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Dallas Graves
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Perhaps THE most important skill one could posses in this age of information aggregation, some tips to help strengthen your Google-Fu!

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Whichever Republican candidate wins, it'll mean passage of the Ryan budget, with "deep cuts in marginal tax rates along with large reductions in means-tested spending, and a deregulation of the energy and financial industries. Its enactment would amount to the most dramatic rollback of government since the New Deal."

In other words, if you think the rich need more money and you need less, vote GOP. Everything else is window dressing. 

Reluctantly attempted to load a copy of #windows this morning on my T430s makes me want to break things trying to search and install drivers for the EFFING network connection.  How does #microsoft expect people to use their product when they can't even include the NETWORK modules/drivers in their install image?  How are we supposed to obtain the drivers for the NIC when we can't connect to the network?!!

Running back to the warm and compatible embrace of #opensource and #linux !

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Lazyness is hard work.

I've been working on [Project] for quite a while. I've been sinking a lot of hours into it, tweaking cache parameters, enabling Feature A, disabling Feature B, all that stuff. Finally, the server is purring along happily, minding its own business after I squashed the last memory leak bug. No more logging on the VPN before bed just to check on my baby [Project]. There's also a client side to this - about 3800 clients in 16 countries that need to stay connected to the server. If they fail, they call their local service center. If a lot of them starts failing, the local service center escalates it to the regional service center. If the regional service center sees a lot of clients failing in different countries, they escalate the tasks to me. This way, a short network outage (good luck getting fast, stable connections in Bulgaria and Romania for example) can make all hell break loose and have me swamped with [Project] related tasks.

So I made a client-side ugly hack fix: Instead of the client software popping up an error message when it loses connection to the server, it now runs a script. The script pings the server - if it gets a reply, it silently restarts the client software so it reconnects. If not, it waits 30 seconds and then tries again. It's not "Best Practice" it's Best Pragmatism. The users are kept worry-free, the service center isn't hit with unnecessary calls and I'm not being swamped with tasks. Everybody wins.

And yes, off course I keep a constant eye on the number of connected clients on the server so I can take action if something actually happens. Until it does, I'm free to work hard on finding lazy solutions to other problems.
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Today, 6/9 (cough 69 cough) is Bill & Ted Day.

Remember that today, as on all other days, we should Be Excellent To Each Other.  And Party on, dudes!
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Maybe it will work if I switch it off and on again?
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Just loaded up #Fedora22.  FINALLY, Hi DPI support!  LOVE IT!  Great work +Fedora Project

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A bit of daily inspirational from our friends over on Reddit: http://i.imgur.com/gEr6TYN.jpg

While sitting up at Starbucks learning +Python, I'm approached by a SQL admin asking if it was a hard language to learn.  Then proceeds to say "If it's coding, then I don't want to learn".  

I love this attitude because people who think this way, who refuse to push themselves beyond their comfort levels, set the bar so low in our industry.  As a consequence, those of us who pursue broader horizons and strive to break outside of these boxes are highly valued.
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