Showing posts from April, 2003
I haven't posted too much lately. no real reason. I guess the good weather has distracted me and my computer work. My hard drive is making some noise... so if you don't see me on line you know what happened. I have a 10 gig backup drive but I have to install it. If it isn't one thing it is another.
I gleened this paragraph from: Econtent mag The Cost-Price-Value Equation One of the truisms of the information business is that information has collection and delivery costs that can usually be determined with reasonable accuracy. The problem comes with the fact that an individual user, in the context of any given information environment, determines the value of this information. Moreover Technologies is providing me with a customized newsfeed on intranets, extranets, and content management. I'm finding this out personally in the management of my own intranet blog. Many items are of great value and I use them directly in the blog. Others are of more peripheral use, and stimulate me to look into an issue that has not been high on my agenda. There are also items that duplicate other sources of insformation, or treat something well known in the industry as news. If another intranet consultant used the same feed I am certain that we would each put the daily list of news item
Voyager Submarines I follow all sorts of auctions on the net. In fact, I believe that normal future business commerce will be done in auction-like environments as a result of the information explosion. Everything becomes a commodity, almost. It takes businesses time to understand this concept and longer to act on it. The successful business of the future realizes buyers and buyees can both leverage this new open marketplace. The link above is an auction for two subarines and support craft. Now is your chance to own a submarine!!
Financial Warfare - Michel Chossudovsky The above link is an article that has made some rounds. It is interesting if nothing else. Here are most of the kids in one shot.
Standard Crystal - HC49 Two people contacted me yesterday looking for electronic components. First it was a tunnel diode and then it was crystal. The llamas are doing well. We had some fellow llama owners over this weekend and they agreed that our llamas are very nice. We are using a special massage on the llamas to calm them. Instead of "petting" like you do with most animals, the llamas enjoy a circular motion with the tips of your fingers. Weird.
Oceania -- The Atlantis Project I saw a quote in a llama book that I imediately identified with. In fact I could have written it myself. Here it is. Llamas are like big cartoon characters. WIth their huge eyes, big ears, long eyelashes they are naturally dramatic. The spitting thing, along with a repertoire of other unusual behaviors, makes them perplexing and sometimes a bit scary in the begining. As a brand new llama owner, you wander out to the barn that first morning and feel as if you woke up in the movie "Planet of the Lamas".
Final Meal Requests...true!! We are getting closer to getting the halter on. Listen closely to the movie and you can hear Aries gently blow into the camera. Llamas will lightly blow into your face to get to know you. Strange. They are indeed weird. Click pic for video
A Steaming Load of Shatner It is foggy this morning. The llama paddock is getting muddy. Bonnie put down more straw to protect the grass from those weird feet they have. I don't think I have time this AM for any photos. Working as an information person at a non-information company can get tough. The value of information and the efforts of what goes into a manual or parts catalog of CD ROM is significant. Many unenlightened individuals have no concept of the process of moving from dark to light and even if they do understand how they learned something they may attribute the learning to their own prowess without regard for the individual who created that learning tool. I have said it before. Information technology is an enabler. Information use is the material of competitive advantage.
Are YOU a problem thinker The animals are getting slightly better around me. Fawn is still a bit of a problem to approach. She is soo skittery. She did let me touch her today. I am pretty sure that is a first. Bonnie and I were talking and I think we have to go slow so we don't totally violate their trust. But on the other hand we have to get them dewormed and toenails clipped. The radiator I bought on ebay came in yesterday. I bought a used radiator for the jeep for about 50 dollars. The new one should help us help the jeep stay cool when we are driving around the property. Today's portrait is of FAWN
NEWS of the WEIRD - Current News My last blog did not seem to appear. I must have canceleded the FTP before it was done my mistake or something. The llamas are fun. I feel good today, that is somewhat strange because I had been feeling uptight about work. The llamas at Breakfast today. The close up is of "Professor".
Hoaxes It is LD-7 and April fools day. The llamas are getting a little more comfortable around us, but not much. I have all, but Fawn, eating grain from my hand. They are wary of the grabs that may follow. They are fun, no doubt about it. They were doing the llamadance the other day a little bit. I must get a video clip of that. It is really something different. The long necks and front legs set-back give them an interesting center of gravity. They buck and playfully kick while moving their necks in a weird undulation. It is a happy dance no doubt. We are starting to get more systematic on training the animals. It will be great if we can get them all halter trained this summer. It is 12 degrees in Berkshire this morning and we have a complete snow covering for the last two days. The llamas hunker down in their house and we have the water heater keepng their water liquid. We deliver them hay a few times a day and of course their precious grain. Will winter go away this year? I am