Archive for July, 2005

Freebird Cafe Radio

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

Broadcasting from Tokyo, Japan – Serving you the Best Classic Rock 24 hours a day! Scroll down the page, and they even do requests. ANY classic rock station that includes more than Mott The Hoople’s All The Young Dudes is #1 in my book. Give it a try – see if their playlists includes you favorite artists.

The KNOW Network – MAKE Awards 2005

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

NORTH AMERICA’S MOST ADMIRED KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCED Date Added 7/12/2005

The winners of the 2005 North American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study, conducted by Teleos in association with The KNOW Network, are (in alphabetical order): Buckman Laboratories, Dell, Fluor, General Electric, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Raytheon, SAIC, Southwest Airlines and 3M.

A panel of North American Fortune Global 500 senior executives and internationally-recognized knowledge management and intellectual capital experts chose the 2005 North American MAKE Winners. The panel rated organizations founded and headquartered in North America against a framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions which are the visible drivers of competitive advantage. The 2005 North American MAKE Winners have been recognized as leaders in:

– creating a corporate knowledge-driven culture
– developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
– delivering knowledge-based products/solutions
– maximizing enterprise intellectual capital
– creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing
– creating a learning organization
– delivering value based on customer knowledge
– transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value

Wow! What an achievement!

I’m sure the rest of us involved in the conception, development and deployment of this system are proud. In spite of the career-limiting challenges and confrontations with senior management to actually embrace and support change in the corporation, the knowledge management system prevailed. Phil Carroll, regardless of all the crap that came down from the other executives while he was leading this organization and after he left, planted a seed from which Fluor’s success is based. Lets give the man some well-deserved credit for changing this organization.

The Acid Archives of Underground Sounds

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

The ACID ARCHIVES OF UNDERGROUND SOUNDS is a guide to unknown, obscure and hard-to-find LPs from the USA & Canada 1965-1982.

Our mission is to provide basic data and capsule reviews to assist the rare music explorer in his quest.

This website represents a merger of two projects that began in the mid-1990s. After a 2-year transition period, the complete Archives went live in April 2005. Updates and additions will continue indefinitely.

The Llama Song

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Alright… There is no way I could retrace the convoluted trail I followed to find this ridiculous piece of multimedia creativity. However, do me a favor, and let this song play for 2 minutes. You will have the tune indelibly etched into your brain and you will be singing the song to yourself all day. I guarantee.