The extended outage

Ah, the extended outage. The dreaded dear-god-when-will-something-go-my-way-damnit outage. Every seasoned admin has had one, whether by accident or (faulty) design. This is the outage that impacts your customers for a long time, bringing pressure on you to “Just fix it”. As if it were, you know, like slapping a spare tire on the car or […]

RIP Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch wrote a lecture, his last, after finding out he had pancreatic cancer. Several months ago, he succumbed. I was crawling my bookmarks doing a re-org and found this gem. If you haven’t watched this, do so. I promise, it’s worth it.