It’s yet another blog… yes it is and will probably never go anywhere but I’ll give it the old college try and see where it goes.
I literally grew up with the birth of the Internet and while I’ve generally embraced technology I’ve never really had time for the great social craze that has spread across the Internet, Blogging. While I probably still don’t have the time I would like to share some of my thoughts, ideas, code and solutions for some of the technical problems that I encounter day in and day out in my real life job as the network architect for a large health care provider.
While I’m on the journey I’m also curious about all the great tools that the Internet offers. The Internet has certainly come a long way from it’s early heydays with NCSA Mosaic. I can still remember messing with the IPX/SPX/ODI stack in MS-DOS trying to get the proper packet driver to load so that WinSock.DLL would function in Windows v3.1 and programs like NCSA Mosaic and Pegasus Mail would function properly. I’m sure there are those of us still around that can remember messing with HIMEM.SYS for hours until we were able to fit everything into memory when it came to Novell’s ODI stack.
I’m also setting up a website that is designed to host some of the scripts and tools I’ve written and developed to help make managing a large network easier. I’m a staunch advocate of making the computer do the work. To that end I personally employ Perl, PHP, SNMP and Bash scripts. I do the majority of my development work on CentOS Linux. If your looking for a solid, reliable Linux distribution then you should definitely check out CentOS.
If your interested browse over; http://mysite.verizon.net/michaelfmcnamara/