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I Screwed Up

I scheduled a Patronizer hangout, and did not show up. This is entirely my fault, and I humbly apologize. I’ve spent the last few days with workmen in the house, smashing concrete and sawing boards. My nerves are shot and my brain is jangled. This might explain but does not pardon my absence. I remembered […]
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December Sausage, and all-Patronizer Video Hangout

Hello my dear Patronizers! My big news is the tendinitis in my left arm and up through my shoulders. Apparently you can’t work for 20 years as a system administrator while writing dozens of books on the side without straining your body. Yes, I have an ergonomic workstation, split keyboard, and all the proper tools […]
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November 2021 Video Hangout

It’s the month for an evening meeting, so that the West Coast people can join. I mean, they could. Theoretically. If any folks from the West Coast ever appeared. I am increasingly convinced that the West Coast is a myth pushed by Big Geography. December’s meeting will be open to all Patronizers, so if you […]
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November’s Negligent Sausage

December 11, 10 AM EST, I’ll be having my usual Zoom session. It’s open to all Patronizers, of any level. An AMA, a holiday hangout, a thank you for your help in surviving this crazy business. Come by and AMA. Details are at the bottom of the post. What else is going on? Well, I […]
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New story for Patronizers: Drag Air Through Fire

It’s one of those days full of interruptions that will block me from creative work. The good news is, the cracks in the fireplace are fixed and the laundry is done and the house is clean and the car will continue to run. Plus, the tech reviews on DNSSEC Mastery aren’t due back for two […]
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October’s Damp Sausage

I love autumn. I love the cooler weather, apple cider with fresh hot mill donuts, and having all the windows wide open. But right now it’s stupid humid, with gray skies that promise damp-clearing rain but never deliver. Anyway. I just sent the first draft of ‘DNSSEC Mastery 2/e’ to the sponsors and a handful […]
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October 2021 Video Hangout

My October is filling surprisingly quickly, so this month’s chat is happening more quickly than I’d like. 9 October 2021. 10 AM EDT. Sorry for the short notice. I’m contemplating opening the December hangout to all Patronizers. I’m not sure if this would be to let folks know what they’re missing, or a bizarre threat […]
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September’s Steamed Sausage

The heat has broken. Life is again worth living. Wait–this was the coolest summer of the rest of my life? Aw, crap. Stupid global warming. Ah, well, at least it’s coming quickly enough to smack the deniers. August went fairly well. Plowed through the badger book first draft in a couple weeks, and am back […]
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September 2021 Video Hangout

I’m updating my monthly Patronizer stuff in the first week of the month, for a second month in a row? Wow. I might be getting the hang of this crowdfunding stuff. Probably not, but dreams are nice. Been wondering if I should suggest topics for these talks. We do seem to get by, though. Eh, […]
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August’s Abasking Sausage

Hi folks! Last month I did something bizarre. I took a week off work. I’ve taken time off before, but not quite like this. When I go to BSDCan, I’ll take a couple days here and there. If She Who Must Be Obeyed takes a trip for work, I’ll go with her. I work a […]
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