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 canĀ  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

Donation matching

Georgia Public Broadcasting just concluded their October funding drive. Something I noticed and wondered about is all the matching. They would say, “whatever you donate will be matched dollar for dollar to double [or triple] it.” Then sometimes explain the matching funds came from earlier donations. Something about this feels like a Ponzi scheme. I… Continue reading Donation matching

Election season: TED Talks

We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (post / video) Trial, error and the God complex (post / video) (post / video) (post / video) (post / video)