February 2009 archive

I did not….

I did not stay up way too late upgrading (playing with) the new CX. I did not accidentally plug my new CX into a consumer-grade UPS but accidentally plug it into the SURGE outlet and not the BATT outlet. I did not plug it into the same wall circuit that the aux AC is on. …

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Show vs. Functionality

Anil Gupta had an interesting post on his blog that I found interesting: Anil’s Blog Post Included in his post was a peice of marketing fluff from Craig Nunes, VP Marketing at 3Par, about how great their arrays are. Of course they are…especially if you are VP of their marketing department.  It’s there job to …

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New and insteresting things in the 50micron world….

There comes a time in every geek’s life…. A look of wonder crossing his face…. A new toy, a new project, a new endeavour…. A beloved wife saying something along the lines of “You bring that damned thing in here and I swear to god…” This is one of those times. Over the course of …

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Reverse Darwinism in Profressional Services

This started off as a comment to “A bail-out for little-old me?” But on careful consideration I think the subject warranted a post of it’s own. If a company is experiencing a slow-down in sales, especially PS work suffers.  (Companies still need to buy the storage, but may be more likely to handle more of …

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Three simple words….

For anyone new to the Cisco world, whether it be fibrechannel MDS switches or IOS Network switches.  Remember the three magic words: ‘copy run start’ Missed that on my home switch…apparently about 4 months and numerous vlan changes ago.  Today at about 10am we had a powerfailure, first one long enough to cause the rack …

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A bail-out for little-old me?

It’s like being strapped into the gurney with the I.V. line in your arm and getting the last minute phone-call from the governor. This week the federal government bailed me and my little almost-a-real-company out. Several years ago I worked for a particular federal client. Data migration, switch migration, cable remediation, and a number of …

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Internal Celerra Migration

I got sucked into this job, and the only benefit of it is that it’s in California, which, when it comes down to it is not a bad place to be when it’s snowing back home. Bygones. Anyway, my job, whether I want to or not, is to figure out a way to move about …

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