February 2008 Archives

Good "Hack Music"?

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I work in an office with four other people. This is a good thing when it comes to communicating and working together. However it can be a bit detrimental when it comes to entering into "The Zone".

To combat this, I've been listening to music through headphones... There is a bit of a problem with the solution I have noticed, not all music is conducive to entering "the zone".

Here's a list of artists whom I've decided are great for "Hack Music". Artists whose music is great for reducing ambient noise, while not distracting you too much.

  • Muse
  • Blue Man Group
  • Thievery Corporation
  • MC 900ft Jesus
  • Daft Punk
  • Basement Jaxx

What is your favorite "hack music"? Post a comment and we'll make a big list for everyone's enjoyment.

Thoughts while working with a Cisco switch

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I've just racked and installed my newest toy at the datacenter: a Cisco Catalyst 4948 switch .

Prior to working here I have never had the experience of working with a Cisco switch other than to plug myself into it and run on the network it provides.

I'm keeping this log to document how I've set up my switch.

Let's start out with what I've done up to this point.