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I have been using Zoho Invoice for a few years now, and I really like it. It takes away the tedious work of manually creating invoices, calculating tax, and keeping track of invoice numbers. It also has really great views to display which invoices are overdue, paid, etc. At the end of the year, you can pull up really nice reports detailing your income, revenue, expenses etc. Creating invoices is a breeze once you have the program configured. It allows you to spend more time working and less time creating invoices. You can email copies… Read Article →

Finally as of June 2015, I have started taking guitar lessons. Well, really just had one – but its the beginning of a new and musical future for me. The first lesson came with a bunch of disclaimers – notably, I will only get out of the lessons and guitar practice what I put into it. Which was expected. Also learning guitar is apparently quite difficult, more so the older you get. Anyway, just wanted to post for today, Saturday June 13, 2015 as the day to look back on as to when I started… Read Article →

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is a first-hop redundancy protocol that provides router redundancy. Specifically, HSRP can have two or more routers capable of servicing a single IP address, and that IP address can be used as the default gateway IP address for devices residing on a subnet connected to the HSRP routers.  

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IRC or Internet Relay Chat is really great when you are in a fix and need answers quick. There are several useful channels on the Freenode network, filled with folks ready to answer questions and provide helpful advice.   On the flip side, IRC can take up a LOT of time. Constantly checking all the channels one is active in to see if someone responded, or if a response can be given to another persons query.   As of recently, I had 3 avenues of access to IRC, on my Windows machine using MIRC, via… Read Article →

GNS3 Version 1.2.3 Installed from source on Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop with Qemu package using Ubuntu repository. There is an easier way to install GNS3 on Ubuntu, for instance using apt-get install gns3. However the version you get from that install is quite old. 0.8.7 something Here I describe a method to get a working version GNS 1.2.3 on Ubuntu 14.10 Get a whole bunch of installation dependencies out of the way: apt-get install git vim tmux pastebinit libelf-dev uuid-dev libpcap0.8-dev python3-setuptools python3-zmq python3-netifaces python3-pyqt4 bison flex cmake gcc wireshark qemu cd /usr/local/src /usr/local/src> mkdir gns3… Read Article →

Tmux is one of things I don’t think I can do without. It allows you to run programs, have windows or tabs as well as several panes running different applications simultaneously. Further more, it is trivial to be able to reattach to a tmux session and resume working on exactly the same window and pane layout. For instance, I connect to a linux host on my local network from my Windows box. From there I ssh into several servers and maintain active connections. Now say I need to restart my Windows box, I do not… Read Article →

It is no secret that the built-in search for Windows is pretty terrible.   Enter Search ¬†Everything,   From their website:¬†http://www.voidtools.com/faq/   For the few search queries I have run against multiple 3Tb Hard drives, response time has been amazingly fast.   I believe it indexes things in a smart fashion behind the scenes to speed up searches.   Go try it out! You will not be disappointed.   What is “Everything”? “Everything” is search engine that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows. Unlike Windows search “Everything” initially displays every file and… Read Article →

    There is an easier way to install GNS3 on Ubuntu, for instance using apt-get install gns3. However the version you get from that install is quite old. 0.8.7 something Here I describe a method to get a working version GNS 1.2.3 on Ubuntu 14.10   Get a whole bunch of installation dependencies out of the way: apt-get install git vim tmux pastebinit libelf-dev uuid-dev libpcap0.8-dev python3-setuptools python3-zmq python3-netifaces python3-pyqt4 bison flex cmake gcc wireshark mkdir gns3 cd gns3 git clone https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-gui.git cd gns3-gui python3 setup.py install git clone https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-server.git cd gns3-server-master python3 setup.py… Read Article →

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