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Aug 22, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

September Meeting - 2011-09-29

Title: September Meeting (Note that this is the LAST Thursday in the month) Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: As we had a very small turnout for the last meeting, I’ll bring along some photos of the new firewall appliance I assembled with components from pc engines. I’m quite impressed so far. Hopefully we can stand another of my “doc” talks as well. If I’m successful, I’ll provide the whole thing as an epub file.

Aug 15, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

August Meeting

Title: August Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: Time for the monthly meeting. Topics: Firewall appliances (DIY and commercial) Diagramming tools Documentation tools Other “stuff”, ask questions, bring topics Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-08-18 End Time: 21:30

Aug 1, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

Switch upgrade (sort of)

I recently decided to upgrade the unmanaged 24 port gig switch I have been using to a managed switch - make that 2 managed switches. I saw a deal on ebay for a couple of Dell 2724 switches that can be placed in managed mode. The price was quite good and I wanted to be able to create a couple of VLANs, but I didn’t want the howl of the fans from the Cisco switch I have.

Jul 25, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

Obligatory Post-Meeting Post for July

It was a smallish crowd (four) who met for the July meeting on what may have been the hottest day of this summer. The initial discussion list was waived in favour of talking about tablets and smart phones. The tablet we were discussing was an acer refurb tablet running Android and attempting to: Connect to a public WiFi access point Tether it to a recently purchased Android phone. Via WiFi hotspot and USB.

Jul 17, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting

Title: July Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: Given the venue, nothing terribly formal. PXE -> gPXE -> iPXE Generators and UPS units Cobbler Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-07-21 End Time: 21:30

Jul 17, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

Another successful upgrade

I could get used to this, given how simple it has been. Still working properly after another upgrade. The past few systems (Geeklog, Drupal) have all had serious issues and this one (Wordpress), not a peep. As a matter of fact, in the time between initiating the post and getting back to it, there was yet another update. It also installed without issue.

Jul 3, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

It's the July really long weekend

Friday was Canada Day, Monday is Independence Day. That makes it a very long weekend when you take stat holidays in Canada and report into a group in the US ($DAYJOB). As a result, I get to spend the Monday collecting any items that cropped up on the Friday and taking care of them before my compatriots south of the border have a look at them. This doesn’t really happen all that often, but it’s nice when it does.

Jun 24, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

Wordpress has this export/import feature

I was just thinking about all of my past comments to the “Usual Suspects” about adding data from times long gone to the site. That reminded me that I once had a blog on Vox which closed last November (2010) and they provided a mechanism to convert the blog over to wordpress.com. As it was going to vanish and I had actually bothered to post some items over there, I decided to do the migration and save the data.