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Rugby Refereeing and Business




It's an Acme Thunderer. The official whistle for Rugby.

It's an Acme Thunderer. The official whistle for Rugby.

To paraphrase Ferris Bueller – “Life moves pretty fast on the rugby pitch”. No other sport has the equivalent number of players on the field with so few officials. In Rugby there is one official, always addressed as Sir or Ma’am, and 30 players playing for 2 40-minute halves.

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It’s About the Business Not About the Technology




Summer Camp, or Bar Camp, events can be incredibly useful and informative.

Summer Camp, or Bar Camp, events can be incredibly useful and informative.

Recently an informative and interesting technical event on virtualization provided confirmation for a truism about technology and business. First and foremost technology is only a means to an end – not an end in itself.   Of course this observation isn’t limited to my technical colleagues because business people can become just as enamored with the “technology du jour” as any hardcore technologist.

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New Technologies Create New Opportunities




The Chez Pascal food truck brings tasty food to a location near you.

The Chez Pascal food truck brings tasty food to a location near you.

It’s not very often that a new technology comes along and is immediately embraced and put to use by small businesses.  The fax machine was one such technology and it was huge boon for small businesses. Now Twitter is the  new technology that small business are embracing enthusiastically. Still, the first reaction whenever I mention Twitter is “I don’t care what somebody has for lunch”. You know what, neither do I most of the time, that is unless it’s a really good lunch like @chezpascal.

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Taking Advantage of a Month of Rain




Now every lawn in New England looks like Augusta

Now every lawn in New England looks like Augusta

The school-yard chants can be heard all over New England, “Rain, Rain go away…”. Like many things in life you can’t control the weather and even though this isn’t the weather you’d choose to have – you can either gripe about or take advantage of it. I’ve chosen to do a bit of both.

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