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2 Tips to Speed up your Synology NAS

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 Posted in from the road, geek out, popular | 1 Comment »

I've been using my Synology DS-212j Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Mine is loaded with 2x3TB Western Digital Green Drives. This post details my build-out. The device performs brilliantly from my desktop wired PC running Windows XP. I could regularly ...

Ruby: incompatible character encodings: US-ASCII

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 Posted in from the road, geek out | No Comments »

As OPower goes international later this year, I'm working on some validation scripts that will validate translated output from our Translation contractor. The scripts are in ruby. I'm seeing this exception thrown while parsing a file returned by the contractors: incompatible character ...

Something I’ve been wanting to do…

Monday, July 25th, 2011 Posted in from the road | 3 Comments »

There is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, but have not been able to find a legal way to execute it. Side Note: It doesn't have to be legal, but it must be difficult to detect and difficult for ...

Ducane has a new home

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 Posted in from the road | 2 Comments »

feel savvy or dejected?

Friday, January 28th, 2011 Posted in from the road | 1 Comment »

Should I feel dejected for getting out-bid on something I really really really wanted? Or smart for not being foolish enough to pay list price? Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

New job!

Saturday, September 11th, 2010 Posted in from the road, work | 3 Comments »

I am starting a job in 10 days with an amazing company OPOWER in arlington Virginia! I'm really really excited about it. Ill be moving to DC this coming week. Ill miss you last remaining Bostonians and my family. But I'm ...