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Feb
16
traceroute, ICMP, internetworking, the Wild Wild West?

traceroute, ICMP, internetworking, the Wild Wild West?

Someone asked why there were asterisks during a traceroute and inquiring as to if something was wrong with their uplink. I figured I would drop a little learning, if you all are willing to join my magical adventure to observe/orient and ultimately if necessary - troubleshoot IPv4 internetworks.
6 min read
Feb
15
Terraform: NetBox IPAM on AWS

Terraform: NetBox IPAM on AWS

This Terraform project launches NetBox onto a t2.micro Ubuntu 18.04 LTS instance after several minutes of downloading dependencies and instantiating/populating the database/Redis cache.
4 min read
Feb
14
Union Gospel Mission claims "Housing First" doesn't work, but by which measure are their outcomes determined?

Union Gospel Mission claims "Housing First" doesn't work, but by which measure are their outcomes determined?

"Housing First" only "doesn't work" because they aren't creating communities of care which address SAMHSA'S "eight dimensions of wellness." No substance use disorder treatment modalities I'm aware of here in the US have anywhere near the success level of San Patrignano in Italy.
5 min read
Feb
06
Why can't these fast food idiots ever get it right and why are they making $15 an hour?

Why can't these fast food idiots ever get it right and why are they making $15 an hour?

When I was in early recovery after I rode a bicycle from Spokane to Seattle/Portland and northern California in 2015, the only job I was able to get when I previously had been making north of $100k as a network support engineer was as a fry cook at Zips on Third Avenue and Lincoln downtown.
10 min read
Jan
15
Roll Your Own: Secure Online Communications

Roll Your Own: Secure Online Communications

First Amendment protections should apply to online communications; in the absence of such protections, the technical considerations of ensuring end-to-end security of communications are of paramount interest to us all.
3 min read
Jul
03
#NBD New Bike Day!!! All-City Cosmic Stallion Build

#NBD New Bike Day!!! All-City Cosmic Stallion Build

Cycling is such an important part of my lifestyle that I would say it even makes up a core part of my identity, however, I have never owned a bike that even fit me correctly let alone was custom fit.
4 min read
May
12
Bicycle Advocacy - Spokane Police Stop Signal Incident

Bicycle Advocacy - Spokane Police Stop Signal Incident

I was cited proceeding through an intersection on a bicycle after traffic cleared in Spokane while a police officer sitting at the intersection popped a u-turn and pulled me over. Ironically, the Washington Senate Bill 6208 "Safety Stop bill" was passed 3/18/20 -literally the day before.
6 min read
May
03
Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V PowerShell Automated Bootstrap Installs - "Golden Images"

Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V PowerShell Automated Bootstrap Installs - "Golden Images"

I believe that it took me months of research and work to really figure out how to perform automation of the install for Windows Server Hyper-V instances as the sheer amount of information out there in really is specific to Linux and containers.
3 min read
Apr
14
Gratitude - Thanks Guy Kawasaki!

Gratitude - Thanks Guy Kawasaki!

I just wrote this message to Guy Kawasaki when an entrepreneur friend of mine was discouraged about a project they were working on and I sent them this video that had a very meaningful impact on my life.
1 min read
Apr
09
Microsoft Teams PSTN - Redirect Unanswered Call Queue to Voicemail

Microsoft Teams PSTN - Redirect Unanswered Call Queue to Voicemail

I discovered today that the mechanism for transferring callers from a queue to a voicemail when agents are unable to answer the call today is... well, a little less than elegant. This article explains how to overcome that limitation.
2 min read