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Entries for 2009

Scott Talks about The OpenSky Project

In spite of the title, I’m not writing about flying today.  (Though there is an airborne intro video on my YouTube Page.) While my Blog may typically have my random musings, this post is really meant for friends & family so I’ll have a place to link to from Facebook, etc. As most of you [...]

Twitter Capacity Overload from Shopping?

So the Fail Whale is back today. Based on what I’ve seen in my own TweetDeck traffic, admittedly with a lot of commercially oriented folks I’m following, I wonder if a lot of the commercial traffic is to blame.  

Social Graph, Meet Commercial Graph

Your social graph, or social network as Wikpedia defines it, “is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called “nodes,” which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.” I think there’s a new Graph [...]

Book Review: The Wall-Mart Effect

Worth Reading? Yes. Why? We may know a little more about Wal-Mart since this book was published in 2006. But perhaps not that terribly much. The author, (Charles Fishman), seems to have – as do many others including myself – a love/hate relationship and fascination with this company. There can be little doubt they’ve revolutionized [...]

United Airlines Visa Loses Customer

This was both odd and funny and annoying and just weird all at the same time! Courtesy of Visa Card and United Airlines. As with any post like this I do, it’s not so much just to whine about it personally as to simply demonstrate bad processes and procedures.  

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