Eric Stewart: Running Off At The Mouth

Star Wars: Battlefront

by on Feb.06, 2016, under Games, PS4 Games

The main reason for getting the PS4 was to play this game. I didn’t go into this blind – I knew most of the faults when I made the commitment to buy the PS4 that came with SW:BF.

That doesn’t mean it was the wisest decision I ever made.

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A Day With The PlayStation 4

by on Feb.06, 2016, under Games, PS4 Games

I’ve been on an extended break from the CCIE studies after renewing my CCNP for another three years. I’ve been thinking of getting a PS4 for a while … and now I have one.

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Optical Networking: Basics, DWDM, ROADM

by on Oct.26, 2015, under Internet Service Providers, Networking, Technology

$JOB is getting into some new and interesting stuff; stuff that, if you’re not an Internet Service Provider, could be a bit of a black box to you; you might be used to your ISP saying “Here’s a cable, your equipment is on the other end”. Here’s what we’ve been working on and what I’ve been able to make of it so far.

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Cat 6500 to Nexus 7K Migration Note: Or, The 6500’s Dirty Little Secret

by on Aug.13, 2015, under Networking, Technology

In which I regale you with a tale involving the salacious behavior of the Catalyst 6500 when compared to the more chaste Nexus 7K line.

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NTP, ntpd, ntpq, and The Perils Of “Time”

by on Aug.06, 2015, under Computers, Networking, Technology

We ran into a “time” situation at work, and I learned quite a bit about how NTPD works, and what exactly all the information in ntpq means. This has to do with the “Leap Second” that was instituted on June 30, 2015.

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Lessons in Troubleshooting: IPv6, OSPF, and Strange Packet Loss

by on Jul.24, 2015, under Networking, Technology

Attempting (in my scatterbrained manner) to cover all the bases of an interesting issue I encountered recently and failed to fix without assistance. It illustrates why I’m not a CCIE yet, and why, no matter what you see, you shouldn’t assume anything when working through odd issues.

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Nexus 7700 Part VII: TCAM Woes and Solutions, Part 2

by on Jul.24, 2015, under Networking, Technology

A revisit to an earlier post and why what I outlined there was a bad idea. Using Bank Chaining, while allowing you to use more banks for ACLs, has its penalties …

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Eureka Moment: auto-summary on RIPv2 – What It Does

by on Jun.30, 2015, under Networking, Technology

Two things covered in this post: what I learned about how “auto-summary” on RIPv2 works, and also some particulars about RIPv2 (and possibly other routing protocols) and how it advertises routes to neighbors.

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Cisco Live 2015

by on Jun.12, 2015, under Networking, Technology

Cisco Live 2015. Yeah, there are things I can say about it that are negative. But even with all that, it was, for me, the best so far. Here’s my review and a few pictures …

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CCIE Studies: IS-IS Lab Notes

by on Mar.22, 2015, under Networking, Technology

Just a couple of notes for myself that Google didn’t make as clear as it should have for me.

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