An Angel Named Isaac (Part II)


Most of us know what it is like to have a loved one pass on.  What most of us never experience, and pray never happens, is for our children to go before us.  When you know, even remotely, someone who is going through or has gone through this experience you want to do everything you […]


Posted by on May 2, 2014

Great Fast Cheap – Choose 2


Having been a consultant and owning my own company I can tell you there are some myths most everyone aspires to achieve. Everyone, me included, want to get something fast, that is the best it can be, for cheap.  The reality is you can only have two parts of that equation without astronomical prices and […]


Posted by on March 4, 2014

Francis D. Brady – My Uncle 1947-2014


Dear Uncle Frankie, I’m sorry I didn’t make it up to see family as often as I should. You always showed us how important family was, how it was important to reach out and help others, how even a crazed teenage boy was still welcome if ever one would just come say hi. Every time […]


Posted by on March 3, 2014

7th Anniversary!


This is the 7th Anniversary of my little blog here! This adventure started off at tazspaz.wordpress.com (still exists without updates) with the actual domain name of www.conflictedmale.com to it’s fully moved in state here at www.mikedecides.com in 2009. Some day I’ll actually grow up and use this to do something more than the place holder […]


Welcome to 2014


Happy New Year!


Posted by on January 1, 2014

How to Remove the Human Element from Service Performance


Something many of us in IT in general fall into is the desire to provide immediate response to our clients (internal or external).  This can lead to problems.  Especially when multiple systems are involved.  How do you properly prioritize when you have upset clients and executives calling or hanging on your shoulder?  What about when […]


EMail Marketing vs. Google


So what happens when Google, or for that matter any ISP ad focused company, gets annoyed with email marketing groups? http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/gmail-blows-up-e-mail-marketing-by-caching-all-images-on-google-servers/ This is a simple diversion that is a large blow to an email campaign.  Especially since cached images cause so much havoc in the email marketing arena. So here is an interesting question.  Is […]


Sarah’s Jenner


Mech Warrior Online Presents A charitable giving event That MikeDecides is behind and participating in Sarah’s Jenner Please take a moment to review and see if you’d like to participate too http://mwomercs.com/sarah Enjoy!


Posted by on August 4, 2013

Diversions


Life cant be dictated by words and phrases because when we look closely they’ve created mazes in our minds that contradict each other and if we circle our paths too much we lose our clutch on whats important and smother the fires that burn with our passions left in the dark and circling still we […]


Posted by on May 14, 2007

The Wind and I


The trees are swaying in the wind; Now once again I journey on my way. This time to a place where no longer I will bend, The night seeps in and takes away the day. The wind knows my name; The trees seem to be sighing. The wind is whispering a warning, It speaks of […]


Posted by on March 9, 2007

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