The New Kid Has a Name!

Nov
21

We brainstormed, and put up sticky notes with name ideas on the wall. Friends came over and contributed their own suggestions. We vetoed them off once a day until we had only 5 blue notes left. We started writing up yellow notes that had full names on them, using one of the 5 favorites, and sometimes pulling in some crossed out names that might pair well with them.

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I was trying to load-balance some packets...

Oct
03

I was trying to load balance some syslog packets. I got socket buffer overflows with incoming syslog packets on a log receiver (running Logstash, yay!) and so many packets would come in with so much burstiness that some were inevitably getting dropped. What to do...

Thoughts back on 10+ years with Penny

Aug
09

For those who don't know, Penny's been pretty ill lately and isn't going to be with us for much longer. I've been looking back at old photos of her, and I thought I'd share some of my favorites. I've been pretty sure it was her last day several times this week, but she keeps bouncing back, and she's still happy to be around. I know it's hard to imagine her happy for friends who've only ever seen her evil side, but maybe some of these pictures will convince you. ;-)

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