Politics and Facebook

It was a tumultuous week in politics - especially in Kentucky. Mitch McConnell, the incumbent Republican senator (for life) defeated his Democrat challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

My Favorite Things, 2014 Edition

I like to think of myself as a responsible consumer. I'm skeptical of marketing, cautious of staged reviews, and thoughtful about buying products that will provide benefits bigger than their costs.

Technology curriculum needs to be more exciting

I'm going to complain about the quality of technology education in this article. I know that some schools do get it right.

Why did America fall in love with the universe in the 1960s?

I recently gave a presentation at school over NASA's budget, and I stressed the importance of having that budget increased. My arguments were solid, but my audience wasn't interested.

Love, Hate, Linux

I have much of a love / hate relationship with Linux. From a philosophical standpoint, I love the idea of a free, open operating system that I can modify as I see fit.

How CVE-2014-0160 let us show the power of puppet

CVE-2014-0160 which recently made headlines because of it's massive impact across the large majority of Internet-based services has allowed us to show that the return on investment with puppet is greater than 0. Here's how.

NewsBlur CLI

Yesterday, I spent a few hours and wrote up a perl application to allow me to use NewsBlur from the command line. I've been thinking about this for a while, and the problem finally overflowed yesterday when trying to read some feeds in Firefox actually crashed the browser.