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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

*tap tap* Is this thing on?

Let’s see if this thing still works. Anyone there? Anyone still watching this? 🙂

Writing tips…

I found these fairly interesting. Eight tips on how to a short story, but Kurt Vonnegut: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want […]

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 […]