photo of me in front of the Parthenon

Let me tell you about my boat

Mo-Mo meeting her great grandaughter for the first time.


Last Thanksgiving, my family traveled to the midwest to visit my 94 year old grandmother so that our daughter could meet her. My family calls my grandmother Mo-Mo, a name that I allegedly gave Mo-Mo when I was a baby (there were no other witnesses, just Mo-Mo’s word). One day Mo-Mo was in a mood for reminiscing, understandable at her age. I asked her to tell me a story I had only heard passing references to over the years....

April 15, 2024 · 3 min · Drew Schuster

Edge of Tomorrow: Leveraging AI to Combat Corporate Announcement Fatigue

At work we use a chat application which added the ability to record and upload videos during the pandemic. People in leadership positions at my company love posting video announcements and updates instead of the more traditional text messages. Video messages allow the individual to be better seen across an organization (especially one where many employees are remote or in different offices), and gives them a chance to show more nuance and emotion than might be communicated over text....

December 30, 2023 · 16 min · Drew Schuster
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One

How to Watch Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One

After this summer’s blockbuster release of Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One, you might find yourself wondering: Can I stream Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One? Where can I watch Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One online? Is Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One available for rent or video on demand? How Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One watch now go please? Well, wonder no more....

October 14, 2023 · 7 min · Drew Schuster
Sutro Tower celebrating its 50 year anniversary last week.

Unordered List 07-11-2023

Did I haven’t made one of these posts since March. That’s mostly because we had our first child in May! So it’s been quite hectic. Everyone is healthy and happy and we are loving getting to know our little one. I’ve been collecting links to post since last time, so some of these are going to be a little stale, sorry! Read How the New York Times Managed to Avoid Ruining Wordle....

July 11, 2023 · 5 min · Drew Schuster
View from a rainy Sunday morning Twin Peaks hike.

Unordered List 03-19-2023

Did Nothing super interesting to report. I went in to the office 4 days this week, a rarity since the pandemic. It felt pretty tiring by the end, but I was reminded that I used to go in 5 days a week every week, so I think I’ll readjust pretty quickly. I continue to enjoy going into the office to have some separation between work and home, and it’s been really nice to see my coworkers that come into the office as well....

March 19, 2023 · 7 min · Drew Schuster
Photo of a utility pole with a mess of wires going in every direction

Moving the Posts: Adventures in Legacy Infrastructure Migrations

I figured I’d mix things up a little bit and write a post that has nothing to do with computers or software development. At my previous apartment in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco, there was a utility pole right outside my apartment that was a real eyesore. My pole wasn’t particularly special, most utility poles in the neighborhood looked like this: wires snaking out in every direction, across the street, tangling through trees, etc....

March 17, 2023 · 10 min · Drew Schuster

Unordered List 03-12-2023

Inspired by my friend Brook’s excellent weekly newsletters, here’s an unordered list of some things I’ve come across lately. Did The weather in the Bay Area has been rough for the past few weeks, so I haven’t been out too much. Part of the joy of living in California is that you kind of give up on fighting the weather. If the weather sucks, just stay inside until it changes, it usually won’t be long....

March 12, 2023 · 9 min · Drew Schuster


When I was in junior high, my friends and I discovered that a Command Prompt command called net send was enabled on our school network. AIM and similar services were blocked, but if we wanted to send messages to each other we could open up the Command Prompt and type something like: net send lab2126-24 test and get an alert that looked like: The computer names were predictable, something like lab + room number + computer number, and the computer numbers were physically written on the machines themselves....

December 26, 2022 · 4 min · Drew Schuster