Archive for December, 2008

Cable lacing introduction

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

One of the arcane arts of telco is cable lacing with wax string. I've been given a crash course by Juston, and I managed to demonstrate on some test cables and ties that the CEO hasn't lost his knack. Here are a couple examples of some simple cable lacing used ...

Wrapping up new network

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

[caption id="attachment_318" align="alignright" width="300" caption="New vehicle livery, at Forestville CO"][/caption] We started construction in Forestville today. It's the last of our initial nineteen offices slated for build-out during this initial phase. All of the other locations are nearly done, with just a few loose ends to be tied up ...

Cutting the cord

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

A recent survey confirms what ILEC investor calls and SEC filings have shown for some time. Consumers are moving away from land lines in favor of mobile phone products. Eighteen percent of homes have no land lines, and another thirteen percent have land lines but rarely if ever use them. ...

2008 Wrap Up

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

[caption id="attachment_305" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Staff photo, December 2008"][/caption] We are coming to the close of another exciting year. 2008 has been a really enjoyable time, and our staff get all of the credit for that. We are doing some exciting new things, making improvements to existing products, and providing ...

You’ve got to have a hobby, right?

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Here's a post that isn't related to work. I do manage some extracurricular activities in my spare time! We harvested honey a couple months ago from all three of our hives. All three were captured swarms, including one we captured from a redwood tree earlier this year. We managed ...

The Sonic.net T-Shirt Contest

Friday, December 5th, 2008

For the past few years we have done an internal T-Shirt design contest where employees submit their artwork and the design with the most Employee votes is then made into our newest T-Shirt handed out at our annual Holiday Party. Now that we have this Blog, I thought it would be ...

Almost done!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

[caption id="attachment_291" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Last cabinets, for Forestville and one final San Francisco office"][/caption]I was wandering around the warehouse this evening trying to find a plastic chair mat, and I noticed that it feels pretty empty in there. We have had twenty huge cabinets on top of the shelves for quite ...