Archive for February, 2011

TechMentor Approaching Fast!

General Interest February 28th, 2011

You’re not too late for TechMentor Orlando, March 14 – 18, 2011 at Disney’s Yacht Club.

TechMentor is offering Mind of Root listeners the best discount so far – $400 discount off the 5 Day Best Value Conference Pass (discount applies to the Standard rate and new registrations only)!

Register at http://bit.ly/TMReg with the code UGTM3 for the discount.If you’ve never attended it, TechMentor is 5 intensive and informative days of immediately-applicable training on today’s critical IT topics – everything from Active Directory to Virtualization – with a specific track and several sessions on PowerShell.Go to http://bit.ly/TMPwrShl if you want to know more about sessions and speakers.

Need to Validate Your BFFs?

General Interest February 27th, 2011

Microsoft offer a BFFValidator…  Need I say more?

Actually, I do.. what this unfortunately abbreviated product does is validate binary file formats for doc, xls, and ppt files.

PICC – Sessions Posted

Career February 27th, 2011

April 29-30 is the Professional IT Community Conference in New Brunswick, NJ.  They’ve recently posted the talks and training sessions available

I’ll be teaching a four hour PowerShell Fundamentals class and you’ll find other training like "Grokking Python", "Over the Edge System Administration", "Advanced Time Management: Team Efficiency" and many more…

MOR 148 – The Secret Of My SXS

Podcast February 10th, 2011

Recorded: February 10, 2011

Your Hosts: Keith Albright and Steve Murawski
Show Length: 1:01:45

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Website Picks

Steve – imo.im – Free web-based chat client

Keith – http://parrygripp.com/ – Funny songs for viral videos

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Book Club #6

Book Club, Show Stuff February 10th, 2011

The sixth installment of our Mind Of Root Book Club will be covering Chapter 7 in The Practice of Systems and Network Administration.We’ll review Chapter 7 on February 24th, so post your comments or send in your feedback!Chapter 7 covers Networking, in all it’s glory.  Some questions to focus our review are:

  1. Do you have a network diagram?  (physical and logical)
  2. What redundancy does your network design provide?
  3. How do you label your network cables and endpoints?
  4. Where do you do your routing? (Static routes on hosts, routers, layer 3 switches, etc..) And where do you do your access control lists (ACLs)?
  5. Do you segment your network with VLANs?
  6. How do you monitor your network?

Feel free to comment on any aspect of the chapter though.

MOR 147 – Snow Reboots

Podcast February 3rd, 2011

Recorded: February 3, 2011

Your Hosts: Keith Albright and Steve Murawski
Show Length: 1:12:30

Topics/Links:

Read the full show notes here.

Website Picks

Steve – imo.im – Free web-based chat client

Keith – join.me – Free web-based screen sharing app from LogMeIn

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