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Employees, Intangibles, Motivation

The Honolulu Advertiser’s Business section has an article titled “Intangible rewards may motivate best.” Some snippets: “…more about feeling supported and involved.”“Ask my opinion. Let me know what’s going on. Involve me in decisions. Back me up when I make mistakes. Give me some autonomy”“…given interesting, meaningful work and being shown its context and value […]

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Apple Mighty Mouse Review

Apple Mighty Mouse Review

Walt Mossberg reviews Apple’s new “no” button mouse in his Technology column. Walt tells it like it is and I usually agree with his comments. Of course, none of his reviews would be complete without mentioning his assistant, Katie. I swear, finding her name in Walt’s columns is like a game of “Where’s Waldo?”

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Club 939 Grand Opening

The grand opening for Club 939 starts on August 11 and ends on the 24th. Now under local management. 952-9300 Happy hour prices all night long Dozens of beautiful dancers

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Jordan P-Rods (Zoom Air Elite)

Jordan P-Rods (Zoom Air Elite)

Missed out on the surprise release of the Jordan P-Rods from the Nike SB line of shoes. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, this shoe sold out quick even at the cost of $200. Niketalk has a discussion going. The June 2005 (Issue 8) copy of Sole Collector has a pic on page 73 (the Lebron cover). […]

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About AJAX

AJAX (asynchronous Javascript and XML) is making web-based applications very, very interesting. Google Maps is a great example of things to come. Wired.com has a short article about AJAX creating a revolution on the Web.

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Together Tunes Toy Cube

Together Tunes Toy Cube

Actually shopped at Neiman Marcus in Ala Moana and picked up a Together Tunes toy for Merynn. It’s a big cube that plays music every time you turn it to a different side. Give it a smack and more music plays. Simple but fun! Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,One fell off and bumped […]

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Shampure, the Above and Beyond Shampoo

Trying out a new shampoo, Shampure, from the Aveda product line. Honestly, it’s kinda stinky, but you get used to the scent derived from a “calming mix of 25 pure flower and plant essences.” It does clean my hair very well though. Of course, I bought the shampoo from none other than Suite Bliss.

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What Business Can Learn from Open Source

This essay titled What Business Can Learn from Open Source has some great tidbits of wisdom in it. In short, the author concludes: So these, I think, are the three big lessons open source and blogging have to teach business: (1) that people work harder on stuff they like, (2) that the standard office environment […]

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Back On-line

Cable connection’s been fixed so we’re back on-line, supposedly faster than ever. Don’t know about that, but the TV is a lot clearer. Rate your broadband speed using Oceanic’s broadband speedometer. My speeds: Download-4.88 Mbps Upload-384 kbps

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Living with Dialup

It’ll be another day before the cable guys can come out to check on our cable connection. I can live with a fuzzy picture on TV but no broadband Internet access – that’s a killer. Dialup at 56K is okay for some stuff, but I sure miss that speed. How am I supposed to download […]

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