Automating an un-automatable access issue
This is a “face-palm – why didn’t we think of this earlier?” situation that I thought I’d share. Maybe it will help someone else.read more
Facebook's Metaverse Doomed to Fail
Facebook/Meta’s VR will fail.read more
Biden Needs to Promote His Success
Biden is actually doing an amazing job but he’s being humble. This will cost him the election. He needs to start boasting.read more
Mayo Clinic finds and fires 700 bio-terrorists!
Headline: Mayo Clinic fires 700 employees for knowingly bringing harmful biological substances to work.read more
ProTip: Give Your Enemy Bad Advice
One of the most cynical tactics of GOPers is to make public statements recommending bad advice for Democrats. Then reporters join in and start repeating this bad advice. Soon there is a groundswell of support for this bad advice and the Democrats are tempted to cave. The GOPers cackle as they watch the Democrats fall into their trap.
Want some examples?read more
Don't make me use Cisco WebEx
Here are my rules for using Cisco WebEx.read more
Fun With Shipping
I have to blog this so that when people say “that can’t be true” I can point to this blog post.read more
The Minimalist Headset Solution
I got sick and tired video conferences being delayed by audio problems. I know that a lot of times it is a problem on my end, but I think everyone has had audio problems. How did I fix it? I got rid of any feature that caused me trouble until I had a trouble-free headset experience. Spoiler alert: I had to eliminate nearly all features. The purpose of this blog post is to provide links so that people can purchase the same equipment I now use.read more
Cory Booker Teases Tuberville Over Defund The Police
Senator Cory Booker just did something awesome.read more
VMware WorkspaceONE Notifications are a crime against productivity
VMware’s WorkspaceOne has an annoying feature on macOS where every time it does an update you get a notification. This steals my cursor, interrupts my work, and breaks my concentration.read more
Commonly misused business metaphors
I keep hearing people misuse metaphors, or say them incorrectly. Here’s a list of them.
I’m considering building a website that lists metaphors and their correct use. In the meanwhile, this blog post will have to do.read more
What does “n.n.n.n.” do in Vim?read more
Years ago a co-worker noticed something about our company’s disability policy.read more
I no longer answer customer support surveys
I no longer fill out customer support surveys.read more
Fake panic: How to get customer support to listen
Do you WANT to get paid?read more
Stack Overflow Is Hiring Azure SREs
Looking for SRE’s with experience in the Microsoft stack!read more
ISPs Against Fast Internet
This is my webpage for tracking teleco executives trying to ruin the internet.read more
My Connection to Alexander Hamilton
Thanks to my MIL’s exhaustive genealogy research, I can now say with certainty that my house was built by Alexander Hamilton’s wife’s third cousin twice removed.read more
Dear Sen. Joe Manchin
Dear Senator Joe Manchin,read more
Should I run for Governor?
Here’s my thinking…read more
What Is Yak Shaving?
What is yak shaving?read more
GOP attempt to add a 'January Exception' to the constitution failsAn attempt to add a “January Exception” to the U.S. constitution failed yesterday as GOP leaders could not muster enough votes to pass their bill. The 44-to-56 vote was a major victory for constitutional originalism, law and order, and other concepts that the GOP used to believe in. “I’m disappointed in the result.” said Joe Embez, “How could I be convicted of stealing from my employer when I don’t work there any more? read more
How should SaaS providers charge for training?
The other day a vendor added $6k of “training” to my quote. Here’s how insulting that is.read more
Politics in the U.S. is bimodal.read more
Prepare for the worst: Part 1, WW1 and Germany
Copied from Facebook. Not written by me. I’ll have commentary later this week.read more