Battles With Boredom

July 31, 2009

Adventures in Sales

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:43 pm

It’s no secret (is it?) that sales guys and IT guys often don’t get along (see this link or maybe this one for classic examples). Today, I add my own recent experience in dealing with sales. (more…)

July 28, 2009

Book Review: Million Dollar Consulting

Filed under: Books,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 4:07 pm

I recently finished reading Million Dollar Consulting: The Professional’s Guide to Growing a Practice by Alan Weiss. Overall, I found the book to be very useful, and I recommend it to other people in the consulting or contracting fields. (more…)

Gadget Review: Furminator

Filed under: Personal,Techspeak — Tags: , , , , , , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 2:10 pm

I just received my Furminator, which I bought from Amazon last week. I bought it because I have a cat, Mu, who has a nasty habit of puking all over the place. Normally, this seems to be triggered by my leaving her alone too long, but it recently occurred to me that she might just have excessive hair, and that could be a cause. (more…)

July 15, 2009

Fair Point Story Du Jour

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:31 am

I have a client with a T1 line in Rutland, Vermont. At the moment, the line is down (which should not surprise anyone, as this is the 5th time in as many months that we’ve had down T’s in the area).

I called Fair Point to log a ticket, and spoke with “Trisha,” who said, once I gave her the circuit ID, “I’ve been on vacation for three weeks – let’s see if I remember how to do anything.” Wow. Way to give me that warm, fuzzy feeling.

July 9, 2009

iPhone Battery Boosters & Kindle Price Drop

Filed under: Techspeak — Tags: , , , , , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:25 am

Readers of this blog already know about the issues I’ve been having with my iPhone 3Gs. The most annoying is, without a doubt, the short battery life. After the restore, and spending a full day in the field, I am experiencing what seems to be “normal” battery life of about 6-7 hours of use without a recharge. A friend gave me a few suggestions. (more…)

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