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Jim Rome and respect for the arts

I’ve not made a big deal of linking to Jim Rome’s band tweet and the articles about it. The dude is a “shock” celebrity, so this kind of press is what he thrives on. Though in this specific case, he got a bit more than he expected. Still, I have thought a bit about it. […]

I’ll have an “Old Man Bishop”

So as with many drinks there is a competing claim to who invented the “Long Island Iced” tea. One of the oldest comes from the land of whiskey: Kentucky. Ransom Bishop refers to the drink his grandfather “Old Man Bishop” put together in the 1920s. As a prohibition-era drink, it was a handy way to […]

Updating mailman on Centos 5 due to DMARC

Recently, some major service providers (notably Yahoo, Comcast and AOL) decided to bounce email that did not conform to the DMARC standard. As a side effect, this broke many long-standing configurations for mailing lists. Full details on this can be read elsewhere: http://www.spamresource.com/2014/04/up-in-arms-about-yahoos-dmarc-policy.html http://wiki.list.org/display/DEV/DMARC If you’re like me, you have a CentOS 5 machine running […]

Unbuckling the safety belts

In the last year or three, many programming languages, libraries, browsers and applications have been getting stricter and stricter about how they handle and accept SSL certificates. Of course, this is due to more and more exploits showing up in the wild. So now, formerly acceptable actions are getting warnings, and former warnings are causing […]

A killer business idea

I think I’ve had the best business idea I’ve had in years. It’s simple. I want to make a DNS registrar. Yeah, I know there are dozens of them. But this is the difference: It will be a ZERO UPSELL registrar. I will charge you what is the basic price I can to make the […]

About that concert

Yeah… it rocked. I hope to post the music links soon. That is one of the best concerts I’ve played.

Upcoming Concert

I don’t necessarily publicize all the concerts I play in. I do this for a few reasons. #1 I recognize that not all concerts that are fun to play are necessarily fun to listen to. (Especially for some modern works.) And #2 I would be posting lots of times because I tend to play in […]

“DevOps” washing…

I work for the professional services division of a company that is mostly a storage reseller. (VAR) What this means is there is often a desire to package up services that people like me can provide along with the hardware that we sell. The professional services side is often a nice add on. Think of […]

Today’s mischief – ROMAN DEATH!

Today’s mischief is brought to you by the line-noise that you can compile: Perl! You can add this code ANYWHERE in an executing perl stack. (a module, a referenced library, an inherited base class, etc) Then at any point the perl application warns() or dies() and shows the accompanying error, the line number is shown […]

DevOps Days – Silicon Valley 2013

I let the whole journaling thing go for a while, so I think I should fill a few key things back in. Most of my work of late has centered around the DevOps movement and related technologies. In many ways, it’s providing terms and frameworks for stuff that I have long know was “the right […]