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Beer, Bikes, Boats, Babes, and Blogging

August 15, 2012

If you communicate with me via e-mail, IRC, or Twitter, you’d know that I haven’t really left. A question recently asked on the Evil Routers Facebook page, however, made me realize that I really need to start hanging out in the blogosphere again: Indeed, the last post here on Evil Routers, “IPv6 — It’s Not […]

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Why You Should Be Blogging

October 20, 2011
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As a network engineer, systems administrator, or just a general IT guy (or girl), you probably don’t think of yourself as a “brand”. You probably just think of yourself as an average person who happens to have a fairly marketable skill. Each of us, however, are our own unique “brand” and blogging can help you […]

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Why Is Cisco Crawling My Website?

August 24, 2011

A while back, I noticed my website was being hit by a new crawler at IP address 72.163.33.126: $ host 72.163.33.126 126.33.163.72.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer srch-prod-170.cisco.com. Cisco has apparently decided to keep an eye on me. Okay, whatever, that’s fine, but since you never know what Cisco’s up to, I decided to keep my eye […]

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Evil Routers Can Haz IPv6

July 21, 2011

You probably didn’t notice, but Evil Routers is now accessible via IPv6. I’m a little bit late for World IPv6 Day and I probably could’ve rushed and got it working, but I wanted to wait until I had enough time to make sure it was done right. NOTE: if you’re in the market for an […]

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Manage Your WordPress Theme Using Git

July 20, 2011

When I first started this website, my purpose was to simply have a place I could post things that were useful to me and that I could access from anywhere. It didn’t take me long to realize that the things I was documenting were also helpful to lots of other people. This is one of […]

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Pingdom Monthly Report

March 3, 2010

I recently started using the free monitoring service available from Pingdom to monitor (via simple ICMP echo requests) the VPS that this website runs on. Here’s the “monthly report” that I received from them via e-mail for the month of February:

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The right way to host your website

December 30, 2009

Recently, I moved the web site over from shared hosting at 1and1 to a VPS running FreeBSD 8.0 from ARP Networks. They have a special going on right now, for a VPS with 768 MB of memory, 20 GB of disk space, and 200 GB of bandwidth for $20/mo. (that’s cheaper than Slicehost and Linode, […]

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