Discourse in Network Routing – Part 1

NAT stands for Network Address Translation and is the magic that joins networks together.

I have met a lot of really smart people that are experts in some pretty amazing fields. More often than not, these same people shy away from non-trivial network discussions when they come up. “that’s the network admin’s job.”

It is fair. Networking is a magical force that caries information from a user’s PC to a server on the other side of the planet…. and back again. Networking is often described in layers. At each layer there are a depth of implementation details to delve into.
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Windows 10 Upgrade – The Mistake

I was pretty excited to claim the free Windows 10 upgrade for my PC. I really loved Windows 8 and I was excited to see what Microsoft had been doing to improve it.

Well, my excitement was quickly crushed. It started off fine. The windows 10 Upgrade installation process went smoothly, less a single glitch I detailed in the last post. Once it had completed, I logged into my Microsoft account and went about pushing buttons on the desktop.
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Windows 10 Upgrade

I’m probably late to the party here, but I am in the process of upgrading to Windows 10. I’m behind on this, because:

  1. I haven’t had time to play with it
  2. I need to reconfigure my Solid State Drives
  3. I don’t have the space on my SSD for an in place upgrade
  4. My DVD Burner has been on the fritz
  5. Microsoft has been delaying releasing the Windows 10 Upgrade to my pc…


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Read Only Friday – The MySQL Crash

Fridays in the summer are nice for us. The students are gone. We can usually keep changes to a minimum. Best of all, everyone goes home for the day at noon.

Not this guy. Not today….

When I finally forced myself to sit up and check my phone, dread set in.

Website: Critical – Nagios (30)

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Building a Better Web Platform – Optimizing – Part 5

Building Nginx-1.Latest on Oracle Linux-7.Latest

This is where we get to dive into the technical details, and show commands and configurations. Sometimes it feels weird to share exactly how things are configured. The speed and performance of our configurations is something we sell ourselves on.

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