Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 2 Aug 2011:
- hatch – Create and Share Configurations – Online tool that allows you to dynamically create IOS configs ( or snippets) with support for variable name insertion. I like this a lot, and bookmarked it for future reference.
- Hacked: A Microsoft Story « Binary Delusions – No good news here:
IWhen XBox support killed my account with them, all my windows phone apps that I purchased complain that I’m not allow to update them. Wait aren’t apps tied to your Zune account. I guess not. So call Xbox Support again, can’t do anything to help because your account is locked until the investigation is complete. Okay fine, let me go post an app to marketplace wait no can’t do that either AppHub won’t accept me as a user anymore. Now Live Mesh has decided I’m a nonexistant too. Of course there are no good numbers to call to get help. XBox wants me to call my phone provider, and they want me to call MS Support. Everyone I’ve spoke to has been nice, but not helpful. If we are going to have systems that are so interconnected, we need support that is as well.
- Does Google Hurt Efficiency? – Some very good points in this article about using Google to find a solution or reading the manual.
The point of this post is that lately it seems I waste more time trying to find good information through searching on the web than trying to find the best source of information.
- EOL/EOS for the Cisco VPN Client – Cico has another attempt at killing off their IPsec VPN Client. Time to contact your Sales Rep and find out how the AnyConnect licensing is going to cost you.
- Diagnosing a QoS Deployment – Applied Infrastructure –
Application monitoring showed that a significant portion of the daytime traffic was to Akamai, Lime Light Networks, and Pandora.com. In other words, a significant amount of traffic was streaming entertainment traffic. Since the link was saturated for most of the day, a lot of business application traffic was being dropped and the customer wanted to do something about it.
- Some Useful UNIX Commands on your Mac – blog.scottlowe.org – The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, storage, and servers – brilliant collection of useful commands.
Along the way, I uncovered some handy commands for gathering information about the networking configuration of your Mac.
- Mellanox Low Latency 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet End-to-End Solutions – Mellanox is selling a Network Adapter and Switches in bundle – high performance and, I think, low price. Very interesting opportunity for low latency networks.
End-to-End 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet Solutions
Mellanox, the leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, offers complete 10/40GbE solutions. These end-to-end solutions deliver high bandwidth to data hungry applications along with low end to end latency enabling data centers to operate with high performance and efficiency for a better end user experience and infrastruc- ture ROI. SwitchX and ConnectX solutions also give IT managers flexibility in how they deploy higher bandwidth to the servers, providing simple upgrade paths from 10/40GbE.
- And Back To Reality… – Storagebod – Martin says:
Apple users are some of the most unforgiving and impatient users that I have ever had to support; they generally expect everything to work and do not show the tolerance of long-suffering Windows users.
Apple have done a great job in convincing them that IT should just work and they believe it! They (Apple users) sometimes do have short memories and forget Apple’s screw-ups but they never forget a non-Apple issue.
Some truth here, I’m used to my computer working most or all of the time. Whereas with Windows I had low expectations. Never thought about it this way.
- Secbrowsing – plugin version checker – Chrome Web Store – Chomre Browser plugin that checks your installed plugin to determine if they are known “bad”
Periodically checks if your browser is running any out-of-date, vulnerable plugins (e.g., Java, Flash) and notifies you if you do.