My Company’s Craaaazy Internal Blogosphere

Looking for a corporate .ppt template, I stumbled into a blogging-for-employees feature on our intranet. I almost got excited – then I read one.
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SUBJECT: Just amazing what we are doing…

Hi everybody it’s quite hard these days to keep posting some blog entries as I am a bit lost in /buried by work due to the fact that I do work intensively for the GSS IT Competence Center Desktop in addition to my AIP job. But still some news that were astonishing enough to sit down and write another post: We (competence center desktop) were enjoying a presentation by Johann Lindmeyr about WAN Traffic Impact compensation within Shared Services IT.

What is that about? Well, during the transformation of IT Services into their future mode of operation we will (hopefully) see a certain degree of consolidation – which e.g. refers to the fact that systems, services, servers are moved into just a few central facilities. Data traffic (Wide Area Network, WAN) between these central facilities and customer locations will increase therefore. WAN costs stay with the customer – which causes potentially higher WAN costs on the customer side just by the fact the the IT Service Provider consolidates systems . This has been widely regarded as an issue….

Now, Johann has shown us what both sides GSS and SIS have jointly developed and agreed: A comprehensive set of methodology and measurement services that gives fully transparency on WAN traffic before and after transformation. Drilled down into each different service (e.g. email, SAP, filespace etc.) and per customer location. Any change and cost impact can easily be made transparent. Absolutely amazing!! And nobody knows yet just because we are not the best marketeers…

The WAN traffic topic is now a non issue. Yeah!

Have a good day & see you soon,
Boris


Tags: Traffic, WAN
Boris S.

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Published in: on August 30, 2007 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

My Company’s Craaaazy Internal Blogosphere

Looking for a corporate .ppt template, I stumbled into a blogging-for-employees feature on our intranet. I almost got excited – then I read one.
Bookmarks>highlight name>right click>Delete.


SUBJECT: Just amazing what we are doing…

Hi everybody it’s quite hard these days to keep posting some blog entries as I am a bit lost in /buried by work due to the fact that I do work intensively for the GSS IT Competence Center Desktop in addition to my AIP job. But still some news that were astonishing enough to sit down and write another post: We (competence center desktop) were enjoying a presentation by Johann Lindmeyr about WAN Traffic Impact compensation within Shared Services IT.

What is that about? Well, during the transformation of IT Services into their future mode of operation we will (hopefully) see a certain degree of consolidation – which e.g. refers to the fact that systems, services, servers are moved into just a few central facilities. Data traffic (Wide Area Network, WAN) between these central facilities and customer locations will increase therefore. WAN costs stay with the customer – which causes potentially higher WAN costs on the customer side just by the fact the the IT Service Provider consolidates systems . This has been widely regarded as an issue….

Now, Johann has shown us what both sides GSS and SIS have jointly developed and agreed: A comprehensive set of methodology and measurement services that gives fully transparency on WAN traffic before and after transformation. Drilled down into each different service (e.g. email, SAP, filespace etc.) and per customer location. Any change and cost impact can easily be made transparent. Absolutely amazing!! And nobody knows yet just because we are not the best marketeers…

The WAN traffic topic is now a non issue. Yeah!

Have a good day & see you soon,
Boris


Tags: Traffic, WAN
Boris S.

Published in: on August 30, 2007 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

We All Get Pinched. But You Did it Right. You Told ’em Nothing And They Got Nothing.


“Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job. He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say ‘no’ to Karl Rove.”
– Senate majority leader Harry Reid

Oges shot me this:

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 by The Rocky Mountain News

from “Gonzales & Son: The Legacy of An Honest Day’s Work” by Paul Campos

“…Abject loyalty is a fine thing in a dog, but Gonzales’ unlimited devotion to his master became, after a time, a rather stomach-churning sight. Thus I found it particularly offensive that, in announcing his resignation, Gonzales noted that he had “lived the American dream,” because “even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father’s best days.”

Pablo Gonzales, who died 25 years ago, was a construction worker with an elementary school education who, with his wife Maria, raised Alberto as one of their eight children.

I know nothing more about the man that that, but it seems he did an honest day’s work for a day’s pay, and that he found a way to put food on the table and clothes on the backs of eight children despite his elementary school education. And we know he never lied to Congress, or helped make it possible for his country’s government to torture people, or made a mockery of the rule of law.

I imagine he had a lot of good days.”

Paul Campos is a professor of law at the University of Colorado.

Published in: on August 27, 2007 at 5:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

We All Get Pinched. But You Did it Right. You Told ’em Nothing And They Got Nothing.


“Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job. He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say ‘no’ to Karl Rove.”
– Senate majority leader Harry Reid

Oges shot me this:

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 by The Rocky Mountain News

from “Gonzales & Son: The Legacy of An Honest Day’s Work” by Paul Campos

“…Abject loyalty is a fine thing in a dog, but Gonzales’ unlimited devotion to his master became, after a time, a rather stomach-churning sight. Thus I found it particularly offensive that, in announcing his resignation, Gonzales noted that he had “lived the American dream,” because “even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father’s best days.”

Pablo Gonzales, who died 25 years ago, was a construction worker with an elementary school education who, with his wife Maria, raised Alberto as one of their eight children.

I know nothing more about the man that that, but it seems he did an honest day’s work for a day’s pay, and that he found a way to put food on the table and clothes on the backs of eight children despite his elementary school education. And we know he never lied to Congress, or helped make it possible for his country’s government to torture people, or made a mockery of the rule of law.

I imagine he had a lot of good days.”

Paul Campos is a professor of law at the University of Colorado.

Published in: on August 27, 2007 at 5:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Jon Stewart Explains US/Middle East Foreign Policy

Biggest “I Didn’t Do It” ever.

Published in: on August 24, 2007 at 4:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Paula Scher Diagrams the Blog


This was an NYT Op-Art, but I got it from Personism.

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 8:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Paula Scher Diagrams the Blog


This was an NYT Op-Art, but I got it from Personism.

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 8:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Change the World in a Tiny Way


Just take a point called Z in the complex plane
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C
and so on

If the series of Zs should always stay
Close to Z and never trend away

That point is in the Mandelbrot Set.

Jenny Cool wrote and said she also likes Coulton’s Mandelbrot Set, which I do to, so there you go.

Jenny and I started going out in my senior year at AES. Always wicked smart and true to her last name, she was the one who convinced me to run for school president, which I did, and won. 23 years later, she now has a mind and drive capable of altering the movement of planets. Don’t take my word for it: Check her schmidt out.

Jenny Cool
anthropologist, filmmaker, intelligent savage
“Count the Moon.” “One.” “Whoa….”

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 7:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Change the World in a Tiny Way


Just take a point called Z in the complex plane
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C
and so on

If the series of Zs should always stay
Close to Z and never trend away

That point is in the Mandelbrot Set.

Jenny Cool wrote and said she also likes Coulton’s Mandelbrot Set, which I do to, so there you go.

Jenny and I started going out in my senior year at AES. Always wicked smart and true to her last name, she was the one who convinced me to run for school president, which I did, and won. 23 years later, she now has a mind and drive capable of altering the movement of planets. Don’t take my word for it: Check her schmidt out.

Jenny Cool
anthropologist, filmmaker, intelligent savage
“Count the Moon.” “One.” “Whoa….”

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 7:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Don’t Code, So I Don’t Get It.

Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey

Published in: on August 20, 2007 at 7:28 pm  Leave a Comment