Non-specific error messages

I asked the team that manages our Nagios service to add checks on a log file. In typical fashion, I asked for them to apply it to several test servers now then after these work, add them to prod. Some worked and some didn’t. The failure was with an error: NRPE unable to read output… Continue reading Non-specific error messages

Resolution progress 2022 : Q1

Read 12 30 books. I have finished 8, which is well above the 25% pace at 66.7%. Updating the goal to include 18 more books, so now 30. Will count audiobooks. Not counting kids books. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. 1 of these. Not counting short stories / novellas. 4… Continue reading Resolution progress 2022 : Q1

Feature request: unwatch

Streaming services track what I have watched so I can see the progress. But only your first time through a series. If I start over, then it can be confusing where I am. I might start over because I didn’t finish and want to give it another chance. Or I want to watch a series… Continue reading Feature request: unwatch

Company Storyteller

Need to add to my LinkedIn something like “company storyteller.” There are individuals in the organization I know to ask the story about why we do what we do. Why do we have this firewall rule not not another? Why are we super strict about this thing but not another? I know many of these… Continue reading Company Storyteller

Thoroughness

There was a routine SSL certificate renewal. Vendor sends us a CSR. We send the certificate. They applied the certificate. Naturally, wanting to make sure the issue was resolved, I tried to go to the website and check the certificate was in fact updated. I clicked on the link to the website and got nothing.… Continue reading Thoroughness

Colin Powell quotes

For thirty years I have liked Colin Powell for his level headedness. I was disappointed in his United Nations speech about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But, he has seemed pretty level headed and effective at getting things done. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. This battle plan quote is one… Continue reading Colin Powell quotes

WordPress security for beginners

The Jetpack (a plug-in) blog has a pretty good WordPress Security for├é┬áBeginners post which talks about what you need to do to keep your blog safe. The TL;DR: choose a good host keep software updated (WP, plug-ins, themes) use secure credentials off-site backups protect against brute force attacks scan for malware monitor for downtime remove… Continue reading WordPress security for beginners