I actually used the NSA post-it diagram today to explain to a co-worker how we manage https and what's the difference between GFEs and backend jobs in prod. I regret nothing.
"Larry commented to me how excited he is by our plan to make WiFi experiences much better, esp. in Fiber cities [...]"
Oh phew, that must mean we found someone who understands how to make wifi work! I look forward to meeting him or her.
Totally shocking news. I am shocked.
Ok, not really.
WHAT LUNATIC PUTS THE LEAST SIGNIFICANT BIT ON THE LEFT, asked apparently nobody at the IEEE ever.
"The bunny... getting through customs... all this random legal stuff..."
– actual quote from marketing phone call near me
I only wish my job were that surreal.
I'm about 99% certain now that I need to get more sleep.
I just realized that the optimal format for transferring raw data intended for afterquery heatgrids is png. It's a file format for lossless encoding of sparse matrices, essentially. Also I can just load it directly into an HTML canvas and... never mind.
Well, that's more horrifying than I expected from the title. Once again, not cynical enough.
Sometimes people ask me what we do on our team. Until now I didn't have a clear answer.
Just saw some amusing slides from a company about their recent acquisition of a similarly-sized company and how it's a good move strategically. Some of the justifications, translated into my own words:
- We're bigger now! (bar chart)
- Acquired company does enterprise and we don't!
- Acquired company is in other markets that we're not! (pie charts)
- Acquired company makes products that are different from ours, so now we can be a greater percentage of the total solution!
- Acquired company has revenues and profits, which when added to ours, makes the total bigger! (line charts)
Summary: all of the above would also be true if a software company acquired a breakfast cereal company.
This year in Quotes from Avery's Performance Review:
- "goes on for pages and pages"
- "persistence to pursue it till death"
And that's just the strengths section!
(Joking aside, there's lots of actionable stuff in there. Thanks, y'all. I think the new perf format is a success.)
Is this the [code] drop which panics immediately?
I guess that probably isn't specific enough: is this the most recent drop which panics immediately?
I had this idea to maybe run all APs on the same channel and deal with interference using some method other than switching channels (eg. backchannel TDM coordination + cts/rts).
The good news: Someone else apparently is also doing this and selling it.
The bad news: the other product doing it sounds like snake oil :(
$300 for 7 years, or $9/month? Depending on your situation, the answer might not be obvious.
ssh+2FA to all your machines, anywhere, without opening firewall ports.