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Delphi is 27!

We’re coming up on the 27th anniversary of the release of Delphi, a programming system that pretty much defined a big chunk of my career. It’s always been a great “secret weapon” in building fantastic software, and I’m proud to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Democratic Party

Are you people that stupid? Really? I used to think “No, they can’t be that dumb. They have to see this.” But apparently it has escaped notice. I genuinely would not have thought so, but I guess someone has to … Continue reading

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Setting Up A New Fortigate Firewall

Sooo…my Cisco Meraki subscription runs out next month, and Cisco doesn’t want to talk to me about what their re-licensing options are. I like my MX64, the interface is really nice, and the device is super effective. But I can’t … Continue reading

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Justice Must Be Served Upon Them

Unfortunately, ‘taking the high road’ is what led us to where we are now. Taking the high road fails to oppose people who don’t give a shit what road you’re on. I’ve been extremely vocal about this stuff for probably … Continue reading

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The Storm Continues

About a year ago, I wrote “The Perfect (Digital) Storm“. In it, I stressed “Authoritarian Behavior” as a key element to a dystopian hellish future. Some few months earlier, I wrote “The Worst Enemy We Have Ever Faced As a … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Jira

I recently upgraded the home network here, and pulled a load of stuff back in from my AWS cloud. Not because I thought AWS was bad or anything, I just needed to satisfy some geekdom here in the house, and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Movies

Well, at least my top 10 :). I got asked to do one of those challenges on FB, and wrote up my top ten with a few notes on them, and I figure it’d be better to put them all … Continue reading

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The Perfect (Digital) Storm

We’re in trouble. All of us. Deep trouble.  Black, white, men, women, all political parties, all factions, we’re all in this. What kind of trouble? Life-threatening computer trouble.  Hold on there, you say.  My PC isn’t waving a knife around.  … Continue reading

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War.

You are at war.  Yes, you. Every last one of you. I have said this many times – Trump and his allies are traitors to the United States.  They despise everything it stands for.  This last week has demonstrated that … Continue reading

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A little DnD 5e idea I’ve been playing around with

Here’s a combo for you, which you who’ve been playing 5e probably already know, but might just have been overlooked: Feats:Polearm Master Sentinel plus War Caster Obviously the first two everyone knows are broken already, particularly when in combo. Adding … Continue reading

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