Lunatic Platitudes

Original Prusa i3 MK2S

Original Prusa i3 MK2S 3D Printer

The Greatest 3D Printer in the World I know what you’re thinking. You don’t have to tell me. You’ve seen a million reviews of the Original Prusa i3 MK2S and previous variants and they all say essentially the same thing: the spool holder is the only problem. Well, they are mostly correct. I’ve had two Read more about Original Prusa i3 MK2S 3D Printer[…]

How to Write a Vacation Auto-Reply Message

Communication is Key Almost any business or personal situation requires clear communication. Good communication repels chaos and ensures success in any situation. What about those times when you are going to be out of the office and won’t be monitoring your email? Whatever has pulled you away from the office, it is a good practice Read more about How to Write a Vacation Auto-Reply Message[…]

Internet Announcements: When a private ASN Shows In Your Path

BGP Shouldn’t Pass Extra AS #’s! I ran into an interesting issue that might seem pretty pedestrian to someone who deals with Internet peering on a regular basis. This is the first time I’ve had to deal with this using a Cisco IOS-XR platform running multiple VRF’s, however. My Internet providers were not propagating my Read more about Internet Announcements: When a private ASN Shows In Your Path[…]

Simulating Poor Network Performance

Where is My Data? Application developers have to respect the boundaries of the systems their code runs in. Whether you are writing software to display a clock or analyze data, your code is restricted by the machines on which it is installed. Collaboration software has to take into account how much bandwidth exists between endpoints, Read more about Simulating Poor Network Performance[…]

Practice Patience. Your Flight is Delayed…

Attitude is a Choice. Patience is a Virtue. I am not always a positive person and have never claimed to have a great deal of patience. In fact, I struggle with defaulting to a negative assumption as much as anyone might. I rationalize this shortcoming by proclaiming I am aware of it. Whether that offsets Read more about Practice Patience. Your Flight is Delayed…[…]

Sample Flow Graph, not from flow-tools

Flow-Tools: Notes on Reading Captured Flow Data

Notes on Reading Captured Data Using Flow-Tools Flow-Tools is a set of libraries and tools designed to capture, report and otherwise manipulate Netflow data. If you are unfamiliar with Netflow, check out the Netflow Wikipedia page. If you are unfamiliar with flow-tools you can search Google for additional resources. The site referenced as the source Read more about Flow-Tools: Notes on Reading Captured Flow Data[…]