Showing posts from June, 2012

There are rewards ...

In the past couple of posts I first wrote of the value that comes with choice and then of how this is only warranted when there are options. In this post I move further along this path as I recognize that choosing wisely will be rewarded.

It was only a few days ago when I walked onto the showroom of the local motorcycle dealership heading to the service desk, towards the back of the shop. Our Yamaha cruiser needs a service and I wanted to check on dates and times for our next service and the picture above is of me taking a look at what needs to be done. It had been a while since I had been on this bike and I just knew it would need an oil change.  I have been walking into this shop for over a decade, but all the same, I was caught a little off-guard by just how few motorcycles they had on display – the inventory was abysmal, to say the least.

Later that same day I was making reservations for a flight to the Bay area and had entered the site of a well-known rental car agency and was pr…

I have options!

It’s great to be able to choose, but if there are few options available, it may not prove wise. Fortunately, when it comes to NonStop, the community has come to appreciate the greater product diversity now on offer …
I have always liked to keep my options open. In today’s economy, I suspect, I will have few detractors as after all nothing seems guaranteed and there’s every chance that plans we initiate, full of confidence as is so often the case, will change and having options is important. Even though it’s now mid-June, what transpired at HP Discover remains fresh in my mind and one of the lasting impressions I have held onto is of the importance of really understanding all that is on offer today.

In the last post I wrote of how I participated at this year’s event as a guest of HP, as a member of the blogging community. However, in the lead-up to the event and following an exchange with the Connect leadership, I volunteered to lead the new Cloud SIG. Clouds? The NonStop community is…

It's still "all about choice"!

This year’s HP Discover event was well attended and HP left no stone unturned when it came to spelling out its vision, strategy and in providing supporting roadmaps; little room for ambiguity remains when it comes to NonStop!
My attendance at this year’s HP Discover event in Las Vegas had been “in the works” for many months, but the timing and logistics weren’t finalized till the very last moment. This year there were no weddings to get in the way, but before HP Discover, Pyalla Technologies and Margo had to participate in two back-to-back events in Nashville and we wanted to squeeze in a track event at Willow Springs over the holiday weekend and to catch up friends we hadn’t seen for quite some time.

The upshot was that we were left with a very quick turn-around period in Boulder – flying back to Denver on a Wednesday afternoon before loading up the RV that night, including hooking up the trailer with the track car aboard, and then heading out on a 1,000 mile road trip to Rosamond, Ca…