rbrtr.com

I'm going to be cross posting my tech related posts over at rbrt.com. On one hand I want a separate place for my advertised work in the tech community and on the other hand I don't trust Tumblr. Something about...

Team Cards

A friend of mine recently made some really nice personal business cards on moo.com. Crazy nice printing, nice thick stock, large high quality photo, double sided. I feel like Patrick Bateman just thinking about it. I decided to make a...

SNMP Behavior Wishlist

From my few years of working in a NOCĀ I've seen a lot of stupid behaviors from devices in regards to monitoring and notifications. Here's my current list of gripes. I wish your app, monitoring product and/or device would take the...

Life in the NOC

As you may know I work in a Network Operation Center or as my business card says "THE NOC". What is life like in the NOC? My team is responsible for monitoring a large number of hardware devices (Are they...

Hugo

Go watch Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" based off the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick. Don't however watch any trailers or pay attention to any advertising. Whoever was in charge of marketing this movie screwed it up royally....

Umbrellas

Good umbrellas are rare. Today I was coveting the BLUNT MINI. An umbrella that will probably never break and satisfies my inner engineer. It's designed to have a low wind profile, mitigate the risk of poking people in the eye,...

The Feynman Series - Beauty - Honors - Curiosity

I've been reading a lot about Richard Feynman lately. I found this breathtaking. I love how this man looks at the world. It makes me so happy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRmbwczTC6E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkv0KCR3Yiw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmTmGLzPVyM

On Investigative Journalism

I was listening to some dam fine journalism the other day. Don't see the player? Try their website. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/430/very-tough-love Ira Glass of This American Life spent a few weeks in Glynn County, Georgia investigating a "drug court" that seems to...

On charging money

(This post is for all you freelancers out there.) I got work consulting right out of college. I quit school. It was more giving up spending mtoney on something I wasn't happy with than not wanting an education. (Not to...

Birds

Herd these little guys on my way home the other day. No idea what kind of birds they are but they sure are loud. Good thing they're cute. They hung around a while and flew off. I saw them visit...