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Teachin’ ain’t easy.

I am very, very jet lagged. I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there’s something that knocks you on your ass when you travel in the middle of the week. I think it’s that everyone’s a *little* tired on … Continue reading

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Heading to Ft. Lauderdale

I’m blatantly ignoring the fact that I need to get up early tomorrow to fly to Ft. Lauderdale, and I’m not packed. I’m looking forward to it. Depending on how busy I am, there’s a chance I may get to … Continue reading

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I don’t want to take my shoes off.

I’ve thought about all the different things that I’d like to see from an Obama Administration, and I think that’s the one I’d like to see first. This fixation on (false) security at airports is one of the most visible … Continue reading

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Ops 101: Change Control

Intro A while back I decided I wanted to put down on paper some of the lessons I learned working as a systems admin and having worked in an enterprise environment with thousands of servers. Some lessons I learned in … Continue reading

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Apple customer service is terrible.

I didn’t think I’d ever say that. I’m a long time apple user, dating all the way back to pre-performa macs – before the ipod, before osX, before macs were cool again. I’ve been using them for a long time. … Continue reading

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A Simple fix to iPhone MMS awfulness

First and foremost, MMS should have been a standard feature in te original iphone release. This is a given. The lack of it is all the worse because it’s such a basic feature, and it requires responding to the inevetable … Continue reading

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Some Netapp Links I find useful to share

These are some notes I normally Give out when teaching netapp classes: Recommended Reading: Sys configuration Guide Data Protection Guide San Guide MetroCluster NETAPP SIMULATOR: http://now.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/simulator Remote Lan Card Setup: http://now.netapp.com/NOW/knowledge/docs/ontap/rel723/html/ontap/sysadmin/10rlm3.htm Intro to Jumbo Frames: http://now.netapp.com/NOW/knowledge/docs/ontap/rel7121/html/ontap/nag/ifconfi3.htm iscsi & jumbo frames … Continue reading

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Why the Kindle freaks me the hell out

The kindle is a great idea. It’s a small, single purpose device that replaces the book. Apparently the user interface isn’t all that great, but the screen, which appears much more similar to anetch-a-sketch than a LCD display, is so … Continue reading

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The Argument for Space

Normally when discussing space and space exploration, the arguments in favor of it cite the expected: research and development has a trickle down effect to the free market, giving us inventions like velcro, microwave ovens, and mattresses. The Human Disaster … Continue reading

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The Server Virtualization Trend and Netapp

I was recently reading a blog by David Hitz and he raised an interesting question about where we were in regards to server virtualization: Something has been bugging me about the market share numbers for server virtualization. Is the trend … Continue reading

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