Yesterday I went to work at a data center in NJ. I don't often go as the round trip is more than 5 hours on the road. I had to do some heavy lifting and I wasn't sure if I had access to the last place I needed. So my pal walked me to the… Read more Next time can it yell “Danger Will Robinson!” instead?
Sometimes when things go wrong at work they still go right. Two Friday nights ago I was at the office till about 11 PM working on some infrastructure. Originally the scope was for 2 devices but that was expanded to cover 4 devices instead. After notifying different groups I started at 5 pm. Naturally I… Read more At work you can have good failures too
Sometimes you plan on buying one thing and end up getting something slightly different. As part of my job responsibility, I provide support after hours. It’s not something that happens frequently because the first and second level support is really good. If a problem is escalated to me during my personal time, I don’t question… Read more We are your typical American consumers
At work I had offered months ago to walk over to Carvel on 2nd Avenue between 24th and 23rd streets. This was in return for the help I had gotten from the NOC. It was turning into an on going joke and today when I was reminded about it I said “It’s not too cold,… Read more Ice cream anyone?
Sunday morning I had to be in New Jersey before 3 AM to work on powering up the data center there. The company tries to power down it’s data centers once a year to make sure that BCP and DR works. I got there at 1:30 AM which was okay since we got the building… Read more What, you don’t say hello anymore?
This morning Lily was going to head to LaGuardia airport and catch a plane to Detroit. I was going to head to the office at my regular time and put in a fully productive day at the office. The person who was going to pick her up forgot. I ended up getting dressed in record… Read more One day limo driver
Well not really panic, just your usual vulnerability patching day at the office. When I saw Dan Kaminsky demonstrate voice over DNS, I was convinced that he dreams in BIND source code. It was a neat demonstration. Now he has uncovered another vulnerability in BIND regarding UDP source port prediction. It’s causing some excitement in… Read more DNS excitement! Panic at the office!
It doesn’t happen to me often, but this is what it looks like when I work on a Saturday. Non-stop being on conference calls. It’s not bad, just I have a lot to do today.
I heard on 1010 WINS this morning that a tentative agreement between 9 unions and Amtrak was going to be announced today. That’s a relief as both Lily and I both take the LIRR to Penn Station get to work. It would have been a pain for us to get to work, likely we’d have… Read more Looks like no Amtrak strike
Lily subscribes to the Wall Street Journal and today there is an article online that reads “Citigroup CEO Plans to Resign As Losses Grow”. That was not hard to see coming. The article shows that the stock price is currently at $37.73. Last year when I worked at Citigroup the conversation was if it would… Read more Chuck Prince is resigning