Category Archives: Thoughts

There’s a command for that.

Last week we had in a consultant from one of our electronic medical record (EMR) vendors and we were working on a RedHat cluster. He was asking me to check on something and going about in a round about manner, … Continue reading

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Security by Obscurity

It kills me. One of our Windows administrators went to class and “learned” that you should not give meaningful names to servers on your network because that would make it too easy for some cracker find his or her way … Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Worlds

One of my friends got onto me that my blog was all about work. He wanted to read stories about some of my cycling adventures. Rather than launch into stories about riding across America, I’ll start with some stories from … Continue reading

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Making the Transition

How do you know you have crossed over from a sysadmin to a network admin? When you log on to a Linux server and type “en.” There is a story here. I used to login to a router or switch … Continue reading

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When it’s time to leave.

I came across this post today by way of HackerNews. It explains some of my feelings lately as I chomp at the bit wanting the challenge of a new job. I promised my wife we would not move until we … Continue reading

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The loss of blue collar skillsets

I stopped by the cobbler the other day to have a pair of my shoes resoled. He is getting on in age and we were discussing his retirement so I asked what he was going to do with the shop, … Continue reading

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The Problem with 10-12 Hour Days

2009-12-14 18:30:29 No wonder Google has such “extravagant” benefits. When you spend _all_ day and most nights at work there is precious little time for incidentals. The barber doesn’t stay open late and neither does the dry cleaner. Thankfully the … Continue reading

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Let This Be A Warning

The other day I was reading about the decline of Yahoo, let me tell why I think Yahoo is on the skids. Some of you may know that I fight email quite a bit. It takes up a good 10% … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste My Time

Yesterday I went to a meeting that was a complete waste of time. Let me give you some back story. I had done a project for my CIO a few months back that got him thinking of other ways to … Continue reading

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