I plan to cancel Comcast once the World Series is over. And it seems that I’m just one of 275,000 to do so in the last quarter. Comcast wants to tell us that it’s the economy, that it’s poor folks tightening their belts. Nope. According to a new study it’s the young, employed savvy folks [...]
You know, my mood has been known to be measured by how the San Francisco Giants are doing. Win? Good mood. Lose? You don’t want to know.
In the 2002 World Series in game 6 Dusty Baker took the ball from Russ Ortiz in the 7th inning (I think) and then handed it back to [...]
To those who have commented and gotten a slow approval, my apology. I knew something was wrong with WordPress in not sending me comment notification emails. Tonight I fixed it. It was actually not WordPress at all – it was a mis-configured instance of postfix on the server I run it on. I actually did [...]
Saturday night. Irish Bank (downtown San Francisco). KIds running around, lots of beer (of course, it is an Irish Pub!). Giants post-season on the big screen. And, as it has been all year, it was torture. Sanchez fell apart and gave up two early runs. The Giants clawed and scratched for two back. Seven innings [...]
I’ve been an emacs user since 1995. Yep, 15 years of muscle memory just knowing how to navigate around. I’ve developed a .emacs file over the years to help me work the way I like to work. If I’m editing C code, my fingers are still back in the muscle memory from when I learned [...]
I love the food in Kobe. Here’s some pictures I took there this week.
My gracious hosts from Grass Valley (Canopus) provided a wonderful meal, lots of laughs, and great company. This food was among the best I’ve had in Japan (and that’s saying a lot!)
I was talking with my boss this week about the winds blowing in the technology sector and he said “Java is the new cobol.” I agreed. Now, we went on to discuss the folks we knew who made bank on being the cobol dudes back in the day (yes, I’ve been doing this long enough [...]
T-Mobile sent me an SMS message last Thursday, warning me I was almost out of minutes. I’d been on the phone a LOT, so I was not surprised. Luckily my billing cycle started the very next day, so I just needed to get through the day with my 50 minutes remaining. Not usually a problem, [...]
I’ve been meaning to complain a bit about APC for awhile. I have some customers that I still do consulting for, and not too long ago one wanted to expand his UPS coverage to the linux machine I support for him. His unit had enough VA capacity to carry the second server, but it had [...]