Tuesday, February 20, 2007

War on Iran?

The Big question on allot of peoples lips now-a-days, is whether or not the US is going to bomb IRAN if it does not comply with its demands to halt its Nuclear development plans.

I am of 2 minds on this matter... I am (as i have indicated in previous blogs) DISGUSTED with Bush's FTWDAMFS policy

(FTWDAMFS -> "F*** The World Dont Ask Me For Sh*t")

As a result, his 'macho' posturing on this issue has me feeling that a war with Iran is inevitable....
In spite of this, to think that Iran is ONLY gonna use its nuclear plants for producing power would be behaving like a very naive school girl..... Iran is a Muslim state... home to many extremists.. the Govt might not plan to start a war... but the extremists do and I don't think the govt can, or even wants to, Stop them.

So the question then becomes, What do we do? neither side is strong enough to totally annihilate the other.. Albeit America can do considerably more damage... Iran's retaliation, I expect, would be a even greater support for radicals and extremists.... something that would not bode well for US citizens anywhere in the world......

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


I just saw a friend of mine with an interesting MSN name;

Love sucks...True Love Swallows


Do you realize that for the first time in 3 years we not having not having an Anti-Valentines day lyme?

Interesting how things change.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Customer Service

Yesterdays playout was a little Eye opener for me where it concerns customer service.

As a programmer and being involved with many projects.. I have learned that if you want your project to be finished in time and on budget avoid offering things to your customers... Unless it is an Item that is necessary or you believe they will need eventually.. never offer them or suggest the possibilities of the program... If you offer it they will want it and you will then suffer from what project managers call "Scope creep", which is the bane of all IT projects.

No I have been applying this basic principle to how I do playouts.. but yesterday I realized (thanks to mummy Mel) that a playout is not a IT project. We are service providers that interact directly and constantly with our customers... It is our jobs to provide a service/product that will satisfy our clients. As a result, to do so, one must be prepared to go the extra mile for them... especially if you wish to leave a good impression with them.... This is much easier said than done. The people you work with are volunteers and as such have no incentive other than their own personal motivation to go that extra mile. One must cognizant of the needs of 20 or so hungry & tired ppl who have been working there ass off for over and hour. You are not paying them and when it comes to it they are free to leave at any given time.

Now the trick is finding this balance. To what extent to you go the extra mile.. for whom do you go the distance .. when do you decide to stop... At what point is going the extra mile being taken advantage of? To what extent do you listen to the players and to what extent do you tell them what needs to be done...
These are just some of the questions I am still learning to answer... all in all I enjoy this post of PRO.. this more than any other position has taught me a great deal and I am still learning....maybe some day I'll even have all the answers...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Yesterday I went to pay for my insurance... now amongst the million and one obscure reasons they find to tack on more money to your bill I noticed that there was a particular fee that was RIDICULOUS.

For inexperienced drivers Men are required to pay a extra 35% of the value of the car while women.... Check this....... have to pay 10%.


Why is it the inexperienced women can pay LESS than 1\3 of what inexperienced men are forced to pay.
No! I don't care what statistics say about who has more accidents... You don't go arresting every black person you see just because they commit more crime!

I'm just saying!

Look, I am not saying the insurance company should not take risk into account but if it was just double... i.e. 10% for women and 20% for men, I would chuckkle at it a bit... BUT MORE THAN 3 ******* TIMES the amount? that is just #$%^&#@!!!!!!!!!

Signed: A Victim of feminism