A new tattoo

My next tattoo (which would be my first tattoo I guess) will be an embellished “A lack of planning on your part does not equate to an emergency on my part.” I’d like it on the palm of my right hand so that I can slap people with it when they get all twitterpated and…

Lancer fans can be such pussies. Wah wah $TEAM fans are so mean.  Blah blah blah. Grow a pair.

How Docker Is a Dick

You know Docker, that darling of the digerati? The application that is revolutionizing the DevOps world? That god damned motherfucking piece of ill behaved software that is as smug and patronizing as most everyone I’ve ever come in contact with who preaches the Gospel of Docker? My anger, it is getting ahead of me. Sorry.…

Word salad

Haste and crappy smartphone keyboards notwithstanding, a modicum of editing will save folks from wasting even more time replying to that email with a “WTF English please” follow up.

Dirty Tricksy Sneaky Sneaks!

I swear that some folks I work with believe in their heart of hearts that my teammates and I spend our days randomly futzing with the configuration of things. They encounter a behavior they don’t expect and–boom–“why did you guys change $THING?” $THING has remained unchanged ever since we set $THING up for $SPECIAL_GUY. Nothing…

Boring old man stuff

Here’s a question I never thought I’d have to ask: Why do medical-grade, 30-40mmhg compression stockings have to be so bland? All of the boring ‘B’ colors are represented; black, beige, and navy blue. They do have white for the dashing, athletic types, but that’s it–and–whitey tighties for legs? Ick. I would be way more…

RAGBRAI routes

Day Route Visualize Importable RAGBRAI Map July 19, Sunday Sioux City to Storm Lake Google Map GPX PDF July 20, Monday Storm Lake to Fort Dodge Google Map GPX PDF July 21, Tuesday Fort Dodge to Eldora Google Map GPX PDF July 22, Wednesday Eldora to Cedar Falls Google Map GPX PDF July 23, Thursday…

Death by fire

Yet another reason for hating on Microsoft: NTLM. Specifically, that some folks insist on running SOAP services protected by NTLM. More particularly, SOAP services that are intended to be consumed by platforms other than Windows. And especially that no cross-platform scripting or programming language has native support for NTLM. With the coup de grace being…