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Archive for 2009

Tech Messages | 2009-12-24

A special extended edition of Tech Messages for 2009-12-21 through 2009-12-24: Why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity — The Endeavour 20 Essential Gmail Tips You Probably Don't Use (but Should!) RIM: E-Mail Outage Caused by BlackBerry Messenger UpdateSounds like RIM needs to do better QA to me. “Nerd” and “Geek” Should […]

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Security Updates | 2009-12-23

I track security updates for the following vendors: Apple, Cisco, FreeBSD, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems. I chose these vendors based on my own needs for the networks and systems I manage. I've also found that updates from these vendors tend to catch the major updates necessary for common software applications. If you have […]

Categories: Security Updates

Tech Messages | 2009-12-18

A special extended edition of Tech Messages for 2009-12-17 through 2009-12-18: MCS-7825-I2 & IBM x306m, BIOS 1.42 & 1.43 error prevents a system from booting if rebooted after October 1, 2009A defect in the HostRAID BIOS 2106 (included with System BIOS version 1.42 and 1.43) will prevent a server from booting successfully if the server […]

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Python CSV error on new-line character in unquoted field

I deal with a lot of people that prefer to open reports in Microsoft Excel. I've gotten used to generating CSV (comma separated value) files in Python for these folks. Ever so often, someone sends me a CSV file they have created via Excel. Invariably, I will get the following error when trying to read […]

Categories: Programming

Cisco EoL / EoS Batch #124

Welcome to the Cisco End-of-Life / End-of-Sale Announcement Batch #124. Most Cisco End-of-Life / End-of-Sale announcements include a list of product migration options. If you need help deciding which product is best for you, send me a message.

Categories: Networking