfect little package status, though, arguably there are some that come pretty darn close. A kiss on the cheek, for example? Is a kiss on the cheek the highest form of affection? When not used to say goodbye forever to a former friend or lover (or some other manipulative…

Net Neutrality is dead

Wikipedia hosts a great definition of Net Neutrality. In a nutshell, it means: Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication. There has been extensive debate about whether net neutrality should…

Battle of the Bands: Configuration Management

Anyone who works in information technology spends a fair amount of their day automating simple tasks. I always say if it can be done once, twice, in the same way, it can be automated. Technology should do some of our tactical work for us. Configuration Management (CM) is arguably one of the best fits for…

Adaptation, Semiotics, and Being Cool with Things

My awareness of adaptation began in Mr. Johnson’s 6th grade class. I was a 5th grader who school administrators felt belonged there, rather than with peers my own age. This, unbeknownst to me at the time, required a great deal of adaptation. Being smart in school was not sexy then like it is now. Mr….

accidence: area of morphology …

accidence: area of morphology dealing with the inflection of words & ways meanings shift through time as culture dictates #anthropology

RT @BrettGerryFilms: New uploa…

RT @BrettGerryFilms: New uploads to Cinemageddon today: Possession, Lipstick and Blood, She Woke Up, Slave Girl…coincidence? #royalwedding