Design is about supplying Intent

"Design is about supplying Intent." -John Hockenberry's Dad This short talk has had a profound change in my thought patterns.

AT&T NOC

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="aligncenter" width="600"] AT&T NOC[/caption] I can't imagine that the big screens are that helpful, but they are cool.

three kinds of days

I split my week into 3 kinds of days - intention, attention and ascension - purpose, focus and the climb. -John Jantsch

Value of information

The value of a piece of information is proportional to the chance that you will act on it times the benefit of acting on it.-ejames

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 NOC 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,...