Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Oh, I've missed it!

They sent me the email yesterday, but I didn't read it properly. I had no idea they were launching yesterday. Damn! 'What's this, boss?' PR email, Voice. 'Yeah, about what?' TNS launched its state-of-the-art TNSXpress product suite at the FIA Expo in Chicago yesterday. 'So?!' Well ... I missed it, didn't I? 'Ha! Would you have gone to Chicago?' I could have written about it, man. 'Well, write about it now.' Oh, what's the point?!

Hi Michael,

Please find below for you a press release to announce that TNS is launching its state-of-the-art TNSXpress product suite at the FIA Expo in Chicago today. If you would like any further information or to speak to someone at TNS please do not hesitate to contact me using the information at the bottom of this email.

Damn! Why didn't I speak to someone at TNS?

Anyway ...

October 29, 2019 - Transaction Network Services (TNS) is launching its state-of-the-art TNSXpress product suite at the FIA Expo in Chicago today. Visitors to TNS booth #319 will see how the TNSXpress solutions can offer some of the fastest, most secure and comprehensive connectivity to the global financial markets.

Yeah. October 29, 2019. That was yesterday, dear reader(s). 'All your troubles seemed so far away.' Shut up, idiot!

Is there any point now? ...

Comprised of three innovative solutions which have been specifically designed to meet the demands of the world's trading community, TNSXpress includes TNS Layer 1, TNS Managed Hosting and TNS Market Data. This combined offering is feature rich, provides ultra-low latency connectivity and covers a significantly expanded global footprint.

Okay. The sad thing is ... we can't hear what Scott Feagans says. 'Why not?' We can only hear what he said, you dig? 'Christ! That's better than nothing, boss.' I suppose.

"TNSXpress is redefining the reasons why financial services firms outsource their trading operations," said Scott Feagans, VP of Technology and Strategy of TNS' Financial Services business. "It is an innovative, robust and far-reaching suite that offers a value proposition unmatched by any other single-source provider."

Thank you, Scott. 'Is there more?' Yes. 'Are you going to copy and paste it?' No. There's a lot of it. And I don't have the motivation. 'Just do one more paragraph. Think of your readers.' My readers? 'Yes.' Right. Fine.

"Our TNS Layer 1 solution is up to 10 times faster than traditional layer 3 architectures," added Mr. Feagans. "It offers reliable superior performance at a lower total cost of ownership. We are proud to be the first, and currently only, managed service provider that can offer Layer 1 on a global scale. TNS is the pre-eminent provider for high frequency, low latency, global offerings and can comprehensively meet traders' connectivity and market data requirements through a single-source agreement."

Yeah, yeah. And ... ENDS. No endorsement, obviously, dear reader(s). I mean, I don't know shit about trading operations. (Maybe you do ... ?) And I'm a bit depressed now. 'Oh.' Yeah.


Ha, ha, ha! I'm not depressed. No, no, no. Anything else? The Can't Hurt Me audiobook? 'Yippee!' Yeah.

Okay, okay. It's cool to listen to the whole thing, man, and I might do it every couple of weeks, BUT(!) day-to-day ... I might just listen to the Taking Souls and Armored Mind chapters. Combined, they're roughly two hours and forty minutes, which is easy to do in one day. They cover most of the SEAL training, and they have great extra material that isn't in the paperback.

By the way, the Army Ranger training that Goggins did was really tough as well.

Oh, there's a famous singer/songwriter who did Army Ranger training. 'Really? Who?' Kris Kristofferson. 'Well, I never knew that, boss!' Ha! You do now, son.

Later(s), kook(s)!