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Project Watchdog and the importance of Internships

The lifeblood of every organization must be renewed and refreshed regularly. Of course experience matters – but left on its own it begins to grow stale and loses its vibrancy. The comfort and the stability of the known slowly takes over from the desire to forge ahead and look for different ways to evolve. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In that transition the organization grows stiff. It loses its vibrancy. It is a tale as old as time and probably as old as some of your key platforms.

Every leader will eventually face this challenge. You do not have to wait until its too late, however. There are a myriad of things you can do to keep a low level of disruption present in your organization to ensure velocity and change. One of my favorite ways to do this is …

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Hardware Linux

Linux Laptops – The complete List

This post is an attempt to make things easy for the Linux enthusiast who is looking for a comprehensive list of manufacturers who specifically make and tailor to Linux optimized laptops and servers. Sure, there is a school of thought that says that most of the fun is doing your own custom build, distro and desktop combo. But some people just want to use and go!

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Custom Builds History Linux Online Applications Starlink Strange/Weird What Caught My Eye

What Caught my Eye – Week Ending July 8, 2022

This week we cover The Mail Client Blues in From Mail drops to Continued Tear Drops. Go down memory lane with Nolan Bushnell. Wonder what kind of brain short circuit is happening at Radio Shack.
I share some things to pre-buy in your next build and we conclusively prove that a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into.

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Network Starlink

When you wish upon a star…link

“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference where you are Orders placed so long ago may still come true!” We placed this order what feels like a year ago or more and we were finally notified that we are a go! Will definitely do a series of posts on the installation, configuration, and […]

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Technology Operations Transformation

On infiltration and associated dangers of potential energy in transformation…

Saw this on Reddit… There are days I am not sure we haven’t already been infiltrated. Today I Learned …. that during WWII, the US military developed a manual to sabotage enemy corporations, with tips such as “Do your work poorly and blame it on bad tools. Work slowly. Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently […]

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Holiday Opinion / Rant

Happy Independence Day 2022

To all of my American friends – I hope you have a happy 4th of July and Independence Day Celebration! We are spending the holiday with family and friends. We are also surrounded by drunkards, bad choices, and shortly – Explosives. The American Way. 😛

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Archeology History Music Strange/Weird Tools What Caught My Eye

What Caught My Eye – Week Ending July 1, 2022

What Caught my Eye This week? Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are Dozers, Find the source of Bluetooth (The OG version), Getting into the math of magic. Exploration of Lost Lizard cities in Los Angeles, and VI is not dead. The usual weird mix from me.

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C / C++ Development Literature Reading Review

Strangely hard to get but worth the wait – Embracing Modern C++ Safely

I have to say that this turned into a strange journey for me. There are a few modern C/C++ Developers I read, follow, watch, and generally dig. I had heard some hushed chatter about a newish book release by Pearson Addison- Wesley called ‘Embracing Modern C++ Safely’ a collaboration work written by a bunch of […]

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Opinion / Rant

LinkedIn and email Annoyances…

At the risk of sounding like the old guy yelling at kids to get off his lawn – Does this actually work with anyone?

I must get 15-20 of these kinds of emails or LinkedIn notices a week. I never answer them. I generally make note of the firm they represent and put them on my personal black-list of spammers or route all mail or messages from them to my own personal bitbucket hell.

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Nature Philosophy Security Television / Film

What Caught My Eye – Week Ending June 25, 2022

This week I share another moment of Zen video stream, the right way to do outages, A little son inspired mediation, an insider gets their day in court, and Ultraman. Thats right. I said Ultraman.

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