Archive for the ‘Cost Reduction’ Category

Fixed: RCN Hijacking Mistyped URLs

August 10, 2009 11 comments

RCN logo

Late last week, I was having a problem with RCN hijacking my mistyped URLs.  I was finally able to get them fixed!  This post has two different distinct topics; the situation and how the problem was solved.  In the near future I will post a new entry analyzing RCN’s business practices.

*Update – December 31st 2009*
I added a symptoms section and two guaranteed solutions at the bottom of this post.

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Single Payer Healthcare

July 16, 2009 2 comments


The problem with health costs is that the majority of consumers do not directly bare any of the financial burden of their health care.

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Corporate Wellness Programs

June 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Companies that have effective corporate wellness programs see increased productivity, moral, and company loyalty. They also see decreased absenteeism, sick leave, and healthcare claims. How much money can your company save?

Excel Spreadsheet

Save $300,000 with Data Mining

May 11, 2009 Leave a comment

CTA Fare Beeps, Devices, and Processes

April 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Chicago Card Bus Reader

I just read an article in the Chicago Tribune about the different types of beeps CTA fare boxes make on buses.  After reading it, I could not stop thinking about the decision making process the CTA used when designing the form and functionality behind the fare boxes, Chicago Card readers, and fare acceptance process.

If I were designing the bus fare system and process I would have done the following:

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