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Hello, my name is Chris. I'd love to introduce myself, but how do you summarize a life in a few sentences? I could tell you about the two beautiful women in my life, my wife and daughter; or that I work as a systems administrator; that I help my friends and family at every opportunity; or about the work I've done in my community. 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).


Jun
20
revised Illegal activities prevention system (child pornography, animal cruelty, …)
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Jun
20
answered Illegal activities prevention system (child pornography, animal cruelty, …)
Jun
19
comment Private VLANs/Port Isolation on HP ProCurve 2524
+1 The 2524 does not support Private VLANs, only regular VLANs. The Port Isolation really isn't Private VLANs, though it does share some of the functionality. Not surprising given their age and target audience at release.
Jun
19
comment WT-NMP - PHP-CGI randomly stops running with no error log
How exactly does this address the problem as stated in the Question?
Jun
19
comment freebsd reducing network bandwidth after some uptime
It's a RealTek POS. You can get the exact model from pciconf -lv | grep -A 4 "re0@" if you want, but it's almost certainly the core of the issue. Try disabling some of the features with ifconfig re0 -tso -rxcsum -txcsum. I've never had good luck with RealTek, Marvel, or nVidia NICs (they're poorly documented if at all, and the companies' all have a poor attitude about open source compatibility).
Jun
19
comment Repair HP SmartArray p410i
@ewwhite Minor critique - blinking orange is 'rebuilding', orange isn't always 'failure'.
Jun
19
comment apache hangs frequently with semop
@Alex Sorry, I really don't remember where I looked it up. I assume since I didn't link to a bug report that I couldn't find one at the time.
Jun
19
revised Extending a coax cable with a fiber optic segment
moar bettar!
Jun
18
revised Network latency caused by incorrect cable?
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Jun
18
comment Vista auto-login as local user on a domain-joined computer
Use a period as the domain, the computer will interpret it as "local computer".
Jun
18
comment What does “1-gig switch port” mean in co-location terms?
There is no such unit as a "gb". There's "Gb" and "GB", also "Gib" and "GiB". As Davis points out, do not assume these terms mean anything specific unless it's explicitly defined. Ethernet uses base-10 prefixes, a 1GbE connection does 1,000,000,000 bits per second for example. And of course don't assume that you'll get full use of a medium's potential speed, either by administrative or congestion based restrictions.
Jun
18
comment freebsd reducing network bandwidth after some uptime
What NICs are you using?
Jun
18
comment How important is the CPU when building a CUDA system?
I have not run CUDA, but have run an OpenCL farm. The processors were the cheapest we could find that worked in the servers (not the lowest spec, but the cheapest). They ran at a consistent 5% utilization except when the various maintenance processes kicked in, taking utilization into the 50% range for several seconds every day. YMMV and I strongly suggest getting one of the CUDA cards and thowing it in any computer you have to assess the CPU utilization, extrapolate from there.
Jun
18
answered Extending a coax cable with a fiber optic segment
Jun
17
comment HTTP CONNECT request body is reduced to / when proxying through Apache
Could you describe your situation (what you're trying to accomplish) and ProxyPass configuration a bit more?
Jun
16
comment My webserver is getting flooded with invalid requests
@HiddenKnowledge TomTom's cell phone runs a webserver capable of hosting some pretty decent websites. It's well documented. Regardless of his phone your webserver shouldn't even notice a few hundred requests unless someone is off. Vinicius has a great answer for the most basic defenses (mainly the evey popular fail2ban).
Jun
14
comment Where is .htaccess? and should I do it server wide or per cpanel account?
If you had read the documentation your question would reflect some understanding of what a .htaccess file does. Your question does not demonstrate a minimal understanding for a professional system administrator. If the question does not accurately reflect your understanding please edit the Question and it will automatically get flagged for review.
Jun
14
comment Where is .htaccess? and should I do it server wide or per cpanel account?
Please read the documentation first httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html and let us know if you have any problems once you have a minimal understanding of .htaccess files.
Jun
13
answered Can I plug a 15A UPS into a 30A receptacle?
Jun
13
comment Are SSD drives as reliable as mechanical drives (2013)?
@Nisse That's 1/3 of the original "2nd Gen" drives. The "1st Gen" drives are all dead except 2 that refuse to die. Unit counts are about 50 drives for each Gen.