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  • Your definition of Open is different

    July 6, 2012

    Cisco recently pushed an update to their routers that required users to sign up for a privacy-crushing “cloud service” or forfeit management abilities on the router. This caused all sorts of outrage. Cisco quickly changed their privacy statement and is trying to appease concerns as detailed on their blog. But the simple fact is that […]

  • VMware Snapshot reports

    April 27, 2012

    I’ve come up with this Windows PowerShell script to help identify virtual machines that have snapshots older than 1 day. It generates a CSV file and emails specified recipients. This is particularly handy in large VMware environments where snapshots can cause major havoc on datastore utilization. Enjoy! # ============================================================================================== # NAME: vmwaresnapreport.ps1 # AUTHOR: Eric […]

  • reboot

    April 4, 2012

    Just over a year. That is far too long to let this site sit and go to waste. I’m in the process of cooking up some articles so look forward to them as I’ve learned a lot in the past year. I’ve moved all of my projects to erickiel.com so go check them out. I’m […]

  • Easy Remote Colonization

    March 16, 2011

    Now that I’m managing a few linux servers (personal, not work related), I’ve found it handy to have automatic login via ssh-keys. At first it wasn’t so bad copying keys up to the server, but when you have 5 or so, it becomes a bit tedious (especially when I can never remember things). I’ve found […]

  • Essential Ubuntu Applications

    November 10, 2010

    General list of apps I use on my Ubuntu desktop: thunderbird – great email client banshee – quite possibly the best music/media player out there vlc – this can play any movie you throw at it transmission-daemon – great for running transmission when you aren’t logged in to the machine ushare – unpn/dlna media server […]

  • E71 Thoughts

    August 25, 2010

    I’ve had the E71 for a few days now and I find it to be one of the best phones I’ve used. It is interesting to me coming from a G1 and previously an iPhone, but clearly the E71 was designed to be a communication device, not “something to play games on and maybe make […]

  • Accessible Notes

    August 12, 2010

    OpenNote is a modified WordPress theme that is designed to be used for a private “notebook” site. I wanted a place to keep notes and other bits of information handy, but did not want to use any third party services such as Evernote because I wanted to keep it under my control. I had been […]

  • I love Ben

    August 5, 2010

    “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin

  • Squid going for a walk

    July 29, 2010
  • Thoughts On Ubuntu 10.04

    May 5, 2010

    I’ve had the latest version of Ubuntu installed for a few days now and I believe I can sum it up in one word: polished. This release has been the most stable and least troublesome yet. I’ve noticed that 9.10 my wireless connection would take ~10 seconds to connect, in Lucid it is nearly instantaneous. […]

 
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