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Karl Hakkarainen
Works at Queen Lake Consulting
Attended Mount Wachusett Community College
Lives in Holden MA
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Where everyone knows your name. Or not.
Rec'd a piece of junk mail from The Old Mill , a restaurant in my hometown of Westminster MA.
Where everyone knows your name. Or not. Rec'd a piece of junk mail from The Old Mill, a restaurant in my hometown of Westminster MA. Posted by Karl Hakkarainen at 11:38 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ...
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Agreed.
My name with that spelling has found its way into the marketing stream. It's become an easy way to filter junk mail.
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At the Mall with Apple and Microsoft
We've seen this before, but it seems worse now. On a winter's Saturday, a trip to the Natick Mall showed two very different retail experiences. The Apple Store is lively with people of all ages. The further into the store you go, the more customers will you...
The Microsoft Store employees outnumber the customers. The liveliest place is not in the store, but out front, where a two-year-old girl is dancing to the big XBox video. It's no wonder that Apple, with but a sliver of the desktop computing market share, is worth twice what Microsoft is worth.
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Attention to detail may not be their Forte
Forte.net is a payment-processing service that handles web, mobile, and other types of online payments. Their website has a nice stock photograph of a diverse group of people, each with their own blurb about why Forte is cool.  Each person has an imagemap a...
Forte.net is a payment-processing service that handles web, mobile, and other types of online payments. Their website has a nice stock photograph of a diverse group of people, each with their own blurb about why Forte is cool. Each person has an imagemap associated with his or her picture.
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Happy 19th Birthday, Krista
Krista, with Joe, late 90s
2015 (1). ▼ 01/11 - 01/18 (1). Happy 19th Birthday, Krista. ► 2014 (20). ► 11/02 - 11/09 (1). ► 10/26 - 11/02 (1). ► 10/19 - 10/26 (1). ► 10/12 - 10/19 (2). ► 09/28 - 10/05 (1). ► 09/07 - 09/14 (1). ► 08/24 - 08/31 (2). ► 08/17 - 08/24 (1). ► 07/20 - 07/27 (1). ► 07/13 - 07/20 (1) ...
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Thanks

2014 (19). ▼ 10/26 - 11/02 (1). Thanks. ► 10/19 - 10/26 (1). ► 10/12 - 10/19 (2). ► 09/28 - 10/05 (1). ► 09/07 - 09/14 (1). ► 08/24 - 08/31 (2). ► 08/17 - 08/24 (1). ► 07/20 - 07/27 (1). ► 07/13 - 07/20 (1). ► 06/22 - 06/29 (1). ► 05/04 - 05/11 (1). ► 04/20 - 04/27 (3) ...
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I kept looking at this face...so familiar,then it made sense,and I say THANKS to her too,for the wonderful gift she has given to us all! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karl.
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How the Telegram does customer service emails
Earlier  today, I described how organizations deal with problems . To that, let me add that I received the following email 36 hours after my initial report. Words fail me.
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Staples. It's (not) easy.
Staples has an app. All God's children have an app. The Staples app purports to let us do things, except the things that seem obvious. Each time I buy something at Staples, I can't find my card, the loyalty card that enables coupons and discounts. .I provid...
Staples has an app. All God's children have an app. The Staples app purports to let us do things, except the things that seem obvious. Each time I buy something at Staples, I can't find my card, the loyalty card that enables coupons and discounts. .I provide them with my phone number.
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Vox tells you all you need to know about Common Core
Vox sez: What’s actually in the Common Core? The Common Core is a list of things students should know and know how to do at each grade level in math and language arts. The language arts standards include expectations for writing, speaking, and reading both ...
The Common Core is a list of things students should know and know how to do at each grade level in math and language arts. The language arts standards include expectations for writing, speaking, and reading both fiction and nonfiction. But, as we know, a picture is worth a lot of words.
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WISE Learning and Technology Blog: January 2015
Some thoughts about things via my WISE Learning and Technology Blog: January 2015
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Happy 10th Birthday, Cassie

2014 (20). ▼ 11/02 - 11/09 (1). Happy 10th Birthday, Cassie. ► 10/26 - 11/02 (1). ► 10/19 - 10/26 (1). ► 10/12 - 10/19 (2). ► 09/28 - 10/05 (1). ► 09/07 - 09/14 (1). ► 08/24 - 08/31 (2). ► 08/17 - 08/24 (1). ► 07/20 - 07/27 (1). ► 07/13 - 07/20 (1). ► 06/22 - 06/29 (1) ...
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Lighting the Way for Halloween
Because Halloween gives us a chance to celebrate the macabre, the spooky, and the just plain weird, let's find out how LEDs are lighting up this darkest of holidays. Read more at my blog on All LED Lighting, Lighting the Way for Halloween
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How not to solve systemic problems
Organizations generally try to find the nicest, most empathetic people for their customer service department. It's way, I think, of placating customers without really fixing the problem. The people at the front desk at Charter (our local cable company), Com...
Organizations generally try to find the nicest, most empathetic people for their customer service department. It's way, I think, of placating customers without really fixing the problem. The people at the front desk at Charter (our local cable company), Comcast (in spite of their occasional ...
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Web consulting, technical documentation, and project management
Employment
  • Queen Lake Consulting
    Web consulting, technical documentation, and project management, present
  • DEC
  • Rational
  • IBM
  • Augment Systems
  • EMC
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Holden MA
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Westminster MA
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Drink from the well and yield your place to another. - Jose Ortega y Gasset
Education
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
    2011
  • Amherst College
    1979
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
    1977
  • University of Massachusetts
    1972
  • Clark University
  • Quinsigamond Community College
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