I wrote this in an online meeting at work today, and thought I'd inflict on the fediverse. The topic is striving for excellence.
I've learnt through bitter experience that it's rarely possible to fix
all problems at once. What works, in my experience, is frequent small
improvements. The trick is to have a vision of where one wants to end
up in, and every day find the next step towards that. And it's OK for
the vision to also change. This applies to life as well as software
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: this commercial just tripped me the fuck out omg???? we live in a society...
Well it's a nice day for a light sweater
It's a nice day for a caaardigaaaaaan!
The Morris Worm was 30 years ago today.
I was working as the network admin at EuroPARC, the European satellite lab of Xerox PARC. We were getting hints that Something Was Wrong, stuff running slowly, sites dropping off the net, when I got a frantic call from my counterpart at PARC, telling me to power everything down, don't waste time gracefully shutting things down, just pull plugs and hit power switches.
Infosec was born that day. :)
I always thought of myself as a quite unemotional person, without the ability
to get the concept of faith or religion. All the bigger my surprise, when I
found myself in the Greenwich Observatory in front of all those clocks,
calendars, and scientific stellar diaries. I think my feelings there must have
been quite similar to faith. In mankind.
Oh, and it gives you room for Super- and Hyper-keys in case you code with #emacs
Linux, Emacs, OrgMode, VB, Python, Ruby, Whovian, TNG, NCIS, Music, kinky, WannabeGuitarerro, ISO8601 evangelist
A million dreams is all it's gonna take
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