Thursday, August 30, 2007

How you say IT?

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tech‧nol‧o‧gy -- Spelled Pronuncia[tek-nol-uh-jee]
1. magic.
2. basically anything really cool that you don’t know how it works…and if it breaks, you have to buy a new one.

Yep, you know this pretty much sums up what technology is and how people that actually work in technology function. There is no possible way that the amount of stuff that we need to do and or get done in a day can not be defined by the word MAGIC. This is of course not specific only to this job but technology loves to manifest itself in a fashion that only one who can wield the TRUE power of MAGIK to solve all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


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As the below post proves, scribefire's new update fixed the wonkey things within blogger. Let the blogging begin!


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This is a test. To see. If. Scribefire's update. Worked

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tee Time!

Twit This! | 0 comments | time has arrived. Whether, we all start this coming week or after Labor Day you know that you have meetings this week or next. It should be the regular bore-fest with someone constantly spewing their summer at you or having to watch a someone perform cpr on a dummy for 2 hours. If you feel like the rest of us and just can not seem to find something to do here are some web sites to get you through the time:

  1. (All time favorite, search the web randomly following selected criteria)
  2. YouTube (Great for more then one person huddling around the computer)
  3. Wikipedia (For the constantly curious)
  4. Ebaumsworld (Hilarious often time discusting videos)
  5. Operation Clambake (Scientology stuff...real good for sucking you in)
  6. Craigslist (Find it all)
It is not a complete list but it works and it will get you through a couple of solid days. Happy hunting all and do not forget, it is 15 and 2 for kids AND adults these days, remember cause that has changed.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


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What happens when your user bases grows beyond your network?  Tis easy: install wifi points for kidsees.  Anyone who is IT knows that to take a good amount of users per AP you really need to spend some money on items like Proxim / Orinoco or even Cisco.  Do to the unique funding that most schools embrace people are often on their own to find the alternatives.  Well they are few and far between but a good solution to all open source routers or AP's is a firmware called DD-WRT.  Most linksys or Buffalo based routers will take this firmware with little or no computer it is applicable in home applications as well for all you late night client goers.  Anyway, it basically takes your less then mediocre router and pumps it up to the same level of the Ciscos.  The TFTP funcions can get a little hairy and you need to get your timing down on certain routers but overall a couple of tries is in need to get the overall hang of it.  Once finished you have custom firmware that can demolish any stock firmware...ever!  Ahh...gotta go since for somereason blogger 
hates opera when you hit here!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Life WITH the Internet

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There still exists a good number of people who still, to this day do not have a high speed data connection to their home despite what the rest of the (civilized) outside world has to say.  The sad part is that I am encompassed within this demographic.  In many cases this is a good thing since most of the night would be wasted on WOW or some web 2.o...thing.  For the next week the internet is provided via an external job which should be good right?  Well no, not much has gone on since the start of this job and conversation is at an all time low.  Access during the day is nice, you can answer almost all questions but should we cut it out of our nightly lives?  Well since most people waste their life on the couch watching the un-you tube, "no" is my vote.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Taking Back My Computer

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Most of us who work for the IT industry, education industry or perhaps both usually are provided with their very own laptop that seems to update itself magically every few years.  So the big question is what do you do with YOUR own laptop:  Well how about try a sweet, sweet flavor of linux.  Right now have been wrestling with a computer that should be able to destroy most distros as well as house Beryl and any other programs.  However, however, always go after it with ATI for some reason Geforce's drivers are so damn stupid in Linux that it is yet to be funny.  Postings on completed and sexyness floating, rotating cubes await.

Friday, August 3, 2007


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We all know how difficult the above word can be within an orginization, big or small.  Here are some things that do not help the IT people get by:

1. Shouting or Raising your voice.
2. Crossing your hands over your chest
3. Suggesting perhaps changing ISP's
4. Calling and leaving multiple voice mails.

If any of this is spurt from a fellow employee ask them if they would not mine stepping into your shoes for a bit while you take a hearty lunch break.  We all know that people can not stand it when IT folks start jibber 
jabbering in their own language.  
In this case simply start explaing to them the problem in the most 
conveluted IT terms known to man.  
This will make them stop, pee and walk away all at the same time.