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General topics relating to information technology and our fields of specialization.

SSH is a BAD API

Okay, so its not meant to be an API. I get that. I’ve been watching a rather good video about executing interactive commands with Parimiko and two thoughts came to my mind. Very powerful/flexible way to do tasks across many … Continue reading

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A Broken Process Placing Consumers at Risk

Below is a chat session I had with Pearson Vue several months ago as I attempted to schedule a recertification exam. Apparently, I have two accounts with them and that┬áprevents next day test scheduling. To put it mildly, I don’t … Continue reading

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Saving Money with IOT Water Heater

About six months ago I installed an Energy Efficient water heater. This unit is what is known as a heat pump water heater. For those not familiar with refrigeration, this works by moving heat instead of creating heat. By contrast, … Continue reading

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The New Strange Behavior for OSPF ‘Redistribute Subnets’

In older IOS Code, there was a specific requirement for redistributing OSPF Subnets. In almost every case, the keyword “subnets” had to be added to the redistribute command. Older Code Example– //notice the warning when ‘subnets’ is omitted R1(config)#router ospf … Continue reading

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Internet Connected Water Heater

So I have to admit that I’m the crusty old curmudgeon who is way behind on things like home automation. After a recent issue with my water heater I opted to replace it with one that utilizes heat pump technology. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With the Internet?

How many times have you received that call or even made the statement that “The Internet is Down?” Or perhaps the “Internet is Slow?” Obviously these statements are very rarely true. As a whole, the Internet is functional and it … Continue reading

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