Power of anticipation

As a teenager, my father worked for the City of Valdosta in building permits. People would ask me, hoping I had overheard him, about the businesses they hoped would soon come there. One restaurant in particular stood out as the crowd favorite. Which isn’t surprising because going to the one in Tallahassee, I invariably saw… Continue reading Power of anticipation

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

Feature request: Netflix notes

Netflix needs a feature where one can  add a note about why you disliked the show or movie. Seeing it was started could mean it was saved to watch with the spouse or it sucked.

Insecure logins

I worked a ticket years ago where a student claimed not to have taken an exam. The faculty member asked the school who asked us as the hosting provider for the online class system to check on it. What I was able to see in the logs were sessions with two different IP addresses. One… Continue reading Insecure logins

The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture

A coworker asked for a quote on what I thought about them: Multi-tenant architecture initially reduces costs by streamlined business processes constraining tenants to make operations more consistent. Friction develops where existing processes shoehorned into something different feel less than ideal or not the way the tenant might have designed it. The one I prefered:… Continue reading The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture