If you tell someone a way to test something that does not require large-scale reconstruction of a system and is reversible... they'll ignore you and trash their system to reinstall everything.
Things have finally slowed down somewhat in Austin, affording me the opportunity to write a long-overdue update. Workdays have been long (averaging thirteen hours out of every twenty-four), which is why I've been quiet lately.
From what I've seen of Austin, it's a pretty nice place. I"m situated a stone's throw from the airport, and within visual distance of the highway system, which has been both relaxing (coming from an urban background) and a pleasant change of pace from the places that I'm usually put up by my employers.
Two nights ago Tiffany (co-worker and fellow foot soldier fighting …