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Just another sad, but unremarkable tale of a bright kid who squandered his potential and ruined his life by turning to a life of IT.

Since first embarking down this dark path, I've done a little bit of everything, from small businesses to large datacenters, Linux to Windows, networking and security, DBA roles and, in my darkest moments, even some light mainframe operations.

These days it's Microsft products paying the bills, for what difference it makes. Whether it's a multi-domain AD environment with tens of thousands of users, a small cluster of Linux webservers, or a tangled web of network cables, systems are all just complex tools to do complex jobs, perpetually in need of someone to make them perform better and ensure they're always available when someone needs them.

Since being a lawyer seemed to boring, being a doctor seemed to hard, and my idea of a good time usually involves using a powerful computer anyway, I really can't imagine doing anything else.


Dec
16
comment Can't Connect To AWS EC2 Instance via Putty
Firewall get turned on? SSH server not running? Lots of things can cause this.
Dec
5
answered What is this Filezilla Connections Timeout setting for?
Dec
5
comment What is this Filezilla Connections Timeout setting for?
Well, if it's less than the "no transfer timeout", it would kick in first, yes. The "no transfer timeout" setting is used to prevent connection keep-alive techniques that rely on, for example sending a LIST command every so often. Regarding the topicality of the question, you are free to edit it (such as adding your comment into the question), which will put it in a review queue for community members to vote on whether to reopen it or not, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. I wouldn't have put it on hold unless I was confident the community would have eventually. But, you're free to try.
Dec
5
comment What is this Filezilla Connections Timeout setting for?
It tells you how many seconds a client can be idle for before it is disconnected.
Nov
26
comment Fedora 8 on intel atom device using live image burn with unetboot
Fedora 8: Code Name Werewolf, released: 2007-11-08, end-of-life: 2009-01-07. This has been end of life for almost 5 years. In fact, it's been out of life for 4 years, 10 months, 19 days, 10 hours, 43 minutes and 48 seconds. I suggest upgrading. At least 5 years ago.
Nov
20
comment Short-circuited ethernet wiring? Cable tester loop
Tell your landlord the broken Ethernet cable has started a large electrical fire that's threatening to burn the place to the ground. And if necessary, start one. Bet he comes quick.
Nov
19
comment Is my hard drive in the process of becoming faulty?
Well, I'm assuming you didn't go around renaming drivers before either. I'm not saying it isn't a drive going bad... it very well could be... I'm just saying that it could just as easily be a result of messing around with low-level system driver files as well. And for future reference, Windows hanging at the Windows logo for 10 or 15 minutes isn't always an indication of a problem. Happens frequently when processing a lot of updates, or when an applied update goes wrong and has to be removed. For next time, I'd advise a little more patience before attacking those driver files.
Nov
19
comment Is my hard drive in the process of becoming faulty?
I then attempted to boot into safe mode, which froze on a few drivers. Restarting (again hard) I boot into recovery and use command prompt to change the driver names most of which included drivers from the AVG package. My face literally palmed there... so thanks for that. But the actual source of your problem seems to be that you got impatient and started screwing with things you didn't understand. You probably just need to format the drive, reinstall Windows, and do it better next time. On the topic of doing it better, ditch AVG and use MS Security Essentials.
Oct
30
comment Windows 7: Accessing share over wifi
I may be wrong, but based on the error message: Multiple connections to the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed, I'm wondering if the issue is that multiple connections to the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed.
Oct
20
revised How to find the /dev name of my USB device
Removed now irrelevant commentary about formatting.
Oct
20
revised How to find the /dev name of my USB device
Language and formattting.
Oct
20
suggested approved edit on How to find the /dev name of my USB device
Oct
20
suggested approved edit on How to find the /dev name of my USB device
Oct
19
revised Why can't my OpenVPN client access machines on same LAN as OpenVPN server?
Removed fluff, formatting.
Oct
19
awarded  Steward
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Why can't my OpenVPN client access machines on same LAN as OpenVPN server?
Oct
19
suggested approved edit on Why can't my OpenVPN client access machines on same LAN as OpenVPN server?
Oct
19
reviewed No Action Needed PyQt5 - python-3.2 : no module available + pyuic5 cannot find PyQt5.uic module
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed How can I have per-window menus in OS X?
Oct
19
reviewed No Action Needed Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?