Month: May 2015

  • Slackers and IT

    Go read “Science Fiction Is for Slackers.” As a rule, science fiction may be the laziest of all genres, not because the stories themselves are too facile—they can be just as sophisticated and challenging as those of any other genre—but because they often revel in easy solutions: Why walk when you can warp? Why talk […]

  • Separating Bash Histories

    Years ago, maybe 2011 based on the age of files, our Systems group moved our Linux home directories to a central system. My only real complaint about this move was finding anything I needed in my Bash history. See, I am terrible at remembering things and often make typos. It is easier to go back […]

  • Ideal CIO

    Our CIO is leaving us for another job. My boss wanted to give my name to someone on the search committee seeking staff input for what we need in a CIO. This is just an organization of my thoughts and conversations I have had. A couple recent conversations netted these: Big picture. There are over […]

  • RollCall For The Helicopter Child

    The AJC had an interesting article about RollCall Safety Text, an app which automates “I’m OK” messages for loved ones. Failing to get such a message lets someone know something might be wrong. The intended audience is for kids off at college to send these to parents. There is a note near the bottom: While the app […]

  • TED Talk: On being wrong

    A while back I pulled a post. It had to do with my wanting to be caught being wrong by my coworkers. I catch myself being wrong all the time, so I very much know my own fallibility. But, people take lack of confidence as lack of ability. Which means to get things done, one […]

  • Athens Tech Blogs

    Our office resides in Athens, GA about an hour from Atlanta. A work news post noting Atlanta tech blogs was strange to me. There is plenty HERE. Why ignore all the great local stuff? And I do not mean my blog. I post too infrequently to really matter and mostly ignore technology of late. Four Athens is a […]

  • Review: Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English by L. Winifred Faraday My rating: 4 of 5 stars I put out a call on Facebook for suggestions on Gaelic mythology to read. This was the top suggestion. This strongly reminded me of Norse and Saxon epics. All account for the names of places by describing the battles undertaken there. […]