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I'm a C# and .NET Software Developer.

  • I love working with C#, ASP.NET, and XNA (now MonoGame)
  • I enjoy cars, legos, tv shows, and going to the movies
  • I enjoy being as much of a DIYer as I can around my house

I work during the day as a professional software developer. I moonlight as an indy game developer.

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Jun
13
comment To DMZ or not-DMZ on new web site
Yes. It does. You need an enterprise grade firewall if you expect to push lots of traffic through.
Jun
13
comment To DMZ or not-DMZ on new web site
Should be on Serverfault, maybe?
Jun
9
comment Delete old Windows Server 2k8 Backups, retain newer ones
If they are just files on the file system, a powershell with a date parameter could work. Thought I'm not familiar with the windows backup tools, it may be configurable directly from there.
Jun
3
comment What is a “VPN Consolidator”
So it is effectivly a dedicated VPN appliance (sold as such or maybe software to run on a server)?
Jun
3
comment What is a “VPN Consolidator”
I'm not familiar with that either...What would that be? What is it used for?
May
31
comment SFTP server dmz vs trusted
Fully agree, single server in the DMZ is the way to go. Both Trusted and External get access to it via SFTP. I didn't say it was a waste of time, I just said the time wasted would cost more money than Windows 2008 R2 Std License.
May
31
comment SFTP server dmz vs trusted
If the OP has experience with Windows and none with Linux, the cost saving in license will be lost on time wasted learning Linux. While linux may be arguable more secure, running a good firewall in front of the DMZ will mitigate most of those exploits.
May
31
comment How do you manage computers without Active Directory?
I agree, you don't need a big honkin server to run Active Directory for ten users.
May
27
comment SQL Server HW Config - which would you rather have (disk configuration)?
If performance was critical, RAID and SSDs can give you the extra performance you might need; but if thats not the primary goal, spinning drives are the way to go.
May
16
comment Hyper-V Processor Limitations
I agree, but the overhead on virtual CPUs is almost nothing, and rarely comes into play.
Apr
14
comment “Delete Files Older Than” Batch Script
Are you tied to batch? What about powershell?
Apr
11
comment Figuring out what's causing a server to slow down
Have you been through this thread for Linux Performance monitoring tools: serverfault.com/questions/74863/…
Mar
1
comment Log an Application's Network Activity with Process Monitor and/or Fiddler or something else
Do you have any links or advise on where to get started? (Operating on your correct assumption that I don't have much experience with this?)
Mar
1
comment Log an Application's Network Activity with Process Monitor and/or Fiddler or something else
So, if I set my gateway to a VM thats running a HTTPS-to-HTTP proxy, I could theoretically intercept the requests? Any information on what I might run in this VM Gateway? I've never used nginx... is it easy to setup in a Virtual Box VM?
Dec
13
comment where can you get pricing on NAS such as EqualLogic PS4000X without selling your soul?
I've worked through GreenPages.com -- they sell hardware and support services. Not sure about 20 questions, but they've been very helpful.
Nov
16
comment SMB claimed to be “slow”
What type of networking is in place? gigabit? 100megabit? Are you copying files across a LAN or a WAN/VPN? Do you have a Windows domain or a Windows workgroup? I've seen a Workgroup cause slowdowns like that. Can you FTP files faster than network share? SMB is typically regarded as a protocal that isn't very efficient over other protocols.
Nov
9
comment Choosing VPS specs
Where di d you get the 50GB bandwidth from?
Oct
21
comment SSD RAID 1 and INTEL S5520SC
Do you know without a doubt that the disk subsystem is the performance bottle neck?
Oct
21
comment SSD RAID 1 and INTEL S5520SC
Do you currently have performance issues?
Oct
18
comment Why is ipv6 128bit and not 64bit?
What I mean, is that IPv6 simply uses 128 bits to store an address... So jumping from 32 to 128 is different than CPUs going 16, 32, 64...