March 08, 2007
links for 2007-03-08
Free software for almost anything (tags: opensource) Why don't CIOs become CEOs? interesting question (tags: business technology) The Joy of Flying (davblog) I fly almost every week and yes...
May 11, 2005
Bring your outboard brain with you
Sometimes things can be deceptively simple yet amazingly powerful. The captivating Tetris-game comes to mind, and today I had another life-changing revelation: the GTD TiddlyWiki is a Wiki, a GettingThingsDone (GTD) tool, and an open source, multiplatform, HTML-based 'The Brain' you can carry with you on a USB stick.
January 11, 2005
How to redirect after changing your domain name
For people arriving searching for how to redirect after changing their domain name, my advice is largely unchanged since last time I discussed this (in August 2002): Use a proper HTTP redirect where possible for website visitors (humans AND robots). Forward your employee's mail for a long
time (imagine a potential customer digging out an old business card with emails in the old domain on it - you want these emails to arrive!) [...]
September 01, 2004
10 Rules for a Consultant to Live By
Sound advice for the independent contractor as well as a couple of tidbits for other consultants: 10 Unwritten Rules for a Consultant to Live By [...]
August 17, 2004
Rotterdam = Amsterdam?
Here is a funny ad for Basiq Air spotted in Norwegian newspaper dagbladet.no: they're adversiting flights to Rotterdam Airport as flights to Amsterdam! [...]
August 13, 2004
What is ''open''?
''the definition of open that matters most is the one experienced by a customer or end user - "openness" is defined by the ease with which a customer can substitute one product for another. If you love a product, but the vendor providing it triples its prices, how easily can you move from that product to a competitive product?''
July 27, 2004
US Internet businesses hitting that international market...
Dell builds PCs in Ireland and ships them to other European countries. Yet they still ask for some odd information when selling their European products to their European customers: [...]
June 03, 2004
Business Plan Template
''[...] a hundred years ago, a little old lady in Kentucky put a hundred dollars into a dry goods company that went belly-up and returned her only ninety-nine dollars. Ever since, the government has been on our asses. If you ignore this warning, read on at your peril [...]''
May 17, 2004
The Tire Swing Cartoon
A new version of the great tire swing cartoon on systems development...
April 30, 2004
How long can BEA survive against IBM?
''Open-source JBoss has used its technical and business innovation in the J2EE app server market to take on the software industry giants, but the main race remains between BEA and a Big Blue gorilla 30 times its size [...] ''
February 26, 2004
BudNet - Anheuser-Busch knows more about you than you think
Anheuser-Busch is the makers of Budweiser and several other well-known beer brands in the US, and the last couple of years they have apparently developed a very strong data collection network: [...]
February 12, 2004
Deutche Boerse's "Competitive Intelligence" system
The previously reported Deutche Börse-originating spider has visited other bloggers as well, and could potentially be a part of their competitive intelligence system ''EXOTIC''. One of Martin Roell's commenters has more info.
February 04, 2004
Before RIM Investment Management
A classical ''hole'' in the CV...
January 02, 2004
RFID and privacy
[...] I'm not advocating brining out the tinfoil hats just yet, BUT: [...]
December 03, 2003
Amazon.co.uk and amazon.fr seems to have little more than ISBN numbers and book information in common...:
November 14, 2003
Spot the irony
This is a real screenshot from orange.co.uk's ''International Services'' webpages (Orange is a major teleco in UK / Europe). Spot two things that clearly are not as they should be: [...]
September 30, 2003
WalMart goes serious with RFID
Apparently, US Giant retailer Walmart is forcing it's top 100 suppliers to track goods using RFID by 2005. Walmart even seems to track women's panties already!!
July 17, 2003
Improving CRM at Zingo Taxi
Not having had any particular problems grabbing a cab off the street recently, I hadn't had any incentive to give Zingo taxi a chance. Until last Thursday. Disappointingly, I met an immature CRM system...
July 10, 2003
Dakota Indian tribal wisdom on project management
The tribal wisdoms of the Dakota Indians says that 'when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount'. However, in many companies a range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as [...]
June 17, 2003
Deloitte Consulting releases 'Bullfighter'
''A value-added, leverageable global knowledge repository'' ? A new anti-jargon tool has been published...
December 10, 2002
Wearable Computers (Thesis publication)
During the autumn of 1999 and the winter of 2000 I wrote my thesis to complete my M.Sc. studies. I was fortunate enough to get to work with a subject that still remains reasonably bleeding-edge; wearable computers. Today, I publish my thesis in PDF format.