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December 29, 2007  10:10 AM

Making important changes by 2020

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“The pervasive notion among music users is that because it’s on the Internet, it should be free”

“specialty marketing isn’t a new idea … it was used generations ago by jeans manufacturers and soda pop companies like Coca Cola, which paid for the Guess Who and The Staccatos (later the Five Man Electrical Band) to record a platinum-selling promotional album in 1967.”

The above quotes are from this Dec 27, 2007 4:30 AM thestar.com post titled 2007 in Review: Music, Age of confusion. As shared on this page of foxytunes.com (which includes reference to the noted post), the Five Man Electrical Band was a Canadian rock group noted for songs like their 1972 hit “Signs”. Look within the noted page on foxytunes to the lyrics of another song —I’m a Stranger Here— by the same band. It may just make you wonder a bit more, about how much has changed over the years (since the 70’s for example), and whether things are getting better, and how much better we can make the world by working more as one to ensure important changes by 2020.

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December 26, 2007  11:30 PM

Pros and the general public

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There are many stories that present need for change. Often they include a rough road before success is achieved. One example (mentioned in the news on this webpage) is a person who will live forever in the hearts of many for helping a nation better respect those within who spoke another language. From various perspectives, the future can be saved. Pros and the general public increasingly working as one can help to ensure it.

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December 26, 2007  3:33 AM

Who saved the future?

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It may be we have been living, and for years yet still must live, within a modern day David versus Goliath storyline. In many ways however, IT Pros and the general public can rise to unimagined proportions to save the future. One example may relate to helping enable a future of automotive history that betters for all throughout the world; for a bit of very interesting background see this website. It is time for change in many ways. It is time for all peoples to increasingly contribute to shaping a better reality, and be among those who saved the future, a better future, for all.

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December 25, 2007  3:33 AM

It’s A Wonderful Life

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Each of us can make a positive difference in the lives of others. Miracles can come from each of us. Believe. Help make it a wonderful life for all.

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December 25, 2007  1:11 AM

Good tidings of great joy

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On this day it seems appropriate to give thanks and to share positive energy.

Merry Christmas


December 21, 2007  6:49 PM

Feed the world

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Help make Christmas and New Years better for all. Thank you for doing so. PS: Real quality is inherent and virtually invisible. Like the code behind a button that provides free food to those in need. And like the dream behind the video. If you arrived at this post from a direct link and do not see a video, click ‘VIEW ALL POSTS’ to see the video that is inherently part of this post. It was made in 1984, and will live forever. Working together we can end hunger, poverty, homelessness, war, and even corruption, while significantly reducing the cost of errors to the global economy, while significantly reducing concerns about global warming, and while increasingly enabling greater levels of trust, love, peace, joy and value-inherent (intrinsic and pervasive) into the steps of all that is associated with software, technology and information. The world is still evolving, and now we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the positive evolution of our world and interconnected universe.

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December 20, 2007  8:20 PM

To achieve great things

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The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.

The words just read are those of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747, moralist and essayist whose belief in the individual’s capacity for goodness played a part in the shift of opinion away from the pessimistic view of human nature). In the words there just may be some wisdom waiting to be unlocked by increasingly transforming or evolving important knowledge, such as perhaps evolving it increasingly from tacit to implicit. To enable the evolution perhaps things like increased sharing will help (e.g.). Perhaps too will extra bits of collaboration and imagination. For example, let’s imagine that your team recently embarked on a mission and set the related bar low, 30. Let’s imagine that your team managed to surpass the bar, achieving 32. Now imagine that your team set the bar higher, 55, and managed 40 or more in three quarters of the time. Your team might consider this a failure, i.e., something to learn from. The latter would be true; however, as each team member begins to look closer they will realize that it is possible to achieve even higher levels (e.g., 101 and up); in fact that it is indeed possible to raise the bar yet again, and then to inherently aim to surpass it. In fact looking closer each team member will eventually begin to see that it is possible to continually make quality more an innate part of the DNA of related processes, products, services, and resources. Each will begin to realize that eventually the team can achieve unimagined levels and depths of quality, value, excellence and simplicity. The results from productivity and other perspectives will in fact be far reaching and more so of benefit to all. The net message for this post is as follows. Set the bar high, and believe you can surpass it. You may achieve less than initially hoped, you may achieve more, but you will achieve more than originally seemed possible. To achieve great things: believe, keep optimistic magic in your heart, share positive energy and keep dreams alive by working smarter and giving dreams extra degrees of collaboration and imagination.   


December 19, 2007  7:11 PM

Doing all we can

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In the following quote, replace man with person, and he with they.

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can — Drummond

Thanks Len for sharing the above quote. It just may be beneficial overall for each of us to pursue life with such being part of the mix. For example, in general, undertaking more than seems possible may move us all towards helping to ensure greater levels of inherent quality simplicity from one perspective or another in order to increasingly help make dreams or passions come true. Another aspect of the quote that some may enjoy is the connection to the thirteenth chapter of the first epistle to the Corinthians; that is, to something written on the subject of love, and principally the love that all should have for everyone. On the light side, this was recently noticed and is shared now as it might come in handy for someone who needs a funny way to tell or show another that geeks are people too and that our passion comes first. For some of us, this may be connected to a piece of code, or a video game, or an IT initiative of some type that often takes precedence, however with all jokes aside about our geeks (or IT Pros) kind, it can be said that we are changing the world. Ideally in the process, we are doing our best to help spread love and continually make things better. Regardless of what or who one considers their divine source, it is important that unity and diversity become more one and that each of us are doing all we can to help grow love and innate joy as related to processes, products, services, resources, value and all that is intrinsically and pervasively related to doing all we can to make things better on the trek through the sea, sky and interconnected universe of the inherent technological way of life of ‘the cornerstone’ (quality).


December 17, 2007  10:10 PM

Giving it the extra degree

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Another inherent character trait of all IT Pros is giving it the extra degree. Play the video here as an example. Ideally you find it relevant or helpful. It is only shared for general awareness, and as a potential input that may help you or others when it is felt it is time for giving it the extra degree.


December 17, 2007  7:11 PM

An inherent character trait of all IT Pros

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Each of us must do our best. As example, we must do our best to matter more, to be indispensable, to work towards helping to provide intrinsic and pervasive value and goodness in all solutions, to strive to make each solution progressively better, and to mentor others to do similarly. We must give positive energy and believe that all can help to make the future increasingly brighter for all. We must believe all can be and will be lifted up to their highest, fullest and best. We must help all people to help themselves. Each of us must attempt to uplift and to inspire, by example, inference or suggestion. Each of us must help all to be radiant. BTW, thanks Zak and Len (at AYR) for sharing this link. Thanks also to B00M3R for your recent comment (attached to the prior post). It has been approved as it gets to the core. Hopefully it will generate a bit of discussion and take each of us more toward the edge. While it is possible to sing in good cheer of the accomplishments and best efforts of many IT Pros, and of many others since the beginning of time, we all must recognize that we are (as one world) a long way from evolving good to great. We each must therefore recognize that more must be done. We each must give our best (everyday) to contribute to making brighter futures for all. We each must believe we can increasingly come together and drive change towards a world that is continually better for all. To this juncture in the life of VIIP, several posts have received several comments from bloggers connected with WordPress. In each instance the comments shared positive mention and provided a link to the related post. While the comments were not added to VIIP, on this day for various reasons it seems appropriate to say thanks for all the positive mentions. And so, Thank You. Thanks also to WordPress and TechTarget for making blogging easy for anyone. Thanks also to TechTarget for today’s ITKE Community Update newsletter. Particularly enjoyed from within, was the following note from a friend of IT Knowledge Exchange…

Who is Culminis?

Our goal is to elevate the status of the IT Professional. Culminis believes that the best way to do this is to support independent professional groups and associations commonly known as “IT Pro User Groups”. We provide support to user group leaders to help them facilitate growth and promote balance within the IT Pro Community. We strongly believe that a globally cohesive group of IT Pros can change the world simply because successful change management is an inherent character trait of all IT Pros.

How does Culminis help?

We have five (5) Core Services, each designed to facilitate a specific need of user group leaders within the IT Pro Community. To join and learn about Culminis please visit www.culminis.com


December 16, 2007  10:10 PM

To continually make things better

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This holiday season, and forevermore… believe, in freely giving positive energy to others, in the power of goodness and of individuals and teams, in worlds increasingly coming together, and in this, love. It is within all. Coming together with it, our world has everything needed to continually make things better and increasingly enable greater levels of innate joy, for all.

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December 16, 2007  3:33 AM

Helping others, to be part of the solution

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Helping others to be part of the solution, the Internet is increasingly becoming a means to make dreams come true for newcomers by enabling them to more easily join the field of software development; for example relative to software development involving Dreamweaver (e.g.) or Flash CS3. In fact newcomers may find the Internet helpful to learn essentials (e.g.), and that without reading tedious technical manuals or attending expensive classroom training, that the Internet provides entertaining ways for learning various things related to software development. For example relative to creating stunning Flash web sites (e.g.), or incorporating typical desktop drag & drop within a web page (e.g.). The fact is the Internet is filled with related content that is growing virtually every day. As the Internet continues to evolve, content will most likely continue to be freely available in ways that are increasingly entertaining, organized or ranked, thereby increasingly making it easier for newcomers and experts alike to find what they need, while improving the value of that which they find.

Kudos to the Internet community! Thank you for continually enriching content for others, and for making it easier for newcomers to join the field and inherently become part of solutions for increasingly driving quality and value to higher and deeper levels of excellence and simplicity along an intrinsic and pervasive trek to continually make things better.


December 15, 2007  10:10 PM

Click here to give free food

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On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the hunger site each day to click the yellow “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button. To date, more than 200 million visitors have given more than 300 million cups of staple food. See and click related button below. Note however that more must be done. Via a quick Internet search (e.g., “donation to fight poverty”) you should be able to find other ways to help those in need. For example, see this December 13, 2007 press release that is associated with the “Fight Poverty with Passion” campaign which draws attention to the 37 million Americans who live in poverty and to the changing face of poverty, which today is often hidden and found within working families. Watch and listen to this again. It should touch you, and ideally you will do something to help others. Thank you in advance for doing so and for being part of positive revolutions and revelations inherent to the internet. By perfect vision the internet community can end extreme poverty before 2025 (we just have to believe, and then act, e.g.). Working together we can fight the good fight, and all can win! Keep the magic in your heart… you know what you’ve got to do, GIVE. Thank you for doing so.

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December 15, 2007  3:33 PM

Internet evolution

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What in future may the technological way of life inherent to the internet evolution enable as a giant leap forward for humankind?

If you were to take the poll found today on the home page of InternetEvolution.Com, would you indicate that on balance the Internet is more a force for good?


December 15, 2007  1:13 PM

Common good

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Each of us must dream great and help the world to continually grow innate human goodness and harmonious soulful joy through software, technology and information related interactions and creations. This holiday season, and onwards to perfect vision leap year 2020 and beyond, grow these things: trust, love, peace and joy.

We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody’s weakness. — Bern Williams

I am not here to be loved and admired. But to act and love. — Janusz Korczak

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. — Woodrow Wilson


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