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Ten Years After
It was ten years ago today that Her Emilyness went over the rainbow bridge. Three tigers and a tuxedo moggie all got rubbed by me this morning.
It was ten years ago today that Her Emilyness went over the rainbow bridge. Three tigers and a tuxedo moggie all got rubbed by me this morning. Posted by Drew Derbyshire at 10:31 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. Labels: Her Emilyness ...
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Billy & Whitey, Elderstates Cats
Billy in His Younger Days, High On a Laundry Room Cabinet The Catzilla Brothers turned 12 this past February, and that's not young. Several months ago, Whitey seemed less limber than he has traditionally shown, and after consulting with our friends at  +Ken...
Several months ago, Whitey seemed less limber than he has traditionally shown, and after consulting with our friends at +Kenmore Veterinary Hospital, we put him on a daily supplement for possible arthritis. He seems a little more limber and comfortable with it. Now Billy is troubled.
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He's okay, just not jumping like he did a few months ago. Supplement from vet added to his diet. We'll give it a couple of months (he's due for shots in late July) and maybe get X-rays then if he's still acting creaky.
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I just used CPAN, the Perl Package Manager. I'm not sure who was the U.S. President the last time I touched it.
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No, I was paid to use Perl during George W. Bush's second term. Not sure if I've touched it directly since then.
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Anyone actually read the new Google SRE book yet?  Opinion?

http://www.amazon.com/Site-Reliability-Engineering-Production-Systems-ebook/dp/B01DCPXKZ6/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1459869315&sr=8-1&keywords=site+reliability+engineering

I need bring the word not of SRE itself, but certain concepts related to it, to my current home.

(Cats make lousy SREs, but they do handle the night shift well)
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Haven't yet, it's not properly out, but I'm looking forward to bringing it into my place of work. The Borg paper is a good read, though: http://research.google.com/pubs/pub43438.html
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The first CRT I used in fall 1978, Clarkson freshman year.  Photo taken this past weekend at the Living Computer Museum.

Moving from punched cards with three day turnaround, Watfiv submitted via the terminal under OS/360 was heaven.  Which is how my cum average dropped four semesters in a row.
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Spider-cat: The Next Generation
Those who have followed our cats for any length of time knows that Whitey is the Spider-cat: he loves heights, and generally never falls off his perch once ascended.  (We've chosen to ignore a certain unfortunate incident in 2014 -- at least he did exec...
Those who have followed our cats for any length of time knows that Whitey is the Spider-cat: he loves heights, and generally never falls off his pedestals once ascended. (We've chosen to ignore a certain unfortunate incident in 2014 -- at least he did execute a good landing that day.) ...
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Anyone know how to make Ubuntu 16.04 to do proper stateless config IPv6 address? Forcing temp addresses off via sysctl doesn't do squat.
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Desk. Top. Huh. I don't do that. 
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Better Purring Through Technology
While the original Summerhill Kitten Farm (built in 1890) was transformed into an electronic cottage before we had cats, these days many of the technological advances at the Kitten Farm West are actually driven by the Feline Overlords. For example: The main...
While the original Summerhill Kitten Farm (built in 1890) was transformed into an electronic cottage before we had cats, these days many of the technological advances at the Kitten Farm West are actually driven by the Feline Overlords. For example: The main reason we own a an HP CP2025dn ...
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Trying to sort package names io Go, I finally created a package kma in honor of $KMA@CLVM+Valdis Klētnieks and +Jeffrey Honig would know where the name came from.  :-)

Professional judgement kicked in once I got it compiling, the package is now "schema".
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Mark Costello's account, originally called TEST.  He renamed it under duress.
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I'd be tempted to take this keyboard into the office, but I want my new officemates to like me.  :-)
Back at Christmas 2012, I asked for and received a new keyboard based on an old PC favorite, customized for a Mac OS X environment. Sadly, it turned out to be neither a true Mac keyboard nor a true PC keyboard, and that makes...
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I now have the official offer letter in hand. I start next Monday (7 March).
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QOTD: "Congratulations on your verbal acceptance of HBO's offer!" -- from an HBO HR email.
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It appears the new Google+ doesn't include the people I follow.  Weird. 
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(I've gone back to the old Google+)
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    Computer Science, 1978 - 1989
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Software Hobbit.
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Software Hobbit (SRE Emeritus)
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    Site Reliability Hobbit, 2007 - 2015
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    2002 - 2007
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Kenmore, WA - Boston, MA - Kingston, NY - Potsdam, NY - Binghamton, NY - Skaneateles, NY
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