Category: General

Support Calls

So I had a failure – Tuesday night last week, which caused me (forced me, really) to write this post: I Miss the Good Old Days Now in the grand scheme of things, it was probably a bit snarky, but at 4am I think I legally am not responsible for my actions. But the bottom …

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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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The best Ubuntu yet!

Just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop, upgraded from 8.04 – and I’m telling you. I think I’m home. So far, EVERYTHING works, right out of the box. Including, with a very minor modification, my internal Sprint CDMA wireless card. I think I posted about this before. When I ordered my (then) new Dell D620 …

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Powerlink is down – Thanks EMC!

Service Unavailable – Zero size object The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later. Reference #15.8e7ffea5.1233071610.2502e4 Powerlink has been up and down for the past few days – fun stuff. The hilarious part is…there is a powerlink article saying how powerlink is experiencing issues. Isn’t that like sending an email …

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Jobs’ leaving Apple?

A sad day for Apple. This gives me cause for concern for the health of Apple as a whole, not just the “core” (no pun intended, Steve Jobs is indeed central to Apple’s recent successes.) Pancreatic cancer is nothing to sneeze at. It kills people – Maybe not right away, but inevitably it will. I’ve …

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EMC/Cisco Announce 8Gigabit Fibrechannel – Will there be a rush?

I doubt it actually. From everything I’ve seen, customers aren’t using the 2 or 4 gigabit they already have – so why the sudden rush to faster and faster fibrechannel? Mostly it’s to keep fibrechannel having the appearance of relevance in a world of 10G Ethernet and Infiniband.  While I personally view SCSI over FC …

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Best Nerd Movies of all time.

Yeah – one of those posts.  But I’m not talking about the latest blockbuster, and I’m not even talking about anything even remotely “Matrix-Like” (though it does make the list) I’m talking about the movies us techie-types hate to admit that we loved. Here they are: Honorable Mention: Short Circuit – campy but loveable.  Good …

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