Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Merry Christmas everyone
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
"It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2007/2008 Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals "Honors Edition" of the Registry."
So if I go on line and fill out the form, they will consider letting me get published in the book if I spend $189.00.
It was signed, M. Foster Editor and Chief. Nice, no first name just M. That could stand for MadeUp Foster for all I know. Anyway, I think I'm going to pass on this "honor". Keep my $189.00 and buy lottery tickets with that month. It's probably a better investment in the long run.
Please if you have ever gotten a job offer or something really cool from doing this I would love to hear about it.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I will tell you why....no one really cares and you have to make a story out of something. Let's face it, if a store goes out of business that only means one thing...SALE. It's sad. It's harsh. It's the truth. The retail business is tough.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I noticed to day that there was a story on The Post-Standard in which some high school students broke into the school computer system and changed their grades (See Article here). I would like to suggest that you use the following rules of thumb to justify doing something like this.
1. Is there a girl or guy you are trying to impress?
2. Can you do this with a 300 baud modem?
If you answered yes to those 2 questions, then you have mastered time travel and have gone back to 1982 where this kind of this is really cool and it hasn't really been done before.
If you said No to either one of those then stop what your doing and study and go rent the movie War Games.
Thank you for your consideration.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Intense Sean Penn refrains from smoking, chastises media for interrupting
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
I used to be really involved in distributed.net . You could always use finger to check the .plan files of some of the tech guys there and find out what is going here.
Here is a link to what that looks like.
Sure, not as cool. But, it's basically the same thing. Just another example of taking a relatively old idea and making it cool again.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I read this morning that your approval rating has dropped to 25% which is the lowest that it has ever been. I just wanted to tell you that I'm sticking with you. You have been my guy for this long and I'm not about to give up on you now. Let's face it, we only have a little more than a year to go in your Presidency. So let's pull things together and go out on an up note.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I know at work, we enjoy setting our "Note" section in Microsoft Communicator. Well twitter is a little like that. You basically put in whatever your doing or think at that moment and it's kind of neat. I don't see the reason to do it from a business reason. The other cool thing is that m.twitter.com is an interface that you can use on a mobile phone or BlackBerry.
So if you want you can check out what I'm doing here http://www.twitter.com/packetman.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Had a strange problem where it would just hang on the boot up. So I took it over to the bench and hooked a monitor and keyboard to the box.
After looking at the boot sequence noticed that when the power supply died it upset the CMOS. So I pressed the F1 key to continue and all was good.
After it came back up, I decided to make an image of the drive. That way if it dies again I can get another hard drive and bring it back from the dead once more. So I downloaded Ghost 4 Linux and made an image.
So this box goes back into the cluster tonight and all is right with the world for now.
On another note, I'm just started a demo of the F5 FirePass box. I have had experience with the Juniper boxes and took a look at the Gartner report. Seems like FirePass has all the bells and whistles. I'm also reviewing the SSL VPN option with the Cisco ASA devices.
I will post more as I learn more.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Over in the far left hand side is where the power suppy was. I pulled it. As luck would have it, it's a pretty standard item. The power supply is made by Sparkle Power International and the part number is FSP250-601U. I found one on-line for about $65.00 from RackMount Systems.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Now normally I would not pay this any attention. But I was looking at the selection of beverages and noticed this:
What is the deal with that? When is the last time you saw a soda machine that is not priced in an increment of 25 cents. Not to mention the fact that soda used to cost only $1.00 now that I've switched to Pepsi it now cost 10 cents more. Or is someone taking that 10 cent cut off the top. I suspect our cafeteria people are behind this.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
"We informed you via letter on April 23, 2007 that the Assets of Caymas Systems Inc. have been assigned to be sold and Caymas thereafter to be wound down. This letter is to inform you that certain assets of Caymas have been sold. However, the buyer will not be continuing with the Caymas Product or with supporting the Caymas Product. Therefore, there will no longer be any support made available to you effective immediately. A copy of this information will also be made available to all customers via the self-service portal on the support section of the website shortly."
It was nice knowing you.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Back in April I asked support about Vista support. I was told they are working on it but could not give me a date for it's release. June 11th will make 2 months. And on June 11th I will re-open the support ticket and ask the question again.
As a company they have been having financial issues. I'm concerned and a little sad by the whole thing. If anyone from Caymas Systems is reading this....I hope everything works out for you guys. You have a great product and I have enjoyed working with you and want to continue to work with you in the future.
Monday, May 21, 2007
At first I was going to cancel because of the O&A thing but I thought that June 15th would get here pretty quickly and I can listen to some CD's or something on my 2 hour commute per day. Not to mention that I bought my Dad one for Fathers day 2 years ago and I just buy him another year of service for Fathers Day. But now....I'm rethinking the whole thing.
Come on XM. You used to be the cool guys on the block. You where kicking butt and taking names. Next thing I know your in bed with Sirius and that Howard what's his name. Instead of acting like a safe heaven for your talent you start acting like every other big media company and giving in at the least little whimper from people who are too cheap to subscribe to the service.
Please, get it together. Bring O&A back and get Rock and Roll transmitting again. Please, don't turn into a "has been".
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Hardware doesn't care what time it is. When it breaks, it breaks.
Right now is 4:15am and we have everything up and running. Just checking stuff and cleaning up the paper work. 99% of the employees will never know what happened and that's a really good thing.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
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Sunday, April 15, 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
A news photographer's camera was destroyed during the recent demolition of a MIssissippi River bridge, but the camera's Compact Flash card survived to tell the story.
"Hearing about AJAX constantly, but never have found time to read a lengthy, frustrating, complex tutorial? In the following post, I’m going to explain how to add AJAX functionality to your website in three easy steps."
Add Ajax to your site in 3 easy steps.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
You know, for when you want to show class.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Here is the Press Release.
A quick jog over to Cisco's website and search for IPv6 network I found this link for IPv6 Solution Components. A quick scan through this page has a link to Cisco IPv6 Capability Assessment. This leads you to a white paper on that subject. I then searched on IPv6 Network Assessor and found only some CCIE related reference. So I guess this tool is only available to the Federal Government at this point.
Even though it gets a little on the "preachy" side, they have a point. And oh yeah, some interesting stuff about Skype in there as well.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Conserving VoIP bandwidth using Asterisk IAX and Cisco RTPc by ZDNet's George Ou -- One of the biggest challenges in designing a VoIP telephony system is the issue of bandwidth and usually there's not enough of it. Luckily there are ways to solve the problem with careful design and ingenuity using tools such as Cisco RTPc (Real Time Protocol header compression). Anyone looking to design a Voice over IP [...]
Monday, February 26, 2007
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
I remember cooking shows when they where on the Discovery Channel. Shows like, Great Chefs of New Orleans, Yan Can Cook and that crazy english guy who used to have a booze problem. Anyway. I thought it was a great little write up and I may just keep my eye on this blog from here out.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Here is a good rule of thumb about technology and finance news. Once it hits the main stream press, it's very, very old news.