Random Thoughts

Life… can be unpredictable. We make plans, we make decisions. How do we know if they were for the better? Only time will tell. Most people plan financially. It’s hard to admit it, but it’s probably the only thing we… Continue Reading →

Where is COE headed in 2018?

Several car salesman told me: “Next year price will go up! Buy NOW!” Well done. All the fear mongering will actually lead to a COE plunge. There was a run up prior to the end of this year because of… Continue Reading →

Raspberry Pi print server with no server-side driver

There are numerous articles which step through how to configure CUPS to turn an RPi into a print server but I bumped into a problem because there are no drivers available for my Brother MFC-7340 printer for ARM (only available… Continue Reading →

Telnet missing in macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Although Telnet is barely used anymore as a remote access protocol/tool, it is still a very popular debugging tool for tech professionals. Unfortunately the quick fix here is to use netcat (nc). alias telnet nc

Flash crashing with vSphere Client, fix for Mac

Looks like a new Adobe Flash (a.k.a. Shockwave Flash) update caused widespread panic with users of the web-based flash vSphere Client 6.x leaving them with a “Shockwave Flash has Crashed” message and no vSphere Client. The immediate fix is to… Continue Reading →

Why are multiple subnets needed in vSphere ESXi?

Most know that having different subnets for management traffic, vMotion, storage, etc. is a best practice but some may not understand why. Routing 101: Two paths to the same place Let’s take for example you have a laptop and is… Continue Reading →

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