Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy says of leadership that:
[T]he one thing you must know is that you have been exalted into a position, you see, of privilege, because of an historical chain of events, which dignifies you beyond your own merits. . . . [Y]ou know that you are not up to the occasion. You are less than the quality history bestows on you. . . . Ceremonies warn all men that they are less than the office that has fallen upon [them]. . . .
He goes on to caution that success is necessarily connected to and builds upon (even if it transforms or transcends) that which comes before.
While I’ve been tinkering with VMware vCenter Server for several years, I only just learned that you can hide all of the Getting Started tabs in the vSphere Web Client, by clicking on Help | Hide All Getting Started Pages:
Ivy made me a CardboardProgrammer for Father’s day:
Our family caroled with some friends in downtown Fuquay last night.
If you’re working to ensure your web application can tolerate more and bigger cookies (see my earlier post on cookie size in Nginx), you have to do it across your entire stack. I forgot to do this previously for my uWSGI application, and so today experienced a 502 Bad Gateway error because the cookies exceeded the default limit of 4kB.
I updated my uwsgi.ini file to add this statement:
buffer-size = 65536
If you’re attending VMworld 2016, IBM Cloud has some great technology we’re showing off at our booth. But be sure to stop by and check out the surf board art as well!
IBM’s Verse email solution has a feature that dynamically displays your most frequently emailed contacts.
I call it my “chain letter hit list.” If I were going to send a chain letter, these are the folks that would receive it:
As you may have guessed from recent posts, my job responsibilities have shifted from a focus on PureApplication to a focus on IBM’s Cloud for VMware solutions. My “hit list” has also shifted to this new group of folks that I’m privileged and excited to work with.
Oh, and I promise not to send anyone a chain letter.
I find in the age of corporate single sign-on and the multiplication of web applications and services, that more and more frequently I am running into server-side limits on cookie size. All of these servers and services are polluting my browser with their cookie crumbs. This results in web applications returning a 400 error due to header or cookie size limits.
While many web applications are beyond my control, I am taking the time to adjust my own servers so that they can accommodate these growing cookies. For nginx I’ve made the following adjustment to the server clause in my nginx configuration:
large_client_header_buffers 8 64k;
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I like the new IBM z13 mainframe system’s doors. They remind me of the Tumbler batmobile and the F-117 stealth aircraft.
I had never heard of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps until my friend David Wierbowski participated in one of IBM’s 2014 corporate service teams.
IBM’s corporate service program is one of the ways that IBM contributes back to the communities where it does business. From what I’ve seen, it is also a fantastic experience for the individuals involved, offering both professional and personal challenges and rewards.
Dave recounted and reflected on his experience before, during, and after his service on his CSC blog. I enjoyed reading about the corporate service program through his eyes.