Got into a nostalgic mood last evening and ventured into YouTube to see what 80s/90s videos I could find.
Toys R Us
Honey Nut Cheerios
Freddy Krueger Hotline
I’m proud to announce that the sixth installment of the blog’s most popular feature returns in 2011, as if there was any question. It will also include a a new, simple daily feature that I’m really excited about called Merry GIFmas.
– Multiple Christmas posts everyday from November 27 through December 25.
– Videos, GIFs, pictures, stories, TV listings, etc. Lots of stuff.
– If you have any content you’d like me to post, send it along.
– I’ll still be blogging about other stuff, and with the potential of crazy things happening with Southern Miss football, I will be blogging about other stuff.
Every year it feels like Christmas gets here sooner and sooner. Advertisements account for part of that feeling.
My informal count of companies running Christmas commercials (informal = when I’m not looking at my iPhone or ranting on a message board during commercial breaks) is as follows. You’re welcome.
Walmart (those layaway ads are awful and were running two weeks before Halloween)
Home Depot (if you’ve watched ANY college football on November 5)
T-Mobile (and of course everything is pink and white)
The other day on BigGoldNation.com (the Rivals.com site for Southern Miss) a question was posed: How “Golden Eagle” are you?
Most of the answers revolved around the shifting of wedding dates or praying that a baby wouldn’t be born on a game day.
My response is below:
“On the morning of the 2001 Southern Miss-UAB football game I split my shin open (2 1/2 inches) during an outdoor excursion. My leg was bleeding profusely, and a friend on the trip (a Registered Nurse) told me to go head to the hospital immediately; 7-8 stitches would likely be required. I opted to head to the football game, leaving a shirt sleeve tied around my upper calf acting as a sort of “Mississippi tourniquet”, bleeding into my shoe throughout the entire game… which ended in a 3-0 USM victory.
To this very day not only do I have a visible scar, but also an even more visible accompanying indention in my right shin.
Southern Miss… to the top.”
It got up to 71 degrees in Birmingham over the weekend. 71. In January.
Kevin McAllister is not happy about his downtime.
In 2010, Daxko’s uptime was 99.96%. This means that our systems for our users of Daxko Opperations, Daxko Accounting, and Daxko Connect were only offline for 0.04% of the entire year.
By comparison, Amazon Web Services’ uptime was 99.95%. Amazon… AMAZON. 0.01% is 10 additional minutes of downtime.
Make no mistake, hundreds of factors go into high availability. However, downtime is just like any other problem or pothole in business… it’s essentially unavoidable. All companies face the same challenges and can plan according to their size and scope.
Ten minutes is a long time when you’re ordering a book or tracking a package that is set to deliver in time for someone’s birthday.
Ten minutes is a long time. I can’t sit still for two minutes.
Daxko was prepared for growth, traffic, and (perhaps most importantly) the unexpected in 2010. At the end of the day the companies who do just a little bit better are the ones who position themselves to be the best. 10 minutes.
Amazon, y’all. Amazon.
As a child I thought this was genius. Like bread that slices and butters itself as it comes out of the oven.
Add a cotton ball every day as you lead up to Christmas.