So I was tired of paying for cable. Having a DVR from Comcast was great. Until it started missing the shows that I wanted to watch, not following the schedule of the few shows that I actually want to watch. Plus cable TV is expensive. I get my Cable TV and Internet from Comcast at about $140/month. Internet only is about $60/month, so I decided to cut cable TV from my monthly expense. I have a Netflix subscription (I have a Wii, Xbox, and Apple TV capable of streaming Netflix) for $8/month to stream all the movies and TV Shows I want. Still, I wanted to get SOME TV, so I started to look at antennas to get my Over The Air (OTA) broadcasted channels. Continue reading “My Transition To No Cable TV”
I saw this a while ago, and do not remember where I found it, but thought it is worth sharing….
“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”
Mistake No. 1: Projects lack the right resources with the right skills.
Mistake No. 2: Projects lack experienced project managers.
Mistake No. 3: IT doesn’t follow a standard, repeatable project management process.
Mistake No. 4: IT gets hamstrung by too much process.
Mistake No. 5: They don’t track changes to the scope of the project.
Mistake No. 6: They lack up-to-date data about the status of projects.
Mistake No. 7: They ignore problems.
Mistake No. 8: They don’t take the time to define the scope of a project.
Mistake No. 9: They fail to see the dependencies between projects.
Mistake No. 10: They don’t consider Murphy’s Law.
Mistake No. 11: They give short shrift to change management.
Mistake No. 12: Project schedules are incomplete.
Mistake No. 13: IT doesn’t push back on unreasonable deadlines.
Mistake No. 14: They don’t communicate well with project sponsors and stakeholders.
– Meridith Levinson, CIO
July 23, 2008