fighting the lack of good ideas

keep your hands clean – law 26 – #48laws by robert greene

Law 26

You must seem a paragon of civility and efficiency: Your hands are never soiled by mistakes and nasty deeds. Maintain such a spotless appearance by using others as scapegoats and cat’s-paws to disguise your involvement. –Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power (review)

pxe works differently in hpsa 10.x

2 years ago I wrote-up how you can change the default choice for the PXE menu in HP Server Automation. Found out this week that those instructions are not valid if you are running 10.0 (release this past summer).

HP changed how they present their PXE menu with 10.x, and I have filed an RFE (on 18 Dec 2013) with them to get this fixed back to how it was (or provide a solid alternative).

This is one of the times when I’ve ever seen a vendor remove functionality in a product (at least, removed without providing an alternative).

Thanks, HP 😐

re-create yourself – law 25 – #48laws by robert greene

Law 25

Do not accept the roles society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, on that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define it for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life. –Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power (review)

continued slowness :|

We are still at 31 this month – there were no referrals in November at all.

We are assured by our agency that this is due to new legal processes in-country, and that it “should pick up soon”.

“Soon” isn’t soon enough 🙂