Friday, April 25, 2008

What is in a logo?

Sometimes logo changes are very small and subtle and other times they are quite large or even graphic. I actually really mean that.

Presenting the logo for the Office of Government Commerce in the UK.

Imagine now what you would think about that logo when you look at it with your head tilted to the left. Still thinking about the Office of Government Commerce?


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Chattanooga cable wars

Comcast just sued the Electric Power Board (EPB) again over their plans for a new fiber optic network that could offer an alternative cable tv solution to Chattanooga residents by the end of 2008. According to Comcast "Our intention is to ensure that EPB complies with the Tennessee Cable Act and that Comcast be allowed to compete in a fair environment. Due to this pending litigation, we cannot comment further." Say what?

As far as I know, Comcast has a big monopoly and is not competing with anybody at this time.

I hope EPB continues to pursue this issue and maybe they'll give us better service, more choices, a fairer price and ideally some better tv ads too. It is quite sad that a media company like Comcast currently has some of the worst tv ads in town.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hello Centro

My new Palm Centro phone arrived a few days ago and I do like it quite a bit. It has a bit of an iPod feel and is just the perfect size. The buttons are smaller compared to my Treo 680, but that seems to be no issue. Battery life seems to be better so far.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Congrats Jordan

My buddy Jordan Rapp had an amazing race at the the 2008 Ironman Arizona and finished 3rd overall in 8:35:04. His 4:32:42 bike split was the fastest of the day and he still had enough power left to run a 3:02:33 marathon. Plus unlike many others, he actually knows what to do with the bubbly.

Pic courtesy Jay Prasuhn

Thursday, April 10, 2008


My new Jamis Xenith T1 TT bike is ready to ride and it is an amazingly stunning machine. It looks like a stealth bomber and weighs in at 16.22 pounds without pedals. Bamm. I lovingly call it Blackbird. :-)

Monday, April 07, 2008

I am a bit worried

Sometimes my friend Eric worries me a bit, but usually it is all fairly harmless. But more recently his marine biology studies seem to have taken him to a different universe. :-)

Friday, April 04, 2008

New phone, new phone service?

My Treo 680 died a sudden death the other day, actually very shortly after my last blog entry. What should have been a simple warranty thing turned out to be a major AT&T customer service nightmare. Palm products are no longer on my shopping wish list and AT&T should be out too, but apparently all phone companies have no clue about customer service. So what do do other than continuing to use my ancient Sony Ericcson backup phone?
Wait a few months until the new 3G iPhone comes out and then worry about getting a new phone then? Or wait a few more months for the Garmin Nuviphone to show up?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

My new phone assistant

Sometimes when I am on the phone, my personal assistant Silvie keeps me company. :-)