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Author: Vic Nunes

Tech history books – Protocols rule!

Tech history books – Protocols rule!

I recently read the excellent Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet. Beyond the great history lesson, I especially enjoyed the parts about how the core Internet protocols were created. Although cool then, the fundamental building blocks of the Internet are so much more impressive with today’s hindsight. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I’m re-reading Internet Core Protocols: The Definitive Guide: Help for Network Administrators with renewed appreciation and awe. The better part of…

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Changed blog platform

Changed blog platform

Was using Ghost for a bit, and moved to WordPress. Ghost is generally ok but, I personally disliked a few of the behind-the-curtain settings and maintenance. Here’s hoping WordPress is easier to live with.

My work life – a retrospective

My work life – a retrospective

I recently retired from Cisco and (a few weeks after my oldest child’s marriage, visiting with family from near and far), I find myself with a few extra quiet moments to reflect on what has been a great 40+ year career in IT and Networking. The people I met along the way made the wins and losses memorable, I’m forever grateful to them. Above all, I could not have done it without the balance, support, and motivation provided by my…

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Disabling LEDs on Raspberry Pi

Disabling LEDs on Raspberry Pi

Lately, I’ve been on a tear shutting off as many device LED’s as I can. Note to self: stop walking around in the dark. Love me some Pi, but wish they made LED management consistent across versions or provided a utility to do this automatically. The terminal can display which model of Raspberry Pi is currently in use, including the name of the family and the version. To have the terminal display the model of Raspberry Pi Add the following…

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