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In the spirit of @sehurlburt on Twitter: I'm always open to helping with questions about systems engineering, network engineering, DNS, SRE, working at Google, working in the infosec business, starting a business without VC, or anything else you can think of!

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I'm Tim. I'm a geek. I love systems, networks, and software. I started (now, an Oracle company, of which I have no part). I now work at Google. All opinions are my own.

Bitcoin is fun to play with. Tor is becoming more and more important with each passing day. Crypto isn't just for nerds anymore.

The world's political situation is scary. Does anyone have any rocks I can hide under?


CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.

Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.

We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.

Go to to learn more.

Dear Google: why does 1T of Drive storage for GSuite cost nearly 10x as much as 1T of Drive storage personal?!?

Oh wait I work for Google. I should know this one. But I don't.

(ObReminder: opinions are my own, not those of Google.)

Wondering why it's dangerous to cross the street in Boston? Misconfigured traffic signals like this certainly don't help.

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The deployment of a new “low-yield” nuclear weapon on US submarines has earned top billing under the Trump administration. But proponents overlook or dismiss a few key concerns that make the W76-2 an unrealistic military option.

RT "Polarization was not something that was foreign to the founding generation." ––


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Lol the entertainment system needs a hard (30 min) reboot and you... won't be able to turn your reading light on or off during the reboot. Okay...


Things I learned/remembered on this trip: there's no LiveATC coverage in the UK because it's illegal to listen to aircraft broadcasts unless they're "specifically intended for you"!

Because that's totally how radio broadcast works.

Fortunately we had plenty of time to exit security, get the backpack with ice skates wrapped, and checked. Still very frustrating.

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Carry-on ice skates:

US: fine
UK: no problem
Switzerland: those are dangerous

Srsly? Also, information about this is virtually impossible to find in advance.

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oh my god remember command & conquer renegade

i loved that game
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