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Onward Notre Dame!

Onward Notre Dame!

Yesterday’s 35-14 win over NC State was a huge statement win for the Irish. Pundits had been predicting that the #6 Rushing Offense (ND) facing the #6 Rushing Defense (NC State) would be an epic battle that the Irish would eventually lose. I think I saw just one analyst give Notre Dame the victory, and just by three points at that. I’m glad to see […]

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New Book! “Eliza and Her Monsters”

New Book! “Eliza and Her Monsters”

Synopsis: In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and […]

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Go Irish! Beat USC

Go Irish! Beat USC

I’m a big Notre Dame football fan, have been since about 1984 when I read my dad’s copy of Knute Rockne: All American and got drawn in on the Notre Dame mystique. I was very fortunate to be a fan when the Irish won the national championship in 1988, and have faithfully watched over the years as Notre Dame’s fortunes and soared and waned. The […]

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Something Something

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Something Something

It’s been a few months since I posted anything technology related, primarily because there hasn’t been much going on at work. We’ve been prepping for an A&A (Assessment & Authorization) review, which should lead to our receiving a favorable ATO (Authority To Operate). The A&A is basically a technological colonoscopy of every vulnerability of every piece of software you have, may have, would like to […]

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Process, Procedures and Tickets – Taming the Helldesk

Process, Procedures and Tickets – Taming the Helldesk

So last week I was obliged to take over managing the organization Helpdesk. Actually, managing is a bit of a stretch – I WAS the Helpdesk (but the term ‘managing’ sounded better). A month or so ago we were made aware of some unsatisfactory comments and ratings regarding the organization Helpdesk, and since we’re trying to grow our customer footprint that news is the last thing […]

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A New Project

A New Project

I used to work in the housing sector, starting with a job pushing carts at Lowes before moving over to the delivery department once I got my CDL temps. From there I went to work with Wolohan Lumber as a delivery driver. I spent several years working for the company before they got bought out by United Building Centers, eventually enabling me to make my […]

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Going Fishin’

Going Fishin’

When I was a kid (more than 25 years ago), some of the memorable Father-Son moments in my life involved going fishing with my dad. One of the first fish I ever caught was a bluegill using a bamboo pole while sitting on a rocky seawall at Grand Lake St Mary’s. I must’ve been 4 or 5 years old at the time, but it was […]

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New Toys

New Toys

I’m a computer hardware geek by preference, and while my job is being a systems admin for the contract I’m working on nothing makes me happier than being given permission to start planning out hardware improvements. My partner-in-crime and I have been considering what to do with the backup implementation that he was handed when he first started on this contract almost two years ago. […]

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“Perilous Waif” by E. William Brown

“Perilous Waif” by E. William Brown

Every once in awhile a book comes along that just surprises the hell out of me and draws me in. It could be the characters, it could be the prose, it could be the world-building, or it could be the plot. When it’s a combination of all of these the book just becomes all that more special. My friends and I have similar tastes, so […]

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