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How to Reset Your Amazon Kindle

Sometimes your wonderful Amazon Kindle may get hung and need a little help. How to go about issuing a hard or soft reset depends on which version of the Kindle you have. Kindle 1 (K1) Soft Reset: Hold down Alt-Shift-R Hard Reset: Remove the back cover and insert a paperclip in the small hole in […]

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Data Center Power Outage

Slaptijack was offline for 2.5 hours today when the data center with our server in it experienced a power outage. Apparently, the roof started leaking during a heavy rain storm and water dropped directly on a panel controlling the UPS. This caused the UPS to shutdown, and it took 2.5 hours for the data center […]

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Introduction to Database Systems: Collected Resources

The following resources were used in the writing of the Introduction to Database Systems article series: Bluttman, K. & Freeze, W. S. (2007). Access data analysis cookbook. Sebastopol, CA: O‚ÄôReilly. Churcher, C. (2007). Beginning database design: From novice to professional. Berkeley, CA: Apress. Farrell, J. (2008). Programming logic and design, comprehensive (5th ed.). Boston: Thomson […]

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Introduction to Programming Concepts: Collected Resources

The following resources were used in the writing of the Introduction to Programming Concepts article series: Amma, P. (2005). Geo::PostalAddress - Country specific postal address parsing / formatting. Retrieved August 6, 2009. Farrell, J. (2008). Programming logic and design, comprehensive (5th ed.). Boston: Thomson Course Technology. Hotch, R. (1995). Accounting programs you can more than […]

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Career Advice for Future Server and Network Engineers

I recently received an email from a reader looking for advice on how to get into server and network engineering. I thought these questions were relevant for anyone starting on the server or network engineer career path. If you can think of any other career related questions, feel free to leave a comment below or […]

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