I Have Become A Stereotype

So, a regional Comcast outage (and associated interruption of my home broadband connection) has finally completed my transformation into full-blown DevOps Hipster. I have packed my sticker-festooned MacBook and my vintage studio headphones into my messenger bag and strolled off to the local coffee shop (bearing in hand a burnt-out CFL bulb, to be recycled at the hardware store en route), there to finish out the workday stroking my goatee while I contemplate the AWS console and try to write some Java. …

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The Wolf of Wall Street

As I was buying a cup of coffee this morning, the barista told me that I was wearing the same shirt as a character from The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s one of my favorite shirts, and quite distinctive, so I believe her; now I want to see the movie in order to determine how I feel about this. I’m currently reading A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, to put this in some more context :) …

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

First off, hooray for the MBTA’s commuter rail WiFi, which enabled me to both catch my train home and also pay attention to an issue at work which occurred just after I left (especially because I was the proximal cause of the issue :p ). My phone will work in a pinch, but it’s awfully limited compared to my laptop. Double hooray for my Sesame Ring, keeping me from having to repeatedly dig my wallet out of my pocket as I traversed various other public transit methods running errands after work. …

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