When desktops go bad!

Ah, the joys of being your own sysadmin. I guess. For the last 2 years, I’ve been doing probably 90% of my desktop work on Windows based systems. Unfortunately Intuit, my former employer, is a very strong Windows shop, and even though they were mostly okay with me running Linux on my desktop machine, theRead More

Deepest Sender

A Livejournal Client that plugs right into your Mozilla installation via the Tools menu. Briefly – This sucker’s neat. It works, it’s small, it’s always there, and Just Plain Works.

MP meets American Politics

Mr. Praline: ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint. Owner: We’re closin’ for lunch. Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this candidate what I supported not half an hour ago from this very website! Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, Howard Dean…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with em? Mr. Praline: I’ll tell youRead More

Giving a lecture!

I’ve been invited to give a nice talk on LTSP at the Boston Linux Users group in April. Pretty spiffin. Folks should try and come to it, I love seeding an audience with friends and supporters 🙂 Here’s the actual entry for the talk.

Day 2 of self-employment

Yoinkin yimminies. This week (Thu and Fri) I was not at Intuit, working on my own things at home. A lot of setup and prep work, but I’ve gotten things done that have really been just -hanging- around for ages.

W00t.

One of the clients I’ve been trying to land for Stonekeep just called me and said “the backer is really hot on using your system, can we change a few things and come up with a way to do this?” – and what they’re asking for is reasonable. One more client. And not a freeRead More

Okay, I give up.

I can’t get the LJ Crosspost plugin to work in Moveable Type, so I’m flat out giving up on it right now. Chip really isnt’ answering mail, and I don’t have time to dig into his code and find out what’s working and what isn’t. Maybe when I have Time [tm] [reg us pat off]Read More

bleah.

Apparently I’ve managed to piss off just about everyone around me. Including my son and my wife. Is this the inevitable end to trying to balance work with home life? I alienate one or the other? I need to find some balance. Somewhere.

Day OFF!

I. Have a day off. I’m off. Really. I don’t have a con to prep for. Zach’s in school. The house is quiet. I HAVE A DAY OFF! HAHAHAHAHHAH Man do I need to catch up in mail. And unload the van. And get my office set up again. And set up a sniping tool.Read More