About Todd

creator of the fodder...

Summer’s gone for good.

imageI can feel it in the air…literally. It’s gettin’ cold, we’ve had our last trip to the beach and the State Fair starts this weekend. Amy already got our tickets at a good discount otherwise I probably wouldn’t be going. It’s $9.00 a person to get in this year. And the state has the power to label someone a criminal?

In the technology sector: Today I put Suse Linux 9.1 on an old Dell Latitude 2500. We’ll see how that finishes up tomorrow. Hopefully I can find the video and network drivers easy enough. There’s no real point to the project, just something to do with a spare PC. I think Mike’s going to take it home from work when it’s done. To my knowledge he has zero experience with any OS outside of AS400 and Windoze.

I’ve got some major stuff coming up at work including the deployment of an SMS 2003 server and the design of an SQL cluster environment. I’m also looking into SQL transaction replication but I’ve heard real time replication is not advised for MS SQL. I can see that. Microsoft products couldn’t suck up more resources if they made vacuum cleaners.

My Mercury Mail Server

With the addition of Mercury Mail I am now completely hosting this domain from home. I’m denying all non-local smtp relays so forget about bouncin’ off me. I’m also going to be watching the logs for a while to make sure everything’s legit. In fact I’m not posting my domain address as a contact link.

The general public can reach me at the spam trap:citizen782@email.com

I’m not a geek after all.

For all of those who’ve made this assertion simply because I work on computers all day – you’ve been scientifically refuted. I took the Thudfactor Geek Quiz.

Here’s the results table:

You are 12% geek
OK, so maybe you ain’t a geek. You do, at least, show a bit of interest in the world around you. Either that, or you have enough of a sense of humor to pick some of the sillier answers on the test. Regardless, you’re probably a pretty nifty, well-rounded person who gets along fine with people and can chat with just about anyone without fear of looking stupid or foolish or overly concerned with minutiae. God, I hate you.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

My RTP Inbox

Unfortunately I learned the hard way how bad spam can get if you put a legitimate email address on-line anywhere. Monster.com screen scraping killed my inbox at my old address.

So, this post is to declare the absence of any available email address on this site. You can contact me by leaving a reply at the bottom of this page if you need to get in touch and don’t know me well enough to have my cell number or gmail address.

I will use the email address you provide to post your comment to get back in touch. Thanks.

Update: You can now text the word INSIGHT to 50500 to receive my Contxt SMS business card.