Monthly Archives: September 2014

The network nightmare that ate my week

A few hours ago, I sent the following “dear colleagues” email (lightly edited to remove some private details) to all my users at work: This has been a very trying week. For those of you whose work was disrupted this … Continue reading

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From the pages of Stupid Software Design Quarterly…

About a month ago, printing stopped working on my machine. I had a clunky workaround, so I didn’t worry too much about it. I had just upgraded the cups package, which manages printing, on the print server, and it seemed … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Cook’s Illustrated’s Cream-cheese brownies

Last weekend I made the notably unsuccessful “cherries and cream pie” (see writeup), and of course that meant I had leftover cream cheese (that recipe only took a quarter of a cup) and sour cream, two ingredients which I rarely … Continue reading

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