Clients make the difference

Got a great surprise today, one of my clients sent me some very tasty looking chocolates to celebrate System administrators day!

Now I had never heard of this, more info here:, but if it means I get presents by the bucket load just for doing what I love, bring it on!

Professionalism in business

I had both sides of the coin today…

On the one hand I had to give one of my clients some news that I knew for a fact they would not like and I was actually concerned about telling them. Granted they weren’t exactly chuffed but the matter was dealt with calmly and professionally by us both.

On the other hand I had a very rude email from a client who objected to having to use our support system. I mean how on earth are we supposed to help people if they don’t use the tools we give them??

Just goes to show that for every cloud does not necessarily have a silver lining…

In other news…

In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and generic name.

For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of Acetaminophen.

Aleve is also called Naproxen.

Amoxil is also call Amoxicillin.

Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin.

Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one.

Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of “cocktails”, “highballs” and just a good old-fashioned “stiff drink”. Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research. This means that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Laugh? I almost cried 😀

When does a business decision become an emotional one…

Just recently I have had to make some very tough and far reaching decisions about the business and the direction I wanted to go in. I spent a great deal of time considering the implications, weighing up the benefits and pitfalls as well as making sure I kept my eye on the “bigger issue”

Through this process it was a struggle at time to ensure that my decision was based purely on the business rather than allow my emotional side creep in. I found that in the latter scenario, my head started to be ruled by my heart and I was swaying towards a choice that would be great as a person but not so good for the business.

The moral is to ensure that any decision you make for your business should only be based on factors directly to the business. The minute you allow an emotion to cloud your judgement, the odds are the business will lose; and when the aforementioned business provides your livelihood, this could be disastrous…