Do not try to update your router’s firmware at 11pm.
It could brick your router and after spending 2 hours trying to manually reinstall it using TFTP, you’ll still have no working router and be 2 hours more tired the next day.
I think about this quote a lot. This book confirmed a lot about what I think about work and working better. It also taught me some things I wish I had the power to implement.
I feel like I’ve written about this before – can’t remember whether it was here or not, but when trillion-dollar companies complain that things are “hard”, what they really mean is that they “do not want to do them” or that they are “not that important”, or perhaps more tellingly, that “there is no [perceived] profit in doing it”. Because, lest we forget, Google is a company that went from zero to having a gigantic fleet of sensor-laden cars driving around every single road in as many countries as they could, just so you could look at shops and the less said about having more data to sell ads against, the better.
Dan is talking about using Maps to find the safest route home. That’s a problem Maps can’t do for me yet. For all of the smart tools available to us, most of them aren’t very smart at all.
If you’re looking for a less anxious November, CJ is going to post 30 tips in 30 days to decrease your anxiety.
Spookster and Cackles
The newest additions to my collection of Birds in Hats.
There’s a Sears store going out of business and there is a wide variety of body parts for sale.
We had our solar system installed today. No more roof just hanging around not contributing to the household. No longer will sunny days be solely the source of sweat and discomfort.
Once the work is inspected, I can flip a switch as 21 solar panels will capture the sun’s rays and send them into The Grid.
Almost didn’t make it into the parking deck. The attendant apologized to me as I had to duck walking down the entrance ramp.
The FDA has a wall covered in tiny scientists.