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We are the lifeguards of the Internet

Wow.
I just watched the Mind Wide Open video from Cisco’s updated Networking Academy site. For something which only last 50 seconds, it offers a whole lot of inspiration for Academy students and graduates.
When I began the Cisco CCNA program in 2003, all I knew is that I wanted to learn more about Networks. By the … Read more »

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Education Recommendations on LinkedIn

One of my biggest issues with LinkedIn is that it’s only possible to give recommendations to people you’ve worked with in a ‘job’ capacity. It’s not possible to recommend a tutor, or a fellow student whom you’ve worked with during your Education. As someone who’s only recently started their career, I haven’t worked with many … Read more »

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Plugging Sage into MySQL

I’m about to see if/how I can integrate our Sage accounting and stock system into our existing e-commerce database. The idea is to reduce the duplication of information as, at present, all orders are re-typed into Sage even though a fair bit of the data already exists in the database. How very inefficient!
Wish me luck … Read more »

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Free Enterprise Search

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I recently setup an Ubuntu box running Samba with a 2.7TB Raid5 array. Its job is to replace one of our 300GB Dell PowerVault 715N NAS boxes which has become full.
Finding files on our previous 300GB PowerVault was nothing short of a nightmare and, with such a … Read more »