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Cédrick Moré The World Time Server: correct current local in any time zone Tagxedo - Tag Cloud with Styles Thoughts on firing my customer | {grow} I’ve had an emotional week. For the first time in my 28-year business career, I had to fire a customer. This has been unprecedented. I’ve fired employees before of course. I’ve lost customers to competitors. I’ve rationalized customers through strategic renewal efforts … but I have never, ever simply given up on a client. I know it was the right thing to do, because this client was sucking the lifeblood out of me to the point that it was dramatically affecting my work with OTHER customers. Although I worked hard and acted honorably throughout this debacle, I still feel like a bit of a failure. My career has been dedicated to delighting customers, not kicking them out the door, so this is new territory for me. And that’s what this blog is all about, right?

Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey - Messing with the Reality of Reality Next Generation Gaming is Not for the Faint of Heart Life is a game. Every day we find ourselves in the middle of the game, involving the work we do, the people we hang out with, and the social structures that surround us. But who exactly created this game? In the future, the very near future, nothing we hold dear today will remain sacred. It Starts with the Avatar Think first of the lowly avatar, that cartoonish representation of ourselves, sent as our personal emissary to experience online, virtual worlds. Google recently announced a system for avatar portability, enabling us to have one avatar that seamlessly crosses from one virtual world to the next. Avatars will learn from us. With each generation of avatar, they will become more life-like, growing in realism, pressing the limits of autonomy as we become more and more reliant on them for experiencing the world. But here’s the most important part. Shades of Reality The New Game of Life This will, however, not be a utopia.

Conversion Calculator Bit Byte Kilobyte Megabyte Gigabyte Teraby The basic unit used in computer data storage is called a bit (binary digit). Computers use these little bits, which are composed of ones and zeros, to do things and talk to other computers. All your files, for instance, are kept in the computer as binary files and translated into words and pictures by the software (which is also ones and zeros). This two number system, is called a "binary number system" since it has only two numbers in it. The decimal number system in contrast has ten unique digits, zero through nine. But although computer data and file size is normally measured in binary code using the binary number system (counted by factors of two 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, etc), the prefixes for the multiples are based on the metric system! In December 1998, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) approved a new IEC International Standard. Here's a few more details to consider: Printer friendly

Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a website Blériot's Cross-Channel Flight Louis Blériot sitting in his Bleriot XI at the start of his cross-Channel flight of 25 July 1909. NASM-2B02568, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Archives Early in the morning of July 25th, 1909 – a hundred years ago today - Louis Blériot (1872-1936) crossed the English Channel, a distance of 22 statute miles (36.6 km) from Les Barraques (near Calais) to Dover. There had been longer flights and further flights, but the conquest of the Channel by air was a sensation and brought Blériot instant fame. Blériot had been a successful manufacturer of automobile headlamps who became fascinated by aeronautics in starting in 1901. The flight took 36 minutes, 30 seconds, and was not without suspense. Louis Blériot, standing on the left, after landing at Dover. Blériot became a hero, celebrated on both sides of the Channel. A postcard caricature of Louis Blériot, 1909 - an example of Blériotmania from the time of his flight. Tags: Blériot, pilot

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