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At work you can have good failures too

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… Continue Reading →

We are your typical American consumers

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… Continue Reading →

Ice cream anyone?

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… Continue Reading →

What, you don’t say hello anymore?

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… Continue Reading →

One day limo driver

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… Continue Reading →

DNS excitement! Panic at the office!

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… Continue Reading →

Working on Saturday

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.

Looks like no Amtrak strike

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…. Continue Reading →

Chuck Prince is resigning

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… Continue Reading →

Fun work week

Since July 30th I work with my identical twin brother. He’s been there for many years and many people know him in the work place. Tuesday I was on the coffee line right behind the manager of another group I… Continue Reading →

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