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Upgrade complete, 18 Aug 2014

In GooglePlus
All systems back to normal? Well, no, probably not. There's tremendous room for error...

Scheduled maintenance, 14 Aug 2014

In GooglePlus
I'm going to upgrade my "production" server this weekend. Expect some downtime...

The short-form week of 4–10 Aug 2014, 11 Aug 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Consider the demographics of an airline club, 06 Aug 2014

In GooglePlus, Humor, Technology
Now consider these phones. They have stickers with the...

The short-form week of 28 Jul–3 Aug 2014, 04 Aug 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 21–27 Jul 2014, 28 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

DocBook and HTML 5(.x), 23 Jul 2014

In DocBook, HTML5
HTML 5(.x) today reminds me a lot of DocBook 1(.x) twenty years ago. That's neither criticism nor compliment, merely observation.

The short-form week of 14–20 Jul 2014, 21 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 7–13 Jul 2014, 14 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Back to Ubuntu, 11 Jul 2014

In Linux, ThinkPad
The best QA wins.

The short-form week of 30 Jun–6 Jul 2014, 07 Jul 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 23–29 Jun 2014, 30 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 16–22 Jun 2014, 23 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Disturbing camera malfunction, 16 Jun 2014

In GooglePlus, Photography
After performing flawlessly for a couple of weeks, my new Olympus E-...

The short-form week of 9–15 Jun 2014, 16 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 2–8 Jun 2014, 09 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 26 May–1 Jun 2014, 02 Jun 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Laptop free, 31 May 2014

In GooglePlus, Technology
I've muttered a few times now about the fact that I didn't bring a laptop on this trip...

Olympus E-P5, 31 May 2014

In GooglePlus, Photography
Several weeks ago, I made a lazyweb request on Twitter for recommendations on micro 4...

The short-form week of 19–25 May 2014, 26 May 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 12–18 May 2014, 19 May 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 5–11 May 2014, 12 May 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 28 Apr–4 May 2014, 05 May 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 21–27 Apr 2014, 28 Apr 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Another side of summer, 21 Apr 2014

In PotentPotables
A cocktail recipe from the Pacific northwest. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

The short-form week of 14–20 Apr 2014, 21 Apr 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 7–13 Apr 2014, 14 Apr 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 31 Mar–6 Apr 2014, 07 Apr 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 24–30 Mar 2014, 31 Mar 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 17–23 Mar 2014, 24 Mar 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

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