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Hello, my name is Chris. I'm a husband, father, and son; work as a systems administrator; and help my friends and family at every opportunity. Perhaps it's best to leave this short, and say I'm someone who's glad to meeting you and hope I can help with whatever problems.

I'm a Windows administrator by day; but my first passion is FreeBSD and Open Source Software. I put my money where my mouth is on a quarterly basis. I'm inspired everyday by my peers, their abilities, drive, and passion for competent applications of technology and supporting operationals. As a Myers-Briggs INTJ and DISC C/D I value Quality highly and at times can be a purist. Incomplete jobs are loans with high interest (see Technical Debt).


Mar
12
awarded  linux
Feb
28
revised How are IP addresses actually assigned?
Updates, better wording, fixed some obvious omissions
Feb
26
comment How do I install the JRE on a Windows server without Oracle adware?
+1 Only the on-line installer has the bundled software.
Feb
25
answered DHCP server with 2 NICd
Feb
25
comment Accidently removed all PHP dynamic libraries
1. Is there a reason you're not restoring from backup? 2. What OS/Distro is this?
Feb
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
20
awarded  domain-name-system
Feb
19
awarded  off-topic
Feb
17
awarded  windows
Feb
16
awarded  hard-drive
Feb
13
comment Why are my VMWare 5 virtual machines not booting when converted over to Microsoft Hyper-V 2012r2?
1. You can't boot into the BIOS on a Hyper-V VM, it just doesn't work that way. 2. If a boot disk isn't found, it says "No Operating System was Loaded", usually with a few more details. 3. The "SCSI" bus on Hyper-V has nothing to do with SCSI, and the Converter understands this. If he had configured the VMs manually this could be an issue, though he'd still get the error above instead of a black screen.
Feb
13
comment Why are my VMWare 5 virtual machines not booting when converted over to Microsoft Hyper-V 2012r2?
The HAL issue is only for XP/2003 and older. Anything newer doesn't have that issue. What OS are the guests? What version of MVMC did you use?
Feb
11
awarded  Revival
Feb
3
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
9
awarded  Revival
Dec
26
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
comment Inplace migrating ZFS RAIDZ with 3 drives to 4 disks, when pool has more than 1/3 of free space
Correct. This should work. But: 1. It will take a darn long time. If possible, move the data to something else and rebuild from scratch to save a lot of time. 2. If any disk has an error during this process (probably somewhere in the 1:1000 to 1:10 likelihood) you'll be losing data as there wont be any redundant disks. 3. Backups, backups, backups.
Dec
16
awarded  switch