Some people might see that as a lot, but I saw it as a must, an opportunity to...– In faith and football, Polamalu is without equal
Lebedev's pyramid →
clint: This applies in nearly every part of life: The proportion shown is true of any company, organization or community. —> Art. Lebedev
“Being in IT is kind of like being a doctor with a patient who complains...– http://www.bynkii.com/archives/2009/01/for_new_sysadminsit_types.html
Possible Worlds, Orthodoxy, and Creative Endeavors
Introduction I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and it’s been driving me so crazy that I finally need to put it into text and throw it out there and see what other folks might have to say. I sent this to someone I trust who asked me the most obvious question, “Why wouldn’t you post it?” Well, if any of this sounds pretentious or douchey, please know I...
Tabula Rasa with Pandora
I love Pandora. Services like this are the future of music discovery. What I’d like to share, though, is an unexpected aspect of my music discovery with Pandora. I rarely listen to the radio except for ESPN. I have historically eschewed Top 40 and “popular” music. This isn’t a conscious decision to be pretentious or douchey. I just find the content and craftsmanship of so...
On Cloud Computing and Media Servers
There’s a lot of hubbub every year these few days leading up to MacWorld about what Apple will or won’t announce. This year, said hubbub is mostly concerning cloudified™ versions of iWork and/or iLife and a rumored home media server similar to the one that HP is hawking. I’m not convinced Apple is going to do either, and even if the Philnote proves me wrong, I certainly...
The Problem with Twitter's Password Antipattern
This has been bothering me for quite some time, and I am finally getting some time to write about it. If you’re not familiar with web site APIs, there are basically three ways of handling the authentication between an application that uses the API and the site. In order from least desirable to most desirable they are username/password, API key, and OAuth.. OAuth is the preferred way of...
Much of the tech world is obsessed with engaging in macho pissing contests, but...– Alex Payne | Why I Don’t Work In Information Security
Where Should We Move?
As the spring semester’s beginning approaches, so does graduation in May. Ann Margaret and I would like to move away from Texas after graduation (maybe not immediately) and I’d like to throw out the net to see what my friends on The Internet™ have to say. To give you an idea, some of the places we like right now are Denver, Chicago, Portland, and Seattle, but we’ve not visited...
So, Christmas was pretty awesome. Here’s a rundown. What I Got TiVo When I found out TiVo would work with my HD antenna, I had to have one. I put the Airport Express I got for my birthday to work as an Internet connection for the TiVo so I didn’t have to run Ethernet cable through the attic and drop the wall. Looking forward to getting all my season passes set up and telling it...
Tor hardware privacy adapter →
clint: The janus team have published a preview of their new privacy adapter. it’s a small two port router. you just plug it in-line between your computer/switch and your internet connection. it will then anonymize all of you traffic via the tor network. you can also use it with openvpn. the hardware appears to be a gumstix computer mounted to a daughtercard with two ethernet ports. it will...
Titans rout Steelers to earn AFC's top seed,... →
I am a Steelers fan, and I don’t worry about this loss. Here are two reasons why. Mike Tomlin is a smart coach. He knows that they are likely to face the Titans again in January. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to tip your hand to an opponent you are going to see again when it really counts. A conservative game plan, especially on defense, goes a long way here. What, did you think...
We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be...– Steve Jobs