It landed in my inbox with all the appeal of a dead cod delivered through the letterbox – an invitation to sign up for yet another SharePoint fan boy convention. What, I asked myself, would ever persuade me to tag along to that Trekkie convention for software? Telling my connections that I like SharePoint is the equivalent of wearing a chicken suit at a dinner party. I could only get away with such an association by saying that company policy forced me to use it (and how often do I hear…Continue
Posted on October 17, 2014 at 13:08
A friend whose business is going through a tough time called round to see me the other day. He had lots of problems that he wanted to talk through and in each case the real problem was not identifying the root cause or even finding solutions, it was making choices.
We kind of worked our way through all the problems using an approach I learnt from a former mentor, one that I recommend to anyone facing a similar situation.
My old mentor told me two things that have proved…Continue
Posted on October 14, 2014 at 14:30
It landed in my inbox with all the appeal of a dead cod delivered through the letterbox – an invitation to sign up for yet another SharePoint fan boy gathering. What, I asked myself, would ever persuade me to tag along to that Trekkie convention for software? For me it’s the equivalent of wearing a chicken suit at a dinner party. As I hastily unsubscribed from the mailing list I wondered how much longer we’d have to watch SharePoint's zombie-like stagger to the grave. This once-great…Continue
Posted on September 23, 2014 at 14:33
The one thing that I really hated about my HP printer was the price of a replacement cartridge of ink. When I saw the Kodak ads boasting about how they were reducing the cost of ownership by slashing the prices of replacement ink cartridges I thought they had hit the nail fair and square on the head. My new Kodak ESP C310 is teaching me a salutary lesson about things that look too good to be true not being true at all.
First, the cartridges are comparatively tiny and my…Continue
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