Friday, August 12, 2005

Tape Converter to MP3

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Search Result Ranking

I am doing a search for Digital Asset Management software and resources. In my Google Search I came up with 5,710,000 results to sift through. Since I don't know much about the DAM space I started looking at all links from the first 4 pages.

When I'm looking for a product or service should I be under the impression that the results with the highest ranking are necessarily a better solution for me than the ones on page 20?

Monday, August 08, 2005

My (Dell)ema

Just found out that my faithful Dell servers that have been working flawlessly for 5 years are no longer eligible for warranty coverage. I'm not going to go "Blogneurotic" on their ass (that means get way over passionate over something that's not a big deal) but I'm not super happy.

I love Dell business PCs and servers. They have served me well. I have had very few issues with Dell servers and when I have had issues, the service has been outstanding.

I understand that if I can't get warranty coverage on a 24/7 production server anymore I will probably buy a new server that does have coverage. Good for Dell, bad for me. If these systems were constantly breaking down and out of service it would be easier to justify purchasing new hardware but when the systems never go down due to hardware issues, it's hard to justify to upper management why we need to replace these servers.

I would be happy to continue to pay for an extended warranty with some conditional clause that I'm only allowed so many service calls before the warranty is void.

Peter Jennings vs. the Bratwurst Queen

Peter Jennings dies at 67. Read the story on ABC's website
Didn't realize that he was a pretty kick ass journalist for many years before becoming a talking head. I always liked watching him during major news events. He never sensationalized the news like the Brokaw or Rather or the Fox Nazis.

Too bad ABC had to ruin his death by posting this story right below his