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Doug

Husband & father with youngins; Presbyterian; Will devops for boardgames; Dadjoke Enthusiast; Longtime WordPress user; The failure mode of “clever” is...

It’s Just Art, Right?

The NY Post reports that the hideous scultpure of a naked female WTC “jumper” on the moment of impact has been removed from Rockefeller Center. There has been some animosity expressed by the average New Yorker, and who can really…

Scooped

As alert readers over at LGF astutely pointed out, the Bowden piece mentioned below is actually a reprint of an article he wrote for The Atlantic, chopped conveniently in twain for newspaper consumption. So there. Now there’s no reason for…

Sun to Sell Linux PCs

In what has to be one of the worst-disguised, highly-telegraphed moves in recent IT industry history, Sun announced today that they will be selling Linux-based PCs. These PCs will likely be beefier versions of their Sun Ray thin clients, although,…

The Life of a Tyrant

I’ve managed to track down Mark Bowden’s piece Inside the World of a Tyrant (Part 1) that originally ran in the opinion section of this week’s Philly Inquirer. For those who don’t recognize the name “Mark Bowden”: Mr. Bowden is…

Willow Grove Air Show

My wife, two friends and I attended the Willow Grove (PA) Air Show on Saturday (9/14) and came away highly impressed. Of note was the combined field assault demonstration put on by the military. It featured a Marines forward recon…

Shocked

I am in shock. After spending most of last week in New Hampshire, I returned to find an email in my inbox from my best friend, the upshot of which was: his life sucks. He took some extra time to…

*Shudder*

Verizon (*shudder*) has switched its techies to Linux workstations, saving $6 million in equipment costs alone. Nice exposure for Linux, but why did it have to be Verizon? In other news, Larry Ellison is still a jerk. A jerk with…

Busy.

Been busy here at work. Have I mentioned that I hate Oracle and Perl? Have I mentioned that the current project I’m working on employs both of those? It’s so hard to go back to Perl after using php for…