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My Journey Through the World of IT

My Journey Through the World of IT

When I was in college, I worked as a system administrator and built custom circuits for graduate students in the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Colorado.  I remember the day that the Morris Worm affected our network of UNIX machines. When I...
Ansible for Dev-Ops: Running a Role

Ansible for Dev-Ops: Running a Role

If you’re an ansible user, you know that you write a playbook to describe the things that you want done to a machine.  A playbook is a list of tasks that sets a machine to a particular configuration.  For complicated environments it’s common, and even preferred, that...
Customer Service and Jordan’s Furniture

Customer Service and Jordan’s Furniture

My wife and I purchased a chair and couch to replace a couple pieces in the family room that were so bad that we were embarrassed to have people visit. The chair, alone, had been shredded to near oblivion by my cats and I had been forced to replace all the feet with stacks of screwed-together two-by-fours. Let’s just say “it was time”.

A Peculiar Little Management Tip

A Peculiar Little Management Tip

UPDATE: Upon some further reflection, I realized that this little tip really applies to all organizations… marketing, sales, etc.  The key is to abstract away from the individual. Please read on with that in mind and you’ll get what I mean. If you have an...
C is for Culture

C is for Culture

What are the core components of your company culture? When I describe the type of people that work at iuvo Technologies, one phrase that is often used is our people are “Swiss Army Knives where everyone has a particular blade that is sharper than the...