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  • Peter Nikolaidis 5:13 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: LinkedIn, Social Networking   

    Join My Network on LinkedIn! 

    I love getting these invitations to connect with folks on LinkedIn. Apparently, when I chose to name my company “Paradigm Consulting Co.” it was not the most original name I could have chosen. (I knew that, but hey, it was the mid-90’s and “paradigm” was a popular buzzword.)

    Here’s the message I got: (More …)

    • kblackma1 5:54 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink

      Maybe she’s hot? Clueless and hot could be briefly amusing.

    • peter 7:21 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink

      Nah, I saw her profile pic.

  • Peter Nikolaidis 3:45 pm on October 28, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: Campaign, D&D, Hillary, Kucinich, McCain, Obama, Presidential, Ron Paul   

    Adventuring Party Politics: The Campaign is Getting Ugly 

    (Possibly originally posted at http://somehedgehog.livejournal.com/245807.html – if anyone does know, please contact me so I can give proper attribution.)
    GM: OK, the bugbear attacks you.  What do you do?

    OBAMA: I send one of my 672 henchmen after it.

    OK, seriously.  Why does he have so many henchmen?  I’m a level 72 ranger and he’s only a level 8 paladin. (More …)

  • Peter Nikolaidis 11:12 am on October 22, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: passsword, reset, stupid users, , technology   

    Sample Conversation With a Client 

    Client: We have a problem
    Me: Okay, can you describe it in detail?
    Client: Not really. (More …)

  • Peter Nikolaidis 8:51 am on October 22, 2008 Permalink  

    When Life Throws You a Curve Ball… 

    I apologize for having to speak in riddles and ambiguities, but hell, it’s more fun anyway.

    So last night, the wave I’ve been riding (which is my term for just accepting the things life throws at me which can’t be changed anyway) dipped out from under me. (More …)

  • Peter Nikolaidis 4:23 pm on October 20, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: data recovery, dead, diagnostics, hard drive, legacy software, spinrite   

    Painful Lesson on Legacy Software 

    My mom is in the middle of a (potentially painful) lesson on legacy software. Namely, don’t use it. She has… *ahem* had all of her addresses in an ancient copy of Parsons Technology Addressbook 7.0. I forget exactly how many years ago Bob Parsons sold to Broderbund and they killed the product off, but it’s been a while. Complicating matters, the software appears to use a proprietary format MS Jet database to store the info in, and I’m having trouble (read “okay, what possible formats could an ABA file be?”) opening the stupid thing with anything but a text editor. (More …)

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