Architect

Becoming an IT Architect: Chapter 4 – Curiosity and Learning

Chapter 4 – Curiosity and Learning Most of what I’ve discussed in the past three chapters has not centered around technical things.  This chapter will pivot on that point a bit.  I did say earlier that the vast majority of an architect’s responsibilities will center around long term designs, and socializing those designs with other folks.  In other words: staring…

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Architect

Becoming An IT Architect: Chapter 1 – New Tools

Introduction With this series of posts, bite-sized in length, I intend to help folks who want to make the transition from IT Engineer to IT Architect.  I’m using the generic “IT” to represent server, security, networking, etc.  I can speak specifically from the perspective of a network engineer moving into network architecture, but the very high level concepts should apply…

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FreeBSD, Network Architecture, Server and OS

FRR Patched And Working

This entry will be another fairly quick one.  In the previous entry regarding the server, routing, etc, I described how I had to work around the fact that FRR didn’t honor FreeBSD’s assigning and deletion of IP addresses from interfaces.  Specifically: I had the line redistribute connected in the server’s BGP configuration.  That means any of the server’s interfaces with…

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FreeBSD, Network Architecture, Server and OS

Server Merge, ZFS Fun, and BGP Routing For Jails

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Introduction About five years ago, I built two new servers in my basement, as outlined here and here.  One server was my general login/mail/web/DNS/etc server, and the other my home NAS.  This entry will document and detail my merging of the two servers into one, and the associated challenges that brought with it.  I also took this opportunity to…

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Mac Stuff

Integrating The New Mac Pro

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Introduction In my previous entry, I went through the new Mac Pro 7,1 that I just purchased.  The intent of this post is to go over how I integrated the new machine in my office.  Specifically how I fit it into my existing peripherals, displays, the mouse and keyboard, etc.  I don’t expect this to be a long entry…

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Mac Stuff, PC Gaming

Mac Pro 2019

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Introduction For the last almost seven years, I’ve been doing my amateur-hour level video editing and publishing on my PC.  That wasn’t always the case though; prior to 2013 I was editing on a Mac Pro 5,1 model, that I’d heavily modified.  Unfortunately with the launch of the Mac Pro 6,1, also known as the “trash can”, Apple pushed…

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