Reverse Engineering a Linux Install

The Linux world is full of different package managers.  Yum, Apt and others can make it complex when a solution doesn’t support a distro (distribution) you are already standardized on.  If the option of compiling yourself is not available, the next option is to convert the available packages or extract…

Inclusive Leadership – What Will I Do?

Even as an IC (Individual Contributor),  a good understanding of inclusive leadership is of value.  A solid grasp here helps you better follow and support your leaders.  As such I am completing a course in Becoming a Successful Leader.  This is one of three courses in the  Inclusive Leadership professional…

VNC, a quick introduction

When I started in tech, the command line was everything.  You’d telnet (gasp!) or ssh into different systems and do your updates, upgrades and configurations.  More and more systems now have a UI now, and not everything can be done via web page.  So how do you remotely (and securely!)…

Is That Partner Hurting You?

Modern business is complex.  Firms depend on other firms for a portion of the goods or services they sell.  Over the years I’ve seen several very powerful examples of firms harming their brand/reputation with the firms partner with.  Penny wise and pound foolish doesn’t begin to describe self inflicting damage. …

Why Now Is the Time for Toastmasters

The work world is changing.  Communication is even more important now as so many of us adapt to remote work, or remotely searching for employment.  Imagine an hour a week where you could work on your communication and leadership skills.  One where you were surrounded by other individuals looking to…

j5 USB-C Triple Display Docking Station

Desktop real estate is key to productivity, especially when working on complex topics.  The more you can see without having to scroll means less mental energy goes into adjusting to pages scrolling or tabs switching.  I’ve recently written about how I’ve achieved this with Linux.  For work I’m on a…

Recruiters and “Agency”

If you’ve ever been involved with a real estate transaction in California (and perhaps most of the US) you have hopefully gotten to learn about Agency.  In at least California you have to sign a disclosure document that clears up who is representing who.  The typical way things work is…