15″ off the back. 10.5″ off the top. A return to “business professional”.

Well, it’s the end of an era for me.

I’ve had a short “business professional” haircut most of my life, but I was always curious what I would look like with long hair.

So, for the last 5 years, I let my hair grow.

I wanted to do this while I was somewhat young and before I could be accused of “old man trying too hard”.

Needless to say the experiment was… interesting.

Anyhow, yesterday was the “finale”. The literal cut-off time. My gorgeous wife (who can do everything!) started by cutting 15 inches off the back in one snip and 10.5 inches off the top in the second snip. Almost an hour later, she trimmed me back to my original “business professional” cut.

It was fun while it lasted!

Proof! The back (twisted into a ponytail for easier slicing)!

15 off the back

And the top!

10.5 off the top

Time Warner ended partnership with Dell’s Sonic Wall

In a big giant bit of ugly news today, our local Time Warner rep informed me that Time Warner corporate is no longer offering Dell Sonic Wall products or services.

If you are in a Time Warner corporate environment and are currently using a Dell Sonic Wall product provided by Time Warner, you should have grandfathered-in support for the time being. HOWEVER, if your existing Sonic Wall goes out or you need to add to your WAN/LAN, your only option now will be to switch to Time Warner’s new Cisco/AdTran services or buy and config your own Sonic Wall.

Nightmare scenario: the corporate Sonic Wall goes out. Time Warner has nothing to drop ship you as a replacement. You will either have to re-configure your entire network through their new Cisco/AdTran services or find an identical Sonic Wall online to clone your previous config to. How long will either scenario take?

If you’re in this boat, contact your Time Warner rep for more details.