Rudy’s BBQ Day

Lunch today happened to include a visit to Rudy’s “Country Store” and BAR-B-Q! Backstory: Apparently, during an early morning climb up the Manitou Springs Include a couple of weeks ago David (from England) had a singularly unique eureka moment. Within that moment of epicurean bravado David concluded that a lunch visit to Rudy’s BBQ should be scheduled.

Pros:

  1. Rudy’s sells pretty decent barbeque.
  2. I am seriously considering taking Joni to Rudy’s on Saturday after visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
  3. The line service format is strangely compelling.

Cons:

  1. I do not understand why the proprietors of Rudy’s have decided to forgo selling deep fried potato products and onion rings.
  2. Enjoying the BBQ from Rudy’s did involve having to concede to several coworkers that decent BBQ does exist outside Kansas City.

Rethinking Social Networking

While I will give pretty much any social networking technology a few moments of consideration, I’m running out of patience for both Twitter and Facebook. Participation within the social networking experience always seems fleeting and uninspired. Without any degree of contribution to the broader social discourse modern social networking seems to create a series of divergent microcosms or in some ways delusional pockets of realism. I’m pretty well convinced that giving up posting to Twitter and Facebook may be the best possible course of action.

Considering the Eee Pad Transformer as a tablet

I sent a question out into the grand public square known as Twitter today. My question was straightforward, “Has anybody ever used or owned the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet or the docking station/keyboard associated with the tablet?” During my custom computer building days I invested a lot of money into ASUS motherboards.  I have been looking at tablets for a while now, but the idea of being able to buy a tablet computer that can transform into a netbook is strangely compelling. Consider for a moment the advantages of having 16 hours of battery life during a road trip or airline flight.

Workforce theory revisited

Well it has been one of those weeks. David (who presumes to have some type of wisdom derived from across the pond) took the time to mock my weblog with reckless abandon. Outside of the mockery, I can say that until this week I had never really questioned how hierarchical stability affects a workforce. The economy over the last few years has without question affected the modern workforce. Organizations are focused on doing more with less based on optimization strategies and occasionally lean six sigma techniques. Modern workforces are incredibility adaptive. Good managers seem to raise productivity margins every year. A workforce can naturally develop and gain institutional knowledge at an organic rate. Alternatively, with good management a workforce can develop based on planning and targeted development.