…I get mocked.
I’m going to be leaving my employer for the last four years, StudentUniverse, and joining going.com. I’ll be a Senior Systems Engineer for them. It’s exciting! StudentUniverse has been good to me, but I’m looking forward to being at a smaller company, one that’s in a very different phase of its existence, and taking on [...]
Anyone have an experience with a checking account with no local branch? I’m wondering because there are a couple of different companies — Schwab and ING are the two that I can think off of the top of my head — that have checking accounts available with interest rates around 4% or 4.5%. But, they [...]
So, several people (most of them my mother) have given me some grief for not having posted the answers to the Quiz O’ Another Day. And, of course, naming The Winner. So, without further ado: Question 1) Which animals were given (in some form) to the lucky vegetarian couple? So, technically, the correct answer is [...]
So, a couple of weeks back, Kate and I went to the wedding of a high school friend of hers, held just outside of Waldoboro, ME. Quite a lovely time was had by all, and I got the chance to meet some of Kate’s friends from her youth. And my, what an interesting bunch they [...]
…haven’t posted in a long, long time. This post isn’t going to go into depth on anything, just a quick catch-up. I’ve spent most of the past three weeks preparing to move a data center from Watertown, MA to North Andover, MA. The tricky part, of course, is that there’s a live website on the [...]
A good friend of Kate’s has held a “grownup prom” the last couple of years. He rents out the Cambridge Tennis Club building, hires a DJ, and invites all his friends to get pretty and party the night away. This year’s event was held this past Saturday, and was quite intoxicating. Kate and Ian enjoying [...]
My department at work is two people, me and Stefano. On Friday morning, Stefano and his wife Jennifer had their first child, a son named Tucker Delaney McGhee. He was born at 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and 20.5 inches long, and both mother and son are doing wonderfully. Stef and Jennifer were kind enough to [...]
I found out this morning that my “rabbi” (in the spy-novel sense of the term, rather than the religious sense) is leaving StudentUniverse. This leaves me with much to think about. The most basic question, of course, is whether to stay here myself. There are a lot of jobs out there for someone with my [...]
Last Saturday, Kate and I got to watch the Sox beat the tails of the wicked and hated Yankees. Good stuff. It was a perfect afternoon (high 60′s and sunny), and we had good seats in the bleachers (that even faced the field!). (By the way, don’t ask Kate why she’s wearing a sweatshirt over [...]
Updated my High-Availability Xen page with some detail on block devices and file systems and what’s fun about doing systems development work 10 days behind the kernel code that’ll make it all work. Kate’s out of town, and I’ve had a couple of long days at work the past couple of days, so things are [...]
I’m diving into a relatively new branch of the systems engineering world at the moment — setting up a high-availability virtual server cluster. To give a sense of how new this stuff is, a fix that I need before I can even start to test the subsystem performance was checked into the Linux kernel tree [...]
I spent last weekend up in Vermont, and a post about the trip is long overdue at this point… The occasion was the wedding of a friend of Kate’s, at the Sleepy Hollow Inn in Huntington, VT. We were scheduled to leave Saturday morning, but thanks to last week’s slush storm, were a bit delayed. [...]
And now I have proof.
I am choosing not to acknowledge that Super Bowl XLI every happened. Seriously.
I’ll be honest: this weekend’s Patriots-Colts playoff game scares me. I’m jumpy, and keep having disaster scenarios play in my head. Yipes. It would be oh so nice if Tom Brady would have one of his good games, instead of one of his bad ones (the latter have been all to frequent of late); if [...]
In my last post, I noted that I had a credit card, and some cash, stolen from my (unlocked, because I’m dumb) locker at the gym. Well, seems that the info that I gave the local PD was enough for them to pull video footage of the thief using the card at a local CVS. [...]
Dumb: So, I went over to the gym to play basketball at lunch today. This is normal — I play almost every work day. I get there, put my stuff in an er (which is what I have to assume that a locker sans lock is called), and hit the court. First, I decided along [...]
Haven’t posted in a while. I wish I could say that I had a good excuse, but I really don’t. I’ve spent the past 5 days pretty much eating my way through the holiday. Saturday night, my mom and sister, Grace’s boyfriend Jeremy, and my godparents and their family came over for dinner. I had [...]