Computers? No Damn Good.

So said a colleague of mine many years ago.  And he was right.

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Of course, that quote really means that we programmers are no damn good, and leave bugs, undocumented features, and Things That Just Don’t WorkTM all over the place.  After all these years, I still struggle with the usability of computer systems. But hope is not lost; we can make things workable again, if we just stop resisting what works.

I started this blog for two reasons: first, just as in source code, if I don’t document what I’ve done, I’ll come back a month later and go, “huh? What was I thinking?” I needed a place to record the system configuration and management things I have learned. Secondly, I’m hoping this information will help someone else. In fact, I’m hoping that some of my friends will join me in posting here.




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