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Grown men cry...

Last night, I had the ability to make grown men cry, as Dick Caro and Russ Rhinehart were honored before their peers as inductees into the Process Automation Hall of Fame. I can report that each of them was humble and a little teary as they acknowledged the accolade.

In a world to suit ourselves...

I got to Atlantic City early for WBF. What this means is that the Trump Taj Mahal (there's a reason that Trump Casinos is in bankruptcy) wouldn't give me a room for about three hours. So, I went to Lynn Craig's S88 Tutorial.

Ready for the weekend...

I ran across this quote on the Answers.com morning brief...I thought it was good enough to pass on. Quote: "...who was the first person who stood by a pile of sand and said, 'You know, I bet if we took some of this and mixed it with a little potash...

United we Fall!

United we fall! I am considerably irked by the actions of United Airlines in dumping their pension fund. Yes, I believe it is legal. Yes, I also think the judge had virtually no chance but to rule with the law. No, it is not ethical, and no, it is not right.

Intermec, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of RFID

Scott Medford, vice president of RFID for Intermec, and his sidekick, Bob Eckles, Industry Marketing Director for Industrial Markets, came in to brief Putman editors on the state of RFID today. In my normal, shy and retiring fashion, I asked Scott, right off the bat, to explain the patent and...

Spamalot getsalot...of Tony nominations!

If you've been reading this for a while, you know that I got to see Spamalot, the Monty Python musical "lovingly ripped off" from the Monty Python and the Holy Grail cult film classic, when it was in tryouts in Chicago.

Is ABB here to stay? Jim Pinto thinks so.

Echoing some of the things I noted in my blog last month about ABB and their emergence from the near disastrous happenings in the late 1990s and early in this decade, Jim Pinto has published one of his company reviews on ABB.

Firefox proves that security is more than hating Microsoft

Major news reports are surfacing today and yesterday about a major security flaw in Firefox, the Internet Explorer-killer browser being created and distributed free by the Mozilla foundation. The dirty little secret that all the anti-Microsoft fanatics out there (you know who you are) don't want to talk about is...

Just what is this CSIA audit thing anyway?

Over the years, CSIs have had very little in the way of oversight. In many states, and depending on the portion of the project they handle, they don't even have to have licenses as either engineers or as contractors.

CONTROL makes it four this year...

I am just busting out with joy to report that CONTROL has won another ASBPE award, to go with the three we won earlier in the month. I just got a call from Katie at ASBPE letting me know that we won a regional award for feature article: Have you...