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Earliest: March 17, 2003Latest: June 10, 2017Total: 125

March 27, 2008

America's Famous Street Addresses: The Parks

Here are the street addresses of some amusement parks:

Disneyland
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
Walt Disney World
1000 W. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Knotts Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620

March 4, 2008

Pareto Principle

If your a familiar with the Pareto Principle or commonly known as the 80/20 rule, anything a few (20 percent) are vital and many (80 percent) are trivial, you may have heard of Joseph M. Juran. He was the one who educated business about implementing the Pareto Principle. You'll be sad to learn that Joseph M. Juran died on February 28th at 102.

Some Examples of Pareto Principle:

  • 20% of your daily activity accounts for 80% of your productivity.
  • 20% of your employees account for 80% of your revenue
  • 80% of the economy is controled by 20% of the population

Your can find information here:

January 25, 2008

Troubles of your Job

I found the following text while cleaning my office earlier this week, not sure where the orginal source is from:

Be thankful for the troubles of your job.

They provide you with about half of your income.

If it were not for the things that go wrong, the difficult people you have to deal with, the problems and unpleasantness of your working day, someone could be found to handle your job for half of what you are being paid.

It takes intelligence, resourcefulness, patience, tact, and courage to meet the troubles of any job.

This is why you hold your present job.

It may be the reason why you aren't holding down an even bigger one.

If all of us would start to look for more troubles and learn to handle them cheerfully, and with good judgment, as opportunities rather than irritations, we would find ourselves getting ahead at a surprising rate.

For it is a fact that there are plenty of jobs waiting for men and women who aren't afraid of the troubles connected with them.

January 24, 2008

Companies swing jobs axe in 2001

More than 400,000 job cuts have been announced by late August, 2001 as companies around the world wrestle with slowing growth and plunging demand.

Here's a list of companies in the Technology and Telecom sector that announced layoffs in 2001. Note this list was created before September 11, 2001

Technology:
Toshiba Corp August 18,800
Fujitsu Ltd August 16,400
JDS Uniphase Corp Over 2001 16,000
Philips Over 2001 10,000
Cisco Systems April 8,500
Compaq July 8,000
Hewlett-Packard July 6,000
Corning Inc Over 2001 7,800
Infineon July 5,000
Gateway Inc August 4,600
NEC Corp July 4,000
Equant NV August 3,000
Cap Gemini June 2,700
IBM July 1,500
Iomega Corp August 1,250
Tellabs August 1,000
Telecom:
Motorola Over 2001 30,000
Nortel Networks Corp Over 2001 30,000
Ericsson July Up to 22,000
Lucent July 15,000-20,000
Alcatel July 14,000
Siemens May-July 10,000
ADC Telecommunications Over 2001 9,500
Marconi July-Sept6,000
British Telecom Over 2001 6,000
Avaya June-July 5,000
NTL July 4,300
WinStar Communications Apr&July 2,950
Global Crossing July 2,000
Ascom Holding AG June1,100
Nokia March-June 1,000
Sonera Aug 1,000

January 23, 2008

Recession Letter

Is the United States getting ready for a recession? It all depends on who you talk to. Most experts agree that we are in a slow period, but time will only tell if we are in mist of a recession.

A letter sent to employees at a Silicon Valley company in October 2001:

Due to the current economic conditions we have seen our business decline from $132 million annually to a current run rate of approximately $40 million annually. The $40 million run rate is the consistent amount that we have been achieving over the last six months. The management team has spent a significant amount of time analyzing and evaluating our expense structure and employee base. We have over the last few months made a number of changes to reduce expenses to regain profitability to the organization. While this has not been easy, we have made a lot of progress.

We believe that we now have enough information to further right size the organization to the current market demand which appears to have stabilized. In right sizing the organization, we have had to further reduce our staff by five employees. In order to have the current expenses not exceed current profit, as well as to retain employees, the management team has to implement a companywide 10% salary reduction. While this is not easy, this is necessary to make sure that we have a healthy company that will be here through these tough times. At the same time, we will continue to look for other ways to control and reduce expenses.

It is fully our intention to reverse this reduction once we return to a reasonable profitability level which is maintained for three consecutive months. The management team will define this level of profitability during the next quarter. This reduction will be effective November 1st and will be reflected in your November 15th payroll check.

If you have any questions about this, please see your manager or stop by my office. I believe that we have a great staff and I also believe that we have all the tools we need to grow this company. Thank you for your understanding.

September 20, 2007

Anyway Poem

Found the following in a book I was reading in the Concord Public Library in 2002:
Anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway!
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives
Do good anyways!
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyways!
The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway!
Honestly and frankness makes you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway!
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds;
Think big anyways!
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for the underdogs anyway!
What you spend years building up might be destroyed overnight.
Build anyways!
People really need help, but will attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway!
Give the world the best you have and it may kick you in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway!

- Author Unknown

September 17, 2007

Disable Window's Indexing

The cidaemon.exe or cisvc.exe is Windows Indexing server, which is used to search for files on the local computer. You should turn Indexing off on the server to improve overall performance.

To turn off Indexing:
Go to my computer and right click on the drives. Click properties and uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching" in the General tab. Repeat for all your drives.

August 6, 2007

Quote of the Month

Quote/Email of the month:
XXXX,

Can you please create VPN account for me (with SQL server user authentication) . Because of my car problem I am not able to come to office today , it will ready by today evening only. Please do the needful.

Thanks,
Fnfvxhzne

Um... Please do the needful???

June 15, 2007

THE WAY TO WEALTH

From THE WAY TO WEALTH, by Benjamin Franklin
“Friends,“ said he, “the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something maybe done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says.
“I. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears; while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says. How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting, that The sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that, There will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says.

June 5, 2007

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:

From page-a-day calendar from Dr. Phil:

"Its quiet possible to be extremely busy, without being productive."