How I became “glue”

As has often been the case in my life, I was in a category of people who were not supposed to exist. I was that “Type II misfit.” How I got there is the story.

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It’s not coming back

In 1945, some still expected the world to go back to familiar pre-crisis reality. They would be disappointed, as will those who are waiting for “the good old days” today.

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Software is hard

A horribly embarrassing software disaster happened on Monday. It was caused by a bad certificate, which is a mechanism used to verify and authenticate a software service. As big as it was, I doubt anybody will lose their job over the Microsoft Teams outage even though it had an impact on millions of paying customers….

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Wrapping up 2019

In January, I packed up and shipped everything I wanted to keep, got in the car with Flash, and drove to Seattle. I arrived on January 19th, checked in to my temporary apartment, and started work on the 21st.

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Well, that took a while

When I wrapped up 2018 just ahead of my move, I had a notion that it might be a while before I posted again. I didn’t think it would be this long. Multiple things got in the way. My hosting service became a mess. I tried playing with AWS Lightsail, only to find that using…

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