After 35 years in the information technology business, I have learned that not much happens in the IT world between Christmas and New Years. Sure, help desk and NOC’s have to stay open and servers still crash, but for the most part, not many IT departments plan major expansions, cutovers, or purchases in the week […]
After nearly two months of waiting, I finally got my Wahoo Kickr indoor bicycle trainer. It was expensive, but so far I am very happy with our choice. Sold my Giant TCX In April I sold my Giant TCX to my son and purchased a slightly smaller Trek Checkpoint that fit me much better than […]
The 2020 Sooner Adventure Ride was held the Sunday before a major ice storm hit central Oklahoma. It began at the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, and took riders on 150+ miles of dirt roads and optional single-track trails through central Oklahoma.
When the developers at Lopez Food needed more compute power to compile software in their agile development environment, the infrastructure team chose to use the computing power available in their Intel NUC plant floor workstations rather than purchase compute cycles in Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web services. Lopez Foods is a prepared meat processor based […]
As the world becomes even more connected, the functions of back-end IT systems becomes even more critical to a company’s success. My recent experience with a new “smart oven” from Whirlpool is a testament to how poorly integrated IT systems can ruin the reputation of a nice product.