Inspecting Network Traffic on Ubuntu Linux

In the course of setting up my own OpenStack cloud, I found myself working up and down through multiple layers of network virtualization. Needless to say, I ran into plenty of network issues. To solve them, I researched, gathering small bits of knowledge from many different websites (Stack Overflow, I'm looking at you), forums, and [...]

By |2017-07-14T09:52:26-04:00July 17th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Touch UX Trends Started by Apps

It's interesting to watch how the accepted standard for User Experience (UX) evolves over time. It's like there is a universal "vocabulary" of actions and gestures. We intuitively understand them and also expect them to be implemented in every app we use. Eventually, developers integrate UX advances into new and existing apps and even [...]

By |2017-04-18T13:43:47-04:00April 17th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Some Thoughts Inspired by Nintendo’s Hybrid Device, the Switch

I've had my Nintendo Switch for just over twenty four hours, but I've been thinking a lot about the innovation that Nintendo brought to the table with their latest console. There is a lot of discussion to be had about specifics but that's not what I've been focusing on. On a high level, Nintendo's [...]

By |2017-03-24T14:11:06-04:00March 24th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Conditional E-mails from SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a great reporting tool, especially its ability to schedule reports to be sent out via e-mail. But one thing nobody wants is useless e-mails flooding their inbox. Some of the reports I've built using SSRS list problem data that needs to be cleaned up. I don't want those reports [...]

By |2017-02-21T13:59:05-05:00May 17th, 2015|Technology|1 Comment

What PowerShell Summit Showed Me

PowerShell Summit was a blast. I learned some great new skills and connected with a ton of folks who are as passionate about technology as I am. But even though PowerShell Summit is a conference about Windows PowerShell, attending it opened my eyes to some other important lessons that apply to everyone in IT. Focus [...]

By |2017-02-21T14:44:30-05:00April 25th, 2015|Technology|0 Comments