What Went On Between the Endos and the Chemo

Now that we knew what was going on the next thing was to find out how much that little bastard cancer spread out. Is it still confined to my pancreas or has it metastasized to other sites in my body? That’s how I got to meet Dr. Rocha. Melissa & I think he’s cool. His […]

Whaaaa? CANCER?????

I was visiting my family in New Jersey around the week of the 4th of July. I like spending at least 10 days while I’m there to see my Mom and my 3 sisters. Mom turned 90 this year so it was special. Her birthday is actually on the 5th of July so we get […]

If you want the Internet to “be nice” it is up to you, here’s a big reason why

In the relentless drive to cut the cost of human labor to zero, the ultimate dream of anonymous investors, online companies are working diligently to create human-like bots using neural networks to sound more convincing. At the same time, we in the great unwashed mass of humanity are insisting that our opinions are heard and […]

Yes, this site is still alive!

I just noticed that my last post was July 15, 2016, and it was a hack post to mess around with a photo gallery. Many things have changed since then, and fortunately many things remain the same. Changed: I’m moving all my photos from Flickr to SmugMug. It’s taking a while because I only loaded […]

Hosting Provider – New! Improved!

Over the Xmas weekend I changed hosting providers. I’ve been using Lunarpages for several years and it was a little slow but serviceable. However, in the summer they seemed to lose control of their customers because on and off for about 2 months the SMTP server that I shared was completely and totally blacklisted. This was no help […]

The Long Run – Once You Have Lots of Customers…

Chatting with one of my friends who is working on some very cool cloud products in a very entrepreneurial team, he regaled me with his field support challenges, Sorry, I’ve had a horrible few weeks – I’ve been bouncing back and forth between 2 cities fixing up (name redacted) cloud, just got back again last night. The […]

The Boogie Man Is Us!

This should be scary, but it could be solved if companies are interested in long term prosperity. This is the internet version of the infrastructure aging that’s going on all over the country. Bridges, roads, railroads (still important), rapid transit, whatever doesn’t make a boatload of money but are still needed by everyone. Software “quality” […]