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SSD, Macbook Air, and CPU

Some of you folks know me as an Apple user. I dont evangelize, as that never does any good, but I have been using apple computers off and on since about 1990-ish. On my last major job-switch (which has been an amazing 6-month roller-coaster of a ride, that I hope to be able to post […]

Technical terms…

These are some colorful technical terms I might occasionally use. I thought I should codify them here for maybe your own usage: NTAC – “No Talent Ass Clown.” Some people are null modifiers. That is, their lack of knowledge is neither helpful or hindering. NTACs on the other hand, have zero skill and usually have […]

Hey..Bay Area tech folks…

Edward Tufte is in town doing his one-day lectures on information design and presentation on Dec 6 through 9. http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/courses Can’t recommend it enough. Sort of a TED talk on handling complex information.


“Documentation is like sex: when it’s good, it’s very very good; and when it’s bad, it’s still better than nothing.” – Dick Brandon, quoted in Perl Best Practices p. 132

The quandry

I look forward to having a time and place to experiment again. As a younger programmer or admin, you are expected to be learning and taking time to improve as part of your tasks. As a more senior admin or programmer, you are expected to be proficient and expert in your field. That is good, […]

In Memorium: Duckie 1999-2006

Poor Duckie. We hardly knew ye. A free 3-year-old laptop that merely needed a new hard drive. You were soon equipped with a reduced version of linux and a wireless card for that new technology no-one knew of. Who knows just how many trips and places you connected from. SSH was the worlds door and […]