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More Than Just A Jeep

In Jeep, Philosophy, Travel by J Michel Metz2 Comments

“That’s a boss rig, man.” I was coming out of the gas station, back towards my truck that was sitting at the refueling pumps, my trailer carefully parked so that others could get their own cars and trucks in between the pumps. My Jeep sat high on top of the trailer, immovable via 3” straps from the axles to giant …

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The Mysterious Hard Drive

In Philosophy, Technology by J Michel MetzLeave a Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but something happened over the weekend that is prompting me to write a blog that I believe is worth spreading far and wide. You see, over the weekend I found myself the unexpected caretaker of a complete stranger’s digital life. Through a strange set of circumstances, I found myself in possession of his …

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Quora: How Do I Stop Myself From Oversharing?

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An interesting question on Quora came up, and I thought I’d try my hand at answering: How do I stop myself from impulsively oversharing deep and personal sad stuff about myself to people who barely know me? Why do I do this? So, putting on my “armchair psychiatrist” hat, I thought I’d write a response. It’s a very straightforward question that …

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Leveling Up

In Philosophy, Storage, Technology by J Michel Metz1 Comment

As I mentioned in my Storage Short Take #20, I have decided to leave Cisco. December 2, 2019, was my last day, and while it seems many people can change positions as often as they change their bedsheets, I’m not one of those people who can simply leave without reflecting upon the experience. Of course, when I reflect, I must …