Category Archives: System Administration

Technology

Remember when the telephone was just bells, receiver/mic, rotary dial, and some wires going back to the telco? This is what happens when you have a SIP phone with a VOIP provider.

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Cometary

I’ve decided I’ve become a comet. Not sure if I’m ok with it, but I’ve got a long orbital cycle to think about it. Context from a private conversation yesterday with someone I worked with just over a decade ago … Continue reading

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Changing VMWare Fusion 8’s vmnet1 and vmnet8 networking

I had a problem where I was unable to access some machines in the datacenter on subnet 172.16.16.0/24 from my OS X work machine. Turns out vmnet8 was conflicting with the same subnet located at the Datacenter. vmnet8 comes from … Continue reading

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Heads you win, Tails you lose.

Talking to pre and post sales support engineers at $BIGCOMPANY that we just spent $BIGMONEY on shiny new equipment is a bit like flipping a coin. Heads, they know their stuff and can help you out with best practices configuration … Continue reading

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Meaning

Pretty much this, but then there are the good days too. Comment from discussion How do you find meaning in your job?.

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Upgrade All The Things!

I finally noticed that my friend Ralph’s blog, hosted on this same server, was actually still on WordPress 2.0.11 (circa 2007 ?) and knuckled down to re-discover how to upgrade from there to version 4.x This time it went way … Continue reading

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Authorized Phishing Test

Just wanted to check that you all had conducted an authorized phishing test from JIRA File Shares, which if you did I full admit to failing. Can you send me the screen shot that appeared after the link was clicked? … Continue reading

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