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Tech Heads / Re: Windows Just Crapped Itself
« on: April 26, 2015, 11:20:26 PM »
atta boy

Spamalot / Re: bitches be crazy
« on: April 23, 2015, 06:52:28 PM »
Went through this. That's what dating (a lot) younger is like, if you want it to be more than a casual fuck. Hard lesson, but now you know. Take some time to figure out what your part in the whole problem was, fix anything, move one. She'll realize her error in a few years after she dates a bunch of people her own age; it's not her fault she's young. You'll have certainly found better.

General Discussion / Re: Stiglitz slams American dream
« on: April 23, 2015, 06:43:52 PM »
No, but it certainly isn't a world where the primary breadwinner has to rely on (multiple) Fast Food Worker wages and Corporations are people.

General Discussion / Re: Good Interview with Bernie Sanders
« on: April 23, 2015, 06:35:32 PM »
do. can't watch.

Tech Heads / Re: Windows Just Crapped Itself
« on: April 22, 2015, 06:53:44 PM »
that's one of many ways. google is your friend.

Spamalot / Re: you ever seen a grown man naked
« on: April 22, 2015, 03:29:15 PM »
You like gladiator movies?

Tech Heads / Re: Windows Just Crapped Itself
« on: April 22, 2015, 01:42:49 PM »
what windows version?

If you have physical access to a machine, you can get in.

Wow. Almost too much awesome for a single post.

Tech Heads / Re: Cisco Certs - Torrack or anyone
« on: April 16, 2015, 04:51:32 PM »
Yeah, that was the ultimate thought.

I generally try to watch some gameplay of any game before I buy it these days.  I guess if that makes me degenerate, then yes.

plenty of other reasons you're a degenerate

General Discussion / Re: Hey Jackpanel ya fuckin' hoser
« on: April 15, 2015, 07:08:48 PM »
i hereby request that all sports threads be conducted entirely in extended everquest metaphor

in perpetuity


Tech Heads / Re: Cisco Certs - Torrack or anyone
« on: April 15, 2015, 01:04:48 PM »
Nope, not too late for input, though I guess I have already decided to stay with what I have at least studied before - route and switch. If we go one site in the next year, we will be losing our CCNP and even though we will probably offload this to a contractor/consultant, I hope to be able to review what's going on, on at least a basic level, because I will need to fulfill the lead MS Admin and possibly Linux and AWS, to run and understand our sequencing pipelines.

Thanks for stopping by.

General Discussion / Re: Resistance documentary
« on: April 10, 2015, 02:29:56 PM »
This occurs through misuse, underdosing and horizontal gene transfer of the survivors and it is no joke. The basic antibiotics I learned about in school basically target and disrupt growth/developmental pathways. For instance, penicillin targets the peptodiglycan layer in bacteria (I think). Since bacteria are "survivors" they typically can have multiple pathways to bridge gaps when food source change, for instance. It's not that big of a stretch to think of them as having other routes that penicillin doesn't affect - if we keep with that example. Therefore we are applying selection pressure to the targeted bacterium to either keep both pathways, or use the other as the default. Since bacteria don't sexually reproduce, it's a stronger mechanism than with us, and happens faster. Further, through horizontal gene transfer, they can simply send that adaptation to another bacterium, lock, stock, and barrel, so that you don't even have to be the progeny of a survivor to benefit; I'm not 100%, but this may even occur across species.

General Discussion / Re: Aloha
« on: April 08, 2015, 11:13:51 PM »
loco moco looks like dog food with an egg on top fyi

more pics of hawaiian babes and defeated natives that u beaned with coconuts

Yes, looks horrible, but tastes glorious.

General Discussion / Re: Aloha
« on: April 07, 2015, 08:51:25 PM »
Don't miss out on having a spam sandwich!!!

Fuck that - well not that vehemently - get some Loco Moco! Went to Maui for our honeymoon and ate at an awesome place called "Da Kitchen" that had several types to eat. I had a Katsu Moco which is basically a Loco Moco with Fried Rice, instead of white, and Chicken Katsu on top of the burger/gravy. It was fucking phenomenal!

General Discussion / Re: Hospitals are a fucking scam
« on: April 06, 2015, 09:55:42 PM »
Rabies, untreated, is 100% lethal. It is also an extremely painful way to die. In a Vet Science class I took in college, we watched one of the last major outbreaks of rabies in the human population, due to it being before the vaccine. It was in a remote village in Russia, I think. Roughly 10-20 people got it and they showed them in various stages of dying.

That said, it's also one of a few viruses that can be treated by vaccination after you get it. Also, if gotten from a bite on an extremity, it can take a long time to get to the lethal/debilitating point, giving you a long time to get treatment.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: April 03, 2015, 11:28:55 AM »
Hell. Already got a scientist asking about AWS. I am talking to him today about what his infrastructure needs are. He isn't being a prema dona, though. He has a grant through Amazon that is requiring him to use it. If he needs complicated shit I may have to dump him to a 3rd party. Hate doing that because I miss my chance to learn about it. There's a Free Training in LA the first week of May. Maybe the company will spring for a one night hotel so I can go.

Tech Heads / Re: Exchange Admins?
« on: April 02, 2015, 01:39:38 PM »
This has been going well. The DPM server is totally the way to go because it does continual backups that truncate logs; we basically are using this as a fail safe for our Netbackups. Storage migration is progressing nicely, so I hope they get to upgrading Netbackup soon, though the new storage has made our old version more likely to work. In the end, much less stress here. I haven't even needed to worry about circular logging as a failsafe to the failsafe.  :ok:

I have also mostly completed my documentation for how everything works. Fuck me it's complicated. All incoming and outgoing mail goes through our Spam/Virus filtering company, but that's fairly simple. Where shit gets complicated is that we created a 2010 Server to handle the testing/moves to 365, but since it also offered better OWA experience we, offloaded that site to to the 2010 box. Then there's the traffic for Autodiscover, ActiveSync, and OutlookAnywhere (as well as OWA), that gets handed off from an external IP on the DMZ to our newer load balancer, then passed to our ISA servers (which used to handle that task, but are now just legacy hops, I think), then to either the OWA server or HubCas server NLB for handling by IIS.

As expected, I have learned a lot of shit. Still need to tackle ISA when I have spare time to understand everything it does, so that I can either pull it out of the path, or make sure any functions are handled during the migration. I also hope to finish my IIS book in the next week or two, as I need to get to re-certification for CCNA, due the first week of June.

General Discussion / Re: Take a trip back in time
« on: March 31, 2015, 04:26:44 PM »
before my time, but this isn't

1991 Sears catalog

Fuck yeah Sega Genesis. Cyberball, Sonic. Might and Magic 4 eva.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:51:35 PM »
fair enough

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 30, 2015, 06:19:48 PM »
I'm not saying you need them for everything, but your claim that it isn't rocket science is a bit of a stretch. How many IT staff maintain those services and how many sites/locations? What OSes are you supporting? Number of user's doesn't exactly mean much, if your not supporting a lot of services, or don't experience burst usage. The reply to that would be, "Don't be so stupid as to maintain multiple OSes" and you'd be right except that in research the people who bring in the money are the rock stars. Most Bioinformatics tools are Linux-based and are getting easier to use for low level scientists who aren't bringing in enough cash to hire their own Informatics people; here's where we are utilizing OSX as it plugs into a lot of our Linux pipelines (if they aren't out-right ported already) and we can manage them as Linux machines while still allowing them to run MS Office. And finally, when you have any kind of financial department, you have to support Windows. It's all dollars and cents...

Yes, it makes sense to keep in-house whatever you can, but if your local resources are maintaining high utilization already, your stretched thin on IT labor and you expect something to require more than what's on-hand, for short periods of time, it makes much more sense to utilize AWS. Specifically, disposable Grid computing, like I am hoping to use there.  And, because of their scale, their prices are ridiculously cheap; especially if you can utilize their off-peak computing. If you will need to rely on specialists to engineer these things, you have to cut $$$ somewhere, especially when you are essentially bidding on work, like we do.

Finally, AWS is also FISMA moderate certified and fully HIPAA compliant. It doesn't matter if your local/regional host can support it if they can't show certification; even then, some grants still won't allow any offsite use and you have to try to use your own, internal stuff. Those 2 certs are like being able to print money in research right now, of course you have to be internally compliant before moving excess stuff out. You also have to show how little your expenses are. Even if you qualify, and they know you can do the job, part of the decisions are how much burden are you currently under. Universities are much more likely to kill you in that space too.

Anyway, long story short, it might not be best for you currently, but that doesn't mean it's not best for others, or even for some point in the future for you. It's certainly not crap.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 30, 2015, 02:24:23 PM »
There's no company that compares in cloud computing. Not even close

You're not fooling anyone here with that. Cloud computing is not rocket science. You should mean Amazon is the easiest cloud for dummies in the datacenter.

It's not trivial either. If you are just host a few servers, sure, but depending on your needs it can easily scale out of control for resources in an increasingly shrinking IT world.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 28, 2015, 12:19:34 PM »
tech troll

Thanks Chemosh. I will be researching this as a disposable cluster and possibly storage solution, so VPC sounds like the direction we'd go too.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:55:12 PM »
Any experience with extending VPN to AWS EC2?  I'm interested in using cloud services for DR or hosting warm spares but I haven't had time to look into how we would put these into our VPN.  I'd like to sort this out for AWS or VMWare vCloud Air.  Anyone been there, done that?

Chemosh would almost certainly know that. Try pinging him...and then mentioning it here ;)

General Discussion / Re: Pillars of Eternity Out
« on: March 26, 2015, 09:21:27 PM »
chance of game-flu in the morning?

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 26, 2015, 09:20:38 PM »
Gotcha. Didn't even know/see that mentioned.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:23:49 PM »
Ephemeral? S3 is ephemeral? It looked like EBS would be the storage to use for big computes, true?

Tech Heads / Re: AWS usage
« on: March 26, 2015, 04:22:52 PM »
Never took these, I was self-taught, but they have a bunch of free stuff now:

Things I'd be conscious of:

a) AWS is ridiculously convenient, but remember that public cloud is all virtualized/commodity and you cannot maintain the same mindset as you do in your own datacenter.  Assume any server can and will go down with little notice and plan accordingly.
b) Learn the difference between EBS and ephemeral storage, learn it well.  Almost every AWS noob drops a bunch of data in ephemeral storage, reboots, then finds out all their shit is gone.
c) Pay close attention to expected service levels for each instance type.  Remember always that unless you pay for nosebleed tiers, you are sharing with lots of other users and your performance can suffer accordingly.  Some dudes cpu or iops usage spikes?  Your performance may crater.  Monitor and plan accordingly.

AWS is amazeballs but takes a different mindset to run on.  Most people take a while to understand this esp. when they dive in with a ton of stuff immediately.  I'd go slow before going to production.

Jackpot. Thanks Utumbro.

I see this as part of a strategy to fulfill what I don't think will work - downsizing to the point of insanity. I have a pretty diverse skill set, but I am horizontal, not vertical. With my current and future responsibilities, I'll never be the best Storage Admin. I'll never be the best Linux admin (especially for the Grid stuff we do). I'll never be the best Network Admin; I don't want to pursue anything past my CCNA at this point. But if they look to me to be fulfill all those roles, I'll have to offload complexity somewhere. I am thinking AWS for our complex computes, project Storage, and Archive storage. Then, internally, I think I can handle VMware for servers. I'll try to maintain VMware VDI, but at first sign that I won't have time, I'll vote it off the island. I've wanted to do this for years, though I like having it. I figure once I see the costs, I'm sure we could get a better deal from Microsoft, due to our charity pricing, if we decide to keep the capability. It might make sense to jump ship for Servers too, due to pricing changes for management services, aka System Center, and if "TheGrid" moves to the cloud, that's the majority of our Linux infrastructure.

My superiors put out our cost structure, for internal projects, that we will charge the Staff, in our usage model, starting now. I also sat in on an AWS in BioTech conference yesterday. AWS beats us in all categories except CPU hours. Of course our model pays for the Storage and Grid Administrators salary (partially, but majority), and the AWS figures would not account for that. It won't take long before some hotshot Scientist (who doesn't understand why Enterprise disks cost more than at BestBuy), or self-important Dev who thinks they know System Administration will see those figures and either plead for us to use them, or go rogue and try to use it themselves creating who knows collateral damage and IT being forced to pickup the pieces. So, knowing how to set it up, securely, will provide the pieces we need to get started, then I could work in more of a DevOps capacity with the Devs, to keep pricing low for computes, and manage a small team of internal helpdesk and server admins.

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