Entries from February 2013

The Impostor Effect vs Dunning-Kruger

Date February 27, 2013

The more I think about things like the Dunning-Kruger Effect and Impostor Syndrome, the more I suspect they're sociological as opposed to psychological. If you're unfamiliar, the Dunning-Kruger Effect is the name of a cognitive bias where people consistently rate themselves as being higher skilled than others, even (especially?) then they are decidedly not. In […]

LOPSA San Diego proto-chapter meeting this Thursday

Date February 25, 2013

Just an update on the LOPSA San Diego chapter that's spinning up... Hi all, Once again I'd like to invite you to a meeting of our new San Diego chapter of LOPSA. We had a good turnout last month, and we'd love to see even more come out this time! Our plan with this meeting […]

God Made a SysAdmin

Date February 25, 2013

If you watched the SuperBowl (or, more likely, watched the commercials the next day on the net), you probably saw the Dodge commercial, Farmer, the audio of which was taken from a speech made by Paul Harvey, So God Made a Farmer. I actually really liked the commercial, and it really struck a chord with […]

Mention on Tom Limoncelli's blog

Date February 20, 2013

I meant to write this entry the other day, but got busy. I posted a question about labeling to the excellent LOPSA Tech mailing list, and Tom Limoncelli used it as the prompt for a blog post on the subject of labeling datacenter cables. Head over and check it out.

Horray for new toys!

Date February 16, 2013

Last week was probably my craziest here so far. On Monday, we were off because there was some kind of blizzard thing, so it was a shorter week to begin with. On top of that, there were some things piled up from my week off with my gall bladder surgery, so I was trying to […]

Both LOPSA regional conferences have open registration

Date February 14, 2013

Just a quick note that, as of a couple of days ago, both Cascadia IT Conference and LOPSA-East have open registrations. Cascadia's Early-Bird discount ends February 28th, so if you're on the left coast, you need to check it out (and go see my boss, David Blank-Edelman, deliver the keynote!) LOPSA-East's Early-Bird discount ends April […]