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Computers Are Horrible And Should Never Be Used By Anybody

March 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Daily, Potpourri

Last night the display adapter on my four-year-old 24″ iMac started going nuts, so I shut it down hoping a cool-off would make all my problems go away. This morning it was still doing the bananashits. It’s probably just trying to manifest all of my suppressed emotions about the pending Michael Bay Adult Non-Ninja Non-mutant […]

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This Holiday Inn used to be a Radisson

July 13th, 2010 · 122 Comments · Potpourri, Stories

This hotel is in the final stages of renovation after being purchased from Radisson. The marquee on the side of the building just below the roof looks as if it has been there for years, but I know based on the SSID of the Wireless LAN (and the gregarious installer who warned me that he […]

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Once more into the breyotch

April 17th, 2010 · 30 Comments · Potpourri

About three weeks from some indeterminable moment today, I will probably become a morning person again. In the spirit of transparency, this means I plan to smoke my proverbial (if not actual) last cigarette later today. It’s time for some major changes in lifestyle. Or at least one. There are a few employment options I’ve […]

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They can’t get the best of you unless you let ’em

March 25th, 2010 · 31 Comments · Potpourri

I wrote a new “Hire Me To Manage Your IT” craigslist ad. It was (if I do say so myself) beautiful. Honest, respectful, and up-front. Anybody could read it and know that I could help them out, without getting the sense that I felt they had to. Fees and expectations were expressed, along with my […]

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Maybe I Wasn’t Clear

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Potpourri

This ain’t fiction. This is an update on how Corporate Farris is currently doing. The cast: Boss (VP) – Goal-driven guy wants results. He’s “not interested in micro-managing” us, but he does want us to show our work. Figure that one out. Claims to hate meetings. Loves to schedule very long and unnecessary ones. Larry, […]

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