Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Wow” and the IPI

I sat out on the last day of the IPI show to find new products. You know the ones that make you go “wow.” If “wow” means something that will change the face of the industry (Like a prox cards, … Continue reading

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In the Garden of the Beasts –

Eric Larson, who has written stirring nonfiction about a serial killer during Chicago’s great exhibition of 1898 (The Devil in White City) and Marconi’s struggle to bring radio to the planet (Thunderstruck), does his best work telling us what happens … Continue reading

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Thank you is not enough, but It is all I have — Memorial Day 2011

Pax Americana – For the past seven decades America has been vilified around the world. People march in protest in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and now the Middle East. They complain, gripe, call us “ugly” and imperial. We either … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean

The movie is subtitled “On Stranger Tides” and much of it is a tad strange and it certainly isn’t great art. But it’s a lot of fun. Johnny Depp camps it up as Captain Jack Sparrow, beginning the flick by … Continue reading

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So you didn’t believe me about the Brass Knuckles…

Bart over at Paylock send me proof of the incident: I guess one can see how the TSA might have thought this was a weapon. Andy seems to love the moment. As for the “other” gift – Starship Enterprise Pizza … Continue reading

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Who Knew?

Cary posted this link on PT’s Facebook page. It’s a short film about Validation. Parking Validation, and personal Validation. It’s extremely well done, and worth the 15 minute investment. Over 5 million people have watched it since it was put … Continue reading

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JVH on Blog Radio – NOW!

Wow – I was interviewed along with David Cummins, VP over at ACS about my musings on the IPI show. If you are interested, you can hear it here. I commented that I felt there weren’t a ton of new … Continue reading

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How Does a College Professor Become a Parking Rock Star?

I was asked by ACS, a Xerox company, muse a bit on parking for their corporate web site. This is the second of the series…   Are you a Shoupista? Do you actually know the Shoup dog? Don Shoup is … Continue reading

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Do you adjust on street rates every time too many spaces are empty?

I had breakfast with a manufacturer of on street equipment yesterday at the IPI show. We spoke about a number of topics but he asked me what I thought about market based pricing. The way he asked the question made … Continue reading

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LA Enforcement Chief “retires”

The powers that be in Los Angeles apparently have removed the head of parking enforcement. Wanda over on PT’s Facebook page posted the story yesterday. You can read it there with the PT Facebook wag’s comments here, or the actual … Continue reading

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