From The Book of Questions: 135: Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure-intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood? Friends are still asking me, "So, how do you like your … Continue reading And the angels did sing!
My second presentation for this year's MacIT conference in March is done and uploaded. I'll take a break from it for a few days before doing my final edits. Somehow, I need to fit 168 slides into 45 minutes worth of presentation. Or just talk really, really fast. This presentation reminds me why I like giving talks … Continue reading Readying command line goodness for MacIT 2014
This year I'm presenting two topics at the MacIT conference held alongside Macworld/iWord late March in beautiful San Francisco. IT851: Access Directory Services from the Command Line IT862: Troubleshooting Email I just finished my PowerPoint presentation for TroubleShooting Email. Thought I'd post the first and last slides. The picture in the last slide is from my … Continue reading Preparing presentations for MacIT 2014
In March I'll be presenting a session at MacIT about troubleshooting email and I've been collecting interesting email issues for my talk. This one will be worth discussing. A customer emailed me from a personal Yahoo! account because her company email had stopped working. She forwarded me this bounce message: On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:19 … Continue reading She never checks that account
Nearly 13 years ago Merrill Corporation hired me for a temporary position working second shift Mac support during one of their peak seasons. After this gig I went on to work at a couple of other companies but kept in touch with the folks back at Merrill. When a permanent position opened a manager called me back and … Continue reading Hiring soon… The new me for my old job
Someone I met at a recent conference described his impression of 318, Inc., as "a company that hires really smart people." That was both a humbling and really proud moment for me. I just read the following message forwarded from our CEO Kevin Klein and it has me feeling that same way. Several of us … Continue reading Enjoying some nice words from a customer
Google's Code of Conduct starts with "Don't be evil." Sometimes Google seems to lose site of this simple rule—or thinks it can bend it—but other times the company uses its presence in the world to stand up for humanity. For its homepage today, the technology giant takes a quote directly from the Olympic Charter to … Continue reading Well done, Google
Years ago when Google launched Gmail I created a test account and still check it once in a while to see if it receives any spam. It doesn't. Google launched Gmail in April 2005 and my oldest message is dated October 2005. Since then I've received two pieces of spam. Both were from the same spammer … Continue reading No spam here—mostly
Engineers dig deep in the tomes of man pages to search for knowledge. We grow wiser as we pore over ancient wisdom left by past scholars. Sometimes we find they were scratching their heads much as we do now. I was searching for an option in the traceroute command and found mention of hops that … Continue reading God only knows what’s going on with 12
This makes me happy! Steve Halls is actively working on a 3D version of the Talking Moose and current plans are to release it sometime in late 2014. That announcement was part of a blog post from 2010 but his site http://talkingmoose.ca shows lots of recent activity. I'm especially anxious to see his results for making … Continue reading New Moose in late 2014?