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Say hello to Luna

Say hello to Luna

Luna (either because she’s as white as the moon, or because she’s crazy even by cat standards) is my mom’s cat, but she loves sitting between my feet while I sit at my desk and type away, or she’s laying on my backpack and taking a bath, or she’s sitting in the box with all my 3D printed parts for my Mostly Printed CNC and […]

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“Shiny!!”

“Shiny!!”

Remember the workbench that I was talking about in my last post? Well, the featured image displays it in all of its shiny, epoxied glory. Not one, but TWO coats of epoxy, each coat taking a 1/2 gallon of part A and part B (for a total of a gallon) plus about 4 ounces of pigment per coat. The epoxy ran about $65 a gallon, […]

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It Ain’t ‘This Old House’

It Ain’t ‘This Old House’

A couple decades ago I had an unholy fascination with woodworking and spent a crap ton of money (that’s the unholy part) to buy myself some power tools – table saw, drill press, mobile bench planer, drills. The usual stuff. I got to use some of it from time to time, but for the most part it got to gather dust and rust after I […]

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Long Absences and Enduring Quiet

Long Absences and Enduring Quiet

I’ve often been accused of not writing back to people enough, at least in my personal life. Professionally, I’ve been asked quite a few times to summarize my emails and documentation. I, however, prefer to eliminate any possibility of confusion in either my explanation or documentation. That’s actually made me pretty popular in my new position. When I last posted things were going pretty nicely […]

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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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