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Hiking Mt. Greylock

May 14, 2003 2:09 pm Published by

Fourteen miles of hiking, and two-thirds of a vertical mile of climbing in two days to get to the top of the tallest Mountain in Massachusetts. It was completely worth the effort.

Logan’s New Car

April 30, 2003 4:56 pm Published by

Check out this “poke your eye out” blue 2003 Nissan Altima. Commence bragging.. now.

Password generator

April 24, 2003 9:34 am Published by

Usage: ./genpasswd.pl [OPTION]...
Generate a set of random passwords that match certain criteria.

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IT Inventory System

April 4, 2003 9:31 am Published by

A few months ago, I was asked to make an inventory application for Priceline. I thought it would be simple. But you try making an inventory system for three different IT groups. Make it so that the networking devices and servers are logically “connected” properly, so you can search – for example – for all machines connected to a given core switch. What about tracking depreciation, and controlling who can edit what? Then write scripts that make sure that the information you can get from the Cisco switches matches with what’s in the database.

SiteScope Management

April 3, 2003 8:50 am Published by

Freshwater Software has a great site monitoring suite called SiteScope. It allows you to watch dozens of different events and resources on any number of servers. Priceline has more than 4000 monitors set up with this software watching things 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, we have these monitors across 6 servers and 3 data centers in 2 continents. We needed a way to bring all of the SiteScope data together in a single place.
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