Posts in the ‘Gibbering’ Category

If you’re trying to set the time on a brand new out of box Cisco Nexus 5500 and you get the message “Setting clock from CLI is not allowed in this VDC.”, it’s because the clock protocol is set to ntp, even though you didn’t configure NTP. Go into config and type “clock protocol none”, […]

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12 Jul, 2013

Las Vegas with Penny and Kim

Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

Las Vegas with Penny and Kim, a photo by theducks on Flickr. This week, I went to Las Vegas. For a day. I arrived in at about 9:30PM, and left the next day at the same time. I went along for Chris and Rachel’s wedding.. and their wedding guest, Kim, Penny and Laura. Yay seeing […]

These days I’m doing a lot of work implementing Datacentre equipment, including SANs, servers and switches. I recently installed some Brocade VDX6720 switches. Pretty cool stuff, especially the way that TRILL and vLAGs work so easily. I had a loaner switch, running Network OS (NOS) 3.0.1aa, while waiting for the final switches to be delivered. […]

03 Feb, 2013

FileVault on SSD

Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

After the previously posted of “thieving gits” in 2009, I now encrypt my laptop, and was prepared to take a performance hit for it, and this is just fine. For the OCZ Agility 4 I just got (AGT4-25SAT3-512G) – this is the “411″, as they say here. Without encrypting, blackmagic speed test was 208MB/sec write, […]

02 Feb, 2013

OCZ Agility 4 in MacBook Pro (Mid 2009)

Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

I sort of regard replacing hard drives like changing oil in a car – something you need to do to keep things working. It might last, but it probably won’t. So along those lines, I’ve just replaced the hard drive in my MacBook Pro with a new SSD – my local computer store had two […]

09 Sep, 2012


Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

Eagle, a photo by theducks on Flickr. Damn fine bird

08 Sep, 2012

Artists Point / Mount Baker, Washington State

Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

Artists Point / Mount Baker, Washington State, a photo by theducks on Flickr. Went to Mount Baker today – beautiful place. Also set up to only have comments via Facebook. Sorry.

10 Aug, 2012

Wow, it’s been a while!

Posted by: alex in: canada|Gibbering

It occurs to me that it’s been almost 10 months since I updated this! So what has happened since then.. We went to NYC and Washington DC. Was very awesome. Went to Comic Con in NYC, Smithsonians in DC. Had Elizabeth’s family visit over Christmas. Spent time over on Tofino with them, also a few […]

05 Oct, 2011

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

RIP Steve Jobs, a photo by theducks on Flickr. I could write a lot about Steve Job’s death, but a lot of it has been said by others, and said well. I’ll take the anonymous proverb, sometimes mis-attributed to Dr Seuss – “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” And what happened was […]

27 Jul, 2011

I went to Costa Rica

Posted by: alex in: Gibbering

.. and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. Actually, I didn’t get a t-shirt. Despite long layovers getting there, the TSA and lots of humidity, we had a great time. Day 0: Left Vancouver in the afternoon, flew to LAX. Yay pre-clearance of US customs and immigration in Canada. LAX is.. almost indescribable. You […]

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  • dionrowney: I tried this but had problems with lvm recognizing the free space after the new partition was created. I had to reboot instead of running 'partprob


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