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Rolling your r´s in Spanish

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It´s been a little over a year now that Jana and I have been in Honduras. A lot has happened in the past 12 months, including learning how to (poorly) speak Spanish from almost nothing. Jana is doing better than me, but I still have a long way to go – why didn´t I pay […]

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Creating my first Android application

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I have long been interested in programming, especially with the newer mobile platforms (android, IOS, etc..), but never had a need or much time to work with it. Well, this week I got my new Android phone, and I decided now would be a good time to try my hand.I first began looking at AppInventor as […]

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We are moving to Honduras!

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This is something Jana and I have been discussing for several years, and we are finally making a step toward it. We are going to volunteer at the AFE school (www.afehonduras.org) just outside of the Tegucigalpa city dump. So the obvious question – Are you crazy? My thought processThis is a summarized version of my […]

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Running PowerShell code from a web page

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As PowerShell gets used more and more in the IT industry, its not unusual to begin growing libraries of scripts and commands, and even automate some of the scripts to run automatically. After a while, I have developed a method of organizing my library so I can find my scripts as needed, and even include […]

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Another Vyatta config guide

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I find myself using the Vyatta virtual router (http://www.vyatta.org) for most everytime I need a router. It hasn’t yet replaced my core enterprise routers, but it fits in nicely for smaller environments. This example is going to be a basic home configuration – The internet facing interface receives its address via DHCP, the internal interface […]

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Deleting PTR records with Upper Case text

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I ran into an issue today where I had a DNS PTR record that I needed to delete, but couldn’t. I would delete the record in the GUI without issue, but then I would refresh and the record would reappear.A little searching and I found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842127 that talks about a known issue in Server 2003 DNS and […]

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Found my first problem with vCOps

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I setup an eval of vCenter Ops in a test environment about a week ago and was letting it run. This morning I came in and found the below alert in my email: New alert was generated at Fri Jul 06 05:12:21 PDT 2012:Info:Object`s demand is 104.0 percent of its available resource capacity. Disk I/O […]

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Importing EMC SAN data to vCenter Operations

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I recently began testing vCenter Operations, and once I got it setup I quickly grew bored. Not because its not a good product, but the normalizing period takes several days/weeks, so there isn’t much of an immediate WOW factor. While waiting, I remembered hearing that EMC was releasing a Storage Analytics pack for vCOps. The […]

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Free online courses: Intro to Statistics

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In my day-to-day life as a computer geek, I find myself surrounded by information. For better or worse, it is my job to try an take this data and make intelligent decisions based on it. To be quite honest, I have been fumbling with how to organize and use the data. Between high-school statistics class […]

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Configuring syslog in ESX

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It happens every time – an error occurs in VMware, and causes a lot of VMotions. By the time you get the logs off the ESX host, they have rolled off and are no longer valid. To combat this, we setup a syslog server for all our ESX hosts to report into. To configure the […]