“It is what it is” is perhaps the most mind boggling phrase I ever heard. And, mind you, it is because it makes complete sense — a true tautology. Why say it then?
Each time that phrase is uttered, it suggests the speaker has somewhat accepted what has occurred which should be a good thing until he or she starts to get everyone to accept like he or she did.
It is of course what it is; there’s no way it is what it is not. Unless there’s a bloody misunderstanding in which case it STILL is what it is because you just don’t know that your interpretation of the event is unreliable. Yet.
I propose search phrases to be left out. And I’m not trying to be a smart aleck. I hated the resignation of this statement. We are always taught to assess the present situation and make a move. If things don’t go right we assess on its remedy. We can still try to correct things for what it is now to make for a better outcome.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the company will invest $100 million to bring production of its Mac computers back to the US, by way of partnerships with local suppliers, he revealed in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek.
Recall back then Steve Jobs answered Obama’s question on how to make jobs go back to US? Jobs answered, “job’s aren’t coming back to U.S.” (Source).
It is likely that Apple starts to realize the hidden costs to sending production overseas. Apple probably met with challenges in feedback loop too, issues on the production line take longer to get back to the designers. It is probably a good move overall.
The New York Times reported Yahoo doing quite well in this quarter:
For the quarter in which Marissa Mayer came aboard as chief executive, Yahoo reported stronger earnings than a year earlier, but slightly lower revenue.
Yahoo reported Monday that net income in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, rose sharply to $3.16 billion, or $2.64 a share, from $298.3 million, or 23 cents a share, in the same quarter a year ago. That included a net gain of $2.8 billion related to the sale of Alibaba shares and restructuring charges of $16 million, net of tax.
Income from operations decreased 14 percent, to $152 million from $177 million in the year earlier period.
The company said revenue fell to $1.2 billion from $1.22 billion in the year earlier quarter.
Mayer continued that Yahoo is well positions in areas such as “checking weather, sports scores, financial information, watching videos sharing photos, getting news and playing games.” The only problem is how to extract money out of these services. It’s not going to be easy and if anything Yahoo is in the bad position to continue providing these services for free.
BusinessBalls.com has a good article on how to do cold calling:
Cold calling typically refers to the first telephone call made to a prospective customer. More unusually these days, cold calling can also refer to calling face-to-face for the first time without an appointment at commercial premises or households. Cold calling is also known as canvassing, telephone canvassing, prospecting, telephone prospecting, and more traditionally in the case of consumer door-to-door selling as ‘door-knocking’.
If you see “SQL Server Database Services” grayed out, do not proceed with the installation. There’s some good reasons why it is grayed out. I am running Windows Vista Business Edition and am trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition.
Can’t install Enterprise Edition in non-server version of Windows
The first problem is due to the fact that you cannot install Enterprise Edition into a non-server Windows operating system as stated here. That means to say that Enterprise Edition can only be installed in Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. If you are using any other operating system, it is likely you are looking for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition or Standard Edition.
Required components of IIS 7 not fully installed
The second problem that I face is SQL Server 2005 complaining that I do not have IIS installed when I already done that. This is because you require the following components installed (their folders and in brackets):
Static Content (Common HTTP Features)
Default Document (Common HTTP Features)
HTTP Redirection (Common HTTP Features)
Directory Browsing (Common HTTP Features)
ASP.Net (Application Development)
ISAPI Extension (Application Development)
ISAPI Filters (Application Development)
Windows Authentication (Security)
IIS Metabase (Management Tools)
IIS 6 WMI (Management Tools)
I highlighted the requirements in red for your convenience:
Further information of required components can be found here.
Now after you install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Whatever Edition, make sure you run Windows Update or download any Service Pack that they offer. This would ensure compatibility to your operating system. I hope that helps. This problem annoyed me whole day.
EBay plans to spin off its Skype unit, citing the VoIP company does not fit with the rest of the company. The split is a good move in my opinion. Yahoo News has more:
EBay to say goodbye to Skype
EBay plans to spin off its Skype unit, acknowledging that the Web telephone service does not fit with the rest of the company, in an indictment of former CEO Meg Whitman’s acquisition strategy.
EBay, whose shares rose 3 percent in after-hours trade, said on Tuesday it was planning an initial public offering for Skype by the first half of 2010, a move widely seen as putting a ‘for sale’ sign on the unit to fetch potential buyers.
Two people familiar with eBay’s thinking said the online auction company could seek substantially more than $2 billion for Skype. But some analysts doubted that it could fetch so much in current markets.
The San Jose-based eBay bought Skype in 2005 for $2.6 billion, in what was its biggest ever acquisition. John Donahoe, who became eBay chief executive a year ago, has vowed to evaluate whether the telephone service was a good fit with the rest of the company, which includes Web payments service PayPal along with its core auctions business.
“We believe operating Skype as a stand-alone publicly traded company is the best path for maximizing its potential,” Donahoe said in a statement on Tuesday. (Source: Yahoo)