Category: Experience

What life gives you when it doesn’t give you want you want.

Posted in Experience Information Technology

How to Set Up Mutt to Work With Email

Every now and then you are going to need to send email from the command line. In the world of OpenVMS we did it from batch jobs all of the time. Yes, there were abort routines which would notify all operators currently logged in and who had typed REPLY/ENABLE at…

Posted in Experience Humor Stories

Farmer Fred and the IRS

Most of today’s youth cannot comprehend a world before the touch tone phone where a basic adding machine cost north of $400. Heck, most of today’s youth don’t even know what a touch tone phone is. Well, this story takes place during that time you cannot imagine. Such is the…

The Mythos of Innovation cover
Posted in Experience Thank You Sir May I Have Another

Quote from “The Myths of Innovation”

Many innovations, for all their progress, leave a sailboat of forgotten goodness behind. And in our race to innovate, we instinctively reject people who hold on to the past. We can’t know that they don’t have a point. Perhaps they’ve pointed out something timeless that we didn’t think about. Is…