Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world
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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
Posted 02-11-2015 at 08:57 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
I know Comcast has suspended their 250 GB limit and have been trialing different data plans, including one of the more idiotic ideas I've read yet (more on that in a moment), but I never bothered to actually read up on the stupidity that is taking place in the U.S.'s largest cable provider's upper management tier.
On first glance, lifting the 250 GB per month limit is a great idea. On the flipside, the way they are working around this is by raising the limit to 300 GB (gracias, amigos!...
Posted 02-06-2015 at 02:03 AM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Headed out the door and ended up skiing down my lawn this morning before work (steep lawn + heavy backpack + very slick mossy ground = me on my back, but not until I built up enough speed to actually do some damage to myself and the lawn). By the time I got home tonight from work, my back was hurting bad enough for me to take a few pain killers. They've definitely kicked in, it's getting late, and I think I have too much going on at the same time.
Posted 01-31-2015 at 03:13 AM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-31-2015 at 03:17 AM byrocket357
The internet sucks. Well, more succinctly: "The internet is run by people, and people suck."
My wife called me at work today complaining that our internet connection was unstable. While this isn't surprising, I suppose she anticipated my next question because she then said "but it only seems to be $game, everything else is working smoothly? Is this Comcast or your firewall causing problems?" I resisted the urge to absolve the firewall immediately of any wrong...
Posted 01-27-2015 at 06:12 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 06:16 PM byrocket357
I'm a bit of a security nut. It's true...I'm a tad paranoid, and it shows in the design of my home network.
Given the paranoia, it's really only a matter of time before my over-arching power-Nazi stance on security steps on the toes of my other household members, namely my wife. She really lost it one day when unbound failed (well, it didn't *fail*, but it wasn't exactly working as *she* intended). I attempted to step her (an avid Windows power user with zero experience with the...