Entries from January 2009

Redundant Redundancy

Date January 30, 2009

Many thanks to Ian Carder for this blog entry! Over the past year we have replaced all of our remaining Cabletron network equipment with Cisco gear. Being a K-12 School District, we have to be extremely frugal where we spend out money. Often, this comes in direct conflict with going the extra mile to make […]

Secular and Religous History in Turkey

Date January 30, 2009

Today I pull into Ephesus in Turkey. We actually dock in Izmir, but the majority of the history is in the place that was once known as Ephesus. This will mark the first visit to one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The once-beautiful Temple of Artemis has been taken apart piecemeal until […]

Remote Desktop Shortcuts

Date January 29, 2009

Many thanks to Ryan Nedeff for this blog entry! I love remote desktop, I really do. It's lightweight, it's rather secure, and it just plain works. It's one of the few things that Microsoft really got right. The only problem with it is the issue of keyboard shortcuts.I'm not a mouse guy. I hate taking […]

Καλώς ήρθατε και πάλι!

Date January 29, 2009

The subject says "Welcome Back" in Greek (at least, google translate tells me it does). Today, I'm in Athens, Greece. Last time you heard from me, I was in Rome, which was settled in 750BC, and I talked about how long ago that was. That might be a long time, but it's peanuts compared to […]

vnstat Console Network Traffic Monitor

Date January 28, 2009

Many thanks to Nick Anderson for this blog entry! Matt was kind enough to ask me to spice things up a bit while he is gone on vacation.(well kind to me, perhaps not so kind to his readers). If you have ever wanted to monitor network bandwidth I'm sure your familiar with mrtg. I find […]

Don't Panic

Date January 27, 2009

Many thanks to Bob Plankers for this blog entry! What do you do when you first find out that a big problem is happening? Perhaps your data center has lost power, or your intrusion detection system has told you that a web server has been breached by a hacker. For most people incident handling is […]