Entries from November 2009

Syngergy-plus for sharing inputs

Date November 29, 2009

Way back in the dark ages (May of 2008), I talked about synergy, and excellent piece of software that allows you to have multiple computers controlled by one central keyboard and mouse. Each computer needs its own screen, but it’s ideal for multiple laptops or a combination of laptop and desktop. Today I saw that […]

Subscribed Blogs: Now with OPML Goodness

Date November 27, 2009

Ever since I first created my Subscribed Feeds page, I’ve had clamoring for an easier way to subscribe to the entire list. That’s a pretty brave thought, but for those of you who really want to subscribe to nearly 200 sysadmin blog feeds, I have uploaded my exported OPML file from Google Reader. Sorry it’s […]

Windows 7: (Probably) My Future User Platform

Date November 26, 2009

Ugh. Nothing screams “lots of time” like designing and testing a new user platform. We’re humans. We dig familiarity. We like knowing where things live in our interfaces and we despise people screwing with us. It can take a long time to live down something so small as moving someone’s desktop icons (if you live […]

Puzzles -vs- Mysteries

Date November 24, 2009

I am a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell. The first book I read of his was Blink, which talked about the power of snap decisions when made by experienced people. I then read Outliers and (my favorite), The Tipping Point. I really admire Gladwell’s method of writing, the way he ties several utterly dissimilar threads […]

Reminder: SysAdvent Calendar coming soon!

Date November 19, 2009

I’ve sent some email out in the past day asking for help, but I’m going to send a broadcast as well. The SysAdvent Calendar is a community-driven blog that posts one entry per day, from December 1st through December 25, in the spirit of an advent calendar. 25 good, solid, useful blog posts in a […]

Interview with Pam Howell for LOPSA

Date November 18, 2009

Just wanted to let you know that Pamela Howell interviewed me for LOPSA. It’s a short interview about the value of community. It’s actually an HD video, but the audio is all that matters. She’ll be providing the transcript when she gets the chance.