Category: Geekdom

I’m Still Blogging, Just Not Here

I had a conversation a while back with somebody who was convinced (because of my lack of activity for exactly two years on here) that I wasn’t writing or blogging any more. I am, I’m just doing it at the day job more, specifically, on Weston’s blog where I’ve written the content on there for quite a while now (even some of the stuff under somebody else’s name, but don’t tell anybody).

While much of the content there is targeted towards our managed clients or prospective managed-service clients (business in Central Oregon with 10 or more employees running Microsoft-powered desktops and servers), there is some content there that my past regular readers might find interesting — like my monthly tech headlines posts. So if you’re looking for me, you’ll find me over here.

Every-three-month(ish) Link Dump

OK, so I know I’m totally neglecting things here. My new job at a local outsourced IT company is going well, but keeping me busy. And yes, I did just try to give them some SEO linkage there because they need it. But after dealing with computers and people’s issues with their computers all day long, sometimes I just don’t feel like turning mine on in the evening. But otherwise, it’s going well, the people are cool, and I have health insurance for the first time in 11 years (which would have came in handy nine years ago).

That being said, I’m still collecting a link pile, and have some to share, so enjoy!

Mass Link Dump

Something old, something new, all in one big pile. Enjoy!

Stupidly Massive Link Dump

So obviously my life is far too chaotic at the moment to post here much, but that doesn’t mean I’m not collecting links to share. To keep everybody occupied for a bit, enjoy;

Reading Material and Updates

Been slammed the last couple weeks working on personal projects, moving clients around from server to server (had one die last weekend), and doing the whole “attend every one of your kids function that you can” dad thing, and I’ve collected quite a few links here. On the bright side, I’m typing this all up on my new Sager 8150, still trying to get everything copied and setup from my other system, but boy is this thing fast.

Selection Sunday is today. Have you signed up for the NCAA Pick ’em? Why not?

OK, loads of links this time…

Reading Material

Few oldies but goodies here (new for me, at least…)

Apple Confirms Data Center Plans for Prineville

I’ve been playing catch-up after a weekend of concerts combined with a couple days of flu-like crapiness, but this couldn’t wait: Apple’s moving in next to Facebook, plans on building a data center in Prineville.

Reading Material

Web Archive, Reddit, Wikipedia, Mozilla, WordPress, etc… to Go Black Tomorrow in SOPA/PIPA Protest

In an anti-SOPA protest, Reddit, the Web Archive, WordPress, Wikipedia and many, many others are going to go black tomorrow. Google is going to protest on their home page and OpenDNS is going to censor some results. I’ve considering blacking out my site, but am stupid busy at the moment (and have been for weeks) and would need to do some tweaks for things to not break. But you can easily black out your site by putting some JavaScript on your site from SOPA Strike or use the index.html file here or this WordPress plugin.

If you’re wondering what the fight is all about, from a technical standpoint, this is a great write-up that I’m hoping stays up tomorrow. If you need a simple explanation of why SOPA/PIPA is bad, here’s a good one:

Sopa is all encompassing enough to include almost any site capable of hosting user content, from Reddit to Dropbox. This means that the government can and will enforce the law very selectively, which is the entire danger of the bill: it’s a blank check.

They could remove wikileaks because some article they link to has copyrighted material, or take down the site of some political watchdog group because one of their videos has music playing in the background.

The lack of due process also allows the possibility that if a site hosts something the government doesn’t agree with, all it would take is an intern uploading a random mp3 to said site to shut it down.

Very dangerous s**t here.

Reading Material

Plugged up with a bit of a head cold, but wanted to get these off my desktop (videos coming…uh…whenever…)