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. Continue reading “Adventures in Sales”
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. Continue reading “Book Review: Million Dollar Consulting”
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. Continue reading “Gadget Review: Furminator”
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.
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. Continue reading “iPhone Battery Boosters & Kindle Price Drop”
As I wrote yesterday, I had decided to return the unit due to the overheating and poor battery life issues I had. I called my local AT&T store, and they told me that if I called Apple, they’d be able to help me a lot faster, so I did. Continue reading “iPhone 3Gs – Okay, I'll Keep It”
I called my local AT&T store and explained the issue I was having with the battery life. The rep I spoke with said she really didn’t know anything about iPhones, but that I had 30 days in which to return mine. After chatting with someone else she suggested I call Apple and see if they could help me, because they couldn’t do much for me at the AT&T store. So I thanked her and dialed 1-800-My-iPhone. Continue reading “iPhone 3Gs Update”
Last week I got an iPhone 3Gs. It took a little getting used to, but as time went on, I liked it more and more. I rarely had a chance to use it as a phone, but I used it regularly in my office on WiFi to get email and surf the web. Today was the first real test I had to use it on the road, on AT&T’s network. Today is also the day I decided to return my iPhone to the AT&T store where I got it. Continue reading “Why I Love my iPhone 3Gs, and Why I'm Returning It”
I saw this message this morning on a machine I don’t use too much.
Pay attention to the version numbers…