1. Anger management...

    This email was just sent out to everyone in our office at work. Looks like I'm going to have to find another means of releasing my pent-up angst :-)

    To All,
    During discussions with building management today I was notified that the building has recently suffered a rash of broken ...


  2. Minneathlon v2.0

    As some of you know, I've been on the planning committee for the Minneathlon v2.0 race that takes place today at Logic. In a nutshell, the Minneathlon is an adventure race/scavenger hunt type event. This year's theme is "Brains vs. Brawn", a nod to the fact ...


  3. Minneapolis Street View nearly here?

    For several weeks now, I've been hearing reports (firsthand and otherwise) of people sighting Google's street view fleet around the area. I just discovered this afternoon that the "Street View" button now shows up when viewing google maps of the Minneapols/St. Paul area:
    [mpls street view][]

    Unfortunately no blue-highlighted roads ...


  4. Tonight's Supper

    I just have to post a few "I'm a proud Cook" photos. I hope you don't mind.

    Meghan found some sashimi-grade Tuna on sale today at the supermarket and snatched it up. Now, I don't know how many of you have had the pleasure of consuming real ...


  5. On gonkulators.

    An excerpt from a conversation I had today with my boss over IM:

    (3:39:21 PM) Erik: you'd be glad to hear that I fabricated a few gonkulators today.
    (3:39:58 PM) Dan: for Boston?
    (3:40:05 PM) Erik: yes
    (3:40:10 PM) Erik: the ...


  6. US Broadband Speeds

    I just read a rather lengthy discussion on reddit about current US broadband speeds and how they're lagging way behind most all of the asian and EU markets. They quote the average broadband (download) speed in the US as 1.6 Mbps. Japan - 61 Mbps. South Korea - 45 Mbps ...


  7. Imogen Heap - yep, she's amazing

    I've been listening to Imogen for a few years now, and have always enjoyed her work immensely. Last night, though, I stumbled upon this video of her performing "Just for Now" live. My respect for her jumped up several orders of magnitude. In this track, she uses an Electrix ...


  8. Asterisk

    I've been given clearance to pursue implementation of Asterisk at work as an (eventual) replacement for our legacy phone PBX.  I've already implemented Asterisk at 3 branch offices around the country and 1 across the pond - these have largely been successful.  Implementing here at HQ, though, will be ...


  9. Unneccessary complication

    I'm working on getting an asterisk phone pbx set up in our Budapest, Hungary office. I needed to test things tonight, so I place a few test calls. Here's the call flow in a nutshell:

    1. SIP softphone on my laptop
    2. VPN to Logic HQ
    3. VPN to Budapest office ...

  10. Tuesday Rants: DST & RIAA

    First...whomever decided to change Daylight Savings Time (cough, cough, ***head_jerk_towards_washington***) needs to have a stern talking to. I've always thought that DST was stupid, and now added on top of that is the fact that poor Sysadmins like myself all across the country are having to scramble to ...


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