Coté Memo #046: Who’s got the story?

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Hipster level final boss, EMC, Beef Jerky, and more OpenStack vs. Docker

This/last week’s Software Defined Talk is up. It’s a fun one!

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Trent must deal with the inner struggle of good and evil, as Tommy himself once had to do as the evil Green Ranger, due to the fact that he gained his powers from a raw Dino Gem in Mesogog’s lab, with the powers originally intended to be Mesogog’s. Mesogog is in fact, Trent’s adopted father Anton Mercer, who, in a faulty lab experiment, began to mutate into Mesogog. Trent later sides with good and saves his father from the mutation.

Power Rangers Dino Thunder

Yup, this is what’s going on in TV-land in my house at the moment.

The return of story telling with splash of booze

“Tony is an incredibly strong storyteller—he tells stories through food and travel and a little alcohol mixed in,” says Zucker. “Really, that’s what CNN should be about. I learned as much about Israel and the Palestinians from Tony’s hour on Jerusalem as I did from any reporting that I’ve seen.”

I think there’s something magical in that statement. As the Boomers disappear into retirement and the next generation starts running things, I sure as shit hope that framing takes over media and “story telling.” That Cronkite-cum-PC, “everything is clean and tidy and yet culturally balances” has been stifling.

Which is to say: gonzo, hopefully it’s back.

The return of story telling with splash of booze

…storytelling. Like it or not, that’s exactly what branded content is about: telling great stories about a company in a more intelligent way instead of simply extolling a product’s merits

In the end, journalism is all about access. Beat reporters from a news media will do their best to circumvent the PR fence to get access to sources, while at the same time the PR team will order a bespoke story from its own staff writers.

Coté Memo #045: Double up to catch up. You have to spend money to make money. When you see this cup empty, just refill it w/o asking. QED

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  • Sorry to have missed yesterday. Things be busy around here. It should even out next week, but then travel will start. I just got requests for two more trips today, for some fun consulting around DevOps, so that’ll be nice.

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This Week’s Software Defined Talk episode is awesome, I just need to publish it.

As they used to say: <eom>

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Dune reference always wins.

Coté Memo #044: Very little today. Work, work, work!

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