Monterey Bay Design Blog | From Soup to Nuts - Part 4

Steve Jobs… 2

Things that happened today… Ironically enough, took delivery and began setup of  my father’s brand new iMac. As a confirmed PC person, I was talking up Steve’s brilliance as a technical and artistic visionary to yet another confirmed PC person as I marveled at the sheer beauty of the new iMac. I spoke at length ...

PCI compliant yet? Here, have an aspirin… 4

PCI compliant yet? Here, have an aspirin...
By the time you’ve learned what PCI compliance means – nevermind learning what’s actually required for your business to become PCI Compliant – you’ve learned more than a human brain is currently capable of holding. If you’ve studied on it some (mm hm,) then I feel your pain. If you accept credit cards as a payment ...

Social Networking: Privacy is such a buzz kill

Social Networking:  Privacy is such a buzz kill
I was asked to join Facebook once – for business reasons.   After avoiding it for so long, I hated to mar my spotless record of declination in the Social Networking universe, but it was for business, so I plunged.  Within the first week, I was contacted by an old friend (good) – who was connected ...

This is customer service – yeah, whaddaya want?

This is customer service - yeah, whaddaya want?
Ever get the feeling when you call and speak to a customer service person that you’ve seriously inconvenienced them, possibly ruined their day, and you get the distinct impression that they think you’re an idiot?  Don’t you hate that? I know I do. Or how about when you call a business and they don’t get ...

Random thoughts… 3

You know, sometimes you have to purge the thoughts in your head in order to make room for new ones.  For instance, I’ve recently reacquired the memory of a recipe for a seafood salad. I’m pretty sure it’s directly related to the creation of this blog. The simple fact of its existence and the resulting ...