Archive 2021

  • Don't make me use Cisco WebEx

    Here are my rules for using Cisco WebEx.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Cory Booker Teases Tuberville Over Defund The Police

    Senator Cory Booker just did something awesome.

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  • Numberwang (all videos)

    That’s Numberwang!

    I’m not going to try to explain.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Vim n.n.n.n.n.n.

    What does “n.n.n.n.” do in Vim?

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  • HBO's Integration Test Email

    You’ve probably read about HBO’s ‘Integration Test’ Email. Just what is an “Integration test”?

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  • Disability Advice

    Years ago a co-worker noticed something about our company’s disability policy.

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  • Todoist: First impressions

    I’m considering switching to Todoist. Here are my notes as I try to use the techniques in Time Management for System Administrators which are collectively called The Cycle.

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    • I no longer answer customer support surveys

      I no longer fill out customer support surveys.

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      • Fake panic: How to get customer support to listen

        Do you WANT to get paid?

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      • Stack Overflow Is Hiring Azure SREs

        Stack Overflow Is Hiring Azure SREs

        Looking for SRE’s with experience in the Microsoft stack!

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      • ISPs Against Fast Internet

        This is my webpage for tracking teleco executives trying to ruin the internet.

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      • 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.

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      • Dear Sen. Joe Manchin

        Dear Senator Joe Manchin,

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      • Should I run for Governor?

        Here’s my thinking…

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      • My response to the anti-Brexit people

        To the person on Redit who called the Brexit plan obviously poorly concocted.

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      • What Is Yak Shaving?

        What Is Yak Shaving?

        What is yak shaving?

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      • GOP attempt to add a 'January Exception' to the constitution fails

        An 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.

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      • Bimodal Politics

        Politics in the U.S. is bimodal.

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      • Prepare for the worst: Part 1, WW1 and Germany

        Copied from Facebook. Not written by me. I’ll have commentary later this week.

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      • It Was Trump, Not Antifa

        Dear friends of mine who support Trump:

        Your “it was Antifa” claims have all been disproven, but it did buy you an additional 12-24 hours to come up with some other cover.

        Good job! Your strategy worked! …but not for long!

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      • PowerShell and NAPTR DNS records: Part 2

        I think I’ve identified the bug in PowerShell’s handling of NAPTR records.

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