Hmm similarties??

I typically avoid political postings but this is to be consumed mainly for entertainment purposes.

Kid Rock for Senate
President Camacho

You decide.

That is all

So long Btrfs.. i hardly knew you…

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/16/red_hat_banishes_btrfs_from_rhel/

Oracle effectively doubles licence fees to run its stuff in AWS • The Register

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/30/oracle_effectively_doubles_licence_fees_to_run_in_aws/

So sad they have to change the rules of the game to promote their cloud environment…

Hmm, I did something to prove nothing? :)

Actually a fairly challenging exam in my opinion, it was fun too.

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On to the System Engineer one? We’ll see…

Patch your shit… – CVE-2016-5195

The threat is real…
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/10/21/Linux-Kernel-Vulnerability
http://thehackernews.com/2016/10/linux-kernel-exploit.html

That is all.

A Minute to Breathe

Very nice.

https://embed.itunes.apple.com/us/embedded-player/idsa.2115d430-8ca5-11e6-b213-558fe71a10a8

Three Years!

Those that have worked with me or have seen my resume know that being at an employer for three years is a rare occurrence. In a couple weeks this will occur regardless* if I turned in a two week notice today. 

Seems crazy but the time has went by fast. The opportunity to work more from home certainly helps improve job satisfaction. Will this pass my all time record on length of employment? We shall see.

*Unless immediate termination occurs

Metallica…

While I really was excited that Metallica was coming to Minneapolis I was certainly less impressed with the process to obtain reasonably priced tickets. No luck on the day before premature ticket discharge nor the actual day of sale. Ticketmaster’s site is just that bad but realistically probably spammed by bots sucking up the tickets at face value. Anyway, I’m over it and feel fortunate enough to have seen Metallica in their mid career.

Compare this price to what you’ll find the tickets going for now… crazy to think but again this has been 24 years ago – wow… I’m getting old 😛

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I had thought about obtaining tickets from these other sites but the stubbornness in me refuses to support those sites in the hope that they get stuck with excess tickets and eventually something changes. It’s not the price at this point, just the principle. Fans are missing out on one of the better shows, it’s just sad… Perhaps Metallica can use their status in the industry to fight back against the bot behavior?, doubtful as they are making bank regardless and seem to fill seats consistently.

Side note: it was awesome of them to allow the live stream on Pandora. 

Just think…

It’s funny to recall a time in which a well known database company made a 2009 speech about the cloud and pretty much debunked the existence.

http://allthingsd.com/20091002/another-one-of-these-cloud-computing-rants-and-you’ve-got-yourself-a-stand-up-routine-larry/

Now many years later they are all on board and scrambling to catch up. Just think of they would have started the adoption back in ’09 where they could be today. At the very least they could have had the past six years to develop a killer service/offering.

The Salesforce CEO sums it up properly.

http://www.businessinsider.com/salesforce-ceo-marc-benioff-comments-on-oracles-93-billion-netsuite-deal-2016-8
We shall see if they can buy there was out of this one.

Oh Oracle… How about getting back to innovating?

Give it up Oracle 

http://www.siliconbeat.com/2016/07/08/googles-9-billion-oracle-battle-takes-new-turn/