photo of me in front of the Parthenon

Let me tell you about my boat

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