Archive for October, 2010

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

It’s Time For A Rant About Women!

Every few months the news media seems to get into a cycle of “poor women, they’re all treated so bad” followed by a series of headlines and sound bites of “Women earn 73% of what men do” or “women can’t get a fair shake” or “the proverbial glass ceiling” followed by a bunch of statistical […]

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Online Reviews Will Save You Money!

I’ve written about this before, I won’t purchased a major item or service without first checking out online reviews about the product or service.   I read this article today and found it interesting that many people now threaten to sue if they don’t like the comments. That sentiment is gaining fast traction across the global […]

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Word Press Plugin Clean Up

Well it seems as WordPress advances and upgrades, some of my older plugins become obselete or don’t work they way they should.  I’ve recently noticed spammers have gotten a bit more creative and the math comment spam protector doesn’t seem to work as well.   Essentially, the math comment protectors asks a question like “what is […]

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Eureka! – My Kids Officially Hate McDonalds Foods

We have a pretty strange meals at our household.   I generally prefer to eat something that my kids won’t eat.  My wife occasionally cooks what I eat but she prefers her own meals too and my kids often have something for them cooked or bought.   It was much to my surprise when I came home […]

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

What’s Happened To The PF Blogs Sphere?

I have to admit, I just haven’t had the time to blog as much as I’d like… Between business travel taking me all over the place, a busy family life, a return to MBA school and all the other things that happen in life, my pf blog has fallen to the way side.   I remain […]

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

It’s The Boomers Stupid!

I’ve been seeing something new, or at least new to me, on a scale that perhaps hadn’t existed before in the work force and economy.   Lately, I’ve seen a great many people “retire” from my employer only to see the same people that retired come back and work either on a project basis or a […]

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Bold New TV’s Now Watching You

Perhaps I’m getting a little paranoid but there seems to be a huge movement to turn TV’s into Internet connected devices.  Many TV’s now have “internet apps” built in to them and while I initially thought this was a good thing, I’m starting to change my mind.   Google is planning on soon releasing Google TV […]

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Airline Consolidations Going To Be Painful For Consumers

So Southwest is buying AirTran and United and Continental are happily married now.   The air travel industry already sucks and this is only going to make things worse.   I’ve been on so many flights this year that I’m really burned out but I’m even more burned out of these tiny jets airlines are using to […]

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Groupon – Something For Nothing?

So I’ve been experimenting with Groupon and I can’t decide yet if I like it or not.    The way Groupon works is that it basically acts as a giant “coupon” discount repository but the coupons are only good for a period of time.   The plus is that often the coupons have a 50% discount value […]

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Monday, October 4th, 2010

Observations At The Mall

So last week, I headed out to the mall a couple of times.   The first time was midweek when I decided I wanted a Chik-Fil-A sandwich but unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to get one because the three lines were 20 people deep.   I was taken aback at how many people were at the […]

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