Sunday, November 27, 2005

consolidation is good

SKI takes a break in the action to consolidate...

The ACS home page has become my default homepage on the internet. It has links to everything else that pertains to me and my projects. Plus, I am consolidating all my email, mail, and phone addresses into one spot each, as follows:

Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey 555 W. High Ave #168 New Phila, OH 44663 Phone: +1 330.432.3533 Email:


Friday, November 25, 2005

turismo cycles podcast

FYI: I just created my first podcast, and what could be more appropriate for the Christmas season than a link to a radio commercial for the Red Horse American VTwin motorcycles from Turismo Cycles? There is still time to order your 2006 Chopper or Pro Street, with Harley Twin Cam 88" or one of several other engine options, and take delivery in time for Bike Week 2006 in Daytona Beach, FL! -ski

great article on success

Steve Jobs Those that know me, know I find Steve Jobs an American icon. Rumors abound that he does not approach management as an art to be practiced. I respect his accomplishments, not his management style (or lack thereof!). It appears that with the latest release of the Mac OS and the new iMacs, there is finally a computer worthy of replacing my NeXTstation. For some reason I have yet to determine, Low End Mac has a great archive of Mac history, one post talks about Jobs and NeXTstep which begat Mac OS v10.x and here is the link:


Monday, November 21, 2005

everything is coming up rocket

YARD - Yet Another Rocket kinda Day earlier this month, i shared a great video blog site, - amanda has done it again. for those of us with highspeed internet access, and appreciative of the Christmas spirit, you gotta check out today's vlog: rb_05_nov_21.html it also has a great clip on the new United Nations $100 laptop... Linux based, of course. with big brother in an uproar, leaking bogus memos, maybe the time is right to sell short? oh yea, almost forgot to share about my wife's newest pair of shoes: rocket dogs! -ski

P.S. Amanda: consider contacting Rocket Dog and offering to do a Commercial!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

seth godin on pricing

Seth's Head

Seth Godin tackles pricing in a recent blog...

If you are not aware of Godin, you are probably not in the Sales & Marketing department of your organization. His observations are that profound. Still, regardless of your corporate obligations, give him a once over.

"Which leads to the current debate over how much Apple should charge for iTunes. 99 cents a song is a great signal. It tells the purchaser that this is somehow fair." -Godin

I wanted to disagree on this issue, but could not. I have used several legit sources for downloading songs (and recently, video) for my iPod. I used Wal-Mart and they have a price of 88 cents per song. But it requires (as far as I know) several steps to get the music transferred to the iPod.

With Apple iTunes, it is painless to enjoy the music. On my PC, or to burn a CD for the PT Cruiser, or via my iPod.

Well worth the 99 cents price of admission. Should Apple decide to bump the price, I will probably go back to Wal-Mart. Basic Econ 101. Although, as I write this, I am listening to XM Radio online via their 3 day free trial offer. Do not ask me why, I cannot speak Spanish, but I have spent most of my time listening to channel 90.


Monday, November 14, 2005

peter drucker

"His writings are landmarks for the managerial profession." Harvard Business Review. One of the world's great minds passed on to his reward Friday. Peter Drucker was 95 years young. I will always recall the video seminar of Drucker presented at Kent State TusCampus many years ago. His common sense approach might be best summerized (if that is even possible) by this quote: "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." His genius will be missed. -ski

Sunday, November 13, 2005

casual friday

technology is amazing... for years, i have wondered what practical value XML could offer to the business world. you are not going to believe where i found the answer. Rocketboom is a "Wayne's World" kinda production from a small studio [apartment!] somewhere in the village [i assume]. but just like that classic movie starring Wayne and Garth, Rocketboom is very entertaining. educational too. a recent vlog, which unlike this text blog, is a video log, did a great job of explaining and promoting RSS - Really Simple Syndication is a lite XML version for sharing web content. And there is a ton of it out there to be shared... and in human friendly format. to witness RSS first hand, watch this Rocketboom overview: if you decide to try the news feed reader, you can then add my blog to your desktop, under the section "my feeds" by subscribing to: let me know what you think. -ski