Where Emergency Veterinary Care and Ops Intersect

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Jun 10, 2011
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In early April, I had to take one of our pets, a chinchilla named Fipsy, to an emergency veterinary hospital.  He had complications from routine dental care that led to pneumonia, which very nearly killed him.  After seven days, six veterinarians, four days of oxygen, and one red-hot Discover card, we were able to bring […]

Friday links, 3/18/11 edition

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Mar 20, 2011
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A little late getting this week’s Friday links out, but here goes anyway! RSA warns SecurID customers after company is hacked. http://bit.ly/dZsIac [via NetworkWorld] We tend to think Japan had “an” earthquake. That rather understates the situation. http://www.japanquakemap.com/ [via James Lileks on Twitter] Beyond the Box Score presents their list of the Top 30 Defunct […]

Friday links, 3/11/11 edition

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Mar 12, 2011
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I hate to be only posting links lately, but I have been getting sucked into doing a fair amount of functional support for our 11i install: Runway Girl reports that Boeing has identified that Wi-Fi interferes with Honewell avionics http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/runway-girl/2011/03/breaking-boeing-confirms-wi-fi.html [via Plane Talking] Ben Rockwood discusses “DadOps” — and I can relate! http://cuddletech.com/blog/?p=545 You knew […]

Friday links, 3/4/2011 edition

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Mar 4, 2011
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Red Hat advises that there is just one year left before RHEL 4 goes EoL Reference your favorite beers with the Brewery DB plugin for WordPress Firing your QA: Worst. Idea. EVAR. [Regardless of what Forrester says] Make Your Software Development Process More Like a Sewer Washington University in St. Louis Study Asks Participants to […]

Does Dilbert imitate life, or does life imitate Dilbert?

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Feb 27, 2011
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I wish that I’d never had conversations like this in my career. Again and again.

Friday links, 2/25/2011 edition

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Feb 25, 2011
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WordPress 3.1 is released Future features of Solaris 11 Alpha 4 of the next version of DB2 quietly slips out in to the wild Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments announced Apple previews Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” Stephen Foskett reviews the new MacBook Pro Silicon Valley VC questions the wisdom of Obama’s Startup America […]

Something to consider

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Feb 18, 2011
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I had never realized before today that there can be confusion when working with professionals whose native languages do not use the Roman alphabet. To wit, we were looking at an Oracle patch that was applicable to family pack M or later of a certain product. We were at family pack L, and it was […]

Egypt goes offline

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Jan 29, 2011
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Link seen on The Register: Renesys has blogged about the entire country of Egypt being disconnected from the Internet.  It’s an interesting read: What happens when you disconnect a modern economy and 80,000,000 people from the Internet? What will happen tomorrow, on the streets and in the credit markets? This has never happened before, and […]

Flair!

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Jan 27, 2011
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I assume these guys have never seen Office Space:

A VMware SATA/PATA cheat sheet

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Jan 27, 2011
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Stephen Foskett has helpfully rounded up a VMware ESX SATA/PATA compatibility cheat sheet.  As someone who has been banging his head against the HCL to determine what hardware would make a good home test lab, it’s much appreciated. Thanks, Stephen!

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