*Sigh* why must the ignorant also be morons

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you don’t know something or how to do something it’s okay to say “I don’t know” or “can you please help me”.  Please don’t attempt to *fix* something in the network on your own, because nine times out of ten you’re only going to make the problem worse and make a much longer harder job for someone (me).

So here’s to the people who actually ask for help *raises glass*


Alkaline Trio – Agony & Irony

Yet again another band surprises me this year, Alkaline Trio‘s new album ‘Agony & Irony’ has turned out to be a pretty good listen, it’s definitely on the lighter side of rock … emoish than I normally prefer however, these guys have been around for a long time and it’s definitely a catchy album.

Good job guys, and to all the other bands that have been infusing my mp3 player with new tracks that I was sorely missing in 2007 🙂


Woot Off

Woot off again.  Mmmmm I love the smell of a woot off in the sleepy afternoon.


Firefox 3.0 – Fedora 8 x86_64 RPM / SRPM




i386 version will be along shortly 🙂

INTEROP Las Vegas ’08

Oh but Vegas is always a good time, and this was no exception.  Now that I’ve recovered from heavy partying by night and long floor walking by day I think I’ll update as to the happenings that went on.

First I got in on Sunday (with plans to leave Tue morning) only to find that the actual exhibition hall would not even be open until Tuesday @ 10am so needless to say that threw a bit of a monkey wrench in my plans.  Thankfully SWA doesn’t suck like most airlines and graciously (and free of charge) moved my flight to later Tuesday evening so that I could walk the exhibition floor.

Monday was a day where I had been hooked up with a free seminar pass and had chosen to go to the ‘Building a Enterprise Network Architecture’ which turned out to be a bunch of closed source consultants talking Micro$oft products and how awesome AT&T is.  So it wasn’t much help other than spying on what other people are having challenges with (M$ Server 2k8).

The exhibition hall yielded a welcoming surprise, for the first time that I can remember, Cisco was *NOT* the first booth.  Instead it was Foundry Networks!! Believing in open standards and disagreeing with proprietary protocols I was very very excited to see this.  Polycom got it right by bringing women from their Danish office to work their booth.

However the highlight to my visit was the incredibly amusing Micro$oft banners stating that Micro$oft was ‘Interoperability by Design’ *cough* yea… right… I guess if you say it.. it must be true?


Ah 5 years

My OS Drive finally bit the dust in my desktop, good ol’ 160GB ATA133 lasted 5 years (pretty impressive) of near constant usage. I’m normally not a Maxtor (now Seagate) fan however 5 years is pretty good. I’ve replaced it with a 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATAII drive. Did a rsync of /home and I’m back online within a hour of a catastrophic drive failure with no data lost and no settings lost. Ahhh behold the power of linux 🙂

However something did go seriously wrong in the midst of the old drive removal;