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Eulogy in honor of Bruce Kuenzi

On August 24th of this year at the age of 56 and following a long courageous fight with pancreatic cancer, we lost an incredible family member by the name of Bruce Kuenzi. This one hit all of us very hard and has been in the forefront of my mind for…
Thomas (TJ) Rucker
September 25, 2018
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The Harder Side of Hardware

Hardware and software are interconnected.  Without software, the hardware of your computer would have no function. Without hardware to perform tasks directed by software, your smartphone’s camera would be useless. Heck, without a monitor, you wouldn’t be reading this article.  Sure, software could be programmed to read it for you,…
Pearce Cobarr
September 25, 2018
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We Are Family. We Are Tideworks.

AD: Quiet on set <quiets down> AD: Sound Ready? <sound replies 'ready'> AD: Camera Ready? <camera replies ready> AD: Roll Sound. <sound replies sound rolling> AD: Roll Camera. <rolling> Director: When you’re ready. “When I’m ready.” The phrase makes me smile. I’ve been ready for this a long time. I…
Pearce Cobarr
August 17, 2018
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We Are Tideworks

Tideworks, as many of you may know, is a software company that creates terminal operating systems that facilitate the movement of cargo through terminals and ports around the world. But we’re also much more than that. As our organization continues to evolve from its origin as a small IT service…
Thomas (TJ) Rucker
July 23, 2018
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Tideworks Influencers: Vikki Lawson – Communications Manager IT

My first interview for Tideworks Influencers blog series, I met with Vikki Lawson who recently joined Tideworks as Communications Manager for the IT group. Vikki has over a decade of executive level experience in communications, business development, and public affairs. Vikki is also the Executive Director of a consultancy called…
Mark Barry
April 1, 2018
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Call Me by My Own Name, Dang It.

Here we are at every cocktail party, kids’ school event or extended family gathering. I can tell when it’s about to happen. <Don’t get defensive. Don’t get defensive.> “What do you do for a living?” “I design and market software systems for container port operators around the world.” “Cool. What’s the…
Pearce Cobarr
March 14, 2018
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Herman the German

YD-171 “Herman the German” now renamed “La Titan” in service in Panama YD-171 “Herman the German” in Long Beach, CA This is a story about a famous crane, a United States (US) Naval vessel, and the connection between father and son.  Anyone working in the shipping industry can appreciate its…
Steve Albert
November 15, 2017
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Food For The Soul

Last Tuesday October 31st our organization held what we call an “All Hands” meeting at the Boeing Museum of Flight. We call it “All Hands” because attendance is required for all Tideworks employees who work from our Seattle corporate offices. (Only a handful of front-line support folks valiantly remained behind…
Harvey Bauer
November 8, 2017
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IANA Intermodal EXPO: Long Beach Style

“There’s so much drama in the LBC….” It’s kind of hard for that song not to pop into my head when I hear about Long Beach, California. I know I’m not the only one, considering I heard one of my colleague’s mumble the lyrics to the 1993 song as we…
Erin Leahy
September 25, 2017