Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 28 Sep 10:
- Xmarks Bookmark Syncing Service Shutting Down in January 2011 – Another Cloud Service Provider shuts down. Although this is just for bookmarking, imagine if your business IT was running inside this company ?
- evilrouters.net ª Net Field Day ñ Intro and Day 1 –
- One more thing: we donít care about analysts. We donít care what Gartner, IDC, or any of the others say or think. Weíre educated, we tend to keep up on whatís going on in the industry, and weíll form our own opinions, thank you very much.
I’m not sure who uses analysts and how they make money. But I’m very fecking tired of hearing about Magic Quadrant or market positioning. Don’t tell what me what you did yesterday, tell me what you are going to do tomorrow.
- Loopback Mountain: Counting Regex Matches on Catalyst Switches –
This is very useful for things like counting the number of unused ports on a switch.
Excellent method for working this out.
- Network Management’s Unfulfilled Promise – Terry’s Blog –
If I pick a 5 minute period, I get a very different utilization figure than if I pick a 10 or 15 minute period. Consider a 5-minute, 97% utilization transfer, followed by 10 minutes of 0% utilization. The 15-minute average may be the same, but the 95th percentile utilization will increase with the 5-minute samples. Averaging these samples over a day nearly always produces useless data (I wouldn’t even call it “information”), due to periods of low utilization that skew the results. A lot of NMS products roll up the periodic samples to hourly, and eventually daily figures, essentially making useful data useless.
Terry makes some very good points about network monitoring. Worth revisiting.
- YouTube – Link ATM Skimming Video – Didn’t realise that the camera could be ABOVE my hands. I have always worred about filming from behind.
- Facebook Outage | Security to the Core | Arbor Networks Security – From 60 gigabits per second to to 5 gigabits per second. And the five would be people trying to connect. I wonder how much I would have engineering a sustained load 60Gbps internet connection. mmmmmmmmm, yummy.
- YouTube – Happy Birthday Walter Breuning –
On August 31, 2010, Walter Breuning reminisced about his life in three centuries. As the oldest man in the world and in celebration of his 114th birthday on September 21, Mr. Breuning agreed to this exclusive interview. Questions were gleaned via the internet from individuals around the world.
- Wang-DeCock | INFORUM | Fargo, ND –
Tara Wang and Austin DeCock, Detroit Lakes, Minn., announce their engagement.
Schoolboy humour follows: title, giggle, Wang de Cock, tittle, mmmphhhh.