Archive for the ‘Op-ed’ Category


A short entry to let you know that I have recently been instrumental in coining a new phrase in the Project Management Lexicon Of Silly Phrases… ADTEN. ADTEN = Arbitrary Difficulty/Time Estimate Number. 1 = < 1 day, simple task 2 = 1 – 5 days 3 = 5 – 10 days 4 = 10 […]

DNS Hijacking by ISPs (or: How I Learned to Stop Being RFC Compliant and Love the Paycheck)

Disclaimer: I work for a cable provider, but not one of the ones listed. I speak for myself alone here on this blog, from my own view of professional sysadmin ethics, now and always. Sherman, set the wayback machine! The time? September 15th, 2003.  In 2003, Verisign(since monikered as Verislime I might add) decided they […]

Caprica, Enders Game, and transhumanism

I just watched the pilot for Caprica, and I must say I am impressed. Without getting too deep into spoiler-land, it tells the tale of the first Cylons, and continues to explore a subject dear to my heart: transhumanism.

CrunchPad dies at the 11th hour?

The CrunchPad was slated to be a cool, sub-$300, Linux-based tablet PC. It was excitedly anticipated by a lot of geeks, myself included. Apparently Fusion Garage, the manufacturing partner of Tech Crunch in the CrunchPad endeavor, has decided they just going to sell the thing themselves without Tech Crunch being involved: But the email went […]

A letter to Google, my Information Overlord

Dearest Google, You are my Information Overlord(term c/o @ncc1701p). You control my schedule, my email, my voicemail and SMS… You control the horizontal and the vertical. I like your Kool-aid, and it tastes better and better the more I drink. That said, there are glaring flaws and gaps in your systems that need to be […]