My little world…

A redundant cluster of stuff!

It’s almost 2010

Blogged in Automotive,Technology,Travel by Chris Friday November 27, 2009 at about 00:57

Updating this thing is such a chore… Oh well, at least I’m even writing something here, I’ve totally ignored my LiveJournal almost entirely since I don’t even know how long.

I work for Physician’s Computer Company in Winooski. Go me. Literally it is a perfect fit for me, I get to administer Linux-boxes all day long and travel around the country doing physical server installs. Fun fun, I say. So far I’ve been down to Salem, MA to upgrade the hardware for a client, and I’m traveling over to Akron, OH in the beginning of December to do the same thing there. Oh and I get to walk to work everyday, and the walk is only about 3 minutes to boot; bee’s knees.

What else is new? I have a bad bearing in the Green Machine, not looking forward to paying to have that fixed, but it must be done. Else wise it’s still running like a champ, even after rolling 200,000 miles! It’s currently at 219k, think I can get it to 300k?

Let’s keep the ball rolling since I have the motivation to post on here (and onto Facebook via RSS)…

I wish I could replace my Samsung Saga with the new VZW Android, I played with both the HTC and Motorola devices at the store and I’m really impressed. I wonder if Motorola is headed in the right direction. Usually their consumer hardware sucks at life, it’s almost as if this phone didn’t come out of ol’BatLabs at all. Hmmm…

Oh, oh… I almost forgot… I own
If you drive a Subaru, and have a green plate on it, go check it out! It’s a little light-weight right now, but I just need to get it going. It has great potential, and a kick-ass domain name.

Windows Live Sync

Blogged in Technology by Chris Wednesday March 25, 2009 at about 20:46

WLS is the bee’s knees; and I’m not just saying it lightly.
Install it on any machine you want to be kept in-sync with your content and make folder pairs, and auto-magically your files will be kept in-sync via the cloud.

On top of the cool factor of it working behind NAT/PAT routers auto-magically, you can log into a web interface (that works really well in non-IE browsers) and browse and download files from any of your hosts running the application. All over https…

I’ve been using this with my laptop and tower in my apartment for backup purposes; whenever the laptop gets online it can transfer transparently, the only downside is large files take their sweet time due to the bottleneck of the cloud.

I’m just impressed. (requires a Windows Live account)

Perfect timing…

Blogged in Technology by Chris Friday March 20, 2009 at about 18:07

Almost as if in response to my last blog post, Apple and AT&T Sued, Again, Over 3G. The /. comments are pretty good; doesn’t surprise me that some towers don’t have a connection back to the Internet.

AT&T 3G Coverage

Blogged in Technology by Chris Wednesday March 18, 2009 at about 21:35

Apple’s headquarters is in Cupertino, CA. According to AT&T’s website, there is no supported 3G coverage in Cupertino…

If I live in Vermont, which just barely let AT&T move in, and I want 3G coverage so I can justify buying an iPhone… What in the hell does that mean for me? Guess I’m sticking with Verizon, which I can get EVDO nearly anywhere. Why in the hell is it so hard for AT&T to have the type of coverage that VZW has? (AT&T 3G Supported Areas)

A smarter move on Apple’s part would have been to let the iPhone have the option for different cellular radios. I can guarantee that Apple would have sold enough units to cover the cost of making so many different SKUs. But what do I know as a consumer?

Security in-depth

Blogged in College,Technology by Chris Monday November 10, 2008 at about 16:06

So, when you’re hosting your own web application. It’s super important to keep it patched, especially when you’re claiming how secure your stuff is…

This was found on

WebCT doesn’t seem to have erectile dysfunction.

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