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I See Systems

Working in enterprise software has changed my perspective on the world around me... I see everything through more of a systemic lens.My wife recently had knee replacement surgery.  World-renown surgeon performing the surgery.  But being done at his 2nd choice of hospitals due to limitations of our health insurance policy.  Good hospital, but not his hospital of choice.  Like everything else involving health care in the U.S., it's a...

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The Old Bugaboo

So after a bit of a hiatus, I've decided it's time to get off my butt and start writing again...Today I'm raising an old bugaboo, but I'm adding a new perspective.  The bugaboo? Customizing packaged software.  It's more expensive than either building your own apps from scratch or buying software off the shelve.  But you all already know that because we've previously hashed that out at length here.On to the new perspective.  As many...

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Ya Gotta Water The Garden

With his loveAnd his carin'He puts his lifeInto beauty sharin'And his childrenAre his flowersThere to give us peaceIn quiet hoursAnd I'll do anything I got to doCut my hair and shine my shoesAnd keep on singin' the bluesIf I can stay here in Johnny's garden                         - From "Johnny's Garden" by Stephen StillsWe're getting down into the weeds today...Every gardener knows; once you plant a garden, you...

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OHUG Solutions Central - Come See The Experts

Don't try to describe the ocean if you've never seen itDon't ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong                                     -  From Mañana by Jimmy BuffetHaving been in the enterprise software business for longer than I really care to admit, I've witnessed an awful lot of smoke blown up an awful lot of skirts.  Lots of people can talk the talk, but it's the rare few that can walk the walk....