Category Archives: tips

Backups

If you have anything that you think is remotely important (pictures, videos, documents), you better make sure that you have it backed up somewhere other than your computer. For me, I tried burning stuff to DVDs but it got really … Continue reading

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Power of Warranty

Working for awhile now and I can finally see the benefits of having a good warranty. I’ll admit that for my own personal stuff, I didn’t care about a warranty of a product and would just get a new better … Continue reading

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command line editors

When I was in college and we had projects due, I would always have to run my code on the open servers that the school provided. At that time I was running Windows XP and so what I would do … Continue reading

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Create a Daily ToDo List

One thing that I try to use to keep myself productive is a short to do list of goals to accomplish that day at work. On my Windows XP box (my main desktop), I use a freeware program called Stick. … Continue reading

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Basics of Debugging

For some time now, we get some weird Netapp problems that are difficult to debug in our environment. We run NIS, LDAP, and active directory to form a super hybrid environment to support Linux, Mac, Solaris, and Windows computers. Awhile … Continue reading

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Avoid the redundancy

One thing I've noticed working in the tech field is how redundant some things can be. Whether you are trying to solve a problem or doing some maintenance, you will at some point in time be doing the same thing … Continue reading

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Hexadecimal to Decimal

Since last week we did a thing with Binary, why not we try the same thing with Hex. Info about hex: There are 16 digits to choose from. Digits are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, … Continue reading

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Binary to Decimal

“There’s 10 types of people in the word, those who know how to read binary, and those who don’t.” Sometimes in the tech world, it is handy to understand how to read and convert binary numbers to our regular decimal … Continue reading

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Host filtering

For a SAN environment, you may have many SAN devices and SAN hosts. We'll say that SAN hosts are servers that have a fibre connection to the Fibre switch while SAN devices are the big boxes of hard drives and … Continue reading

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SAN devices

So this time I just wanted to share my experiences with SAN devices that I've learned the past year. SAN stands for Storage Area Network and is used for small businesses all the way up to high level enterprise. Now … Continue reading

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