Monthly Archives: September 2021
COVID Surprised and Lessons Learned
“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” Boris Pasternak Until the pandemic changed everything, I was a regular attendee at in-person IAUG chapter meetings across the country. Most of the time I presented a topic, but on a few occasions, I was simply there to listen and learn. Although I have never […]
Writing Dynamic Web Applications for Avaya Cloud Office
I have been having a lot of fun writing proof-of-concept software for Avaya Cloud Office (ACO). In case you aren’t familiar with ACO, it’s Avaya’s version of the popular RingCentral UCaaS platform. In this instance, I wrote a service that sits between a web browser and ACO. The service, which runs on my Linux server, […]
“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, ifhe is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.” Herman Hesse One of my earliest memories is the death of President John F. Kennedy. I can’t say that I recall a lot, but I do remember being mesmerized by […]
Where is Your Spot?
For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length–and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly. – Carlos Castaneda As a university student, I read Carlos Castaneda’s The Teachings of Don Juan. If you are […]