Monthly Archives: May 2004

IBM Server Woes

I last wrote a faiirly positive article about IBM xSeries servers. One of the highlights was 1. Product Consistency – From other Gateway customers experience, Gateway servers have little product or internal part consistency within the same model. Unfortunately I … Continue reading

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Gateway 955 vs. IBM xSeries 335 Server line comparison

I was tasked recently with comparing our main server line, the low-end “pizza box” server — IBM xSeries 335. Gateway 955 2x Intel XEON 3.2 gHz1024 PC2100 (2x512MB)2×73 GB 15k Ultra320LSI 2 Channel RAID (integrated)3 YR, 3yr/4hour on-site 7×24Dual 10/100/1000 … Continue reading

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Diet on Atkins going well – Diet and Technology analogy

I should have more technical blog entries in the near future. I am in the beginning stages of a number of large projects, from enterprise backup to implementing another imaging cluster. Closing on our new house is progressing well. With … Continue reading

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Good link: another Netware sysadmin blog

Definitely one for the blogroll – I happened upon another Netware sysadmin blogger through my Feedster Netware search. Novell’s Open Enterprise Server (a.k.a. Netware 7) will have NSS volumes for both the Netware kernel and the Linux kernel. This is … Continue reading

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Search is over – Counter-offer accepted

First, my apologies for a supposedly tech-blog focussing on such mundane issues as new house buying. I could be elaborating on the DNS poisoning and the newly-expired production evaluation SQL version problems I have had the last two nights, but … Continue reading

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Made an offer

In our continuing housing saga, which has pretty much dominated my thinking lately, we made an offer on what just might be our next house. Talk about trepidation, making an offer or commitment that large is not something I’d want … Continue reading

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Speed Real-Estating

Speed Dating (the process of consecutive 3 minute dates in a party setting) has nothing on my activities today. As I said previously we only have 3 weeks to find a house to avoid extending our lease, with that in … Continue reading

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Why do realtors and realtor.com not have RSS feeds?

The above question has been percolating in my head as I search numerous MLS listings. It seems the perfect marriage of the two technologies: RSS feeds and MLS listings. You could have a total new “houses on the market” listing … Continue reading

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More buying home fun

We were able to secure pretty good rates (80%/20% loan at 4.75/5.25 respectively) on the new home purchase. The landlord, however, put us through three days of baited breath whether he was willing to extend our lease three months. Either … Continue reading

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Looking for an ideal house again – Best Real Estate Blogs / RSS feeds

Since the beginning of the year, my wife and I have been planning on renting for another year. Too many things conspired against planning the outlay towards a new house. Things like our one year old car needing to be … Continue reading

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