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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Random Brain Oozings

I Love My Job!

It’s been a bit of time since I’ve last written.  The primary reason for that is that I’m just too busy at work.  And I love it!  Recall back at the end of May, I wrote this piece about good technical interviews.  That interview was with IBM and it was for a network architecture role in the cloud side of…

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Random Brain Oozings

Good Tech Interviews

I had a fantastic interview today. I don’t yet know if I’ll get the role, but I’m feeling pretty confident about it. Even if I don’t, the interview itself went very well. Here’s why: The questions they asked. It’s really simple, actually. The three interviewers had scoured my resume and asked me questions that went along the lines of, “tell…

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FreeBSD, Network Architecture, Server and OS

Adding More ECMP and Health Checking To Anycast Lab

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Introduction In yesterday’s Load Balancers Be Damned post, I demonstrated how adding Free Range Routing to servers could provide a way to do anycast load balancing without the need for expensive load balancers in some cases.  What I didn’t really demonstrate well was the ECMP capabilities of the leaf nodes.  I also punted on the required local health checking…

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FreeBSD, Network Architecture, Server and OS

Load Balancers Be Damned: Routing On The Server

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Introduction Companies such as F5, A10, and Netscaler (owned by Citrix) have built their respective businesses on the need for load balancing devices in the data center and other parts of the network.  While these devices can make the sharing of the load of incoming service connections (eg: HTTP, DNS, etc) very easy, they also come with a sometimes…

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PC Gaming

Current PC Audio Setup

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Introduction I’ve spent a lot of years building up the audio setup on my gaming/editing PC.  The parts are listed in the “Audio” section of this page.  I figured I’d write up a long post describing what’s connected to what, why I did it the way I did, and the reason for purchasing the things I have.  Bear in…

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