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10 Manchester, NH bars, clubs without fire protection

Thursday, January 3, 2008
For ten years Manchester, NH fire officials had been reminding (but not forcing) a local restaurant, T.R. Brennan's, to install a fire alarm system.

Mission:Possible - Door to desktop (bear with me)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Okay, so I'm watching the original Tom Cruise remake of Mission:Impossible, and it gets to that very famous scene where Cruise is hanging from the air conditioning duct and can't make the temperature go up, or

Congratulations Nick!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I learned yesterday that one of my best sources—an expert on all things fire—went and retired on me! ( And before I could talk to him for a story I'm writing this week about IP technology and fire installations. Not happy about this, Nick.)

This is why analytics seem so attractive

Sunday, December 30, 2007
Wondering why analytics seem like such a good idea? See this story. The big question is whether alarm events can programmed to produce small electronic charges.

Not THAT Risk Management Consultants

Friday, December 28, 2007
It appears that our top newswire story from yesterday has caused some confusion. I don't think it's my fault.

Give an alarm system for Christmas

Thursday, December 27, 2007
Okay, it's a couple days late for that, but when newspapers run their inevitable Christmas break-in stories, it's

Holiday fun

Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I hope everyone had a nice Christmas yesterday. My kids certainly enjoyed themselves, and I managed not to get too bitter and guilt-ridden by the ridiculous waste and opulence that is the American Christmas season.