Miscellaneous

Random crap from FISPosner

Ubuntu Printing Error, Line = 514

Fair warning: this is one of those tech type posts. Recently, I updated my system from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The upgrade was flawless, with one exception: I was unable to print to my Canon printer using Ubuntu. Printing worked perfectly from the 12.04 systems (that weren’t upgraded to 14.04)… and with my 14.04 system I received… Read more →

Seth Godin and Broadway

I subscribe to Seth Godin’s email where each day my inbox receives his latest blog post. The man writes often. Every day. So each day, by noon, I’ve read one of his posts. Some I quickly skim. Others I read, think about how it may apply to me… and digest it. Others just click. Take for example three marketing lessons… Read more →

Life can be simple

I loathe drama. If there’s a simple way to do something, it’s generally also the best way to handle a task. Ah, the wisdom we can learn from imgur. ;) To sum up the photo: Why Complicate Life? Miss someone? Call them Want to spend time with someone? Invite them Want to be understood? Explain Have questions? Ask them Don’t… Read more →

East Coast / West Coast

This week, I spent a day in Seattle. Since I live 3,000 miles from Seattle, that single day cost me 3 (one day there, one day to fly there, and one day to fly back). I’m an East Coast guy. I’m not saying this as a negative to Seattle — I’m just saying that there are major differences in the… Read more →

Thanks for nothing

So, working the phones over at the bakery today while coding some dialplans… when a call comes in from a South Florida area code… I’m calling to get a custom cake for a 70th birthday party. Normally, these types of events are planned with some good lead time. It’s a significant birthday, one that generally has family coordination, etc. I… Read more →

Customer Service is Key

I’m a lucky guy. Besides having a smoking hot wife, I’ve also been able to meet some incredible people — some incredibly smart people. One of these people, John Spence, is a great author, speaker, consultant, and advisor who makes the very complex awesomely simple. He also happens to post some amazing advice on his blog, such as: Let me… Read more →

Have you tried DuckDuckGo yet?

With a tag-line of friends don’t let friends get tracked, new search engine Duck Duck Go certainly new how to grab my attention. Ok, I said new but in reality it’s a few years old… I’m just slow and it’s new to me. DuckDuckGo.com is a search engine that doesn’t track your results… which means you can search for something online and not see… Read more →

2013, The Year That Was

I do use a variety of statistical data to review the websites I administer — and while I will monitor and review the others very often, I review FredPosner.com about twice a year… and with that long winded introduction, I present… 2013: The Year That Was at FredPosner.com. Read more →

Smile. Listen. Agree. Then do whatever the fuck you wanted to do anyway. — Robert Downey Jr.