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General Discussion / Re: Verizon. My Nemesis.
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:48:02 PM »
Script wget to pull down Linux Distro DVDs from a rotating list of Mirror IPs. Each loop pulls down a DVD, then deletes it. Could even dump a statement to file to let you know how many times you've pulled it down to see if the numbers match at end of cycle.

Spamalot / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero
« on: July 24, 2016, 02:55:58 PM »

couldn't you just get a powered USB port replicator?

Spamalot / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero
« on: July 23, 2016, 12:30:16 AM »
also, hypothetically speaking, where could one find ROMs?

Spamalot / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero
« on: July 23, 2016, 12:28:54 AM »
got a zero pi at CiscoLIVE. Was wondering what to do with it - assuming the time fairies miracle up something for me - and this looks cool. Thanks.

What's Kodi? I think my bro was trying to mod the Amazon Fire TV I got for him a couple years ago. I answered some questions for him, but I'm the tech guy; he's the rock god.

General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:03:02 PM »
also, czer, I don't remember, are you trained InfoSec?

General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:02:21 PM »
same thing. just on a surf board.

General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 21, 2016, 04:13:02 PM »
I need a surf bro. only paddled out twice this year :/

General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:15:01 AM »
I've passed tests for CCNA, RHCSA (Red Hat Linux), and MCT/MCP (Active Directory). The CCNA and RHCSA expire, and mine have. Of all, the RHCSA was the easiest, but was also the lowest level.

I just recently tried to retake the CCNA, but I failed. It was a bit of a surprise scenario; due to a purchase we got education credits that I used to attend CiscoLIVE. I only had 3 weeks to study and I don't really do any major networking work. The CCNA, at least right now, is one of the hardest tests I have experience in - like the format of it. You have to decide on your answer before moving on and cannot go back. So, unlike every test you have ever taken in your life, where you go through and answer all the ones you know for sure (and potentially reminding you of how to answer later questions), then go back and answer the tougher ones, you are just fucked. I ran out of time because I got caught on a multi-part simulation question and took too long, so I didn't finish the test.

That said, when I passed the Microsoft test, it was part of the full series of MCITP - Enterprise Administrator, which is a series of 6 tests. I only passed one, getting a lesser cert, but failed all the other ones by only 1-2 questions each. It was much easier, but then again, my main area of expertise was Windows at the time. They don't offer it any more in that exact form, but it would have basically certified that I know to solve every major infrastructure task with Microsoft products. To be honest, I wasn't ready. I know much more now than I did then; it was almost 4 years ago now, before I even had any Senior Admin responsibilities. I am now a manager running a team of 3 (including me) with a recent approval to hire a InfoSec person, that will also report to me.

I, also, took classes for Apple's ACTC (Apple Certified Technical Coordinator), which is their highest design/admin cert, but never took the test. I was a bit disheartened with it. You don't need a lot of skill to run a fairly large Apple Network; dare I say, I don't think it needs any senior level skills at all. So, I basically skipped taking the test, as I didn't feel like it gave me much; I probably should have though.

The next cert I am looking to grab is VCP-DCV - a VMware certification. It would certify that I can run/design a full virtual datacenter (from VMware's perspective). After VMware, about the only thing I feel like I am lacking is the high end storage experience, and maybe HPC (High Performance Computing). My current 5 year plan is to be a Director of IT. Maybe a cloud consultant too, if I get more Azure experience (I already have AWS Essentials experience).

For the last year or more, I get contacted 1-2 times a month by LinkedIn headhunters; this month I got the record 4 in one week. I guess the market is picking up.

All of this to say, certs can be bullshit. They certify you can take a test, though I would agree that you might learn something in the process. They are the gateway through HR, however. Once you get to your actual interview, expect to get hammered with technical questions. "Real" IT people care about your experience, not your certs. If you try to bluff your way through it, it would be much worse than simply saying, "I don't know."

The average selling price of a single-detached home in Metro Vancouver (excluding Surrey) was $1.83 million in January, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Thatís a year over year increase of 40 per cent. The adjusted industry benchmark price now sits at about $1.3-million.


The median home value in Seattle is $580,000. Seattle home values have gone up 17.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.3% within the next year.

Urban living - at least in multicultural, economically successful, desirable cities - is increasingly becoming a privilege of the rich.  This is particularly true of the West Coast.  But even places like Toronto, Boston, Calgary, New York (obviously), etc., are getting ridiculously expensive.  It's not a phenomenon exclusive to California. 

After skiing in Whistler this year, Vancouver fucking rocks and is beautiful.

Spamalot / Re: New Job v2
« on: July 07, 2016, 06:46:46 PM »
nice. grats.

Ssalam, thanks for the effort. Yes, in the past (and maybe even the present - who's perfect?) I would have been one of the ones to at least privately snicker at your conservative sources. I also know I only get my news from liberal sources, and I appreciate when they break down "other side's" views and point out the holes. It is more difficult for someone/anyone to find a site that does the same to their own views, for many reasons, so it was a useful exercise for me and I appreciate it.

Spamalot / Re: 2010
« on: July 06, 2016, 03:46:10 PM »
unless you're Dorothy.

Bout damn time, the feds just need to legalize that shit, it's a drain on resources.

General Discussion / Re: Vote's in, England's out
« on: July 05, 2016, 03:37:06 PM »

The eastern bloc isn't a stranger to social safety nets, but they only met that one time at that party at eastern bloc's mom's house where social safety nets brought his friend Stalinism, who got way to drunk and tried to fuck eastern bloc's girlfriend on his parent's bed and then threw up all over the comforter. So they're not super tight.


Should submit to John Oliver.

Spamalot / Re: Got a new job
« on: July 05, 2016, 02:57:31 PM »
Grats on the job, Lux.

still here. will be new father in 34 days. no buying and drinking shots with big lux in the near future.

Congrats to you as well.  I thought you were already a dad.  It's the best thing that ever happened to me.  My second will be here towards the end of September.

still here. will be new father in 34 days. no buying and drinking shots with big lux in the near future.
I thought you were already a dad.

Not yet. It's been a tough road, but thanks. I am getting both excited and worried the closer we get.

For those that aren't even in this place in their lives yet, and especially the older you get, the harder it becomes. Miscarriages are way more prevalent than you know. I want to say the stat is something like 30% of all known pregnancies (closer to 50% if you count ones that were unknown). Anyway, from our experience, we've spent the last 2 years either pregnant or recovering from a miscarry - basically 3 in a row, with stretches of a couple months where we didn't get one past the goalie. Don't want to mess up the good vibe for Lux, but if y'all ever go down the path, and it doesn't go well, I'd talk about it with you.

Spamalot / Re: Got a new job
« on: July 02, 2016, 12:17:59 AM »
still here. will be new father in 34 days. no buying and drinking shots with big lux in the near future.

General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones S6 [Spoilers]
« on: July 01, 2016, 09:20:08 AM »
yeah it was weird seeing him on the ship

Spamalot / Re: Shrink visit.
« on: June 28, 2016, 07:01:25 PM »
If it's just a shrink giving you meds, you should seen a therapist, too. Drugs alone won't get it done, though it may help get you started.

General Discussion / Re: spammer in our midst
« on: June 28, 2016, 06:57:14 PM »
But ALSO, you should read To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust. I've recommend this book every time there's been a book recommendation thread in the last ten years and afaik no one else here has read it. It's quick, well-written and entertaining. I've read it like six times and everyone I lend it to winds up enjoying it.

Never read that one, but read his Taltos books. I read several, but I don't remember them being awesome. The plot sounds interesting. If I start reading again, maybe I'd start there.

nice piece, thanks.

I am studying for the bar right now and can't really expend energy on this. I appreciate this thread though because this case has an impact on the Exclusionary Rule and police burdens in Terry stops.

I like SCOTUSblog's coverage of Supreme Court opinions. Here's their coverage on the opinion posted last night

cool link. thanks.

I've always started in first gear with the clutch engaged.  I'm pretty sure that's normal?  Or have I been doing it wrong my whole life?

Neutral is used for long idling in a stick shift, so you don't need to keep the clutch down.  I'd guess in an automatic, you'd need to keep your foot on the brake if not in neutral, so would use neutral for the same reason?

It's harder to hold down the clutch than the brake.  Neutral helps with standard idling.  Neutral is needed if you need to push a car, and it can be helpful on hills.  Often times I will put it in neutral if I need to back up on a steep hill. 

This is probably an inappropriate thread to tell this story, but when I was a kid, I lived for a short time on a farm in GA.  I was only 14 at the time, but because the area was so rural, my dad let me drive his truck.  One day, my buddy and I went to go drop something off, and when we were coming home, he said, "Speed up, and pop the truck into neutral when you get to the top of this hill and see how far you can get."  So I sped up, and when I went to pop it into neutral, it skipped through into reverse.  The whole truck engine just seized up and shut off, and I slid to a halt.  I couldn't turn the ignition to take the key out.  I was freaking out. I knew my dad was going to kill me.  Inexplicably, after about 10 minutes, the truck started up and I was able to drive home.  I didn't say I word to my dad, but I was almost certain I ruined the transmission.

2 days later, I kid you not, my dad walks in and he's pissed.  He tells my mom, "We're going to need to put a new transmission in the truck."  I was instantly guilt ridden, and was hoping he didn't know what happened.  She asked him why.  I was kind of lurking around the corner, but he told her, "Well, me and Duke (the father of my buddy) were coming over that hill and he told me to throw it in neutral to see how far we would go and it skipped into reverse....

That happened.  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Best story ever.

General Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones S6 [Spoilers]
« on: June 23, 2016, 03:10:42 PM »
Sear great last couple of posts. Agree completely, thanks.

Spamalot / Re: TzT is actually dead?
« on: June 23, 2016, 02:49:52 PM »
the pungent aroma of months-old cum, neckbeard BO, and whatever cheap ass cologne you know that guy in the front is wearing


General Discussion / Re: Landmark released on steam for 10 bux
« on: June 15, 2016, 08:23:50 PM »
i think so yah. the pre-hilarity idea seemed to be to use it to get players to generate art assets for their world

there were people building crazy awesome shit with it.

General Discussion / Re: Warcraft
« on: June 11, 2016, 03:56:00 PM »
Eh, no one made an eq movie

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That's why there aren't any good video game movies. The "Time to Slay The Dragon" commercial puts them all to shame.

General Discussion / Re: Sorry Bern
« on: June 11, 2016, 03:50:17 PM »
I never understood the term liberal media. These guys are as cutthroat capitalist as it gets, and do whatever necessary to get their ratings. They just happen to lean the way that earns them the most.

That is the defense anyone conservative would make if it was reversed.

Spamalot / Re: Handling every software company position
« on: June 11, 2016, 12:28:39 AM »
do it

automate what you can. I cut our onboarding time in half with bash and powershell scripting.

Spamalot / Re: Handling every software company position
« on: June 10, 2016, 11:57:35 PM »

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