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[TR-069] Verizon FiOS Uses It — But So What?

I became interested in TR-069 after figuring out my Verizon FiOS router had the capability to be remotely managed by it, allowing my mind to wonder about a couple of “what-if” situations. However, I can see the benefits of this … Continue reading

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[Cisco] SG300-20 Tries to be the root-bridge via STP!

Just received and configured a Cisco SG300-20 Small Business Switch. A few minutes later someone called and said “there is a problem with the network!!”. After having a look at the logs I noticed two major problems: The Cluster Netscreen … Continue reading

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[FreeBSD] httpd/apache22 will not start “core dumped”

I ran into a finicky situation after upgrading apache22 from ports on one of my FreeBSD servers, only find that the httpd daemon would not properly start. I had to venture out as far as using gdb in order to … Continue reading

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[Certifications] Goal List

I have not been a big fan of certifications and do not plan to start today. -:) Some companies just care about all the certs in the world and the more you have the better and some simply do not. … Continue reading

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[Security] Cisco Switch — Disable a network port if a switch is used

We are considering disabling a user’s ability to connect a third party switch to the Ethernet jack in order to allow multiple machines to connect. This will be particularly useful in conference rooms where there are enough ports for the … Continue reading

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ThinkPad T400 w/ Ubuntu 9.04-beta

Just installed my ThinkPad T400 using discrete graphics card with Ubuntu 9.04-beta. So far soo good! It just works, fabolous! I was thinking of returning it for some personal reasons compared to my T43P, but I just might keep it! … Continue reading

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Dabbling in XSLT

A colleague at work mentioned his frustration programming in XSLT. The initial though was “isn’t that a MARKUP language, similiar to XML?”. Later I found out there is really more to XSLT than I really cared to know, but understanding … Continue reading

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