November 2018 Archives

Using Twitter for Our Weather Delay Notifications

This morning I awoke to a pretty sizable winter storm, especially for the middle of November. Due to the warmish weather we’ve had recently, the 8-10 inches of snow that we received felt more like 8-10 inches of sleet. It was heavy and wet to move, and the roads were not great this morning. I’ve advocated in the past for employers to be smarter about days like today. Unless you’re a doctor or a police officer or some other job that’s critical to society, stay… Continue reading

11/16/18

Why I’ve Started Upgrading My Phone and Laptop Warranties

I mentioned in my last post that one of the reasons that I chose the Lenovo X1 Carbon over my preferred choice of a MacBook was the 3-year next-day onsite service. Here’s what that warranty provides that’s key for me: If an issue cannot be resolved by phone, Lenovo will dispatch a certified technician to attempt repair of your machine at your location with no shipping involved. This service provides parts and labor repair coverage where labor is provided onsite at your place of business…. Continue reading

11/6/18

Nazi Hunters, Burger Robots, and Xbox Hacking – Link Roundup

Articles ‘Get the Nazi out of New York.’ The secret operation to deport the last living Nazi defendant in the U.S. was a rare success. – these types of deportations are incredibly complex, but extraordinarily admirable and important. Reminds me of the documentary on Netflix The Last Nazis. [The Washington Post] The Young and the Reckless – a group of kids hack Xboxes and Xbox live, sell cheats online, and then get in way too deep. [Wired] The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot… Continue reading

11/2/18