Affecting Change or Knowledge Workers as a Political Class?

Date December 31, 2013

In my heart of hearts, I'm apolitical. In an ideal world, I just wouldn't care about the political dealings on a national scale, and I used to look at shows like Meet the Press as the equivalent of E!TV - Sunday morning gossip shows talking about things that I don't care about. It's with a […]

Cisco Switch-Profile Issues

Date December 27, 2013

So, whenever you've got a Fabric Extender attached to more than one switch, you need to configure the shared ports in both places. To make life "easier", Cisco has the concept of "switch profiles", where the two switches will have what amounts to a template, that gets applied. That way you don't have to worry […]

Google OAuth2 API - Howto (mostly)

Date December 19, 2013

Google has an amazing amount of data, and pretty much every project I'm involved in outside of my day job uses Google Drive (nee Docs) and Google Spreadsheets to store immense amounts of information. Looking at a spreadsheet isn't necessarily the best way to take in information, so it's useful to get that data out […]

Cisco Icons for the Bored

Date December 12, 2013

I wanted to make a network diagram this morning, so I was scrolling through all 40 pages or so of Cisco icons, I found myself picking out ones that I wish I could use, even though all I wanted was a damned switch icon, and I found everything except a switch icon, but whatever. I […]

Cisco switch-profile Syncing on NX-OS

Date December 4, 2013

Man, I've been pulling my hair out for the past couple of days trying to get my pair of Cisco Nexus 5548s to synchronize their switch profile configurations, but I think I've finally got it, so I wanted to write a little bit and maybe help other people who got stuck, too. Here's some background: […]

Dear .Edu People: How are you handling external cloud fees?

Date December 2, 2013

Working for the College of Computer and Information Science is definitely a challenge in certain ways. The people that I deal with are almost universally computer-literate and very skilled and knowledgeable about what they're doing, and they're all doing different and interesting things. While I do provide a virtualization environment for general purpose classes (under […]