Fractals of Change: March 2005

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27 posts from March 2005

March 31, 2005

Antique Blogs – The Great Maple Syrup Crisis

I wrote this for publication in Vermont papers in August of 1979 when it seemed to me that we Vermonters were being a little sanctimonious about energy producers.


March 30, 2005

Customer Service Lessons for CEOs

Yesterday I blogged about poor customer service by various Verizons and HP, great service by Carrot Ink, and < More...

March 29, 2005

Customer Service – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

My worst customer service experiences lately have been with various Verizons – Verizon Wireless, Verizon DSL, and whichever Verizon provides local phone service in Vermont.  HP i More...

March 28, 2005

Antique Blogs – The Introduction

Back when 300 baud modems were the latest accessory for Tandy personal computers, I was already ranting.  Since the Internet was still in its DARPA-sponsored infancy and the Web More...

Antique Blogs – Why A Liberal Turns Conservative

Back in 1979 I found myself becoming increasingly more conservative and wrote this. Actually, I think we all turn more conservative as we grow older; it’s probably a good thing for a More...

March 27, 2005

Bloglines Problem

Bloglines has the largest marketshare of any of the RSS aggregators - approximately 30%.  Unfortunately, that means that 30% of the subscribers to Fractals of Change haven't seen any updates since Thursday.

For some reason, Bloglines is not recognizing the two posts I blogged since t More...

March 26, 2005

Missing Feed

Am in Hong Kong after a 16 hour flite across the North Pole and see that Bloglines didn't pick up my Friday post for some reason.  So am posting this in hopes that it'll kick Bloglines back into action as far as my feeds are concerned.

Sometimes blogging is a lot like all the other j More...

March 25, 2005

Managing Programming for CEOs Part 4 – Great Debuggers

Great programmers are all great debuggers (although not necessarily vice versa) since much more time is spent debugging code than writing it in the first place. Great programmers are orders of magnitude more productive tha More...

March 24, 2005

Terri Schiavo and The Right to Die

The media circus and political posturing around the pathetic pictures of poor Terri Schiavo are a disgrace.  There is an important issue here but it isn’t whether Terri Schiavo s More...

March 23, 2005

Growing Pains at Vonage (Continued)

The good news is that Vonage has not had another serious system outage like the one I blogged about two weeks ago< More...

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