· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · January
· · · · 19 (2 entries)

Surprising the Eye · What happened was, I was speaking at a conference, sharing the stage with the Chairman of the SEC (by video) and (in the flesh) the SEC’s CIO and the FDIC’s Deputy CIO. No pointers because it deserves serious coverage. For the occasion, I (obviously) wore my best custom-made Italian suit (grey) and an understated-but-strong tie (mostly blue), along with my dapper new <a href='http://www.baileyhats.com/'>Bailey’s</a> fedora. Then I took off for two heavy-geek meetings at Sun campuses and a visit to Technorati. When I pulled into the Sun parking lot, I thought about pulling the tie off and the jeans on but decided it would do ’em good to see a geek in a suit, and I have to say I got as many blank-faced <em>WTF-is-this</em> looks as anyone could want. But then, at the end of all my meetings, while I was trudging down a <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_of_Market_%28San_Francisco%29'>SoMa</a> street to my alarmingly-huge Avis van ($20 in gas for a day going up & down Route 101; dear America, something’s wrong), I saw something really alarming ...
Sunbeams: Fallen Eucalypt · Back in 2004 when we were just getting blogging going at Sun, I had this <a href='/ongoing/What/The%20World/Life%20Online/Sun/'>Sunbeams</a> series, where I highlighted interesting sunblog posts. Just now, I had a few browser tabs I was thinking of writing about, and noticed that four of them qualified, thus this revival. <i>Item:</i> <a href='http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=3788&tstart=60'>mod_dtrace</a>; there’ve been times I would have paid big money for something like this. <i>Item:</i> <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/robogeek?entry=corporate_it_security_at_sun'>Neutering WinXP</a> to make it safe. <i>Item:</i> <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/timcaynes?entry=a_medley_of_sausage'>a medley of sausage</a>. <i>Item:</i> JohnnyL <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/johnnyl?entry=what_i_did_on_my'>has a really bad day</a> (illustrated). Yow.
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