Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Moribund no more!
Oh my, has that changed. A good friend of mine gave me a pair of his season tickets, and I went to the game Wednesday night. What a difference from last visit. A full house of very fired up fans, a team full of speedy and skilled players who worked their butts off. They won 4-1 in a very entertaining game (kudos to the fan sitting behind me who urged the Hawks to "Hit 'em. Hit 'em again! Hit 'em harder! Take your skate off and stab him with it!!").
I realize that the change in ownership (from father Wirtz to son Wirtz) is probably the single biggest factor in the turn around [now home games can be seen on TV, a new GM, etc] but I wonder how it could have happened so fast. My only experience in the total rebuilding of an organization was joining the Army National Guard in March 1985 - we were just finishing the last throes of the Carter years...
Anyone have any insight into how you can so quickly turn something around, in what seemed like a death-spin downward?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
CSM Bones Visits an Orphanage
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Your Business-Speak Example of the Day II
Root cause continues to be lack of mainframe resources due to continuing record usage rates, year end processing demands, and contingency-system-resource constraints. These were again detected early with mitigations beginning immediately. System resources from development/test regions have been allocated to production to help with the load, and the team performed special load balancing.
IT will continue close systems monitoring and other measures will continue in order to mitigate further disruptions.
This will be our final communication on this issue but we will continue our communications tomorrow if system issues persist.
Translation: Because everyone is using the same system at the same time, the computers are slow and people started whining. We stole some processing power from other stuff to help. Leave us alone.