Shadow

Author: EPH

Computer enthusiast

Change is a Monster!

Blog, Future, Recent Posts
Welcome to the inner sanctum. My remote office away from home across the wet, muddy path that leads to the shed within a shed. A fortress of solitude where one can contemplate complex and fascinating problems that have baffled even the most brilliant intellectual sectors. Under a dimly lit LED that reflects off the 70's SciFi influenced aluminum foil bubble wrap that insulates each wall, I toil away as the wind howls, thunder claps, and rain beats against the outer hull. (for this inner sanctum reminds me of a ship adrift on a sea of perplexities) Well used computers, and monitors display multiple terminal screens of data. Information on many things relegated to the command line or the shell - some trivial and some of intrigue. Processed bits and bytes of standard output regarding...
Life after the first wave

Life after the first wave

Blog, Hardware, Recent Posts
As workers begin to return to the office some companies are rethinking their office layouts, occupancy numbers and even locations. The new way of working around minimal distance restrictions and partitioned work spaces will evolve. Power, plumbing, and network routes may need to be updated or completely redesigned. Office layouts that were initially designed to foster collaboration now appear as precarious breeding grounds for contagion. Office designs from a bygone era where closed offices with doors and tall cubicles for single work desk occupancy - which were looked down upon as isolation and divisional, now are being rethought just for the ability to create areas of productive serenity. Today we refer to these designs as safety barriers and mitigation management enhancemen...

Masque of the Zombie Robot

Blog, Recent Posts
The virus has spread across the globe. Death and fear of death have created an atmosphere of dread and mistrust. In the end the resulting economic impact could create more chaos and destruction than the disease it'self. (it won't, but it sounds impressive) Are you afraid? You most likely are not, in fact you may be more annoyed than futurist of the twentieth century would have predicted. The media is stumbling along with an assortment of talking heads broadcasting from their broom closets, basement, and garages with bad backdrops, poor audio quality, improper use of makeup, and bad lighting. The information must get delivered by recognizable personalities, or else it probably isn't marketable. We now have mixed messages adding to the confusion; Don't go out - yes do go out...Wha...
Fear of The D4rk

Fear of The D4rk

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With ominous predictions of 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the US alone, and the worst possibly ramping up in the next few weeks, many people are starting to experience feelings of dread. Life has been altered into an almost nightmarish state. For those who have been personally affected by the virus, the nightmare is all too real. Loss of family members, illness, complications from the disease, loss of income, (unemployment number predictions don't look very good at this time) and trying to defend against an invisible menace wears heavy on many.For some, this may seem like a weird sort of holiday. Those who feel they are immune to the worst of the disease may have rude awakenings if it turns out that they are not. For others, this may seem like a major inconvenience, which of course ...
The company has left the building

The company has left the building

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What is a company? Is it a building, an office, a memo, a directive to point the way into the never-ending cost-cutting unknown? No, for a lot of the world the company is the people who do stuff that in some shape or form creates some value. It’s the people who move things, make things, fix things, maintain things, process things. The situation now has many of your companies (the people) no longer in the office or buildings, but working from home. In some cases, not even working, just not at work. Luckily your company still has long digital tentacles that can somewhat tether your workforce together through often meaningless conference calls and possibly poorly animated web-based meetings, (hooray for extra-long PowerPoint presentations) but this approach does have limitations. Monitor...