Welcome Back! Here are your toys!

Date June 24, 2013

I've returned to Boston from what was a pretty eventful vacation in South Carolina. While I was gone, a ton of toys arrived and are just waiting for me to play with them. My core switch is kind of sad. It's an antiquated 6509, which is End of Life'd. Also, I've got 21 racks and […]

The god of storage hates me, I know it

Date June 2, 2009

It seems like storage and I never get along. There's always some difficulty somewhere. It's always that I don't have enough, or I don't have enough where I need it, and there's always the occasional sorry-we-sold-you-a-single-controller followed by I'll-overnight-you-another-one which appears to be concluded by sorry-it-won't-be-there-until-next-week. /sigh So yes, looking back at my blog's RSS […]

Howto: Racks and rackmounting

Date June 20, 2008

I’m going to start a special feature on Fridays. It’s going to be sharing the sorts of tips that systems admins need to know, but can’t learn in a book. There are so many things that you learn on the job, figure out on your own, or run across on the net which make you […]