Category Archives: consumer

A life well lived: I finally made it into the New York Times

1st guy, seeking directions on a New York City street: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” 2nd guy: “Practice, practice.” In my past work in marketing and public relations I’ve gotten a client or two placed in the New … Continue reading

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Battery case user, battery case user, pants on fire

…and other adventures from the iPhone 5 energy frontier When it comes to mobile battery life, I’ve been hurt before. For two years I owned an HTC Droid Incredible, which was a great phone but also had what I’m guessing … Continue reading

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“Dropped 40 pounds in a year, Jeff? How did you do it?”

UPDATE: -47 pounds and counting | The world is my treadmill… Me: November 2011 In the months leading up to my Grissom High School Reunion in July 2012, I knew I wanted to do something to get in shape. When our … Continue reading

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Weave some step-by-step holiday magic in your life

Decorating Magic’s videos are slickly produced yet paint-by-numbers simple Decorating Magic produces a series of videos that walk the viewer literally step-by-step through creating, assembling, staging and presenting high-quality decorations, scenes and animated characters, some focused on holidays and others … Continue reading

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Is there a new “Hardest-Working Man in Show Business”?

Most of you who read my ramblings, scratchings, etchings and ravings online know that I stick to (at least semi-)professional or charitable topics here on MarketBLOG and confine my musical musings to what is now Google Blogger. That is the … Continue reading

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Skype this: do you ooVoo?

Over the past five years I stopped having to be pioneer and Chuck Yeager test pilot-style early adopter for all household technologies. Oh, I still hold a firm grip on my job as IT and network administrator, which on the … Continue reading

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Can uXeeMe Now?

I’m on Klout, which purports to assess a company’s or individual’s “social capital” by the networks they belong to and the interactions they generate in those networks. You may be there, too. It’s a pretty good platform and I like … Continue reading

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TM Forum publishes my “Let’s Make it a Good (Mobile and Web) Experience”

Hello again. TM Forum, the world’s leading industry group/consortium on all things network management, published a little piece I did on what mobile and website operators (everyone from AT&T, Verizon and Telecom Italia Mobile to Amazon.com) are doing to see … Continue reading

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Is Facebook the new email?

We’ve certainly discussed the pros, cons and security angles around Facebook here and here, and as promised we’ve been adding useful links to one of these, our Facebook Privacy page. Worth mentioning in passing but today I’m thinking more of … Continue reading

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Social media and OSS/BSS pack a powerful one-two punch for business

This article is also syndicated here Heard about a conversation recently that I just had to share with you. A group had gathered at an industry event and a client asked whether a supplier participated in social media: “Are you … Continue reading

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