The Oaks Ignore Their Pleas

Thoughts For A Friday

Posted in General by Jeff Graves on November 1, 2013

It’s been a busy week, between the Red Sox winning their 3rd World Series championship in 9 years, getting the kids ready for Halloween, and the usual day to day craziness.  A few thoughts as we close out the week…

  • A little sleep deprivation isn’t so bad, as long as it’s for a good cause.  Staying up to watch the Sox put the Cardinals away was time well spent, for me, anyhow.
  • The debacle over Healthcare.gov highlights just how challenging big technology implementations can be, and how the “big bang” approach to deployment just doesn’t work.  While a lot of political hay is being made throwing blame around the government, I think any large organization that doesn’t take an incremental approach to deploying large, complex IT projects is asking for trouble.
  • I really like iOS7, and so far, I’m liking the changes in OS X Mavericks.  Aside from making great hardware, Apple really understands how to do software, and that combination makes them hard to beat.  I don’t see myself willingly buying a Windows-based PC for a long time.
  • IFTTT.com is really cool concept, and I need to spend more time playing with it.
  • I’m sorry, but October is way too early for Christmas promotions.  The Macy’s at Downtown Crossing has had Christmas decorations and displays up for almost 2 weeks now, and even my kids noticed last night that the holiday shopping commercials have already started on TV.  That’s just crazy.
  • This piece by NBA player Chris Bosh is great and he’s right – everyone needs to know a little about how to code – it’s become a fundamental life skill in our society.
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