I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: I work with some amazingly creative people these days. Happy Sysadmin Day!
When Google was founded in September of 1998 it’s mission was simple enough: “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. They did this by creating what we now know as the PageRank algorithm, but was first called “BackRub“, in an attempt to create a better search engine than what AltaVista, Ask(…)
I’ve written before about the idea of parallax with regards to your career. But parallax, or perceptions, can be applied to just about anything. Just for some Friday fun, let’s think about the different perceptions we can have regarding a cup of coffee. The classic perception, of course, would be “do you see the cup(…)
Recently our town completed a sidewalk to one of the schools. I saw the sidewalk as I went for a jog today, and it got my mind wandering and thinking. We moved here over 10 years ago. At the time we had one fifteen month and one minus-2 week old baby. There was no sidewalk across(…)
That question is in my Top Ten Most Offensive Statements ever said to me, or to any father that is trying to share in the responsibilities of raising children. And it happened not once, but twice, in my career. But that’s not why I’m writing this post. This post is about how to say “no” effectively.(…)
Parallax is defined as “a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight”. It is often used when talking about the motions of stars and planets, since parallax can be used to calculate distance to far away objects. Parallax is also how the moving background image(…)